Making Berkeley a more vibrant, accessible and equitable place for startups to launch and grow.

 

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Objectives

Information: Provide local innovators with information about resources and opportunities.

Marketing: Showcase Berkeley as a place for startups to launch and grow.

Real Estate: Increase high quality commercial real estate & wet lab space.

Diversity & Inclusion: Increase innovation sector diversity and community engagement.

Events: Improve the number and quality of events & networks for Berkeley entrepreneurs.

Infrastructure: Develop local infrastructure to meet the needs of the innovation sector.

Policy: Align city policy to support local innovation and startup growth.

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Berkeley Ventures, Berkeley Values Pitch Competition - June 23, 4pm

Join the Berkeley Startup Cluster for the Berkeley Ventures, Berkeley Values Pitch Competition, where 8 Berkeley startups and innovation companies will pitch their innovative ideas for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Pitch Competition winners will receive cash prizes, community recognition, and a network of peers with shared values.  Register to attend today's event.

The Berkeley Business Environment

A mid-sized city of 120,000, Berkeley punches above its weight when it comes to the diversity and vibrancy of its business community. Home to one of the world’s top public universities (UC Berkeley) and the nation’s oldest federal research laboratory (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab), Berkeley institutions enable people with ideas to launch innovative companies, create high-quality jobs and generate technologies with a global impact.

Berkeley is also connected by BART and the Bay Bridge to San Francisco, and approximately an hour’s drive from Silicon Valley’s globally recognized technology hub. Additionally, the city has many connections to other parts of California and global destinations through its rail transportation networks and proximity to two international airports and the Port of Oakland.

Entrepreneurs with an independent spirit, progressive values, and a focus on quality find Berkeley to be a natural home.

Thinking about starting a business in Berkeley?

Read the City of Berkeley’s Business Resource Guide to chart your path forward.