UC’s Venture Lab accelerates and simplifies the process of creating a new company from scratch. As any entrepreneur knows, you can’t do it alone. We connect university students, faculty, staff, and alumni to talent and funding to help launch new companies. Our team includes Office of Innovation staff as well as Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (*EIRs), coaches, curated service providers, and subject matter experts.

*EIRs are accomplished founders and/or industry experts with a wide range of experience, who are looking to build their next startup by finding exciting  opportunities at UC. They serve as experienced guides, helping you form your company, your vision, a go-to-market plan, a roadmap for product development, and a funding plan.