USC Marshall Partners Signature Events 



USC Marshall Partners Signature Events allow members to experience unique opportunities, exclusive venues and network with industry leaders across the business world. 


Recent Events

 Uber: David or Goliath

Join USC Marshall Partners and guests in downtown San Francisco for an insider's perspective on running a company that is disrupting the way we move around cities, as well as much more. Gautam Gupta, Uber's VP of Finance, will discuss pressing issues as Uber faces growing regulation, the launch of self-driving cars, cultural biases, and the scaling up of a global upstart.

Rounding out the panel and joining Mr. Gupta will be two Uber leaders with diverse perspectives and roles across Uber. The comprehensive panel will provide a unique view into this dynamic, homegrown San Francisco start-up that is now the highest valued private company in the world.

The evening will include a pre-event reception and a Q&A following the discussion.

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Date: November 1, 2016
Time: 5:30-8:00 PM
Location: Downtown, San Francisco

How Business Students Will Save the World with Professor Adlai Wertman

Marshall Partners Parent Program is pleased to invite you to a reception with the David C. Bohnett Professor of Social Entrepreneurship Adlai Wertman from Marshall's Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab (BSEL).

With a background including Wall Street and non-profit management, Professor Wertman inspires the next generation of leaders to tackle the world's wicked problems. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Professor Wertman, and the BSEL provide mentoring and career counseling for students who are serious about using their business degree to affect social change.

Don't miss this opportunity to meet one of Marshall's most revered and influential professors at a reception at the home of Marshall parents, David and Negar '94 Soufer. Professor Wertman will share his insights about millennials and their passion for changing the world.

The Marshall Partners Parent Program brings together Marshall faculty and Marshall parents for the ongoing process of understanding and complementing your student's USC experience.

 Click here to register. The event is hosted by David and Negar '94 Soufer.


Date: November 16, 2016
Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
 Location: 141 South Bristol Avenue, Brentwood, CA 90049

Attire: Business
Parking: There is plenty of street parking available


Pasadena's Idea Lab: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

 Idea Lab has spawned over 150 companies and accounted for 50 IPOs over the last 20 years. It is L.A.'s original start-up incubator and one of the most influential incubators in the world. Marshall Partners invites you to see this unique business model and visit with some of its pioneering companies as they grow into tomorrow’s giants.

Before they were household names, companies like PetSmart, Picasa, eToys,, Netzero,, Slice,, RayTracker, Energy Innovations and over 140 more companies were started at Idea Lab.

6:30pm-check-in and wine & cheese reception
7:00pm-Idea Lab's own incubation history and company's Walk of Fame
7:30pm-8:15pm-Guided group breakouts exploring current start-ups and companies under construction
8:15pm-8:30pm-Q&A wrap-up

 Please join the Marshall Partners Valley board, Marshall alumni, parents and guests for a wine and cheese reception and a tour of L.A.'s original incubator, Idea Lab.

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Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016
Check-In and Reception: 6:30pm
Event time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Idea Lab, 130 W Union Street, Pasadena, CA 91103
Parking: Metered, street and public lot parking available


Inside Entrepreneurship

Gideon Yu joined Marshall Partners for an inside conversation about Silicon Valley, innovation and his experience.  As CFO of YouTube, Gideon Yu managed the $1.65 billion dollar sale to Google amidst a competitive auction for the company. He became Mark Zuckerberg’s close confidant and CFO at  Facebook and prior to that, he was the SVP of Finance at Yahoo, responsible for executing over 30 acquisitions including major stakeholders in Alibaba, Overture, Flickr and Inktomi among others. In addition to his stellar performance in the tech sector, Gideon is the co-owner of the San Francisco 49ers and in 2012, became the first President of color in the history of the NFL.  


Dinner with Dean Ellis & Pat Haden 

The USC Marshall Partners in the Bay Area celebrated the Stanford Weekender with a truly special Signature Event at the home of Elizabeth & Warren Jenson. The dinner featured Dean Jim Ellis and former USC Athletic Director, Pat Haden, and raised over $75,000 to support the Dean's Strategic Fund.

Click here to view photos from this Signature Event!

Marshall Partners OC Duffy Scavenger Hunt

USC Marshall Partners gathered on the Newport Harbor for a one of a kind Duffy Scavenger Hunt & Reception. Fun was had by all and the winning, team captained by Jonathan Michaels, took home a wonderful prize.

Exclusive Behind The Scenes Tour of JPL

Members attended a private presentation and behind-the-scenes tour of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. This tour featured a space flight operations, the Earth Science Center, and the Test Center. After our tour, Director of JPL and USC Marshall Alum, Dr. Charles Elachi, gave an introduction and overview of the recent and upcoming projects at JPL.


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