Apply to the CITRIS Foundry startup incubator by March 6

Apply to the CITRIS Foundry startup incubator by March 6

The CITRIS Foundry is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2016 cohort. Tech innovation is hard, we can help.

The CITRIS Foundry Innovation Incubator empowers entrepreneurs from the University of California to build transformative companies that will have a significant impact on the world. The program leverages the resources and expertise of the University of California innovation ecosystem and our global collaborations to support new ventures, social enterprises, and tech transfer pathways that can influence and impact entire industries.

Our program provides:

  • $5,000 in cash to move your concept or prototype forward.
  • More than $25,000 in value through in-kind infrastructure and services including office, meeting, and lab space; cloud computing; legal services; and educational resources.
  • Access to design and prototyping tools at the CITRIS Invention Lab.
  • Customized mentorship specific to your needs from our extensive network of entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts.
  • A strong community of founders and startup alumni.

One founding team member must have one of the following affiliations with one of the CITRIS campuses (UC Davis, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, UC Merced, UCSF): current graduate student, undergraduate student, post-doc, faculty, staff, recent (< 3 years) alumni, visiting scholars.

If you’re ready to jump in, CITRIS Foundry is currently accepting applications for our Spring 2016 cohort. The application deadline is on March 6 at 11:59 PM. For more information and to apply, click the button below or visit

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Featured photo (top): Jalel Sager & Jonathan Lee, Co-founders, New Sun Road – Fall 2015 (Photo by Adriel Olmos)


The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute drive interdisciplinary innovation for social good with faculty researchers and students from four University of California campuses – Berkeley, Davis, Merced, and Santa Cruz – along with public and private partners.

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