For more information on topics that may help you get started on your journey as an entrepreneur
Resources at UCSB
TIA’s guide to launching a new company with UC technology
TIA’s program established to help the growth of UCSB startup companies
Laboratory bench, fume hood, and office space available for lease. Qualified companies are eligible to access CNSI and other participating shared use facilities at reduced rates.
A maker-space and rapid-prototyping facility. Tools include 3D printers, a laser cutter, and a CNC router – all with easy to learn user interfaces – as well as hand tools for mechanical, electronics, and plumbing assembly. The Innovation Workshop is open to on campus researchers, students, and companies.
Provides entrepreneur education through classes, direct mentorship opportunities, and seminars at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Hosts the New Venture Competition. TMP also operates The Garage, a co-working space housed on the UCSB campus, and the G2 Summer Accelerator Program.
Provides entrepreneurship education with a focus on environmental products and services
UCSB has a variety of research facilities available for use by external companies for a daily or hourly rate
UCSB I&E efforts provide programs and resources for students, faculty, and entrepreneurs to build a vibrant economy and community for the 21st century
Our office maintains contacts with angel and venture capital investment investors and investment firms, accounting and law firms and other startup-related service providers, as well as with the organizations listed on this page. Please contact a member of TIA to discuss your plans and how we can help.
Biocom creates valuable networks that accelerate member success in Los Angeles through a variety of programs, including specialized events, targeted conferences, expert committees, leadership dinners, industry-focused meetings, scientific roundtables, venture capital days, and member-to-member networking.
Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA) provides forums where entrepreneurs and executives of start-up, emerging growth and late stage venture funded companies actively meet and learn from fellow executives, investors, bankers, financial advisors and other providers of professional services.
The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) is a private non-profit organization creating an inclusive green economy by unlocking innovation (through working with startups to accelerate the commercialization of clean technologies), transforming markets (through partnerships in transportation, energy and sustainable cities) and enhancing communities (through workforce development, pilots and other programs).
Cyclotron Road supports leading entrepreneurial scientists as they advance technology projects with the potential for global impact.
Federal Funding Programs
iCORPS Federal Grant Programs
The National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps program prepares scientists and engineers to extend their focus beyond the university laboratory and accelerates the economic and societal benefits of NSF-funded, basic-research projects that are ready to move toward commercialization.
The National Institute of Health (NIH) I-Corps program provides funding, mentoring, and networking opportunities to help commercialize promising biomedical technology.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invests millions of dollars every year in the U.S. national laboratories. Energy I-Corps pares teams of researchers with industry mentors for an intensive two-month training where the researchers define technology value propositions, conduct customer discovery interviews, and develop viable market pathways for their technologies.
IN-LA is a collaboration of the University of Southern California (USC), California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The program accelerates technology commercialization, supports engineering entrepreneurship and educates innovation leadership.
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