TECh: Torero Entrepreneurship Challenge OrientationII & Workshop

TECh: Torero Entrepreneurship Challenge OrientationII & Workshop

Date and Time

  • Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Virtual Zoom Orientation

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




The Torero Entrepreneurship Challenge (TECh) team invites students from all disciplines to present their life-changing technology-based innovations on April 8, 2021. Our mission is to cultivate the problem solvers, the builders, the visionaries who will solve our plant's most critical issues.

With generous gifts from entrepreneurial and technology leaders, USD's Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering now offers two new Technology Track awards — the Starpoint Award and the Larry Kull Endowed Student Award in Engineering and Entrepreneurship — to reward game-changing projects that embody technological innovation. Don't miss this orientation session and workshop to successfully prepare for TECh —the Torero Entrepreneurship Challenge — totaling $45,000 in awards!


Leading the Session

Mike Lawless and Jeff Teza share their real world experiences from leading and advising startups and how USD students can become successful entrepreneurs. Mike Lawless is a clinical professor of management and academic director of entrepreneurship at the USD School of Business. Jeff Teza is an entrepreneur in residence at USD's Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering.

What Will Be Covered

Students will be able to sharpen their venture ideas and address these critical questions in preparation for the TECh competition on April 8, 2021:

  • What is the problem?
  • How large is the opportunity?
  • What does the competition look like?
  • What kind of market strategies have a likelihood of being successful?
  • How can I develop a successful presentation?

Who Can Attend

All USD students are welcome to the challenge. 

Career Readiness Program Approved:

  • CONNECT: 1 point
  • COMPASS: 1 point
  • PASSPORT: 1 point

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5998 Alcala Park
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