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Explore Our Startup Toolkit

Need Help Building Your Startup?  

UC San Diego works with a number of service providers to help you with the building blocks of starting a new company- incorporation services, IP management, accounting services, grant writing and more. Find the service that is right for you. We have also provided a number of educational resources on these topics.


Startup Ecosystem Services

Amazon Web Services

For all
Amazon Web Services provides startups with low cost, easy to use infrastructure needed to scale and grow any size business. In partnership with AWS, startups affiliated with the Office of Innovation & Commercialization and/or Basement programs are eligible for AWS resources.

First Republic Bank

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

Gravity (Boss Academy)

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Gravity is an all-in-one platform that helps founders successfully navigate the startup journey. Access microlearning courses in step-by-step instructions, exposure to data investors, and tools for competitive/market research and more!

Interlink Legal Funds

For all 
Intelink Law Group is a robust partner of the entrepreneurial community at UC San Diego and enthusiastically supports campus-based entrepreneurial activities and student-led startups. 

 ♦ Legal Office Hours

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Get advice on starting and running a business or startup from some of San Diego’s best business lawyers around San Diego and even in the Design & Innovation Building.

MintzEdge Content Center

For all 
MintzEdge is an incredible resource for entrepreneurs offering insights and tools for starting or growing your enterprise.


For all 

OmniSync is a San Diego-based startup that uses a combination of best-in-class AI/NLP-powered innovation discovery tools, process automation software, and efficient expert-driven support systems to help democratize access to public/private innovation funds.

Ricktr Financial Studio

For all 

Richtr Financial Studio is specifically structured to help innovation based companies around San Diego forecast their future by unleashing the transformative power of their finances. As a partner, they deliver everything a driven founder needs—from strategic accounting to outsourced CFO services.

Startup Tree

For all 

StartupTree is the leading all-in-one platform to manage and scale entrepreneurship communities, opportunities, and innovation.

Supported by OIC

Other Resources


For female founders / leaders
Athena is a premier women's advocacy organization that fast tracks women in STEM through leadership development. A member-based advocacy 501(c) 6 organization and merit-based scholarship foundation 501 (c) 3.


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

Recruitment Connection

For startups 
Looking to hire a UC San Diego student for a position in your startup? Submit your job posting on our helpful Recruitment Connection job board to find a potential fit.

For students 
Looking to advertise your skillsets for a potential position in a startup? Submit your technical and soft skills on our helpful Recruitment Connection job board.

San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC)

For all 
San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is an independently-funded economic development organization that mobilizes business, government, and civic leaders around an inclusive economic development strategy in order to connect data to decision making, maximize regional prosperity, enhance global competitiveness, and position San Diego effectively for investment and talent.

Startup San Diego

For all 
Startup San Diego is 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.

United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) 

USPTO is the best place to begin understanding the basic concepts of patents as it relates to developing and protecting intellectual property.

Zahn Innovation Platform Launchpad (ZIP Launchpad)

For SDSU students, staff, and researchers 
Zahn Innovation Platform Launchpad (ZIP Launchpad) is an on campus incubator that supports San Diego State University (SDSU) students, staff, and researchers from all majors and departments in launching startup companies.

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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