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Bakar Fellows

UC Berkeley faculty with promising projects that are more advanced than basic research, but not yet to the point of commercialization, are awarded research support to mature and…

Bakar Labs

There has never been a shortage of entrepreneurs with great ideas designed to tackle the most pressing global challenges — from human health to environmental sustainability. But to…

BearX

Connect with students, alumni, faculty, and staff to advance your career, find mentors, join startups, and attend exclusive events.

Bee Partners

Founded in 2009, Bee Partners is a pre-Seed venture capital firm that partners with revolutionary Founders working at the forefront of human-machine convergence across technologies that include robotics,…

Berkeley Angel Network

The Berkeley Angel Network is a group of angel investors who are alumni, faculty and former faculty of UC Berkeley. We are an affinity group of the Berkeley…

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Berkeley BioEnginuity Fellowship

Part of the Bakar BioEnginuity Hub’s campus programs, the Berkeley BioEnginuity Fellowship provides two years of support to doctoral students working in STEM fields with an emphasis on…

Berkeley Catalyst Fund I

A Venture Capital Fund Benefiting UC Berkeley. The Berkeley Catalyst Fund* works closely with UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, UC San Francisco, associated incubators and accelerators, and…

Berkeley Catalyst Fund II

A Venture Capital Fund Benefiting UC Berkeley. The Berkeley Catalyst Fund* works closely with UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, UC San Francisco, associated incubators and accelerators, and…

Berkeley Changemaker®

Berkeley Changemaker™ is a program that codifies an essential part of what UC Berkeley has always stood for and provides a galvanizing narrative that our whole campus is…

Berkeley Climate Change Network

The Berkeley Climate Change Network (BCCN) helps to advance climate research, education and impact at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. The BCCN is a convener, connector…

Berkeley Discovery

At UC Berkeley, students are encouraged to develop their passions through a journey of discovery that deepens their learning, betters the world, and launches their future. The Berkeley…

Berkeley Entrepreneurs Association

The Berkeley Entrepreneurs Association (BEA) is an umbrella organization for entrepreneurs in the Haas School of Business that aims to connect students with networks, alumni and resources. BEA…

Berkeley Founders Pledge

The Berkeley Founders’ Pledge is an opportunity for company founders, equity holders, or investors to make a nonbinding commitment to give back to Cal when they attain success….

Berkeley Frontier Fund

Our mission is to invest in the best Berkeley startups and provide a meaningful and sustainable revenue source for Berkeley. It is a gift that keeps on giving….

Berkeley Haas Alumni Relations

So much of the Berkeley Haas experience is the #haasome​ individuals that you meet and stay in touch with after graduating. Composed of lifelong learners, friends, and colleagues,…

Berkeley Haas Entrepreneurship

The mission of the Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship Program is to integrate entrepreneurial thinking into the Haas student experience and to assist Haas and UC Berkeley students in launching new…

Berkeley Haas Entrepreneurship Startup Seed Fund

The Trione Student Venture Fund was endowed by a gift from Victor Trione, MBA 70, and provides a prize package that includes $5,000 to enable experiential learning,and office…

Berkeley Innovators

Supporting & building @UCBerkeley’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Cross-campus content, alumni profiles, events, more. Our team, comprising staff from the alumni relations and philanthropy arms of University Development and Alumni…

Berkeley Institute of Data Science

BIDS is a central hub of data-intensive research, open source software, and data science training programs at UC Berkeley. Our programs and initiatives are designed to facilitate collaboration…

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Berkeley Lab

Berkeley Lab is a U.S. Department of Energy laboratory conducting scientific research that is foundational for clean energy solutions. Berkeley Lab offers companies access to fermentation and building…

Berkeley Master of Design

The Master of Design (MDes) is a professional graduate program in design for emerging technologies that emphasizes critical design and social practice to address the new realities of…

Berkeley Postdoc Entrepreneurs Program

To foster entrepreneurship among UC Berkeley’s postdocs and graduate students, through education, awareness, and hands-on opportunities. We connect aspiring entrepreneurs with mentors, resources, and partners. Situated in a…

Berkeley Research Infrastructure Commons

The Berkeley Research Infrastructure Common (Berkeley RIC) is a group of campus core R&D facilities, startup incubator labs, and other resources that are available for shared use. Companies…

Berkeley SkyDeck

It takes a passionate team to backup each startup. SkyDeck offers all the benefits of a traditional accelerator along with the vast resources of the world’s number one…

Berkeley SkyDeck Fund I

The Berkeley SkyDeck Fund is the investment partner for UC Berkeley’s SkyDeck Accelerator Program. They invest $200K into each startup that goes through SkyDeck, as well as participate…

Berkeley SkyDeck Fund II

The Berkeley SkyDeck Fund is the investment partner for UC Berkeley’s SkyDeck Accelerator Program. They invest $200K into each startup that goes through SkyDeck, as well as participate…

Berkeley Startup Cluster

The Berkeley Startup Cluster was formed to help make Berkeley more attractive to startups that wish to locate our city, especially those spinning out of UC Berkeley and…

Berkeley Venture Capital

Berkeley Venture Capital is a student-run organization that aims to develop students’ interest in venture capital and startup activity on campus. We felt the need to address Berkeley students’…

Berkeley-Taiwan Health Innovation Accelerator

The program, which is a partnership between Berkeley Public Health, UC Berkeley–based business accelerator program SkyDeck, and the Ministry of Science and Technology and the National Development Council of…

Better Ventures

Better Ventures builds on a decade of experience to back founders leveraging scientific breakthroughs and emerging technologies in service of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. We believe that…

Big Ideas Contest

Big Ideas is an early-stage university-based innovation contest that connects students—the world’s next generation of social entrepreneurs—with the mentorship, training, and resources needed to successfully conceptualize, deploy, and…

Biology Scholars Program

At the Biology Scholars Program, we work side-by-side with students to access their untapped talent and create their academic and career blueprints.

Biomolecular Nanotechnology Center

Biomolecular Nanotechnology Center (BNC) is an 11,500 sq ft class 1,000/10,000 cleanroom facility located in Stanley Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. The BNC is a unique fabrication…

Blockchain Xcelerator

The Xcelerator launched in January 2019 as a joint venture between Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, SCET, and Blockchain at Berkeley. Since then, it has incubated over 40…

Blue Bear Ventures

Investing in Scientific Innovation. Blue Bear Ventures (BBV) engages founders working on the frontiers of science and technology with the ambition to solve the most pressing challenges we…

Blum Center Social Innovator OnRamp

The Blum Center for Developing Economies leverages the talent, enthusiasm, and energy of the University of California, Berkeley community to address the grand challenge of global poverty. Our…

Bow Capital

Bow is a venture capital fund bridging the best of academia, business, and entertainment. We formed to leverage the discoveries of the University of California with the business…

Build the Future

Build the Future is a student-run hub for startups on campus. We started out as a DeCal in 2017 that brings in a guest founder every week. We…

Cal Alumni Association

The Cal Alumni Association (CAA) provides all Cal graduates with rewarding connections to the university, to fellow alumni, and to current students. Founded by the original graduates of…

Cal Hacks

Cal Hacks is a nonprofit organization composed of students passionate about fostering a culture of hacking, entrepreneurship, and social good via the empowerment of technology. Our mission is…

Cal Hacks Fellowship

Cal Hacks Fellowship offers one-on-one mentorship, workshops around topics in entrepreneurship, direct interactions with industry professionals and venture capitalists, office space at The House, equity-free grants, and a…

CalFounders

CalFounders is a forum for experienced alumni to have confidential and informative discussions about pressing business issues in a risk-free setting. The CalFounders group is open to uc…

California Innovation Fund

The California Innovation Fund is a new type of shared carry private/public Venture Capital Fund that will provide 50% of the GP carry to the University of California…

CalTestBed

The CalTestBed Initiative is a voucher program that assists clean energy entrepreneurs in gaining access to critical testing facilities. It expedites their pathway to commercialization through connection to…

Career Center

The Career Center is dedicated to advancing equity and access to career resources for every student and recent alumnus of UC Berkeley. We engage with students on their…

CITRIS Foundry

The CITRIS Foundry supports top UC engineers, scientists, and researchers working at the intersection of IT and deep tech to turn innovations into startups that will transform the…

CITRIS Invention Lab

The CITRIS Invention Lab supports faculty, student and community innovation by providing the knowledge, tools and support to rapidly design and prototype novel interactive products, embedded sensing systems…

Cleantech to Market

Cleantech to Market (C2M)–the First Cleantech Accelerator–is a partnership between graduate students, startups, and industry professionals to help accelerate the commercialization of leading cleantech solutions. In the process,…

Collider Cup

The Collider Cup is SCET’s all-star showcase of the best student teams each semester. Come watch teams pitch to panels of professors, investors and industry experts as they vie to…

Courtyard Ventures

Venture fund run and backed by Haas MBAs. Invest in very early stage pre-seed / seed startups, industry agnostic.

Cradle to Commerce

Cradle to Commerce (C2C), funded by the Department of Energy Office of Technology Transitions, is an unprecedented public-private incubator built to accelerate climate technology and equitable entrepreneurship. Four…

Cyclotron Road

Cyclotron Road, a division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, supports leading entrepreneurial scientists as they advance technology projects with the potential for global impact. The division’s keystone program…

Decode

DECODE is the largest technology, innovation and entrepreneurship community jointly hosted with UC Berkeley and Stanford student organizations, alumni networks, and entrepreneurship centers. As a 501(c)(3), our mission…

Design Scholars Program

The Berkeley Engineering Design Scholar Program is a 10-week summer research program open to all continuing UC Berkeley undergraduates in the College of Engineering or with relevant experience…

Dorm Room Fund

DRF is the best place for students to build a company. We’ve learned many of the hard lessons for you. And aside from a check to build a…

Double Bottom Line Ventures

DBL Partners uses venture capital to accelerate innovation in a way that positively affects an organization’s social impact, as well as its financial success. We strongly believe these…

EDGE in Tech Initiative at U.C.

The Expanding Diversity and Gender Equity in Tech (EDGE in Tech) Initiative at the University is focused on improving participation, persistence, and advancement in STEM and entrepreneurship by…

Energy and Biosciences Institute Entrepreneurial Business Incubator (EBI2)

At the EBI, we believe innovative solutions arise from the synergy of three activities—core research, education, and entrepreneurship. Therefore, our operational model is designed to facilitate solutions-based energy…

Erupture Ventures

Erupture is a diverse community of passionate doers, builders, entrepreneurs, and angel investors.

FastTracking Founders Program

The Berkeley Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and College of Engineering are happy to announce the FastTracking Founders Competition. This competition is an excellent opportunity for students to capitalize…

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Free Ventures

Empowering the brightest founders in Berkeley. Free Ventures is Cal’s leading pre-seed startup accelerator. We empower student founders by providing access to funding, mentorship, and resources to scale.

Free Ventures Fellowship

A comprehensive and engaging program designed specifically for undergraduate students from historically underrepresented backgrounds within the technology & entrepreneurship spaces. Our aim is to provide these students with…

Funding to Black & Latinx Founders

Historically, funding for Black and Latinx founders has paled in comparison to nonminority groups. But how much of a gap is there, and what opportunities lie ahead to…

Fung Fellowship

The Fung Fellowship at UC Berkeley is an undergraduate program shaping the next generation of health, conservation, and technology leaders for a better world. The fellowship is an…

Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

The Fung Institute creates inclusive leaders who solve the world’s problems through innovation, technology, and collaboration across boundaries, in teaching, research, and service.

Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation

The Garwood Center offers customized forums within an Open Innovation network that engages across industries to expand markets. Our process builds on cutting-edge research to facilitate the formation…

Haas Impact Fund

The Haas Impact Fund invests in exciting early-stage impact-oriented startups. Student Venture Partners lead sourcing, diligence, and portfolio stewardship of early-stage social enterprises.

Haas Venture Fellows

The Haas Venture Fellows is a select group of Berkeley MBA, EWMBA & EMBA students that receive hands-on experience in the venture capital industry and foster strong relationships…

Handshake

Handshake, the Career Center’s powerful recruiting platform for UC Berkeley students and alumni. Handshake uses cutting edge technology to help you more easily connect with employers and source…

Health Engine

UC Berkeley’s accelerator for early-stage healthcare startups. Our goal is to help healthcare innovators help others live longer, healthier, happier lives. Our program incorporates mentorship, a deep network,…

Health Tech CoLab

The Health Tech CoLab is a collaboration lab on campus that supports student teams working on medical devices, diagnostic tools, and digital health tools that harness mobile technology…

House Fund

The House Fund is a pre-seed and early stage venture capital fund focused on the boldest Berkeley startups. Cal has some of the most brilliant minds and daring…

HS Chau Women in Enterprising Science

The HS Chau Women in Enterprising Science program at the Innovative Genomics Institute is now accepting proposals from aspiring entrepreneurs seeking to translate genomics research into impactful solutions…

I School Innovators

A trio of I School founders are giving back to Berkeley and inviting others to join them in supporting new generations of “I School Innovators.” Founding contributors Prayag…

Impact Science Ventures

A NEW APPROACH TO IMPACT INVESTING Investing in fundamental scientific breakthroughs by leading innovators to solve industry’s hardest problems in critical impact sectors.

Inclusive Innovation Equitable Entrepreneurship

In response to the structural impediments that have led to growing wealth and opportunity gaps observed among minoritized groups in the U.S. innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) ecosystem, the…

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Council

Over 80 leaders spanning the campus meet monthly as the Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) Council with the goal of knitting our I&E ecosystem together.

Intro to Lean Startup: NSF I-Corps Method

Have a STEM startup idea or new technology you’re looking to commercialize? Through a free remote 1-week course with 3 evening sessions, learn how to conduct 15 customer…

Ironfire Ventures

Waves of innovations after waves, there are always groups of founders that emerge and shape the world for the better. Ironfire Ventures are incredibly grateful to be part…

Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation is UC Berkeley’s interdisciplinary hub for learning and making at the intersection of design and technology. We see design and technological innovation…

Kapor Capital

At Kapor Capital we believe in the power of transformative ideas and diverse teams. We are an Oakland-based fund that understands that startup companies have the ability to…

LAUNCH

LAUNCH is the University of California’s leading accelerator, designed to transform early-stage startups into fundable companies. From 120+ applications this year, our judges selected 22 of the most…

Learn2Launch

Learn2Launch, the Silicon Valley Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program, at the University of California, Berkeley(link is external) is an intensive, immersive, and hands-on approach to the study of innovation…

Life Science Angels

Life Science Angels is a not-for-profit corporation with 130-150 accredited investor members, 12-18 highly qualified fellows, and 12-15 sponsor organizations. We take no carry or management fees on…

Life Sciences Entrepreneurship Center

The Berkeley Life Sciences Entrepreneurship Center supports the commercialization of life science discoveries developed at UC Berkeley. Berkeley LSEC is the first stop for any member of Berkeley’s…

Management, Entrepreneurship & Technology Program

Study engineering and business in Berkeley’s Management, Entrepreneurship & Technology program, giving you an integrated command of tech innovation. In a four-year curriculum, you earn two Bachelor of…

Marvell Nanolab

The Marvell NanoLab, located in the CITRIS headquarters building, Sutardja Dai Hall , includes more than 15,000 sq feet of Class100 and Class1000 cleanroom. The Marvell NanoLab is…

Master of Engineering program

The one-year Master of Engineering (MEng) program at UC Berkeley prepares engineers to take on leadership positions in their chosen industry by merging their understanding of business and…

Master of Translational Medicine

The Master of Translational Medicine Degree is a Professional Masters and a place where students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to bring medical innovation from the engineer’s…

ME Student Machine Shop

The Mechanical Engineering Department Student Machine Shop provides engineering students with a well-equipped, safe working environment in which those students can design and manufacture their projects for engineering…

Neurotech Collider Lab

The Bakar BioEnginuity Hub and Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology present the Neurotech Collider Lab: an interdisciplinary space for world-changing breakthroughs in neurotech. Our approach will yield…

New Business Community Law Clinic

NBCLC is Berkeley Law’s interdisciplinary transactional law clinical program, in which JD and MBA assist start-up entrepreneurs. The Practicum provides free legal help for start-ups and real experience…

Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp

The Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp seeks to train students and professionals in skills essential to innovation in nuclear energy while executing team projects. The program consists of expert-led sessions,…

Nucleate Bay Area

Our equity-free Activator program supports companies that tackle the biggest challenges in human health (Bio Track) and sustainability (Eco Track). The program connects scientific trainees and business students…

Office of Intellectual Property and Industry Research Alliances

IPIRA collaborates with researchers to manage invention and software disclosures, pursue patents, license IP, negotiate research collaborations with companies, advise entrepreneurs and startups, subcontract SBIR/STTR grants, and help…

Ollie Legal

OLLIE is an Online Legal Library and Information for Entrepreneurs. This site aims to guide you through the process of getting your business off the ground, legally, and…

Osage University Partners

Osage University Partners (OUP) is a venture capital fund that invests exclusively in startups that are commercializing university research. OUP firmly believes that universities provide an unparalleled innovation…

PostX

A guided, step by step approach to thinking more entrepreneurially as a scholar and, if you choose to go on, understanding how you can fit commercializing your ideas…

QB3 Garage@Berkeley

A 800-square-foot web lab incubator space, the QB3 Garage@Berkeley in Stanley Hall features eight stations with bench and desk space, and network connections; shared access includes a prep…

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QB3 Mentoring

We connect biotech startup founders to mentors in the industry — experienced entrepreneurs, investors, or senior leadership at large companies, for intensive one-on-one advising on how best to…

QB3-Central

WHERE STARTUPS GET STARTED Bakar Labs, part of the Bakar BioEnginuity Hub at UC Berkeley, is home to startups innovating solutions for the most important challenges the world…

Robinson Life Science, Business, and Entrepreneurship Program

The Robinson Life Science, Business, and Entrepreneurship (LSBE) Program is an integrated, jointly-administered partnership between the Haas School of Business and the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology…

SBIR/STTR Grants

The federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs support the research and development activities of U.S.-based small businesses. These highly competitive funding…

SCET – Summer Venture Lab

Designed to accelerate your early-stage venture, our program begins with an honest, fact-based assessment of what stage your startup is in, then we prioritize decision-making and establish aggressive…

she256

she256 aims to increase diversity & break down barriers to entry in the blockchain space by broadening the pipeline through increasing accessibility to industry professionals & education specifically…

SkyDeck ACE Intern Program

Berkeley SkyDeck’s Accelerating Careers in Entrepreneurship (ACE) Intern Program is an entrepreneurship certificate track for students at UC Berkeley interning with SkyDeck startups. Students hired through SkyDeck’s intern…

Startup@Berkeley Law

Startup@BerkeleyLaw hosts FORM+FUND, a workshop series for Berkeley-affiliated entrepreneurs. Now in its sixth year, FORM+FUND teaches the core legal, financial, and organizational aspects of starting and scaling a…

StEP

StEP is a 10-week experiential program for all UC Berkeley students who are interested in entrepreneurship and taking their first step to finding co-founders and starting a company….

Sustainable and Impact Finance Center

Our mission is to develop leaders in sustainable and impact finance who will mobilize capital at global scale accelerating the transition to a more sustainable and equitable economy.

Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology is the premier institution on the UC Berkeley campus for the study and practice of “technology-centric” entrepreneurship and innovation using the…

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Tory Burch Fellowship

The Tory Burch Fellowship at the IGI furthers the institute’s mission of translating genome-editing and biotechnology tools into affordable and accessible solutions in human health, climate, and agriculture….

UCB Startup Fair

The UCB Global Startup Fair offers students a unique opportunity to discover and interact with small tech companies that typically rely on personal connections for hiring. It is…

Venture Capital Investment Competition

VCIC aims to educate and expose UC Berkeley students to the venture capital process and the investment criteria considered when evaluating a business opportunity. Potential Venture Capitalist candidates…

YC Co-Founder Matching @ SCET

Berkeley students can now join 50,000 profiles already on the platform to find co-founders based on interests, skills, location, and more