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 4D Molecular Therapeutics Accuragen Achelois Pharmaceuticals, Inc Allakos Apricity
Aptitude Medical Systems Bikanta Billow BioA2Z Cairn Biosciences Caribou
ChemiSense ChemoFilter CHO Plus Cinder Biological Circle Cortera Neurotechnologies
CytoVale, Inc. DBT Biotechnologies DiAssess Ensigna Genomics Evolvemol Exogen
Extend Biopharma futuregen Genome Designs GlycoHub Heliotrope Industrial Microbes
Kizoom Knowledge Synthesis Inc. LIM Innovations Liquilume MetaMixis Mira Medicine
Mission Bio Molecular Matrix MouBio NewOmics Nextrast Oncosynergy
Pivot Bio Privail, Inc. ReproVantage Laboratories ResultCare RGene Safe Medical Design
ScubaProbe Slingshot Bio Solano Pharmaceuticals Station X Inc StemCycle String
TargetPlex Genomics Inc Tempo Biosciences TeraFold Biologics Therabiol Two Pore Guys uBiome
Valitor Vitil Therapeutics Xcell Biosciences XCellAssay Zephyrus Biosciences zInstruments, LLC

Current Clients

Adeno Biosciences AdrenaRx Afingen Agarionan Agrifolia Synthesis Akeso Biotechnologies
Akimo Alami Therapeutics Alaunus Biosciences Alchenomic Pharmaceuticals Algea Pharma AlloOnc
Allysta Pharmaceuticals AlterActions Ambercycle Athelas Therapeutics AtlasMedx Avedis Therapeutics
Aviditoid Axon Berkeley Biotechology, Inc. BIOInformative BioInspira BioSynesis
Blowfish Health Blue Cat Bio Inc BodyData Boolean Biotech Bull’s Eye Diagnostics C. Light Technologies
CardioCanary CardioRegenX Cardiovascular Cell Source CareThings Cella Genomics Ciblée
Clairity Clarus Biosciences ClearEar CliCorr Comed Pharma ConcDx
Context Bioscience CureSeq, Inc Cybelle CyKi technologies Data4Cure Demilune
DigitalZen.com Dovetail Genomics Dynamic Torque Systems Elliplex EnMedBio Ensemble Bio
Epicurix Escend Pharmaceuticals Firmer Sportswear Flora Therapeutics Galectin/Glycan Immunotherapeutics Gene To GMP, Inc
Genetic Encryption Genogen Hack My Hormones Harmony Biosciences Heragen, Inc HydroLife Biotechnology
Ilion iMPLi Technologies Incerebro Industrial BioPolymers Inserogen InsightRX
Intelligent Obstetrics iSono Health Iuvenez Therapeutics Jasmin Pharmaceuticals K-Gen KNOX
KorPor Medical Lectinic Lifenik LiveRegen Loxara MachinaBio
MatriTek Therapeutics, Inc. MedAutonomic Meformatics Meissa Vaccines Mesopharm Therapeutics Inc. MetCure Therapeutics, Inc.
Microbial Therapeutics Muninn Technologies Muscularix N-Gen Therapeutics Nanocere Neoneuron, LLC
NextGen Linkers, Inc. Nimble Nosocom Solutions NovaStem Therapeutics Novol NRSpeak
Nuvik Therapeutics Parnassus Medical Phi Therapeutics PMD Therapy Prosodio Psidn
Puffin Biotech Rare Earth Diagnostics, Inc. Recombitech Regdy Replisoma Riffyn
Rise Biomedical Scribe Biosciences, Inc. Scriptherapy Senevara Serotiny SiliconKidney
Simaruba Bioproducts Simpatica, Inc. Skiron Biosciences Skyline Biosciences SmartDerm Sonanutech
Speir Technologies Spiria Synergy Therapeutics T cell Therapeutics, Inc. tagb.io Tansia Health
Telegraph Technologies ThruFocus Optics Thygen TinyGenomics Torix Medical TransCranium, Inc.
Vaulted Nanosolutions VEDDa Velicus Biosciences Ventaerx Vitruvian Medical Devices ViVita Technologies
Wainamics Westcliff Genetics XYZ Yubersci Zeitic Inc. Zimitech
Zoetic Data Zordera Zymochem