UC San Diego Entrepreneurs in Residence 2020-2021
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.
2020 EIR Profiles with background and expertise details: CLICK TO VIEW FULL PDF
NOTE: all email addresses use @ucsd.edu. To read more about this year's cohort, click here.
Dylan Weening | dweening@
Sonia Steinway | ssteinway@
Nishal Mohan | n1mohan@
Cari Enayati | cenayati@
Sanjay Mistry | smistry@
Mike Roberts | m4roberts@
Brendan Eckelman | beckelman@
Jay Park | jp006@
Anna Symonds | asymonds@
Marco Curreli | mcurreli@
SK Sharma | sksharma@
Avon Kendrick | akendrick@
Brant Chlebowski | bchlebow@
These EIRs are listed because they remain active and available for contact from UC San Diego Entrepreneurs and Innovation centers. Please reach out directly and contact email@example.com if you encounter any technical issues with email bounce back. Click on their photos to connect on Linkedin!
2019 EIR Emeriti Profiles: Download PDF Here
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021-22 Open Call
UC San Diego invites inquiries for the 2021-22 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 8-10 entrepreneurs from September 2020 through July 2021 (the 2020-21 academic year). Successful EIRs must be able to commit time, energy, and advising insight to teams within our innovation ecosystem. In practice, this can mean spending time at office hours to meet with entrepreneurs or inventors, speaking at events, serving as a judge for competitions, or lecturing for certificate or bootcamp courses. The fact is that this is an open-ended approach for EIRs with well defined outcomes - the formation of start-ups at UC San Diego.
EIR Emeriti - Linkedin Connections
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