Torero Ventures Lab

Next-Level Entrepreneurship at USD

The Torero Venture Lab (TVL) is a class co-taught by faculty from the University of San Diego's business and engineering schools that gives USD students the unique opportunity to test their business ideas before bringing them to market. 

This class is open to USD undergraduate and graduate students from all majors and disciplines. Undergraduates must be juniors or seniors. To get into the class, students participate in a competitive pitch in the spring semester to begin the Torero Ventures Lab class the following fall semester. Once they are accepted, students are paired with USD faculty and expert mentors, as well as members of the local entrepreneurship community.

The focus of the Torero Ventures Lab is on customer discovery and prototyping. Students work on creating prototypes and conduct market research to discover their first set of early adopter consumers, moving them one step closer towards launching their venture. This 4-unit class is an experiential, interdisciplinary, and immersive educational experience on entrepreneurship that helps students further develop their skills in technology, market research and building a founding team. This class is limited to 25 students and an instructor's consent is required to be enrolled. 

The TVL is brought to you by the newly launched Innovation and Entrepreneurship Catalyzer (The CatalyZer) at the Knauss School of Business focused on Building Entrepreneurs ™ as they build their innovations.

For more information, contact Dr. Priya Kannan-Narasimhan