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Startup Journey phases, with phase 5: Grow highlighted


Taking Your Business to the Next Level

You’re selling product, now what?

What do you need to support further growth? Will implementing your growth strategy require more money? Will you have to invest in new technology? How will your staffing plans change? It’s important to have a strong foundation to build upon, and a roadmap that is flexible enough to adjust as your business evolves. 

Browse our carefully curated programs and resources below to help you through the challenges of this stage. Get in touch with us to get connected with any of these resources.


Check Out These Campus Programs

♦ Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR)

For students / faculty
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.

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Check Out These Community Programs


For all
Co-working spaces for life science startups – unique places to test, develop, and grow game-changing ideas.

Bow Capital

For all
Our target stages for investments are Series A and B companies that have established product-market fit and can share data-based evidence demonstrating the scalability of their business model.


For all
Help innovators and entrepreneurs in Southern California by providing access to investors, mentors, and education.


For all
Their two-year residency partnered with the individualized milestone-based program fosters a path to long-term sustainability.

First Republic Bank

For all
First Republic and its subsidiaries offer private banking, business banking and private wealth management, including investment, trust and brokerage services. 

NuFund Venture Group

For all
A catalyst in helping build Southern California’s economy through its investment in early stage and startup companies. Actively seeking to fund great startups and excellent entrepreneurs.

Osage University Partners

For researchers / faculty
Invest in startups developing pioneering technologies in partnership with the top research institutions in the US and abroad.

♦ Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

For all
Entrepreneurs can apply for non dilutive funding from the federal government. The SBIR program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development that has the potential for commercialization.

Startup San Diego

For all
The official Non-Profit Organization to support individuals building startups in San Diego, to represent the interests of entrepreneurs, celebrate successes, and foster a cohesive and collaborative community.

Qualcomm Institute Innovation Space

For all
Select partners will be invited to lease space and locate their personnel within the QIIS, offering more proximate opportunities to enable joint research projects between the private and public sector and the campus research community.

Vertical Venture Partners

For all
Invest in early-stage technology companies that target specific industry verticals. 

Let's Talk Funding!

Secure the backing you need to succeed. Our office is dedicated to providing budding companies with internal funding opportunities and access to external investors.

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