• 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.

  • Cal Hacks Fellowship

    Twelve Week Spring Semester incubator that takes hackathon projects (from Cal Hacks) and helps turn them into non-profits, startups, and open source projects.

Student Groups

  • 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.

  • Mobile Developers @ Berkeley (MDB)

    Student app development group that works on all mobile development projects (iOS/Android) and have worked on dozens of past tech consulting projects.

  • Blueprint

    Team of UC Berkeley students that develops pro bono software for non-profits and promotes technology for social good.

  • CodeBase

    Software development club that is building a community of passionate and driven engineers that work together on various industry projects (consulting, development, etc).

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.


Fellowships & Fraternities

  • Kairos Society Fellowship

    Entrepreneurship fellowship connecting like-minded individuals to help members achieve their entrepreneurial goals. Provides one-on-one mentorship and resources to members. Hosts both internal and external events.

  • Haas Venture Fellows

    A select group of Berkeley MBA students at the Haas School of Business who do real world projects to strengthen ties between Bay Area entrepreneurs, the venture capital industry, and the Lester Center.

  • Accel Scholars

    Joint program run by Accel and UC Berkeley EECS department that empowers undergraduate engineering students through access to Silicon Valley mentorship and curriculum.

  • Entrepreneurship Fraternities

    Sigma Eta Pi

  • Business Fraternities

    Delta Sigma Pi, Alpha Kappa Psi, Beta Alpha Psi

  • EECS Honor Societies

    Eta Kappa Nu, Upsilon Pi Epsilon

Entrepreneurship Centers


  • CS 198: How to Build the Future

    UC Berkeley’s premiere startup speaker series. This DeCal has hosted speakers like Patrick Collison (Stripe), Marshwan Lynch (Beast), Jini Kim (Nuna Health), and Steve Wozniak (Apple) in the past.

  • INDENG 198: Decode Silicon Valley Startup Success

    DeCal that teaches the fundamentals of startup building through weekly workshops and speaker series. This course is sponsored by SCET.

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.

  • Entrepreneurship @ Berkeley-Haas

    The Haas Student Seed Fund and Sega Sammy Fund provides $5,000 grants and office space to early-stage startups involving current Haas students.

  • 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

    Decentralized, university-focused venture capital fund; invests $50k-$200k in companies run by students, faculty, and recent grads.

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