Who we are

The UC Merced Venture Lab partners with students, faculty members and community members to leverage the strengths of the university to create new businesses and new opportunities.

Entrepreneuers can gather at the Venture Lab to encourage innovation and best business practices. In this environment, we provide the opportunity to expand the visibility of your ideas and technology while building up relationships with key partners.

What We Do

We work with founders to develop and market-test their value propositions and discover their customers. We provide access to relevant mentors and advisors, and create personalized education and development plans. We connect budding companies with the legal assistance and intellectual property rights they need to launch their ventures.

Entrepreneurs also receive assistance with developing and expanding their business models, and understanding when and how to finance business creation and growth. Above all, the UC Merced Venture Lab is about creating teams that can achieve success in doing what has never been done before.