QB3 is committed to harnessing the best of science and entrepreneurship to meet society’s needs. To achieve this goal we need your help. Here are a few ways you can make a difference:
Sponsor an event
Talks in our two lecture series—QED for entrepreneurship and Quadrant for industry science—routinely sell out to audiences of 60 or more.
Become a mentor
Young scientific entrepreneurs need your help in assessing markets, developing plans, finding team members, and many other areas. These are commercial problems, and experts in industry, not academia, have the answers. The QB3 Mentor Program is a network of experts willing to help nurture entrepreneurs across the gap from lab to startup. Are you an expert? To join the program, contact Douglas Crawford.
Offer industry internships
QB3-Berkeley coordinates summer internships for undergraduates to work at Bay Area biotech companies. Got an opening for a smart student? Let Susan Marqusee know.
Companies in the QB3 Garage Network do more with less. Small amounts of space and access to UC research cores makes them capital-efficient. But our incubators need hardware such as plate readers, HPLC, ultracentrifuges, etc. Equipment would make our startups more efficient and help us launch more successful companies. Donations are tax-deductible. Have machines in good working order? Contact Douglas Crawford.
Give to QB3’s Bridging-the-Gap Awards
Watch this video in HD on QB3’s YouTube channel.
The QB3 Bridging-the-Gap Awards fund projects with commercial potential that are caught in the valley of death between NIH and commercial funding. Seven of the nine projects we funded from 2006 to 2009 have already been licensed to startups or existing companies. There is clearly a need, but private contributions are the only way to get this work out of the lab and into the marketplace. Awards are currently funded by the Rogers Family Foundation and Johnson & Johnson. For more information contact Neena Kadaba.