The University of California San Diego has announced the four newest members of its Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) program. They include an exciting cohort of business leaders with expertise ranging from life sciences and alternative energy to social entrepreneurship and technology. UC San Diego’s 2018-2019 Entrepreneurs in Residence are Raksha Shah, Rick Cooper, George Eiskamp and Ashok Kamal.
The EIR program was launched by the Office of Innovation and Commercialization (OIC) in 2015 as part of the university’s goal to create a vibrant innovation ecosystem on campus and take the global lead in research-based entrepreneurship. The program places experienced entrepreneurs “in residence” on campus, making them available to faculty and students who need help turning their ideas into viable startups.