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Create a Startup that Matters

Where do you want to start? 

UC San Diego has the services providers and resources to help you build your startup no matter where you are in your startup journey. Take advantage of a world-class innovative ecosystem designed just for you and begin your start-up journey today. Here's three ways to get started.

Visit the Entrepreneurship Center at the DIB

Join our entrepreneurial community at the Entrepreneurship Center at the Design and Innovation Building.

Go the Entrepreneurship Center

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Explore Our Startup Toolkit

UC San Diego works with a number of service providers to help you with the building blocks of starting a new company. Find the service that is right for you, as well as additional resources to help you.

Take Me to the Toolkit

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Begin Your Startup Journey

Access the right level of support you need with the incredible programs we offer for whichever phase of your startup journey. 

Tour Programs by Phase

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UC-Powered Startups 



The Lichen Lab

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.

View Funding Information