Silicon Beach @ USC
Tutor Campus Center | University of Southern California | Oct 14, 2016

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Silicon Beach at the University of Southern California provides an excellent opportunity to connect companies with a growing community of engineers, entrepreneurs, investors, and other business professionals across a number of industries.

The conference also provides incredible access to the USC community as the event is attended by hundreds of students, faculty and staff.


PLATINUM SPONSOR: Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemandCornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ:CSOD) is a global leader of cloud-based talent management software solutions. Over 15.5 million users across 191 countries rely on Cornerstone to maximize their potential, develop their skills and foster new levels of collaboration. Cornerstone empowers some of the world’s leading organizations, such as Starwood Hotels & Resorts, The Neiman Marcus Group, Save the Children, Turner Broadcasting System, Virgin Media and Pinkberry, to engage their workforces and leverage people performance for greater business results.

PANEL SPONSOR: Santa Monica College

SMC-logoSanta Monica College – a two-year community college accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges – opened in 1929 with just 153 students. It has now grown to a thriving campus with approximately 34,000 students and offerings in more than 80 fields of study.
We have an impressive academic record.  We are the leader among the state’s 112 community colleges in transferring students to the University of California, University of Southern California and other four-year campuses.
We also pride ourselves on preparing students for careers of the 21st century – in such fields as nursing and health care, solar technology and other “green” careers, entertainment technology, computer technology, early childhood education, business, graphic design and other occupations.
Santa Monica College is one of the most affordable institutions of higher education in the world. And we have an active Financial Aid office that will help you get the funds you need to pay for your college education.
RR-Partners-logo R&R Partners creates communications that spring from our ability to see and understand the total competitive landscape in which our clients do business. This 360 perspective inspires a unique brand of creative audacity, which addresses all audiences, ignites conversations and incites action through iconic work. A prime example is the “What happens here, stays here” campaign for Las Vegas, which earned us a front-page profile in The New York Times. According to Ad Age, R&R Partners is among the top 30 “Best Places to Work in Marketing & Media,” and our strategic thinking has been covered by The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Dateline NBC and ABC Nightline. Learn more by visiting www.rrpartners.com; stopping by our Las Vegas headquarters; or checking out our offices in Austin, Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Reno, Salt Lake City, Washington, D.C., and Mexico City, Mex.


BRONZE SPONSOR: Crowley Corporate Attorneys

Crowley LogoCrowley Corporate Attorneys (CCA) is a boutique business law firm based in California.  Founding venture attorney Matt Crowley and associate Andrew Beal serve a wide range of clients, from early-stage startups with a few founders to more established companies with dozens of employees.

The firm’s primary office is centrally located in Encino, CA.  To better serve the Los Angeles community, the firm is proud to announce the opening of its satellite office at Real Office Center (ROC) in Santa Monica in October 2012.


With appreciation to our partner organizations:

blackstone_launchpad_logo-01 (1)In 2014, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation formed a three-year regional consortium to support the next generation of entrepreneurs in Southern California by awarding $3.5 million in funding to the region’s premier institutions. The grants – to University of California, Irvine, University of California, Los Angeles, the University of Southern California, and the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation – expanded Blackstone LaunchPad, a program that provides aspiring entrepreneurs with the tools and supportive mentors they need to transform untested ideas into vital companies. The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation serves as the regional partner managing the program on behalf of the Foundation.

Based on The Launch Pad program developed by the University of Miami, BLP initially pairs students with consultants who help them develop their business ideas. As their ideas mature, students are then connected with Venture Coaches – entrepreneurs, law- yers, service providers, executives, investors, and others with professional expertise in the Southern California community and nationally – to help them bring their ideas to market. Through BLP, these universities will expand their entrepreneurship and support programming while also serving as a gateway to an extensive network of mentors, experts, and services.



The mission of Marshall Business Student Government (MBSG) is to improve the academic, professional and social lives of all undergraduate business students.

MBSG is focused on creating programs, activities, and other similar services for undergraduate business students. We are the primary link between the students and administration at Marshall and are responsible for developing quality programs that will promote interaction between students, faculty, and alumni. MBSG programs and activities aim at creating a strong and unified community within Marshall and give students direct access to the best alumni network of any university in the world.

Cross Campus

Cross Campus (www.crosscamp.us) is an engine of creativity and innovation, housed at our state of the art 11,000 square foot space at 820 Broadway in the heart of Santa Monica. Our goal is to inspire creative collisions through space design, learning platforms, and extraordinary events, fostering member-driven collaboration that ultimately leads to game changing ideas and enterprises. As a member of Cross Campus, you are part of a select community of doers. You enjoy a workspace that is designed to inspire and built to support the needs of entrepreneurs who aim high. Our classes & events give you the opportunity to participate in a dynamic learning experience that goes far beyond the norm.

DigitalLADigital LA is the largest networking organization of professionals and friends who do digital entertainment for
movies, TV, web series, music, video games, VFX, marketing, and social media, reaching more than 30,000 professionals across our newsletter, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.  Attendees work at WB, Sony, FOX, Paramount, Disney, Universal, CAA, WME, ABC, NBC, Activision, EA, studios, agencies and start-ups.

talkTECH CommunicationstalkTECH Communications is a technology-focused, marketing communications firm offering solutions rooted in organic, digital brand building through media and blogger relations, social media outreach via influencer channels, and data visualization. talkTECH connects, engages, educates, and entertains customer audiences in meaningful, compelling ways. The company currently has offices in Venice, California and San Francisco, California.

Tech ZUluBased in Los Angeles, California, TechZulu is an independent news organization delivering an insightful story of the technology industry by showcasing the very people creating it. Our mission is simple: to discover, cover and connect you with vetted technology resources in the Southern California ecosystem and beyond. A pioneer in live Web television, TechZulu engages millions of viewers through real time reporting at conferences and its weekly news show, TechZulu Live. TechZulu also offers production services for conferences and events, and runs the Spotlight Series highlighting promising new technologies. Follow TechZulu on Twitter at @TechZulu and Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/techzulu.

About the Organizers

About the Institute for Communication Technology Management (CTM)

The Institute for Communication Technology Management (CTM) is an industry-supported Center of Excellence within USC’s Marshall School of Business. It provides cutting-edge research, educational programs, and a unique, private forum for experts from leading technology firms to engage with their creative counterparts to predict future trends and identify key business opportunities.

For more information on Silicon Beach @ USC, including attendee and press registration, venture competition details, criteria for judge and presenter selection, and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jay Tucker at 213-740-0980 or by e-mail at jay.tucker@marshall.usc.edu.


Presented by the USC Marshall School of Business

With thanks to our sponsors: