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.
Accelerators & Incubators
We believe veterans are one of America’s greatest human assets. As such, we created the TacticalLaunch program as an introductory 12-week curriculum designed to help veterans, or soon to be transitioning active duty service members, understand the requirements to be an entrepreneur, educate them on the building blocks of founding and running a startup business and connecting military founders with the resources, expertise and network to excel.
Tired of working all alone in your house or jockeying for a spot with an outlet at the coffee shop? Looking for a vibrant community of entrepreneurs to help stoke your creative juices? Enjoy a dedicated desk plus use of private meeting rooms with full a/v capability, access to a private gym, outdoor amenities, and other benefits, while working in a vibrant community of fellow entrepreneurs.
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.
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.
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.
Established by Johnson & Johnson, JLABS provides research lab space, including wet labs, shared equipment, shared cell culture labs and operations management services to local start-up companies.
Partnering to create co-working and private office solutions, Ansir Innovation is about supporting startups.
Providing early stage bioinnovators with resources, including capital, connections, and co-working spaces, bionnovation san diego is focused on life science startups.
Offers low cost lab space and shared resources, Biotechandbeyond wants to make it easy to start a science company.
Whether it is hosting telecommuting, networking, video conferencing, team building, training or sophisticated space, Co-Merge is the place.
By engaging support through introductions, programs, entertainment, and philanthropy, DeskHub helps to build our business community.
A hub for innovation in San Diego, Fab Lab acts as an educational provider for adults to advance the workforce.
Powered by CyberTECH, iHive is a shared workspace and incubator program is committed to supporting early stage companies by providing Internet of Things products and services.
Through the supportive partnership between Irvine Company and EvoNexus, The Vine La Jolla UTC is an entrepreneurial community that is rich in resources and opportunity. More than a physical location, The Vine is also a virtual community that connects you with the broader startup ecosystem via social media and engaging events. For questions about events or coworking space, please contact Amanda McDoulett at AMcDoulett@IrvineCompany.com.
A San Diego co-lab and equipment sharing network, Lab Fellows makes infrastructure accessible to academic, entrepreneur, and industry scientists.
A San Diego based accelerator that provides workspace for entrepreneur inventors including metal, wood and electronics shop equipment.
Investing in great ideas to create innovatice tech based companies, Tijuana based MindHub offers early stage mentoring, software development, funding and strategic networking.
Social Enterprise Accelerator and Impact Lab (SAIL)
By providing needed resources, Plug and Play has a track record of accelerating entrepreneurial companies in the San Diego area.
Provides a unique meeting space and public showcase with a variety of configurations, including gallery, pop-up merchandising, meeting, seminars, and dining.
A life sciences innovation and entrepreneurship hub, QB3 supports UC researchers and Bay Area entrepreneurs to launch startups and partner with industry.
In a collaborative workspace, ROC furnishes the open-source work environment ideal for collaborative endeavors and projects.
Contributing premier co-working spaces for life science startups, SanDiego BioLabs is a place to test, develop, and grow game changing ideas.
The ScaleMatrix Launch Center is a unique Life Science & Technology Accelerator and Coworking Space designed to help early stage businesses develop, grow, and reach their goals sooner.
Helping San Diego State students, faculty, and staff, the SDSU Zip Launchpad aims to launch startups from early stage ideas.
An incubator space in the heart of Silicon Valley, connecting UC-wide innovation with the Valley to create opportunities for investment, commercialization and economic growth.
An introductory 12-week curriculum designed to help veterans, or soon to be transitioning active duty service members, understand the requirements to be an entrepreneur.
Providing a co-work environment on a 24-hour cycle, Union Cowork is open every day, all day, 365 days a year.
An entrepreneurial ecosystem built for growth, the Vine offers access to workspace, a network of entrepreneurs, and unique resources to help businesses grow.
WeWork’s coworking spaces in San Diego host the vibrant community of professionals that make it America’s Finest City. Companies of all sizes in industries like management, finance, sales, tech, and more are flourishing here, and WeWork supports their efforts.
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