Plugging into the UC Berkeley Startup Ecosystem

Startup Pipeline

Some startups roll out of campus, while others blast out. Understanding these two common trajectories for university startups will help you direct your efforts for plugging into the entrepreneurship pipeline.

Many early-stage investors, accelerators, service providers, and corporations want to know how to plug into UC Berkeley’s ecosystem of startup companies. The university encourages this interest and values the resulting connections. Accordingly, the campus has staff, web content, programs, and events that facilitate connecting with Berkeley startups.

Getting Started

Visit to get a lay of the startup landscape at Berkeley. The BEGIN website includes infographics, listings, and links to Berkeley accelerators, incubators, student groups, programs, resources, and events related to the startup scene on and around the campus. You can ask specific questions and request guidance through the BEGIN website concierge service.