Get Involved

QB3 is committed to harnessing the best of science and entrepreneurship to meet society’s needs. To achieve this goal we need your help. Here are a few ways you can make a difference:

Sponsor an event

Talks in our two lecture series—QED for entrepreneurship and Quadrant for industry science—routinely sell out to audiences of 60 or more.

Sponsor an event or a season and get access to our network of university entrepreneurs. Contact Adriana Tajonar (QED) or Neena Kadaba (Quadrant).

Become a mentor

Young scientific entrepreneurs need your help in assessing markets, developing plans, finding team members, and many other areas. These are commercial problems, and experts in industry, not academia, have the answers. The QB3 Mentor Program is a network of experts willing to help nurture entrepreneurs across the gap from lab to startup. Are you an expert? To join the program, contact Douglas Crawford.

Offer industry internships

QB3-Berkeley coordinates summer internships for undergraduates to work at Bay Area biotech companies. Got an opening for a smart student? Let Susan Marqusee know.

Donate equipment

Companies in the QB3 Garage Network do more with less. Small amounts of space and access to UC research cores makes them capital-efficient. But our incubators need hardware such as plate readers, HPLC, ultracentrifuges, etc. Equipment would make our startups more efficient and help us launch more successful companies. Donations are tax-deductible. Have machines in good working order? Contact Douglas Crawford.

Give to QB3

QB3 helps scientists succeed in research and commercialization. To support our work, give online or contact our director Regis Kelly to discuss or propose specific programs. Examples include:

  • In October 2013, JP Morgan Chase announced a $200,000 gift to fund a full-time manager for QB3’s new biotech incubator and to support interns from disadvantaged neighborhoods.
  • Since 2006, our Bridging-the-Gap Awards have backed projects with commercial potential that are caught in the valley of death between NIH and commercial funding. Of the 17 projects funded from 2006 to 2012, 11 have resulted in startups, and three have generated licenses or partnerships. Awards are currently funded by the Rogers Family Foundation and Johnson & Johnson. For more information contact Neena Kadaba.

Invest in QB3

Invest in the growth of QB3’s seed stage venture fund, Mission Bay Capital, or our ever-growing incubator network. Please contact either Regis Kelly or Douglas Crawford.