Benefits

UCSC faculty affiliated with QB3 can enjoy the following benefits:

Rosenman Institute

The Rosenman Institute drives medical device innovation and education and improve patient care by helping entrepreneurs develop technologies from concept to commercialization.

Biotech Incubator

The garage is the paradigm for the Silicon Valley startup—think Hewlett-Packard and Apple. But real garages are not suitable for biology experiments. Biotech entrepreneurs have a harder time moving from idea to prototype, which reduces the rate of innovation. To address this challenge, QB3 created two incubators that allow startups access to rental laboratory space close to UC faculty. The QB3 Garage@UCSF and the QB3 Garage@Berkeley are open only to spin-outs from QB3 or University of California laboratories and to companies working closely with QB3 investigators. QB3 has also teamed with private partners to offer microspace in a network of locations throughout the Bay Area. These spaces are open to tenants from UC and the Bay Area community.

UC Santa Cruz is exploring the need for incubator space and options for providing it. If you would like to comment or contribute to this endeavor, please contact Ann Pace.

QB3 Startup in a Box

Because sometimes the hardest part of starting a venture is actually starting, QB3 Startup in a Box offers legal assistance, mentorship, a business bank account, SBIR/STTR application assistance, and operational checklists to help guide founders through the maze required to turn their idea into a company.

The garage is the paradigm for the Silicon Valley startup—think Hewlett-Packard and Apple. But real garages are not suitable for biology experiments. Biotech entrepreneurs have a harder time moving from idea to prototype, which reduces the rate of innovation. To address this challenge, QB3 created two incubators that allow startups access to rental laboratory space close to UC faculty. The QB3 Garage@UCSF and the QB3 Garage@Berkeley are open only to spin-outs from QB3 or University of California laboratories and to companies working closely with QB3 investigators. QB3 has also teamed with private partners to offer microspace in a network of locations throughout the Bay Area. These spaces are open to tenants from UC and the Bay Area community.

Mission Bay Capital

An independent venture firm focused on making pivotal, early-stage investments in bioscience companies emerging from the University of California, Mission Bay Capital combines the rich knowledge and navigation skills of QB3 executives—Regis Kelly, Douglas Crawford, and Neena Kadaba—with the experience and proven success of a renowned investment advisory committee led by Brook Byers and John Wadsworth. Mission Bay Capital is fueling breakthrough bioscience technologies to meet society’s challenges while also helping to boost the California economy.