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


Work Spaces in Berkeley

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Provide local innovators with information about resources and opportunities.

Host quality events & networks for Berkeley entrepreneurs.

Improve Berkeley’s image as a place for startups.

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

Match businesses with suitable office & wet lab space.

Align city policy to support local innovation and startup growth.

Increase the diversity of participants in the innovation sector.

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Celebration and Networking Event with Spring 2024 RePicture STEM Accelerator students

Join the Berkeley Startup Cluster and RePicture for an exciting showcase of innovative Berkeley-based science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) projects. This in-person networking event will feature presentations from local students who have been researching and publishing articles about real-world STEM projects in our community. Get ready to be inspired and engage with these visionary minds, ask insightful questions, and explore the Berkeley STEM landscape!

This event is free and open to all.

RSVP 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.

Berkeley Ventures, Berkeley Values 

The Berkeley Ventures, Berkeley Values (BV2) initiative works with Berkeley companies that want to actively engage in our community and are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

For more background, see the Give Back page of our website, read about the BV2 Pitch Competition in this Berkeleyside #Discovered in Berkeley article and follow BV2 on LinkedIn.