The 38th Annual Viterbi Awards

July 27, 2017

Posted: April 28, 2016,. 10:27am

Last Wednesday, my family and I had the privilege of attending the 38th Annual Viterbi Awards Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Many other student leaders were also there, mingling amongst the USC senior administration, corporate sponsors, trustees, and the three honorees for the night: Thomas Vice (Corporate Vice President & President of Northrop Grumman), Bryan Min (Founder & CEO of Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc.), and Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (Chairperson and Managing Director of Biocon Limited). All of these speakers were incredible and had such inspiring stories. I was so lucky to meet two of them and get their advice about my own aspirations.

Before we had dinner, they announced the winner of the two flagship business model competitions the Viterbi School of Engineering holds every year: the Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition (MEPC) and the first Min Family Engineering Social Entrepreneurship Challenge. The MEPC groups went first, with NoseKnows taking first place ($50,000 in cash and $20,000 in legal fees!!) and Mathemagician in second. Before we knew it, they were announcing our competition – the Min Challenge. I was so nervous backstage, but all of our hard work paid off when they announced us as the winner!! FlexSpecs, which was co-founded by my good friend, Stephanie Fong, and me, won $15,000 in cash. We will be using these funds to move forward with our project and looking at patenting our technology.

Thank you for all of the support everyone!


Published on July 27th, 2017

Last updated on August 10th, 2017