Because life science entrepreneurs can't work at Starbucks. Check out our affiliated incubators to learn what facilities are available and which companies are residents.

Mission bay,
San francisco

On campus, close to core user facilities and QB3 events.

UC Berkeley

On campus, close to research labs and core user facilities.

san francisco

Formerly QB3@953. Features core facility.

west berkeley

In growing biotech zone. Operated by Wareham Development.

palo alto

Shared medtech/biotech space close to Stanford campus and hospital.

Santa Cruz

New incubator with space for 30 companies near campus.

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QB3 Garage@UCSF

The original QB3 Garage, founded in 2006, located in Byers Hall at UCSF in Mission Bay. The QB3 Garage@UCSF features 3,000 square feet of offices, wet laboratory space, and multi-function rooms. The laboratory space includes 2 private labs and 8 benches with attached desk space.

QB3 Garage@Berkeley

The QB3 Garage@Berkeley in Stanley Hall features approximately 800 square feet of wet laboratory space, set up with eight stations for incubator use. Each station offers bench and desk space, and network connections. Resident companies also share use of a prep bench with standard lab facilities, along with space for floor-standing equipment.

MBC Biolabs at 953 Indiana St., San Francisco

The MBC Biolabs location at 953 Indiana St. (formerly QB3@953), established in 2013, features 24,000 sq ft of lab and office space in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood, just a short walk from the UCSF Mission Bay Campus.  This location offers an on-site complete molecular biology facility and the "Fast-Track" core facility, offering access to millions of dollars’ worth of equipment.

QB3 East Bay Innovation Center

The QB3 East Bay Innovation Center, operated by Wareham Development, is located in West Berkeley in the heart of the East Bay Technology Corridor, the second largest life-science and technology cluster in Northern California.  This facility offers 8,000 sq ft of lab and office space and includes access to shared research equipment.

StartX-QB3 Labs

Located in proximity to the Stanford campus and Stanford Medical Center, this location offers 2,000 square feet of wet lab space that includes access to a host of shared research equipment. Tenants are also able to use fee for service facilities at Stanford.

Startup Sandbox

A UCSC- and QB3- affiliated incubator for innovation and technology commercialization supporting entrepreneurs across a variety of sectors from UCSC, Santa Cruz County, and the greater Bay Area. Located in a 13,500 square foot building at 250 Natural Bridges Drive in Santa Cruz.