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UC Berkeley is one of world's greatest research universities. QB3, UC's hub for life science entrepreneurship, pioneered incubators & venture funds in a university setting. Berkeley and QB3 have combined forces to launch Bakar Labs, a life science-focused incubator for startups developing innovative technologies to benefit society.

Vision

Bakar Labs, part of the Bakar BioEnginuity Hub at UC Berkeley, makes it possible for the world’s brightest minds to solve the world’s most important challenges by launching new innovative technologies with lean, fast-moving operations.

How it Works

Residents

At Bakar Labs everything’s about the entrepreneurs. We rent specialized lab space and facilities to life science startups. Bakar Labs can host up to 50 companies, an incredible density of resident innovators all working to change the world. Contact us if you’re interested in leasing space. There are no deadlines; we operate on a rolling basis.

Investors

In life science no startup gets far without investment, and none succeed without the guidance of investors who know the game and genuinely want to help the founders. If you’re such an investor, we want to connect with you. Benefits: access to dealflow through our events and competitive programs (details in development).

Industry Partnerships

Are you looking to access innovation or partner with startups to help them grow? Bakar Labs can help you connect. We’re interested in building mutually beneficial relationships with industry to speed development of vital new technologies. Contact us to learn about our Founding Affiliate, Golden Ticket Partner, and Resource Partner programs.

The Bakar Labs Team

Director, Bakar BioEnginuity Hub & Bakar Labs
Bakar Labs managing director Gino Segre
Managing Director, Bakar Labs
Karen Boezi
Co-Managing Director, Executive Mentorship
Mimi Hancock
Co-Managing Director, Executive Mentorship
Minji Huang
Business Operations Assistant
Headshot of Riley Hummel
Project Analyst, QB3 & Bakar Labs
Susan Jenkins
Managing Director, Bakar BioEnginuity Hub
Headshot photo of Regis Kelly
Director of Public Outreach, Bakar Labs
Yi Liu
Lab Operations Consultant
Jill Small
Lab Operations Associate
Adrian Miu
Business Operations Manager
Communications & Marketing Director, QB3 & Bakar Labs
Thom Opal headshot
Laboratory and Facility Safety Specialist
Laboratory Operations Assistant
Felisa Wolfe-Simon looking into the HPLC
Laboratory Operations Manager

Join Us

When it comes to helping innovators, who we bring together sets us apart. We’re looking to partner with industry, investors, and service providers who want to make a difference. Drop us a line.

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