QB3 Startup in a Box

QB3 is dedicated to helping our entrepreneurs launch successful startups. We want to make it easier to create, experiment, and grow.

Scientific entrepreneurs get to a point where their research has commercial potential. They’ll ask us how to start a company. A logical first step is an SBIR application. SBIRs are frequently the funds that bring the company to life, and are nearly always part of a successful “lean biotech startup” strategy. But you have to register your company with grants.gov 30 days prior to the SBIR deadline. We have to be able to snap into action.

QB3 has solved this problem with a new program: QB3 Startup in a Box. We give founders everything they need to create a well-structured company, and we ensure the company is ready to succeed.

Candidates for QB3 Startup in a Box are judged on the commercial potential of the project and the dedication of the entrepreneurs. We advise the applicant within one week regarding acceptance into the program. We can prepare a company to a position where it can apply for an SBIR grant within the month.

Services include:

  • Legal help with incorporation
    • Selection of the form of business organization
    • Help with setting up the initial capital structure (including discussion of vesting schedule and issuance of shares)
    • Registration with appropriate authorities
    • Standard legal documents (NDA, consulting, employment, and SAB agreements, etc.)
    • Preliminary review of IP position, including a letter of intent for a license from the university (if necessary)
  • Commercial bank account
  • SBIR application workshop (15 hours total)—a requirement of the program
  • Pitch deck/executive summary workshop
  • Freedom-to-Operate Analysis in collaboration with the UC Hastings Startup Legal Garage

Graduates (operational companies)

3scan Achelois Pharmaceuticals Allakos Apricity
Aptitude Medical Systems Billow BioA2Z Cairn Biosciences
Caribou ChemiSense ChemoFilter CHO Plus
Cinder Biologicals Circle Cortera Neurotechnologies CytoVale
DiAssess Evolvemol Extend Biopharma Genome Designs
GlycoHub Heliotrope Industrial Microbes Kizoom
Knowledge Synthesis LIM Innovations Liquilume Molecular Matrix
MouBio NewOmics Oncosynergy Pivot Bio
ResultCare Safe Medical Design Slingshot Bio String
TargetPlex Genomics Tempo Biosciences TeraFold Biologics Therabiol
Two Pore Guys uBiome Valitor Vitil Therapeutics
Xcell Biosciences Zephyrus Biosciences

Current Clients

Accuragen Adeno Biosciences Adepthera AdrenaRx
Afingen Agarionan Akeso Biotechnologies Alami Therapeutics
Alaunus Biosciences Algea Pharma AlloOnc AlterActions
Ambercycle Athelas Therapeutics Avedis Therapeutics Aviditoid
Berkeley Biotechology Bikanta BIOInformative BioSynesis
Blowfish Health Blue Cat Bio BodyData Bull’s Eye Diagnostics
CardioCanary Cardiovascular Cell Source CareThings Cella Genomics
Clarus Biosciences ClearEar Comed Pharma ConcDx
Context Bioscience CureSeq Cybele D4/Iliad Biotherapeutics
Data4Cure DBT Biotechnologies DigitalZen.com Dovetail Genomics
Dynamic Torque Systems Elliplex EnMedBio Ensigna Genomics
Epicurix Exogen Firmer Sportswear Galectin/Glycan Immunotherapeutics
Gene To GMP Genetic Encryption Genogen Harmony Biosciences
HydroLife Biotechnology Ilion Incerebro Industrial BioPolymers
Inserogen Intelligent Obstetrics Iuvenez Therapeutics Jasmin Pharmaceuticals
KNOX KorPor Medical Lectinic Lipoxagen
LiveRegen MatriTek Therapeutics MedAutonomic Meformatics
MetCure Therapeutics Mira Medicine Mission Bio Muscularix
Nanocere Neoneuron NextGen Linkers Nextrast
Nosocom Solutions NovaStem Therapeutics Nuvik Therapeutics Parnassus Medical
Phi Therapeutics Privail Psidn Puffin Biotech
Rare Earth Diagnostics Recombitech Regdy Replisoma
ReproVantage Laboratories RGene Scriptherapy ScubaProbe
SELF Bio Senevara SiliconKidney Simaruba Bioproducts
Skiron Biosciences SmartDerm Smol Sonanutech
Speir Technologies Spiria Station X Synergy Therapeutics
T cell Therapeutics tagb.io Tansia Health Telegraph Technologies
ThruFocus Optics Thygen TransCranium VEDDa
Ventaerx Vitruvian Medical Devices ViVita Technologies Westcliff Genetics
XCellAssay XYZ Yubersci Zeitic
Zimitech zInstruments Zoetic Data Zordera