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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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CITRIS Foundry is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2017 cohort!

 

Applications are due October 27th, 2017 at 11:59 PM.

CITRIS Foundry is the University of California accelerator for founders building transformative technology companies.

The CITRIS Foundry helps top entrepreneurs from the University of California build transformative technology companies that make a significant impact on the world.

Our companies 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 are ready to disrupt industries.   Learn More >>>

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The CITRIS Foundry helps top entrepreneurs from the University of California build transformative technology companies that make a significant impact on the world.

Our companies 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 are ready to disrupt industries. Each startup selected to join us receives not only financial funding but also invaluable mentorship and access to incredible UC Berkeley laboratories. Learn More >>>

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YEAR FOUNDED

37

STARTUPS SUPPORTED

35

RAISED BY OUR COMPANIES

68

RAISE FUNDING BEFORE GRADUATION

OUR STARTUPS

Our founders are builders, scientists, engineers, makers and hackers from all over the University of California striving to solve big problems and push innovation into the world.

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The CITRIS Foundry is currently accepting applications for our Spring 2017 cohort.

Applications are due March 26th, 2017 at 11:59PM!

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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.