The AIL‘s CRUNCH Accelerator returns!
In this intense, 7-week course, student teams will learn the secrets of a successful startup, including how to: Determine your minimum viable brand; Discover ways to motivate customers;  Define and share your story; and  Design your competitive advantage.

To be eligible:
• A minimum of 2 members of the student
startup must sign up together
• Startups with a focus on media, journalism
and entertainment are strongly encouraged
• Proposals will be evaluated on the idea’s
potential, the academic diversity of the team,
and alignment with the AIL’s research areas

What are you waiting for? Let's go!
Tell us the full names of each of your team members?

To be eligible, a minimum of 2 members of the student startup must sign up together.
What is each of your team members' majors?

Please write as Name - USC Major
If any of your team members have any minors, share them here.

Please write as Name -- Minor(s)
Please provide each of your team member's .edu email address.

Please write as Name --
What is the name of your project / startup?

Explain how your team has the following skills: Hustler, Hacker, Designer.

Have you received mentorship through Blackstone LaunchPad?

If you don't know of Blackstone LaunchPad USC, get a jump start and sign up for a 1 on 1 mentoring session at

Pitch us!

In order for us to get a better understanding of your idea, please send in your presentation (no more than 10 slides) to by Monday, November 30 and provide us with the following information:
-What is your idea?
-What is the problem you are trying to solve?
-Who else has tried to solve this problem? 
-What separates your idea from the others?
Thank you for your submission. 

We will choose between 6 to 8 teams to participate in the 2016 CRUNCH Accelerator.  Teams will be notified on our decision Monday, December 7, 2015.   At that point, teams can choose to register for 2 credits / ASCJ 420 -
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