Programs & Support



QB3 connects bio-entrepreneurs to a range of resources to enable them to move their companies forward. Whether you need help or have support to offer, we want to hear from you.

Early-Stage Mentoring

Get savvy guidance from deeply experienced biotech advisors. Join our supportive community and get insider access to experts and funding opportunities.

Early Stage Mentoring

Innovation Discovery

Connect with our team to plan and form a startup company to commercialize your academic research.

This is an intact section of a mouse brain showing a small subset of neurons expressing a genetically encoded fluorescent protein known as GFP (green), and astrocytes (red), a type of glial cell in the brain that provides nutrients to nervous tissue and maintains the biochemical ionic balance.These cells also comprise the so-called "blood brain barrier" that protects the brain environment from substances circulating in the rest of the body. ..Scientific details: GFP-stained neurons (green), GFAP-stained astrocytes (red) in dentate gyrus of hippocampus.

Legal Support

Get your startup off on the right foot: Incorporate through one of our blue-chip legal affiliates, who provide support at no charge.

SBIR/STTR Grantwriting Workshop

There’s nothing more attractive to investors than non-dilutive funding to de-risk your technology. File a competitive SBIR/STTR application through our expert-led workshop.

IP Landscape Analysis

Do you have a good view of your company’s IP landscape? Potential investors want to know that you have protected yourself against infringement. Get an analysis through this twice-yearly program at UC Law SF and Berkeley Law.

Venture Funding

BEVC is the Bakar Ecosystem-affiliated venture capital firm, investing in Bakar Labs incubator tenants and emerging science-based startups across the UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco campuses.