Our startups tackle big problems in industries ranging from cleantech to medical devices to consumer products and software. By leveraging the incredible resources and expertise at UC Berkeley, we help launch companies that can disrupt or create industries. Each selected startup receives funding, deep tech mentorship, and access to University of California laboratories. Learn More >>>
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RAISE FUNDING BEFORE GRADUATION
The CITRIS Foundry helped us transform from research engineers to capable startup founders very quickly.
The Foundry opened up an enormous network for us!
The CITRIS Foundry taught us how to work with large companies and gave us advice from the customer’s perspective.
CITRIS Foundry has great mentors. Their mentorship really helped us get going, start our business, and grow.
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The CITRIS Foundry is looking for highly-motivated teams who are ready to make a significant impact on the world. We like ideas that are original, scalable, and financially viable.
Include at least one member who is a student, post-doc, faculty, staff, or alumnus (less than 5 years since graduation)
Include at least one member who is affiliated with one of the following UC campuses: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, UC Santa Cruz or UC San Francisco.
We are physically located at UC Berkeley, but our program also supports entrepreneurs at UC Davis, Santa Cruz, Merced and San Francisco.