Description: Free Ventures is UC Berkeley’s leading pre-seed startup incubator, crafting highly individualized paths for founders across industries and academic backgrounds in a 3-month program. As the university’s only nonprofit program run by students, for students, we aren’t pressed for returns or exits. Instead, we spend our full time cultivating relationships with top undergraduate and graduate student groups, and curate a support network of top venture capitalists, resource partners, founders, and thought leaders from the Valley for our portfolio. In doing so, we make entrepreneurship accessible to Berkeley students of all backgrounds by empowering them with the support to innovate and build.We have helped our 53 alumni teams raise over $30 million from top firms such as Y Combinator, Greylock, KPCB, and Accel. Collectively they’ve gone on to tackle problems in neuroscience, drones, IoT, VR, AI, real estate, bioengineering, FinTech, and renewable energy, to name a few.Visit to learn more and follow us on Twitter @freeventures.

Industry: VC/PE


Company size: 1-10 employees

XRD rank: 1374928

Headquarter: Berkeley, California

Ownership: Not for Profit

Founded year: 2013

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Location: Berkeley, California, US