Regional Resources

Off campus programs and resources to turn your idea into reality

UC San Diego is fortunate to be located in one of the most densely concentrated innovation hubs in the nation. Our office can connect you to some of the best research, innovation, and commercialization programs in the region and we will gladly help you find the best fit for your needs and goals.

Listed below are some of our successful partners.


Helping to create and scale innovation companies through access to resources that entrepreneurs and growing companies need most: people, capital, and technology.
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As the premier collaborative working space for life science startups, BioLabs is a unique place where you can test, develop and grow your game changing ideas. As entrepreneurs and investors themselves, BioLabs has first hand experience with the pain points facing biotech startups. Their goal: to change how scientific entrepreneurs do business by building an ecosystem that empowers bioinnovators to grow quickly while also maximizing capital efficiency.

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A startup technology incubator hub for the Southern California startup community with locations in San Diego and Irvine, EvoNexus provides access to mentorship, capital, and physical space in a collaborative working environment under a pro bono model without requiring equity or fees.
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Hera Labs

A unique business accelerator for aspiring entrepreneurial women, the Hera Labs program provides female startups in all industries with a safe place to test ideas and grow their business. The program provides participants with mentoring and resources delivered by accomplished entrepreneurial women in the community, including access to experts with industry labs, tools and investment capital who know how to efficiently launch and achieve sustainability.
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Entrepreneurs' Organization San Diego

A global peer network of more than 12,000 influential business owners with 167 chapters in 52 countries, EO is the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow, leading to greater success in business and beyond since 1987.
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Founder Institute San Diego

Unlike the superficial startup education and encouragement that many other free programs promise, the Founder Institute delivers a proven structured program that will push you to make years of progress on your business in just a few months. And sessions are held at night so you can keep your day job.
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The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program

A highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in research and development with the potential for commercialization, the mission of the United States Government's SBIR program is to support scientific excellence and technological innovation through the investment of Federal research funds in critical American priorities to build a strong national economy.

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