CITRIS Foundry | Upcoming Events
CITRIS Foundry is the University of California accelerator for founders building deep technology startups. We bring extensive experience at the leading edge of university-driven innovation and entrepreneurship to guide startups and institutional partners in bridging the gap from lab to market.
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Upcoming Events

May 14, 2021
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm *Foundry* Office Hours: OpenGrants


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    Office Hours is hosted by Sedale Turbovsky, with grant writers and specialists curated from the OpenGrants, SBDC, Tribe & Granite City network.

    Spend an hour in an AMA/OpenOffice environment working on your grant proposals or other business consulting needs. We will cover everything from SBIR to non-profit applications. These office sessions are designed specifically for founders and CEO's looking to navigate public funding.


  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Foundry Forum - May

    Location: https://berkeley.zoom.us/my/miholst


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    Hello everyone,

    You're invited to join us for our monthly Foundry Forum! As usual we'll be sharing updates and announcements from the Foundry, have a guest speaker from another Foundry startup, and hold time for open discussion with your fellow founders.

    This month our special guest is Mohammad Soheilypour, CEO and Founder of Nexilico, a Foundry startup building a predictive platform that models interactions in the microbiome for precision medicine. They've successfully been awarded several SBIR grants from the NSF, NIH, and DHS to develop their cutting edge technology and have developed powerful and concise messaging for their complex work.

    May Foundry Forum Agenda:

    1. Events, announcements, and resources from The Foundry and our partners.
    2. Announcement: Funding 101 & On The Spots.
    3. Chat and Q&A with Mohammad Soheilypour from Nexilico.
    4. Discussion forum with your fellow founders.

    We hope to see you there!


May 17, 2021
  • 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm On The Spot: Elevator Pitch Practice

    Location: https://berkeley.zoom.us/my/miholst


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    Hello everyone,

    Join us for our first series of pitch practice sessions where we'll be practicing 1-minute elevator pitches. Everyone is welcome to join, practice their pitch, and get feedback.

    The format for the practice sessions will be explained at the beginning of each session. Everyone is encouraged to attend multiple sessions to refine and hone your pitch.


May 18, 2021
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Berkeley Business Networking & Fireside Chat Series: Sarah Placella


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    A three-part live Zoom series: Morning Break, Lunch-n-Learn, and Happy Hour

    Women Entrepreneurs of Berkeley presents a 3-part live Zoom series: Morning Break, Lunch-n-Learn and Happy Hour, Network with fellow Berkeley Business owners through 10 minute online breakout sessions, and 20 minute fireside chats with amazing women in business. Let’s connect and inspire! Join in all three, or just one.

    April 13, 9-10AM - Jennifer Iannolo, advisor to the US State Department on Women's Global Entrepreneurship and CEO of Imperia, a global business accelerator.

    May 18, Noon-1PM - Sarah Placella, founder of Root Applied Science

    June 15, 4-5PM -Diana Gordon, founder of Keter Salon


May 19, 2021
  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Funding 101: Webinar and Discussion

    Location: https://berkeley.zoom.us/my/miholst


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    Hello everyone! Please join us for our first Funding 101 session where we'll be providing a crash course on various sources of capital for startups, along with the pros, cons, and strategies for each. In particular I'll be covering:

    • Over a dozen different sources of capital for startups (beyond VC and SBIR)
    • What each of the various funders are looking for
    • Which types of funding are most appropriate for different stages of startups
    • Best practices for fundraising
    • Example of long term capital strategies

    We're determined to make this a fun and exciting session and hope you'll be able to join!


May 20, 2021
  • 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm *Foundry* Office Hours - WilmerHale Legal


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    Ashwin Gokhale helps public and private technology companies navigate through technology transactions and licensing matters. He draws on his prior experience leading a legal team at a high-growth venture-backed company and his business experience working for various other startups in Silicon Valley to provide practical solutions to the legal and business challenges his clients face.

    Molly Holsinger is a corporate senior associate who represents public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, technology transactions, and venture capital and private equity financings.


May 21, 2021
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm *Foundry* Office Hours: OpenGrants


    | Description:

    SIGN UP HERE

    Office Hours is hosted by Sedale Turbovsky, with grant writers and specialists curated from the OpenGrants, SBDC, Tribe & Granite City network.

    Spend an hour in an AMA/OpenOffice environment working on your grant proposals or other business consulting needs. We will cover everything from SBIR to non-profit applications. These office sessions are designed specifically for founders and CEO's looking to navigate public funding.


  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm On The Spot: Elevator Pitch Practice

    Location: https://berkeley.zoom.us/my/miholst


    | Description:

    Hello everyone,

    Join us for our first series of pitch practice sessions where we'll be practicing 1-minute elevator pitches. Everyone is welcome to join, practice their pitch, and get feedback.

    The format for the practice sessions will be explained at the beginning of each session. Everyone is encouraged to attend multiple sessions to refine and hone your pitch.


May 24, 2021
  • 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm On The Spot: Elevator Pitch Practice

    Location: https://berkeley.zoom.us/my/miholst


    | Description:

    Hello everyone,

    Join us for our first series of pitch practice sessions where we'll be practicing 1-minute elevator pitches. Everyone is welcome to join, practice their pitch, and get feedback.

    The format for the practice sessions will be explained at the beginning of each session. Everyone is encouraged to attend multiple sessions to refine and hone your pitch.


  • 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm *Foundry* Office Hours: Shuo Yang of Fifty Years (VC)

    Location: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SMaKS5heAkUJ9WUnB4XHWiAYCHaPqdWc8Kj4zxpmEhg/edit?usp=sharing


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    SIGN UP HERE.

    Fifty Years is an entrepreneur-run early stage venture capital firm based in San Francisco. They partner with companies that inspire. Specifically, they back companies that, if successful, will be both massively profitable and make a serious dent in achieving one of the Sustainable Development Goals.

    Shuo Yang is the Principal at Fifty Years and a Berkeley alum. He's also a multi-time founder with a wide breadth of industry and international experience.  


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