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Organization NameResource Category
Kumu , Incubators
Owner's Circle , Finance Resources
Development Impact Lab , Business Plan Competitions
Post Atlantic , Marketing

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Find Space

Locate in Berkeley Commercial Listing Service helps you find available commercial space in Berkeley. The site lists business vacancies across the city and includes property details including photos, descriptions and links to brokers/owners. Search using criteria such as Retail/Office/Industrial, Neighborhood or desired Square Feet.

Locate Close to Campus

Locate Close to Campus

To find space within 5 blocks of the UC Berkeley Campus search the special Berkeley Startup Cluster section of This area is thick with start-ups and office space suited for early stage businesses. Find low cost, transit accessible options just steps from the UC campus.

Start Up Conveniently Close to Research Centers

When companies spin off from UC Berkeley or the Berkeley Lab, typically their founders live closeby. At least ten business incubators and research and development centers are based here focusing on sectors from high technology to gaming. Independent start-ups appreciate locating in Berkeley where newly minted executives launch their ventures with minimal commutes and maximum access to academic colleagues.

From flexible startup spaces to Class A corporate headquarters, Berkeley has a range of available office locations to meet your needs.

Coworking Space

Is your startup seeking something shared with other like-minded people? Berkeley has many coworking spaces to fit your needs.

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Latest Startups

Check out the five Berkeley startups most recently added to our list.

Organization NameIndustry
LeapYear , Big data, Enterprise, Security
Institute of Mosaic Art , eCommerce, Education , Consumer Web, eCommerce, Publishing
Localwise , Consumer, Consumer Web
Instant eSports , Consumer, Consumer Web, Games Video and Entertainment

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Find Employees/Jobs

There several tools for finding stars for your startup.  Here a just a few in Berkeley:

localwise logoLooking to recruit local employees in Berkeley? Localwise is the local job board focused on helping local businesses and startups hire local people. You can post your startup jobs on Localwise for free.

Looking to work at a Berkeley startup? Visit the Localwise Startup Jobs in Berkeley page and check out the listings there.


callistoLooking to recruit UC Berkeley students or Alumni to work in your startup? Use Callisto, a free service of the University to link employers to the UC Berkeley community.



Each semester the Berkeley Startup Cluster intern from Berkeley City College takes a snapshot of the jobs available with Berkeley startups.  December 2015 we counted over 200 positions.

Now Hiring*



Access Softek

Technical Documentation Assistant | IT Manager


Accurus Biosciences  Inc.

Senior Research Associate/Associate Scientist (Contract)


Aduro Biotech

Director, SEC Reporting | Project Team Lead, Pancreatic Cancer Program, Director | QA Document System Manager | Research Associate – Biochemistry | Scientist, Analytical Development | Scientist, Immunology – Cell Biology STING Program  | Scientist II, Medicinal Chemist Drug – Discovery Program | Senior Manager – Technical Operations – Small Molecule | Senior Manager – Quality Control | Senior Project Manager | Supply Chain Manager | Temporary Senior Associate, Analytical Development


All Power labs – Personal Scale Power

Production Fabrication Technician | Chief Financial Officer | Director of Control Systems | Global Sales Specialist Central and South America | Product Support Field Engineer/Technician | Engineering Draftsman Intern | Electrical Engineer Intern | Arena Administrator Intern | Web Design Intern


Arc Source

Full-Time Senior IT Consultant



RF Design Engineer | Android Linux Programmer | Executive Assistant


Attocube Systems  Inc.

Microscope/Cryogenic Test Engineer | Embedded Software Engineer | Intern Software Development attoMICROSCOPY   | Working Student Office Management


Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals

Maintenance Mechanic A – Utilities  | Lean Master Black Belt  | Sr. Computer Aided Design Specialist  | Purification Production Specialist, Technology Transfer  | Sourcing Manager Equipment  | Associate Director Global Quality, Strategic Projects  | General Worker (Tues-Sat 3-1130pm)  | Sourcing Manager, Capital Projects  | Senior Training Specialist CEB  | General Worker (6PM-2:30AM)  | Principal Product Specialist Media & Cell Culture  | Senior Project Manager, Capital Projects  | Sr. Engineer Requalification, Sterilization and Validation Program



Sr. Software Engineer – Python | Sr. Front-end Engineer | Associate Consultant, bepress Consulting Services


Beyond Efficiency

Energy Modeling/Engineering Specialist



Senior Mechanical Engineer | Marine Engineer | CFD Simulation Engineer | Business Development | Mechanical Engineering Intern or Master Thesis | Marine Engineering Intern or Master Thesis | Electrical engineering intern or master thesis | Business development intern or master thesis


Caribou Biosciences

Bioinformatics Intern | Bioinformatics Programmer | Cell Engineering Research Assistant | Functional Genomics Research Assistant | Molecular Biology Intern | Technology Development Research Assistant | Technology Development Scientist


Center for Applied Rationality

Director of Operations


CHIRP Microsystems

Senior Product Engineer | Senior Signal Processing Engineer


Civil maps

Front End Developer  | 3D Engine and DevOps Engineer  | 3D Computer Vision (Machine Learning Engineer)


Cloud creation

Software Engineer, Web & Backend Developer


Cortera Neurotechnologies

VP of Engineering | Director of Manufacturing


Customer Lobby

Ruby on Rails Developer | Customer Review Transcriber  | Account Executive | Business Development Representative


Eko Devices

Senior Mobile Developer | Senior Fullstack Developer



Lead Backend Engineer | JavaScript Engineer | Enterprise Marketing Specialist | UI/UX Design Intern


Feeding Forward

Volunteer | Feeding Forward Internship | Software Engineer | Advisor


Go Overseas

Internet Marketing Intern | Social Media Intern


Hesperian Publishing

Impact Evaluation Volunteer



Senior developer | Marketing Executive | Sales Executive



Marketing Intern



Floor Modeler | Storm Surge Modeler



Postdoc – Enzyme/Metabolic Engineering | Scientist – Strain Development | Scientist – Metabolic Engineering | Senior Research Associate/Scientist – Analytical Chemistry



Front End Developer  | Software Developer Internship


Lead Genius

Customer Success Manager | Data Engineer | DevOps Engineer | Experience Designer | Frontend Engineer | Senior Backend Engineer | Visual Designer | Sales Development Representative | Sales Executive





Machine Intelligence Research Institute

Research Fellows



GRE/GMAT Expert (Verbal Focused) | Senior Software Engineer | Senior Product Manager | Director of Operations | Student Help Associate | GMAT Content Creator | Test Prep Expert | High School SAT/ACT Blogger


Neuro Project Lead at ligandal

Neuro Project Lead | Immuno Project Lead



Team members – scientists, engineers

Team members – business


Project Kickstart

Editorial/Production/Promotion Intern | Telesales Representative


Quest Energy Services

Sales Executive | LEED Certification Reviewer


Rigetti Quantum Computing

Experimental Physicist – Superconducting Quantum Processors | FPGA Signal Processing Design Engineer | Junior Quantum Engineer Intern | RF/Microwave Design Engineer | Software Engineer | VP Manufacturing


Sensys Networks Inc.



Spark Thermionics

Team members – scientists, engineers | Team members – business | Interns

Data Scientist | Administrative Assistant | Distribution Associate- Berkeley Location | Corporate Sales Representative | Foodie/Senior iOS Engineer


Tech Soft3d

Software Engineer






Packing Team Associate | Thistle Delivery Courier | Prep Cook at Thistle



Marketing Assistant | Senior Documentation Writer



Team members – scientists, engineers | Team members – business | Interns



UI Designer | Mobile App Developer



Technical Writing Fellow | Community Engagement Fellow  Inc.

Account Executive | Front-end Engineer | Infrastructure/Ops Engineer

*Hiring data current as of 12/2015
About Berkeley Startup Cluster

About Berkeley Startup Cluster

The Berkeley Startup Cluster is collaborative effort of: the City of Berkeley‘s Office of Economic Development, the Downtown Berkeley Association, the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce, and UC Berkeley.  Our shared goal: making Berkeley an even better place to launch a high tech startup.


Every year, numerous startups spin out of UC Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab .  Too many of these young, innovative companies launch outside of Berkeley. This innovation-drain is a lost opportunity for the local economy to benefit from the jobs, creativity and investement that flow from the our world renowned  research institutions.  The Berkeley Startup Cluster was formed to help make Berkeley a more attractive place for these startups.

Being so close to UC Berkeley campus is just one great thing about this startup community.  More great features include:

  • Nearly 70% of Berkeley residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Terrifically walkable community wiht access to BART, public transportation and great bike infrastructure
  • Awesom food! There are over 100 restaurants in our Downtown alone.

For startup teams spinning out of the UCB Campus and the Berkeley Lab, locating here allows companies to:

  • Readily collaborate with Campus or Lab colleagues (including collaborations funded by the US government’s STTR and SBIR programs)
  • Easily access the unique publicly-accessible technology development facilities at the Campus and the Lab
  • Keep their residences and commutes intact
  • Conveniently juggle completing their UC Berkeley degree program while pursuing a startup.

The Berkeley Startup Cluster also supports more established tech companies here. These enterprises are the backbone of the innovation system here and provide mentorship and expertise to the startup companies here.

Meet our Steering Committee Meet our Advisory Group