Resources for Faculty


FAQ and Guide for UCLA Entrepreneurs (PDF)

UCLA and OIP strongly support the formation of startup companies as one avenue for commercializing innovations and bringing breakthrough technologies to the market. What follows is a list of frequently asked questions to help entrepreneurs in the UCLA community get the process started.

OIP-ISR Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIRs) Program (PDF)

This program aims to connect UCLA technologies with industry executives, serial entrepreneurs, and the larger investor community

Drop-In Office Hours with Patent Attorneys

Business Plan Development & Investor Pitch Preparation

OIP-ISR New Ventures Group

  • Executive summary and business plan development
  • Investor slide deck preparation and pitch coaching
  • Contact Tom Lipkin

Institute for Technology Advancement

  • Investor pitch preparation
  • Executive summary and business plan development
  • Company formation
  • Finding staff
  • Contact Schaffer Grimm

UCLA Anderson School of Management

Several business plan development courses allow MBA student teams to conduct market analysis and business plan creation, all under the guidance of faculty (OIP-ISR can arrange introductions to relevant faculty).

  • Individual MBA student-consultant recruitment
  • Contact Angela Klein

Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

Business of Science Center (BSC) Venture Teams

  • Student-led technology assessment and business opportunity evaluation
  • Focusing on medical technologies

Technology Assessment Group

  • Educational training program for students in Engineering disciplines offered by the Technical Entrepreneurial Community
  • Perform early technology and business feasibility analysis

OIP-ISR Partnering Conference Programs

First Look LA

  • Annual investor showcase organized by the Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA)
  • Technology and startup presentations from local universities to investors from across the country
  • Upcoming events will be announced at the OIP-ISR News & Events Page


OIP-ISR New Ventures Group

Institute for Technology Advancement

UCLA Venture Capital Fund

  • Funding source for faculty and students at UCLA
  • To submit your company for review, contact Desirae Vanek, Assistant Director of Development for the VC Fund

UC Proof of Concept Program: Commercialization Gap Grants

Funds innovations and discoveries at the cusp of commercialization that require a final demonstration of their commercial viability

Funding Opportunities provided by UCLA Strategic Research Initiatives


University of California Center for Accelerated Innovation

  • UCCAI advances early-stage drugs, devices and diagnostics toward commercialization to benefit patients with heart, lung and blood diseases
  • Innovators receive pilot funds, mentorship and project-management support to develop their technologies

CNSI Technology Incubator

Open to any business based on UCLA IP that has a UCLA representative within the company or associated with the proposal

Represent LA

An interactive map of LA with startups, investors, and resources.

(310) Entrepreneurs

List of co-working spaces, accelerators, and incubators.

Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative


Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

A cleantech-focused business incubator in the Cleantech Corridor in downtown LA.


An environmental, energy, security and transportation business incubator located near the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Tech CEO Network

Local management talent.

Tech Coast Angels

Local angel investor network.

Life Science Angels

The premier angel investment group focused solely focused on healthcare investing, specifically, medical devices, molecular and other diagnostics, mHealth, and biotechnology.

Pasadena Angels

Devoted to helping forward-thinking innovators, creators and entrepreneurs with the mentorship and funding that fuels success.

Osage University Partners

Venture capital fund that invests exclusively in startups that are commercializing university research.


Online platform for startups.


Collection of resources.

Built In Los Angeles

Local online platform for startups.