CITRIS Foundry | Incubator
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 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:

Technology solutions that are original, scalable, and 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.

What we offer:

A 6-month incubator in our innovation program headquartered at UC Berkeley.

Expertise, mentorship, networking, and guidance to identify the best pathway to pursue your innovation.

Access to lab, co-working, and conference space, and prototyping facilities.

Define your pathway to market:

Social enterprise, non-profit, B-corps.

VC track start-up or small to medium business.

Tech transfer, tech transformation, licensing.

Expertise and support in solving unique hurdles for deep technology start-ups, small businesses, social enterprises, and technology transformation.

An international network of partners, mentors, and advisors.

Services and support in legal, banking, software, and business development.

The Fall 2019 cohort is now full.


If you would like to receive updates for our Fall 2019 events

and our Spring 2020 cohort application, please submit this form.


If you have any questions, please contact