UC San Diego Entrepreneurs in Residence 2021-2022
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. We strive to curate cohorts that are representative of the diverse communities that they support and engage with. Improving outcomes with and enhancing access for entrepreneurs and innovators from historically marginalized communities is paramount to the success of the EIR program and ultimately to the mission of OIC at UC San Diego. For more information, please visit Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Research Affairs,
2021-2022 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.
2022-23 Open Call
UC San Diego invites inquiries for the 2022-23 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 2021 through July 2022 (the 2021-22 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.
Amber Brandner - Generalist abrandner@
Annie Brown - Physical Sciences anb001@
Steve Cranford - Generalist scranford@
Nick Gulino - Life Sciences ngulino@
Daniel Oliver - Life Sciences doliver@
Venki Pegadaraju - Life Sciences vpegadaraju@
Hus Tigli - Physical Sciences htigli@
Chris Tolles - Generalist ctolles@
Julio de Unamuno IV - Life Sciences | j2deunamuno@
ACTIVE EIR EMERITI
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you encounter any technical issues with email bounce back. Click on their photos to connect on Linkedin!
2020 EIR Emeriti Profiles: Download PDF Here
PAST EIR EMERITI
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 email@example.com.
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