Berkeley Haas Startup Marketplace

Now accepting applications from UCSF students until Friday, October 4!

NSF I-Corps

Startup Marketplace is back! We connect UC Berkeley and UCSF grad students with top faculty and researchers for multidisciplinary, 40 hour projects to be completed any time during the school year (preferably by end of April).  

Typical teams include students Berkeley Haas (FT, EW & EMBA), the joint MBA/MPH program, M.Eng., I-School and the Masters of Translational Medicine (MTM). Now open UCSF students as well.

We’re partnering again with UC Berkeley Bakar Fellows, UCSF and QB3.  New partners include Berkeley Labs (aka LBNL) and the NSA’s Tech Transfer Office. 

What’s in it for you?  Great startup experience and a fancy title (UCSF Startup Fellow, Berkeley Labs Startup Fellow, etc.) upon successful completion of the project.  Top teams will be selected to pitch on LAUNCH Demo Day @ the Expo.  Some students have gone on to join teams/companies after project completion, but there are no guarantees or expectations. 

What types of projects? Three categories: Healthcare/Medtech, Genomics/Environmental Engineering and Data Cybersecurity. Stages range from early stage faculty projects to companies prepping for fundraising to funded companies preparing to launch.

Get involved! Fill out the form by 10/4 and we’ll start contacting you with suggested team assignments. Most teams include at least two disciplines (some with up to four), so this is a great opportunity to connect with your peers across campuses.

Find out more and apply here!