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CITRIS Foundry 2019 Launch Event

CITRIS Foundry 2019 Launch Event

The CITRIS Foundry would like to invite alumni, mentors, advisors, and supporters, as well as the broader CITRIS and UC Berkeley community to a special launch event of the CITRIS Foundry Innovation Hub.

Hosted by new CITRIS Foundry Executive Director Maher Hakim, the event will be an opportunity to share our vision for the future of deep tech innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of California, say thank you to the Foundry’s co-founders Alic and Peter as they move on to new exciting ventures, and discuss collaborative opportunity through a fireside chat with Christine Tsai, CEO of 500 Startups, Ravi Belani, Managing Director of Alchemist Accelerator, and Brian Bartholomeusz, Executive Director of Innovation Transfer at Stanford University’s TomKat Center. JOIN US!


Dinner and refreshments will be provided.


  • 6:30PM – 7:30PM – Registration and Welcome Reception
  • 7:30PM – 9:00PM – Main event including a keynote fireside chat with Christine Tsai (500 Startups), Ravi Belani (Alchemist Accelerator) and Brian Bartholomeusz (Stanford’s TomKat Center) on collaboration opportunities between university’s innovation programs and private accelerators/incubators.
  • 9:00PM – 9:30PM – Networking + Refreshments

About CITRIS Foundry: Based on the UC Berkeley campus, CITRIS Foundry is the University of California’s deep tech innovation hub. Since our founding in 2013, we have helped accelerate 48 startups who have moved on to raise over $100M in follow-up funding.