Quick Facts

  • QB3 is a joint venture between the three University of California campuses at Berkeley, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz.
  • QB3 founded the first startup incubator in the UC system, the QB3 Garage, at UCSF in 2006.
  • The QB3 incubator network now includes two campus sites, one off-campus QB3-managed site, and two private partners.
  • More than 60 companies currently rent space in the network.
  • According to a 2011 report, companies in the network have created more than 280 jobs and raised over $226 million (since updated to $370M) in venture financing.
  • QB3’s director Reg Kelly is the first and only active academic named to the Bay Area Business Hall of Fame.
  • Number of QB3 faculty members: 258
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators: 22
  • MacArthur Fellows: 4
  • Members, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies: 7
  • Members, National Academy of Engineering: 3
  • Members, National Academy of Sciences: 32
  • Recipients, National Medal of Science: 1 (Richard Karp)
  • Nobel Laureates: 1 (Elizabeth Blackburn)