Coreshell Technologies Raises $4M

National NSF I-Corps team Coreshell Technologies recently announced raising $4M for their lithium-ion battery coating. After completing National I-Corps as a community-track team (Summer '18), the company obtained a Phase I NSF SBIR grant. Since then, they've continued to refine their technology to align with the needs uncovered during customer discovery: reduced cost with added … Continue reading Coreshell Technologies Raises $4M

Bay Area Node: Celebrating 80 National Teams

So much to celebrate with our first 80 National I-Corps teams! Founders with fundamental tech innovations from UC Berkeley, Berkeley Haas, UC Santa Cruz and Stanford shared their journeys to, through and beyond the 7 week/100 interviews/$50k National program. See the recording here. Password: C5m09#5A Several founders shared their original two minute Lessons Learned videos … Continue reading Bay Area Node: Celebrating 80 National Teams

July I-Corps @ UC Berkeley: Wrap Up

Another strong cohort this month with teams from across the Bay Area (UC Berkeley, UCSF, Stanford, SFSU) and beyond, including UNR, Harvard Medical School and three Yale-affiliated teams! One standout team that's well poised for Nationals is KovaDx. The team was also recently award a summer-long Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars Fellowship.  KovaDx is developing … Continue reading July I-Corps @ UC Berkeley: Wrap Up

July I-Corps @ UC Davis: AgTech Rules

The Bay Area Node took the show on the road...metaphorically speaking, to train sixteen UC Davis teams in a special edition of NSF I-Corps! Technologies ranged from machine vision for seed sorting to a specially-engineered supplement mitigating methane emissions from cows.  Teams ranged from a Chemistry professor working with tea plants to grad students developing … Continue reading July I-Corps @ UC Davis: AgTech Rules

#FemaleFounderFriday: Dr. Maria Keeps Crushing It

When Maria Artunduaga, MD was an MTM student at Cal, she teamed up with EWMBA students for Berkeley Haas' Lean LaunchPad class. Respira Labs' solution for monitoring lung function in COPD patients was Steve Blank's favorite team...and that was just the beginning.  Respira went on to seize every opportunity, including UC LAUNCH Accelerator & NSF … Continue reading #FemaleFounderFriday: Dr. Maria Keeps Crushing It

NSF + NIH = Student Win

The Biodesign Immersion Experience (BIE) is an NIH-sponsored 8-week summer program focusing on the critical aspect of translating bioengineering innovations from the lab out into the world. Fellows include top UC Berkeley undergraduate/graduate students and clinical clients from UCSF. Leading the program is Amy Herr--rock star UC Berkeley BioE professor and entrepreneur (Zephyrus Biosciences, the … Continue reading NSF + NIH = Student Win

#FemaleFounderFriday: The Value of Persistence

This #FemaleFounderFriday, we celebrate UC Berkeley BioE alum Charvi Shetty and the value of persistence! 😍 Aluna (formerly Knox Medical Diagnostics) was one of our early UC LAUNCH Accelerator teams and has been steadily building through multiple grants (NSF SBIR/STTR) and other accelerators (CITRIS Foundry, IndieBio, Plug&Play, QB3, MassChallenge). The company's device received FDA approval … Continue reading #FemaleFounderFriday: The Value of Persistence