about QB3

QB3 is the University of California’s hub for innovation and entrepreneurship in the life sciences. The institute supports UC researchers and empowers Bay Area entrepreneurs to launch startup companies and partner with industry. QB3 helps bio-entrepreneurs create hundreds of high-value jobs and bring more than $750 million into the Bay Area each year. With campus divisions at Berkeley, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz, QB3 is also affiliated with the San Francisco incubator QB3@953 — home to more than 45 companies — and the seed-stage venture capital firm Mission Bay Capital.


california bioeconomy

We were founded with the mission of growing the life science economy in the State of California.

public service

We serve entrepreneurs from the University of California and the wider life science community.

Lower barriers

Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for life science entrepreneurs to commercialize discovery & invention.

The QB3 entrepreneurship & innovation Ecosystem

Whether you are an entrepreneur with a new idea, an investor looking to add value or an industry leader looking for innovation, QB3 taps you into the heartbeat of life science in the San Francisco Bay Area. Explore our ecosystem below.



QB3 introduces investor-startup forums

To meet a growing need of both investors and entrepreneurs to interact with quality partners, we've launched an annual cycle, the Life Science Pitch Summits. Beginning with the Biotech/Biopharma track, and then the Medtech and Consumer Health tracks, we introduce cohorts of selected startups to accredited investors and industry partners who can add real value to our companies.