Applications open for CITRIS Foundry fall 2023 cohort

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Applications are now open for the fall 2023 cohort of the CITRIS Foundry startup incubator. The CITRIS Foundry provides University of California entrepreneurs with advice, resources and space to develop innovative ideas into startups ready to seek venture capital funding. 

With a mission at the intersection of information technology and major global social issues, the Foundry empowers student and faculty teams affiliated with the four campuses of the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society and the Banatao Institute (CITRIS) to build transformative companies that have a significant impact on the world. Since its founding in 2013, the CITRIS Foundry has supported more than 130 founder teams that have secured more than $220 million in total funding.

Eligible innovations include products and services for a wide variety of markets, including transportation, industry, enterprise, health, biotech, energy, environment, agricultural technology and more. 

The 12-month incubator program offers:

  • Legal help and intellectual property strategy
  • Introductions to funding sources and access to business banking resources
  • Dedicated office space
  • Technology support and software licenses 
  • Access to the CITRIS research and advisor network and specialized lectures

Applications open on June 1, 2023, at 10 a.m. PT and will close on June 30, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Visit the program application page for full details and requirements.