CITRIS Foundry | Mission
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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Mission

CITRIS FOUNDRY IS ON A MISSION

To support…

a broad community of UC innovators

the celebration of diverse perspectives

opportunity creation

technically, emotionally, & intellectually prepared individuals

a human-centric approach to growing ventures

Because we know…

there’s more than one way to make an impact

there’s more than one path to implementation

it’s hard to find the right scaling for your innovation

ethically implemented technology is critical to creating large-scale societal benefit

entrepreneurship should be accessible & equitable

CITRIS Foundry is embedded in UC Berkeley, a premier research university with global influence. Our startups come from the surrounding science and engineering programs — many of which rank top in the world. The Foundry program helps these entrepreneurs leverage one of the best research and startup ecosystems on the planet:

 

  • #1 in NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
  • Over half a billion dollars in research and other support from external sources each year
  • Leader in gene therapy, robotics, AI, sensors, materials
  • 468 VC-backed startups from alumni since 2010