about QB3

QB3 is the University of California’s hub for innovation and entrepreneurship in life science. The institute supports UC researchers and empowers Bay Area entrepreneurs to launch startup companies and partner with industry. With five incubators, two seed-stage venture capital firms, and a special initiative in medical devices — the UCSF Rosenman Institute — QB3 helps bio-entrepreneurs create high-value jobs and brings more than $750 million into the Bay Area each year.


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.