QB3 Startup in a Box

QB3 is dedicated to helping our entrepreneurs launch successful startups. We want to make it easier to create, experiment, and grow.

Scientific entrepreneurs get to a point where their research has commercial potential. They’ll ask us how to start a company. A logical first step is an SBIR application. SBIRs are frequently the funds that bring the company to life, and are nearly always part of a successful “lean biotech startup” strategy. But you have to register your company with grants.gov 30 days prior to the SBIR deadline. We have to be able to snap into action.

QB3 has solved this problem with a new program: QB3 Startup in a Box. We give founders everything they need to create a well-structured company, and we ensure the company is ready to succeed.

Candidates for QB3 Startup in a Box are judged on the commercial potential of the project and the dedication of the entrepreneurs. We advise the applicant within one week regarding acceptance into the program. We can prepare a company to a position where it can apply for an SBIR grant within the month. Questions? Contact QB3 Deputy Director Christine Winoto.

Services include:

  • Legal help with incorporation
    • Selection of the form of business organization
    • Help with setting up the initial capital structure (including discussion of vesting schedule and issuance of shares)
    • Registration with appropriate authorities
    • Standard legal documents (NDA, consulting, employment, and SAB agreements, etc.)
    • Preliminary review of IP position, including a letter of intent for a license from the university (if necessary)
  • Commercial bank account
  • SBIR application workshop (15 hours total)—a requirement of the program
  • Pitch deck/executive summary workshop
  • Freedom-to-Operate Analysis in collaboration with the UC Hastings Startup Legal Garage

Graduates (operational companies)

3scan 4D Molecular Therapeutics Accelero Biostructures Accuragen Achelois Pharmaceuticals, Inc Allakos
Apricity Aptitude Medical Systems Bikanta Billow BioA2Z BioSynesis
Cairn Biosciences Caribou ChemiSense ChemoFilter CHO Plus Cinder Biological
Circle Clairity Cortera Neurotechnologies CytoVale, Inc. DBT Biotechnologies DiAssess
Ensigna Genomics Evolvemol Exogen Extend Biopharma futuregen Genome Designs
GlycoHub Heliotrope Industrial Microbes InsightRX Kizoom Knowledge Synthesis Inc.
KNOX LIM Innovations Liquilume MetaMixis Mission Bio Molecular Matrix
MouBio NewOmics Nextrast Oncosynergy Pivot Bio Privail, Inc.
ReproVantage Laboratories ResultCare RGene Riffyn Safe Medical Design ScubaProbe
SiliconKidney Slingshot Bio Solano Pharmaceuticals Station X Inc StemCycle (now Notable Labs) String
tag.bio TargetPlex Genomics Tempo Biosciences TeraFold Biologics Therabiol Two Pore Guys
uBiome Valitor Vitil Therapeutics Xcell Biosciences XCellAssay Zephyrus Biosciences
zInstruments, LLC Zymochem

Current Clients

Algea Pharma AlloOnc Allysta Pharmaceuticals AlterActions Aluda Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Ambercycle
Analytical Diamond Research Aptascan Athelas Therapeutics AtlasMedx Avedis Therapeutics Aviditoid
Berkeley Biotechology, Inc. BioInspira Bioxytech Blowfish Health Blue Cat Bio Boolean Biotech
Bull’s Eye Diagnostics C. Light Technologies Cancer Proteomics CardioCanary CardioRegenX Cardiovascular Cell Source
CareGenostics CareThings Cell Platforms Cella Genomics Ciblée Clarus Biosciences
ClearEar CliCorr Comed Pharma ConcDx Context Bioscience CureSeq, Inc
Cybelle CyKi technologies Data4Cure Demilune DigitalZen.com Dovetail Genomics
Dynamic Torque Systems E-kwip Biotech Elliplex EnMedBio Envivo Biosciences Epicurix
Escend Pharmaceuticals Exonics Firmer Sportswear Flora Therapeutics Gene To GMP, Inc
Genetic Encryption Genogen GeriSurg Inc GGIT Hack My Hormones Harmony Biosciences
Heragen, Inc HydroLife Biotechnology iCareForAll Ichor Ilion iMPLi Technologies
Incerebro Industrial BioPolymers Inserogen Intelligent Obstetrics iSono Health Iuvenez Therapeutics
Jasmin Pharmaceuticals JS Nanotechnologies K-Gen Klara Health KorPor Medical Lectinic
Lifenik LiveRegen Loxara LTP NeuroMed MachinaBio MatriTek Therapeutics, Inc.
MedAutonomic Meformatics Meissa Vaccines Mesopharm Therapeutics Inc. MetCure Therapeutics, Inc. Microbial Therapeutics
Multerra Biosciences Muninn Technologies Muscularix Nanocere Nanoforma Neoneuron, LLC
Neuriya Bio Neusave NextGen Linkers N-Gen Therapeutics Nimble Nosocom Solutions
NovaStem Therapeutics Novol NRSpeak Nuvik Therapeutics Open Imaging Parnassus Medical
Phi Therapeutics PMD Therapy Precision Incision Medical Prosodio Psidn Puffin Biotech
Rare Earth Diagnostics, Inc. Recombitech Regdy RePete Medical Devices Replisoma Rise Biomedical
Scribe Biosciences, Inc. Scriptherapy Senevara Serotiny Simaruba Bioproducts Simpatica, Inc.
Skyline Biosciences SmartDerm Soley Sonanutech Speir Technologies Synergy Therapeutics
SynVitroBio T cell Therapeutics, Inc. Tansia Health Telegraph Technologies ThruFocus Optics Thygen
TinyGenomics Torix Medical TransCranium, Inc. Vaulted Nanosolutions VEDDa Velicus Biosciences
Ventaerx Verge Analytics VERSAVE Vitruvian Medical Devices ViVita Technologies Wainamics
Westcliff Genetics XYZ Yubersci Zeitic Inc. Zeto Zimitech
Zoetic Data Zordera Zymochem