UC Berkeley founders can access core incorporation services through campus partnerships with leading law firms specializing in startups. Through IPIRA's partnerships with legal service providers, startups can consult at no charge with lawyers experienced in launching companies based on technologies developed at universities. QB3 and Berkeley Law offer additional opportunities, with connections to different law firms, educational workshops, and more.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton will provide to eligible startups associated with UC Berkeley a set package of core incorporation services at no charge, consisting of:
Startup@BerkeleyLaw is Berkeley Law's institute for entrepreneurship, venture capital, and the law. The program supports law students interested in the law surrounding entrepreneurship and provides legal education and services to the Berkeley startup community. These services include workshops for founders, pro bono office hours, and various corporate legal offerings.
QB3's Startup in a Box program gives founders everything they need to create a well-structured company and ensure the company is ready to succeed. Services provided to members of QB3's Startup in a Box program (which costs $250) include:
Startup in a Box companies are responsible for associated filing fees and other state-imposed charges. Though companies are not obligated to continue to use the services of participating firms after incorporation, we hope that your company will naturally want to continue the relationship.
Gunderson Dettmer can provide qualifying startups associated with UC Berkeley a set package of core incorporation services at no charge, consisting of the below legal services.
Incorporation as a Delaware corporation and related startup documents, for example:
Cost for Services: $0, plus out-of-pocket costs (including any applicable state filing fees), subject to (i) the use of the Firm’s standard forms with customary terms, and (ii) no negotiation of such documents by one or more founders, stockholders, or employees. Fees for the Firm’s time spent on the negotiation of such documents or other formation documents will be billed as incurred.