CITRIS Foundry accepts motivated teams with technologies that will significantly impact the world. Our facilities are set up to assist both hardware and software companies.
What we’re looking for:
Startups with technology solutions that are original, scalable, and financially viable.
Founders with diverse backgrounds and perspectives are encouraged to apply.
Affiliation with top-tier research universities including UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, UC Santa Cruz, and UCSF.
The application window for our January 2018 cohort has closed. If you’re considering applying in the future and want to connect with the Foundry startup community, feel free to reach out or subscribe for entrepreneurship events, workshops, news, and opportunities for deep tech founders.
Click on the “Begin Application” button above to answer a few questions about your team and your idea. Here’s what we ask:
Submit a concept prototype of your project in the form of a weblink. We get it: a short written description isn’t nearly enough to capture the impact of your idea. Show us a concept prototype instead. We’re pretty open minded about what can be considered a prototype, so use whatever form best conveys your team’s vision. Ideas include: videos of any prototypes you’ve created, technical drawings or animations, a website, or maybe a few sample data plots. Feel free to get creative.
Next, submit a 1 minute video introducing the founders and your company. We would like to hear your elevator pitch as well as your motivations for founding this company. Please make sure to also tell us what’s interesting about your technology.
Finalists will be asked to join us for an in-person interview at Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus.