2013 Highlights


Innovative projects helping to strengthen the economy in San Francisco





QB3 is a cooperative effort among private industry and more than 220 scientists at UCSF, UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz. One of four technology institutes created in 2000 by former California Governor Gray Davis, QB3 has a joint mission of supporting science, driving the California economy and transforming scientific research into public good. Fundamental to the latter two missions are QB3’s efforts to commercialize University of California science by creating mutually beneficial partnerships with industry and supporting innovative entrepreneurs. The effort has led to 54 bioscience startup companies currently in QB3’s incubator network. QB3 also operates Mission Bay Capital, an $11.3M seed-stage venture capital fund designed to support UC startups. Please visit www.qb3.org.

La Cocina

La Cocina is a groundbreaking business incubator designed to reduce the obstacles that often prevent low- income food entrepreneurs from creating successful and sustainable small businesses. By providing afford- able, shared, commercial kitchen space, an array of industry-specific technical assistance and services, and access to market opportunities and access to market opportunities, La Cocina works with low-income women and immigrant entrepreneurs as they launch, grow, and formalize successful food businesses. The organiza- tion’rsquo;s vision is that program participants become economically self-sufficient and contribute to a vibrant and diverse economy doing what they love to do.

Rock Health

Rock Health is powering the future of the digital health ecosystem, bringing together the brightest minds in health and technology to build better solutions. We support digital health entrepreneurs through a startup accelerator, public events, and open-source research. Our startup accelerator program provides strategic and operational support, mentorship, office space, an elective $100,000 convertible note from the Rock Health Fund, and access to a top-tier network of partners, academic medical centers, and clinicians.

Mayor’s Online Resource for Business Startups

San Francisco Office of Small Business: License 123