Q: Who is eligible to join the QB3-CLSA Accelerator?
A: Companies other than tenants of the QB3@953 incubator must meet the following criteria to be eligible to participate 1) be Northern California based, 2) have received less than $5 million in funding, 3) be pre-commercial, 3) and have 12 or fewer employees.

Q: If I am in a QB3 incubator or in QB3 Startup in a Box, am I automatically part of the Accelerator?
A: Membership is not automatic in either case, but it is very easy to join. If you are interested in joining, please fill out the membership form.

Q: How much does it cost to join?
A: $300 per year.

Q: Why should I join?
A: The QB3-CLSA Accelerator was put in place to allow startups to become operationally efficient. We have been able to negotiate competitive prices and discounts from a suite of service providers recommended by life science startups. The program provides access to the collective purchasing power of the world’s largest life science cluster, services tailored to startup operations, exclusive executive and peer networking opportunities, industry-academic partnerships, discounted conferences and events, and team-based coaching and advice.

The program brings together all of the benefits of CLSA membership plus the QB3 network of leading startup service providers, allowing entrepreneurs to maximize their resources and lower barriers for productivity so they can focus on commercializing their discoveries.

In addition, our members get priority and free of charge access to our QED seminars and advice from QB3, as well as access to CEO breakfasts, introductions and networking with key opinion leaders and industry partners, as well as our virtual peer-to-peer portal, where you can connect with other QB3-CLSA Accelerator members and mentors.

Q: I’m interested in a service or provider that is not listed. Is there a way of adding that to the program?
A: We have thought long and hard about how to make the QB3-CLSA Accelerator helpful for life science startups. If there is some other service you would like to see that we aren’t currently offering, we are open to your feedback and suggestions. We also look forward to getting feedback about our current service providers.