University of Southern California

Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition

About the Massiah Foundation The Massiah Foundation was established to provide charitable financial support to outstanding organizations with the potential to improve the future of humanity.


2014-15 Information

  • $2,500 NSF I-Corps Mini Grant
  • Legal Services Awards from
    Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
    • $20K First Place
    • $15K Second PLace
    • $10K Third Place
    • $5K Fourth Place
  • Free Mentoring
  • Business Plan Workshops
  • $50K Grand Prize

2014-15 Information Session

2014-15 Online Applications Now Open

MEPC 2014-2015 Key Dates (Preliminary)

  • Application Deadline, October 12, 2014
  • Kick-off Event, November 20, 2014
  • Biz-Plan Submission, March 1, 2015
  • Semi-Finals, March 12, 2015
  • Finals, April 2, 2015
  • Viterbi Awards, April 16, 2015

MEPC Past Winners

Opportunities for Teams

About MEPC

The world today is faced with many challenges in a wide-ranging set of domains ranging from energy, health, safety, education, and our environment. Fortunately, there is no doubt that many of these challenges will be addressed and overcome by inspired engineering innovators that turn seedling ideas and research into real products, companies, and solutions. ...more

The Massiah Foundation's founder and president, Fariborz Maseeh is at heart both a scientist and an entrepreneur. His undergraduate and graduate studies in the fields of mechanical engineering and applied mathematics inspired him to pursue the field of micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS).

In 1991 he founded IntelliSense with the vision to reduce the time and expense of creating next-generation MEMS devices that had broad industrial and humanitarian applications---from airplane landing gear to pace makers...more