Frequently asked questions
What is the address of the main entrance to Bakar Labs?
Our lobby and front desk is at 2630 Bancroft Way, Berkeley CA 94720.
How much does it cost?
A lab bench(6ft) is $1,600/month. An office workstation is $600/month. Membership is $100 per person/month. Additional services such as autoclave/glass wash and cold storage are available. No extra charge for the vibrant setting, extraordinary programming, and amazing community of startups. Bakar Labs is an exceptional value.
What is your capacity?
We have about 200 lab benches, and a similar amount of office seating. At this time, we’re reviewing teams that have a need for both lab and office space.
How much space can I rent?
Our lab space is rented by the 6-foot bench (1-2 people). Startups can start with what they need and add more benches as they grow.
Do you have private labs?
We have a limited number of ~250 square-foot rooms that hold 4-6 benches.
Do we have to be affiliated with UC Berkeley?
We take tenants from anywhere. You do not have to be a UC Berkeley spinout, or affiliated with the University of California, or have any university affiliation.
Are you open to companies from outside the USA?
Yes, although in order to have full-time employees working in our space, you will likely need to incorporate a US subsidiary of your business, and obtain work visas. In this case we recommend that you contact an immigration lawyer. For companies that have been accepted to Bakar Labs, we can connect you to corporate and immigration law firms in the Bay Area.
Do you have BSL-2 space?
All our lab space is BSL-2.
Do you have fume hoods? What about tissue culture hoods?
Yes and yes, we have lots. We’re very well equipped to support most molecular and cell biology research.
Do you take equity in your tenants?
No. However, companies selected for our precommercial program may be eligible for proof-of-concept funding. Being a tenant at Bakar Labs gives you great exposure to investors, who attend our public events.
What if I haven’t raised money yet?
No problem. Companies can apply for space, even before they raise capital. QB3 provides startup advisory services that include grantwriting support and, for selected founders, mentorship on fundraising strategy.
I’d like to let someone else know about Bakar Labs. Do you have a one-pager I can forward to them?
Sure. Grab our flyer here.
I have more questions. And how do I apply?
We’re best positioned to help companies that are focused on creating solutions that have the potential to significantly improve human health or sustainability. Please contact us for an introductory call to answer your questions. The next step is to fill out our application from the link we will provide you. Based on the strength of your application we’ll schedule a date to pitch our selection and recruitment committee. Invitations are sent out within about a week.
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