at 2220 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, 94720 United States
LAUNCH is the University of California’s leading accelerator focused on transforming promising startups into scalable businesses.
LAUNCH is the University of California’s leading accelerator focused on transforming promising startups into scalable businesses. The program is focused on accelerating companies with the potential to solve our major challenges and unmet customer needs by preparing them for funding, incubation, or independent, sustainable growth. The program utilizes the immense resources of the University of California system and the proven Lean Launchpad Curriculum to deliver a transformative experience for startups. Notable alumni businesses and entrepreneurs are TubeMogul (Nasdaq: TUBE, $420 mm market cap), World of Good (acquired by eBay), and Revolution Foods. To apply to LAUNCH, companies must have a working prototype that demonstrates their business’s viability, and a UC student, faculty or alumni on their team. Harness the best of the University of California. Leverage the Lean Launchpad. Get funded.
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Congrats to our friends at Launch: The University of California's Startup Accelerator for a successful competition, and to GSVC's Dost!
DEMO DAY IS HERE!!! Thank you to everyone who has helped support the now sold-out 2016 LAUNCH Demo Day. We are looking forward to a great event today featuring 19 amazing startups pitching to top VCs for $85K in cash and prizes. We are also fortunate enough to have two very special keynotes from LAUNCH alumni Brett Wilson, TubeMogul CEO, and Nick Sturiale, Managing Partner at Ignition Partners. Join us at 4:30 in the Haas courtyard and Bank of America Forum for the BEA & LAUNCH Startup Expo to meet and mingle with startups from across the Berkeley entrepreneurship ecosystem. There will be limited tickets for Demo Day available at the expo so come early!
Excited for Demo Day, hosted by our friends at Launch: The University of California's Startup Accelerator!
Congrats to LiftEd and Dost! Today's Big Ideas Finalists - LiftEd: 2nd Place Campus & Community Impact! Dost: 1st Place Global Impact!
Our Welcome Happy Hour is less than 24hrs away! We are so excited to have all the teams meet each other! Thank You WeWork for hosting. #WeWorkBerk
Tickets are now available for the 18th Annual LAUNCH Startup Accelerator Demo Day and Startup Expo. We have assembled 23 promising startups across a variety of industries including health, food, education, and big data drawn from six University of California campuses. Join us to watch these exciting teams pitch to top venture capital firms and leading entrepreneurs with prize money awarded to winning teams. A limited amount of discounted early bird tickets are available so get yours today!
Please join us for Skydeck Berkeley 'Founding Females' celebrating Women Entrepreneurs & Investors, April 7 from 6 - 8 pm, FREE & open to the public - please share among your networks, thank you!
Another exciting article about Dost's Sneha Sheth (Haas MBA ’16) and Sindhuja Jeyabal (I-School ‘16) making it to the GSVC Finals in Asia!
Interested in the future of AI? Read this article about the incredible things our Cohort 2016 team Koniku is developing. Simply astonishing.
Such a great article about one of our incredible 2016 teams, uCella, and their recent funding! So Proud!!
Happy 1st Birthday to our amazing sponsor WeWork in Berkeley! Thank you for helping the entrepreneurs in this great city! #WeWorkBerk
Exciting News! Our Cohort 2016 Team, Qidza, will be pitching Feb 24th at PitchForce! Find out more about the event and to purchase tickets here.
Congrats to our Cohort 2016 Team, LiftEd, being named a semifinalist for the #CAPCON16 $10k Pitch Competition. Such exciting news! Go support them on Feb 25th at the Kaiser Center Auditorium in Oakland. More details on the link below. CONGRATS!
Here is a great article written about some of the amazing teams that have been a part of LAUNCH, past and present. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your startup journey.
Looking back at our Bootcamp, we are so lucky to have such a wonderful Cohort for 2016! Fun, Teamwork & Collaboration!
From our 2015 Cohort, Lioness is now live on Indiegogo! Check them out! #womenshealth #womensempowerment
Global venture capital funding jumps to $128 billion, at a 5-year high » http://goo.gl/xLc5m8
Bay Area Event - April 28 at UC Berkeley: Get your Early Bird Tickets for the 18th Annual Launch: The University of California's Startup Accelerator Demo Day by Sunday 4/24. Come see 21 promising startups across a variety of industries including health, food, education, and big data drawn from six University of California campuses pitch to top venture capital firms and leading entrepreneurs. Join us early for the Startup Expo co-hosted by LAUNCH and BEA for an opportunity to meet and mingle with 30+ top startups from across UC Berkeley. Tickets and Information: http://launch.berkeley.edu/event/
LAUNCH Teams and Fans! Our sponsor Fiverr has been generous enough to give you a 20% off any first gig purchase!!! Promocode: Fiverr4Launch. Go to go.fiverr.com/LAUNCH to take advantage of the offer!
Here is an amazing article written about one of our 2016 Members UCella - Smart Package Delivery Portal. Congrats on the investment!
Our LAUNCH family has grown! Learn more about our 2016 Cohort by clicking on the link below.
Ranked #2! We couldn't be more proud about being one of the programs run by the Lester Center at U.C. Berkeley!
If you have a talented team, a working prototype, and a big vision, LAUNCH can help you turn your idea into a company.
We’ve done it before — over 200 times , in fact — and our resources are at your disposal.
We will guide you through the world-class Lean Launchpad curriculum; we’ll introduce you to venture capitalists and angel investors; we’ll give you an industry- or technology-veteran mentor; and we’ll connect you with the other 75 founders in your cohort plus all of our successful alumni.
Applications for the 2020 Launch Class will open in October 2019.
LAUNCH has helped hundreds of successful entrepreneurs start companies that are changing the world.
LAUNCH is run by UC Berkeley MBA students, undergrads, and a host of successful advisory entrepreneurs and investors.