Incubators and Accelerators

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What are incubators and accelerators?


Incubators help entrepreneurs develop their ideas and business models and advance their science further toward commercialization. Incubator programs provide business advice that prepare entrepreneurs to scale their innovations. Incubators provide a more flexible timeline.


Accelerators help existing start-ups advance. UC Berkeley accelerator programs connect entrepreneurs with leading professionals and investors. Following a fixed timeline, the commitment ranges from three to six months.

Campus Incubators and Accelerators

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Student-Run Accelerators and Incubators

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Additional Incubators & Accelerators

Life Sciences Incubators & Accelerators