Hi Trojans!

It’s not often that I promote my own projects on here but this is one I think you might really like.

“Coding for Entrepreneurs  is a project-based programming class for the non-technical founder. I’m going to show you step-by-step on how to build your own web projects on your own computer using the Python Programming language. The Kickstarter is based on the bestselling 5-star rated Udemy.com class under the same title. Get a free introduction to the material here.

If you’ve ever thought about starting a web based product or service, this is the class for you. Check it out here:


I would love it if you could back it with a pledge or share it on facebook.

Not familiar with Kickstarter? Basically it allows Entrepreneurs and creatives raise money through pledges. Pledgers receive rewards (often a product or access to videos or producer credits). It’s basically like pre-ordering a product on a mass scale; that is, if you don’t raise the money you set out to raise, you don’t receive ANY of the money. It’s a cool service and I recommend any entrepreneur to consider using it for their next product launch.

Fight On Trojans!




Kareer.me believes you should love where you work and wants to help connect talent with companies through a new job search experience called “Discover”. The Discover Network job search experience is designed for both active job seekers and those on the lookout. Instead of a traditional text-heavy job boards that are focused solely on searching endless job openings, Kareer.me exposes company culture, work space, team, benefits, and company life to provide context to any open opportunities. Even if a perfect opportunity match isn’t available, candidates can still follow companies and receive updates when relevant opportunities become available. Kareer.me is changing the way companies connect with talent.

Trojan Entrepreneur Matthew Wickstrand
Company Name
Industry Human Resources, Job Search, Career
General Business Phone 858-774-2910
Email matt@kareer.me
Company Web Site http://www.kareer.me
Why they Started After receiving my undergraduate degree, I went straight into the workforce at a huge defense company. I was quickly bored and under-challenged, but stayed because I wasn’t sure what other opportunities, or teams I wanted to be a part of. I was there for 8 years until the light finally went on and I realized that being part of a smaller company, with a huge mission and lots of drive was where I ultimately wanted to spend my career.We created Kareer.me to make it really simple for growth companies to showcase their employer personality and attract new talent in ways that large companies with huge budgets can only do. We put context around a job opportunity and make looking for a job fun.
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/kareerme
School/Graduation Year  2011

Splatte was started with one mission: to provide an affordable alternative to brand name ink cartridges. We take recycled ink cartridges, re-manufacture them with high-quality ink, and sell them at up to 90% off original factory prices. Thus, not only do our customers save money, but the environment as well! Go green, save green.

Trojan Entrepreneur Yvette Tung
Company Name
Industry ECommerce
General Business Phone (626) 581-6875
Email yvette.tung@splatte.com
Company Web Site http://www.splatte.com
Why they Started Because no one should be paying more for ink than they do for caviar!
Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/gosplatte
School/Graduation Year  Marshall/2006
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myfuturejob.net is the ultimate online career resource for aspiring men and women of Generation Y. We understand that the formative years of your career path can sometimes be hard to interpret. Our mission is to provide an all-encompassing site that offers insight on the “how to” and “why” moments every young professional experiences during this time. Our hope is that myfuturejob.net inspires you to dream big, helps you reach your full potential and helps you achieve your professional dreams.

Trojan Entrepreneur Candice Setareh
Company Name
Industry career/ startup
General Business Phone NA
Email info@myfuturejob.net
Company Web Site myfuturejob.net
Why they Started myfuturejob.net was started with the intention to provide a platform focused on providing Generation- Y- everyone from students, to employed professionals, to those seeking new opportunities with the necessary resources and career support to achieve both personal and professional career success.
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/myfuturejob.net

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We love fashion! We love clothes!

Kissa is a lifestyle brand representing edgy, trendy, fun, fierce, and fantastic women everywhere! At Kissa, we love fashion. Strike that – we LIVE for fashion.

We don’t think fashion should be safe. Clothes should be fun, flirty, sexy, exciting, and most importantly – affordable.

Every week, we’ve curated our Top 25 styles for our fashion forward and free-spirited customers. You won’t find our styles in your regular department store or local boutique – we’ve scoured the fashion world to bring you edgy, wearable trends from new and local designers.

Trojan Entrepreneur Vivi Lynch
Company Name
Industry Retail / Fashion
General Business Phone 213-765-0331
Email vivi@shopkissa.com
Company Web Site www.shopkissa.com
Why they Started I have a passion for fashion. Really. After spending a the first half of my career working for some of the largest brands on the planet, I figured it was about time I put my own stamp on things.My showroom is located just outside of USC and I want to provide a service for the students – our goal is empower women by offering them edgy, fashion forward apparel at prices they can afford. Fashion should be fun and affordable.
Facebook Page www.facebook.com/KissaDTLA
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Cross Campus 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.Memberships range from $99 – $750 per month and classes and events start at $10.

Trojan Entrepreneur Ronen Olshansky, Dan Dato, & Michael Kianmahd
Company Name
Cross Campus
Industry Collaborative Workspace, Event Space, & Education
General Business Phone 310.428.8939
Email info@crosscamp.us
Company Web Site www.crosscamp.us
Why they Started Cross Campus was formed to support the creative development of entrepreneurs and start-ups by way of providing flexible and collaborative workspace, a full offering of courses and events, and a dynamic community in which its members can create, innovate, and excel.
Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cross-Campus/333816313359586
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Marshall 2010

Ries Law Group is a full-service firm dedicated to providing top-notch legal advice and representation in even the most sophisticated and complicated matters. Our broad practice enables us to be adroit, flexible and innovative. Our emphasis is on the development and implementation of a cohesive and practical strategy that is tailored to your goals. We pride ourselves on using the right problem-solving skills at the right time to achieve the desired result.Our practice encompasses all aspects of business law, from providing advice and counsel on business dealings, real estate matters and employment to litigation. We provide a full range of outside General Counsel services to help your business as it grows. The depth and quality of our services and representation matches that of larger firms, but our individualized attention is unparalleled.At Ries Law Group, we make your legal problems our own so you can get back to business.

Trojan Entrepreneur Nina Ries
Company Name
Ries Law Group
Industry Legal
General Business Phone 310-399-9977
Email nina@rieslawgroup.com
Company Web Site http://rieslawgroup.com/
Why they Started Business owners have enough to do without worrying about their legal affairs. However, most firms do not provide full-service solutions, and very few will coordinate with outside counsel on behalf of the client. Additionally, few companies are large enough to hire in-house General Counsel to do this for them.Ries Law Group provides a solution for all of a business’s legal needs, and is geared toward addressing the needs of small to mid-sized businesses. We handle business advice and counsel, negotiation, contract drafting, and representation in connection with litigation. Additionally, to the extent a client requires services we do not provide in-house, we quickly coordinate with outside counsel to deliver those services. Our relationships with talented intellectual property attorneys enable us to effectively and efficiently coordinate trademark, copyright and patent applications on behalf of the client.The firm is led by USC alumna Nina B. Ries, who brings extensive experience in business, employment and real estate matters to her clients. Ms. Ries is a founding member of the Executive Board of the USC Gould Law School Young Alumni Committee (2004-2012) and is President of the USC Law Alumni Association, which focuses squarely on networking and educational opportunities for the greater Gould community from undergrad through the most senior professional.
School/Graduation Year
USC JD ’01

In simple words its a craigslist JUST for Trojans :).

Trojan Entrepreneur Banashankar Veerad
Company Name
Industry web
General Business Phone 4086564528
Email kalebela@usc.edu
Company Web Site www.trojanslist.com
Why they Started To make a USC peoples lives easier and safe.
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Trojanslist/139267872822409
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SkuRun is a mobile B2B application that empowers sales people through the real-time delivery of sales and marketing documents, images, and videos at the product level to any mobile device. It is business productivity service that essentially replaces the sales binder.

Trojan Entrepreneur Rosangela Mastalia
Company Name
Industry Enterprise Software / Mobile Application
General Business Phone (323) 304-3342
Email rosangela@skurun.com
Company Web Site http://www.skurun.com
Why they Started I really wanted to make the life of a sales rep easier since I was one for 8 years.
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/SkuRunInc
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FreeBike Project introduces a new concept that offers unparalleled market engagement and brand loyalty with the college student consumer segment. We connect your companies with students who already love their brand by letting them represent your logo on corporate sponsored bikes as they ride and park around campus every day.

Sponsored bikes given to students for free – who in return takes a weekly photo as a proof that they are using the bike.

Each sponsored bike in the US unlocks an in-kind donation in a developing country facilitated by us. It’s a win-win when corporations join hands with students to create a powerful growing movement.

Trojan Entrepreneur Johan Bender & Kim Sanderhoff
Company Name
FreeBike Project
Industry Social Responsible Marketing
General Business Phone 213 458 1504
Email johan@freebikeproject.com
Company Web Site http://www.freebikeproject.com/
Why they Started We believe biking is the future.

Our vision is to create a social movement while promoting green transportation.Our slogan is: ”Bikes with Brands – Changing the Future”

Facebook Page http://www.Facebook.com/Freebikeproject

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