Hot tech startups get investors’ attention at ‘Real Deal @ USC’ event

Entrepreneurs get valuable feedback and candid advice from leaders including retired Gen. David Petraeus and USC President C. L. Max Nikias.

That’s what happened to five USC engineering startup teams Wednesday night at “The Real Deal @ USC,” where groups presented their business ideas to a room full of venture capitalists and angel investors including retired Gen. David Petraeus. Also on hand: USC President C. L. Max Nikias and USC Provost Michael Quick.

The event was organized by the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and featured Dean Yannis C. Yortsos and Andrea Belz, USC Viterbi Entrepreneur in Residence and director of the National Science Foundation-funded Innovation Node–Los Angeles.

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