CITRIS Foundry would like to invite our alumni, mentors, advisors, and supporters, as well as the broader CITRIS and UC Berkeley community to join us for this special launch event of the CITRIS Foundry Innovation Hub.
Hosted by our new Executive Director, Maher Hakim, we will share our vision for the future of deep tech innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of California, say thank you to the Foundry’s co-founders Alic and Peter as they move on to new exciting ventures, and enjoy a fireside chat with Christine Tsai, CEO of 500 Startups, Ravi Belani. Managing Director ofAlchemist Accelerator, and Brian Bartholomeusz, Executive Director of Innovation Transfer at Stanford University’s TomKat Center.
Dinner and refreshments will be provided. Following is the agenda of the event:
- 6:30PM – 7:30PM – Registration and Welcome Reception
- 7:30PM – 9:00PM – Main event including a keynote fireside chat with Christine Tsai (500 Startups), Ravi Belani (Alchemist Accelerator) and Brian Bartholomeusz (Stanford’s TomKat Center) on collaboration opportunities between univeristy’s innovation programs and private accelerators/incubators.
- 9:00PM – 9:30PM – Networking + Refreshments
About CITRIS Foundry: Based on the UC Berkeley campus, CITRIS Foundry is the University of California’s deep tech innovation hub. Since our founding in 2013, we have helped accelerate 48 startups who have moved on to raise over $100M in follow-up funding.
About Alchemist: Alchemist is a venture-backed accelerator dedicated to enterprise startups. The accelerator supports around 75 startups per year by providing seed investment and a structured path to traction, fundraising, mentorship, and community over the course of a six-month program.
About 500 Startups: 500 Startups is a global venture capital firm on a mission to discover and back the world’s most talented entrepreneurs, help them create successful companies at scale, and build thriving global ecosystems. Since its inception in 2010, 500 has invested in over 2,200 companies across 74 countries and is one of the most active seed stage investors in the world.
About TomKat Center: The TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy at Stanford University harnesses the skills and creativity of Stanford University’s leading science, technology, and policy experts to transform the world’s energy systems for a sustainable future.