Entrepreneurs-in-Residence Program

The Entrepreneurs-in-Residence program provides opportunities for successful entrepreneurs to partner with the UC San Diego community

About the Program

Launched in 2015, this campus-wide resource is designed to support research-based entrepreneurship. Inventors and student entrepreneurs can get expert guidance on early-stage technologies, commercialization strategies, and startup creation. With years of industry experience, EIRs are available to help define the market case, build business models, advise on fundraising, and solve other common challenges.

2018-19 Open Call

UC San Diego invites inquiries for the 2018-19 Entrepreneur-in-Residence program. We’re looking for enthusiastic, successful entrepreneurs to help our students and faculty develop their ideas, advise teams on the road ahead, and potentially find your next company.

We anticipate opportunities for up to 3 entrepreneurs from September 2018 through May 2019 (the 2018-19 academic year). Successful EiRs must be able to commit 20% time, or the equivalent of 1 day a week. In practice, this can mean two half days per week or a few concentrated days each month. All initial contracts are 6 months, with 3-month extensions subject to mutual agreement.

Schedule an Appointment

EIRs enjoy meeting UC San Diego inventors and learning about technologies at all stages of development. Faculty, researchers, postdocs, students, and staff are invited to schedule introductory conversations. For questions about the program, or to schedule a meeting, contact eirprogram@ucsd.edu.

Emeriti

Ekta Dang

Venture capitalist, Intel

 

2017

Ted Daley

Biotechnology executive and founder

2017

Andrew Hewitt

Founder, GameChangers 500

2017

Danielle Rowley

Founder/CEO, Performa Learning Inc.

2017

Frank Stonebanks

Senior Advisor, NovaQuest Capital

2017

John Beane

Founder and CEO, MemComputing Inc.

2016

Martha Symko-Davies

Laboratory Program Manager, NREL

2016

Gioia Messinger

Founder, LinkedObjects

2016

Tim Rueth

Investor/Advisor

2016

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