Six Cal Teams @ Bay Area Summer Nationals

UC Berkeley & Berkeley-Haas were well-represented at National NSF I-Corps with a whopping six teams including, two female-founders (both MDs!)

Neurofit: led by Lida Kourita #EMBA16

Respira Labs: led by Launch: The University of California’s Startup Accelerator standout Maria Alexandra Artunduaga with Industry Mentor Cathy Schwallie Farmer from Skydeck Berkeley

Coreshell Technologies: UCB alums

Heliobiosys: UCB alums

Vidi: led by Big Ideas Contest Finalist Federico Alvarez del Blanco (MBA 18) with two UCSF students (also mentored by Cathy Farmer)

S2E Scientific: faculty-led team from the Coates Lab/Energy Biosciences Institute

Bonus shoutout to Project Lightning (attending the Austin cohort), led by Yun Rhie (MBA 16) and Berkeley Lab Team Timiras (3D Bioprinting) at the Austin cohort.

We will be channeling our inner Bears to be “relentlessly direct” for the next 6 weeks. Teams will use their $25-50k grants to secure 100+ customer discovery interviews in the quest for product-market fit.