Partners

Free Ventures partners with sponsors who add value and experience to our program. Our partners not only serve the Free Ventures program but the Cal entrepreneurship community as a whole.


Campus Affiliates

UC Berkeley's Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology offers co-working space for teams in the Free Ventures program in Downtown Berkeley.

UC Berkeley's Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology offers co-working space for teams in the Free Ventures program in Downtown Berkeley.

The Foundry@CITRIS is a technology incubator based at UC Berkeley that helps entrepreneurs build companies at the intersection of hardware, software, and services. The Foundry provides access to design, manufacturing, and business tools for teams.

The Foundry@CITRIS is a technology incubator based at UC Berkeley that helps entrepreneurs build companies at the intersection of hardware, software, and services. The Foundry provides access to design, manufacturing, and business tools for teams.

SkyDeck, a joint venture of UC Berkeley's College of Engineering, Haas School of Business, and the Vice Chancellor for Research's Office, offers an automatic interview with our Demo Day winner.

SkyDeck, a joint venture of UC Berkeley's College of Engineering, Haas School of Business, and the Vice Chancellor for Research's Office, offers an automatic interview with our Demo Day winner.

  The UC Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) creates IT solutions for many of our most pressing social, environmental, and health care problems

 

The UC Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) creates IT solutions for many of our most pressing social, environmental, and health care problems

The Cal Design Lab provides the Free Ventures Program with space to operate the program, run mentor session and lab session.

The Cal Design Lab provides the Free Ventures Program with space to operate the program, run mentor session and lab session.

The Bay Area Kairos Society chapter brings together top student entrepreneurs and leaders from a variety of disciplines to help them accelerate their entrepreneurship and optimize for impact.

The Bay Area Kairos Society chapter brings together top student entrepreneurs and leaders from a variety of disciplines to help them accelerate their entrepreneurship and optimize for impact.

Innovative Design, a student-led organization of designers, photographers, web developers, and videographers at Cal, provides logo design services for our teams. 

Innovative Design, a student-led organization of designers, photographers, web developers, and videographers at Cal, provides logo design services for our teams. 

  Alumni of Sigma Eta Pi, Cal's entrepreneurship fraternity, provide mentorship and guidance for teams throughout the program.  

 

Alumni of Sigma Eta Pi, Cal's entrepreneurship fraternity, provide mentorship and guidance for teams throughout the program.

 

Big Ideas@Berkeley is a platform for students to receive funding and validation for their ideas. Free Ventures was a Big Ideas finalist in 2013.

Big Ideas@Berkeley is a platform for students to receive funding and validation for their ideas. Free Ventures was a Big Ideas finalist in 2013.


Looking To Get Involved?

Free Ventures is a non-profit organization run by Cal students, for Cal students. With that said, we rely upon the support of alumni, entrepreneurs, investors, and Bay Area firms for resources and mentorship for our teams. If you support our mission and would like to contribute towards helping Cal student entrepreneurs, we would welcome your involvement.

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