Resources

Incubators

  • The House

    The House is a startup institute built for Berkeley, and home to Berkeley’s founders.

  • CITRIS Foundry

    CITRIS Foundry is the University of California accelerator for founders building deep technology companies. Provides seed funding, access to campus labs, and mentorship during our 12-month program.

  • Free Ventures

    Semesterly student-run accelerator program for both undergraduate and graduate students. Participants receive 2 upper-division CS units, need-based funding, industry-specific mentorship, weekly workshops, and workspace.

  • Catalyst@Berkeley

    Student-run health tech incubator that helps interdisciplinary teams of students develop technical skills and navigate through the design process to the development of a viable prototype and business plan to bring it to market.

  • SkyDeck

    Incubator program for UC Berkeley startups. Provides workspace, unique programming, speaker series, and mentorship. A collaboration between the College of Engineering, the Haas School of Business, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. Applications in March and September annually.

  • Venture Lab

    Incubator program and resource center for undergraduate and graduate students. Provides workspace, personalized mentoring, and a community of student-entrepreneurs. Run by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology.

Student Groups

  • Hackers@Berkeley

    Computer Science club with a focus on hacking and hackathons. Regularly holds hackathons, technical workshops, and office hours.

  • Machine Learning at Berkeley (ML@B)

    Student group for everything machine learning at Cal. Members organize events on campus, work with companies on applying ML to industry, and publish papers for moonshot ideas.

  • CET Student Association

    Student group organizing speaker series and events relating to entrepreneurship. Part of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology.

  • Venture Strategy Solutions

    Student consulting group focusing on high growth startups in the Bay Area.

  • Computer Science Undergraduate Association

    Computer Science club open to all students interested in computer science. Holds a variety of both technical and social events throughout the year including hackathons, info sessions, social parties, and gaming nights.

  • Berkeley IEEE

    Electrical engineering student group. Holds technical workshops and infosessions throughout the year.

  • Berkeley Innovation

    Undergraduate human-centered design group. Members come from a wide range of disciplines, but share a love of design thinking and innovation. Provides hands-on experience with the entire design process, from conducting user research to building and marketing prototypes. Holds designathons.

  • Innovative Design

    Student club for graphic designers and photographers. Conducts a DeCal and holds workshops covering a broad range of design topics.

Entrepreneurship Associations

  • Berkeley Entrepreneurs Association

    Entreprenurship association providing a variety of resources to members. Writes a weekly newsletter featuring job postings. Hosts both formal and informal events.

  • Berkeley Postdoctoral Entrepreneurs Program

    Entrepreneurship association for the postdoctoral and graduate communities. Provides tools, mentoring, and a platform for science-business communication to encourage research innovations to move into the marketplace.

  • CalFounders

    Entrepreneurship association for UC Berkeley alumni. Holds members-only meetings which serve as an informal advisory board for each entrepreneurs' independent companies.

Competitions

Fellowships & Fraternities

Entrepreneurship Centers

Funding Resources

These organizations have an active presence on campus through associate programs or direct involvement.

  • The House Fund

    The House Fund is a pre-seed and seed stage venture capital fund investing in Berkeley's top student, faculty, and alumni startups.

  • Dorm Room Fund

    Student-run branch of First Round Capital investing up to $20k in student startups.

  • Alsop Louie Partners

    Early-stage venture capitalist firm investing in disruptive technology and media startups.

  • Bee Partners

    Seed-stage venture capitalist firm investing in new media startups and other Berkeley companies.

  • Berkeley SkyDeck Fund

    The SkyDeck Fund invests up to $100K+ in teams participating in the SkyDeck Accelerator; 50% of fund carry goes back to UC Berkeley.

  • Contrary Capital

    Contrary Capital is a decentralized, university-focused venture capital fund, empowering the brightest university entrepreneurs at 50 schools across the country. Invests $50k-$200k in students, faculty, and recent grads.

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