UCLA Technology Development Group (TDG) is committed to fostering the success of UCLA startups by providing UCLA entrepreneurs with the tools they need to found and grow prosperous companies. Modeled after QB3’s program supporting UCB, UCSF, and UCSC, UCLA Startup in a Box (SIAB) was created to lower barriers for UCLA entrepreneurs, providing warm introductions to pre-vetted partners across a multitude of service areas.
Startup In A Box is available to UCLA faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students, including those from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and the UCLA School of Law. Outside entrepreneurs licensing intellectual property from the University are also eligible to apply.
How to Apply
Complete and submit the SIAB application
Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Service Partnerships Include:
The following law firms have experience working with UCLA Startup in a Box participants on matters including: incorporation / entity formation, standard legal documents (NDAs, employment agreements, etc), licensing negotiations and assistance with a pre-funding cap-table. Though companies are not obligated to continue to use their services after incorporation, UCLA TDG hopes that your company will naturally want to continue the relationship
- Fenwick & West
- Kilpatrick Townsend
- Perkins Coie
- Reed Smith
- Stradling Attorneys at Law
- Stubbs Alderton & Markiles LLP
- Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
The following law firms have experience working with UCLA Startup in a Box participants on matters including: incorporation / entity formation, standard legal documents (NDAs, employment agreements, etc), licensing negotiations and assistance with a pre-funding cap-table. Though companies are not obligated to continue to use their services after incorporation, UCLA TDG hopes that your company will naturally want to continue the relationship.
- Silicon Valley Bank
- Square 1 Bank
Early Growth Financial Services
Early Growth Financial Services offers low-cost, fixed price professional accounting services for early-stage companies through the JumpStart program. Beyond accounting services, they also provide access to a CFO, financial modeling and tax services.
KPMG Spark provides a platform designed to help founders, CEOs and leadership teams establish an accounting foundation that will scale-up as their business grows allowing them to make informed decisions and reach better outcomes faster. Combining the latest technology and a real-life team of accountants, we bring all of your tax accounting into one single platform online, all without the hourly fees and long-term contracts of traditional accountants and CPA firms.
Moss Adams can guide very early stage companies with complimentary consultations regarding accounting systems, payroll set-up, tax filings and planning for SBIR and other grants compliance. As your organization grows, they can also provide bookkeeping, financial reporting and tax services at fixed fees that are appropriate for the stage of your company at that time.
Startup in a Box offers connections to insurance providers who can help with a range of insurance needs. These firms can specifically help with the insurance requirements in your license agreements with TDG.
TriNet has engaged in a partnership with UCLA to provide Startup in a Box participants access to discounted rates to HR services. TriNet offers startups a range of services including medical and dental benefits, payroll processing and more.
CBRE is the world’s leading commercial real estate services firm. CBRE can help your company find the right real estate solutions as you grow from seed stage to IPO and beyond. CBRE’s Life Science Group has represented companies like Kite Pharma, Cougar Biotechnology, Amgen, Neural Analytics, Pfizer, Trethera and more.
Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services provides startups with low cost, easy to use infrastructure needed to scale and grow any size business. AWS Activate is a program designed to provide startups with resources they need to get started on AWS. Join some of the fastest-growing startups in the world and build your business using AWS!
The Bruin Group
The Bruin Group is an organization of UCLA undergraduate student-consultants working to provide quality advisory services for our clients. We work closely with startups from a variety of industries, ranging from tech to healthcare to fashion, providing innovative and effective solutions
UCLA Health Roundtable
UCLA Health’s mission is to deliver leading-edge patient care, research, and education. Our Vision is to heal humankind, one patient at a time, by improving health, alleviating suffering, and delivering acts of kindness. As part of our greater innovation effort to support cutting-edge technologies to reach the market place and have an impact of patient’s lives, UCLA Health is pleased to offer mentoring appointments to select UCLA affiliated start-ups on their most pressing questions to better help them navigate health system / academic medical centers. This process is through Startup in a Box, which will personalize a mentorship consult for the UCLA-affiliated start-up. Possible topics may include questions regarding collaboration, policy, coverage analysis, value analysis, IS, purchasing or others as needed.
UCLA Startup in a Box participants will be permitted to register for QB3’s SBIR / STTR Workshop for a $250 fee. This program includes working sessions and filing clinics, all of which can be accessed remotely via web conference.
If you have or are interested in obtaining Federal Funding for your small business, understanding and preparing your accounting for recordkeeping and reporting are imperative.
Realizing that every small business, SBIR awardee or not, generates a wealth of information, this event will help pre-award and awardees see beyond the numbers and shed light on useful data to provide guidance in making effective business decisions ranging from general strategy to development initiatives
No endorsement, recommendation, referral, or favoring of any third party products or services is expressed or implied by any reference, information, hyperlink text, product, service, material or content referred to or included on, or linked from or to UCLA Technology Development Group (TDG) website or UCLA’s web site. While all attempts are made to insure the correctness and suitability of information under our control and to correct any errors brought to our attention, no representation or guarantee can be made as to the correctness or suitability of that information or any linked information presented, referenced, or implied. All information should be independently verified. In no event shall TDG or UCLA be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services available on or through any such third party site or resource.
UCLA Entrepreneur Resources
Please find this complied list of entrepreneur groups and resources throughout UCLA available to students, staff and alumni. Visit each site for program details and support specifics.
- Alliance For SoCal Innovation
- Biotech Connection Los Angeles
- Blackstone Launchpad
- Bruin Entrepreneurs
- Bruin Medical Entrepreneurs
- California Nanosystems Institute
- Easton Technology Leadership Program
- Entrepreneur Association
- Healthcare Business Association
- Institute for Technology Advancement
- Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law & Policy
- Net Impact UCLA
- Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
- Startup UCLA
- TEC Bruin
- UCLA Business of Science Center
- UCLA Technology Development Group
- UCLA Ventures