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 Visionary Awards

Monday, Sept 16, 2019 | 5:00 – 7:30 PM
Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse // 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704

The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce created the Visionary Awards in 2013 to celebrate people with the imagination and persistence to innovate in the city of Berkeley. Join the Chamber, City of Berkeley, UC Berkeley, and the Berkeley Lab to celebrate the 2019 winners.

Learn more and get your tickets here.

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.