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Since 2018, SBDC @ UCI Applied Innovation has assisted its clients in obtaining more than $23 million in debt and equity capital.
16 + Industries served including: Advertising Technology, Business Productivity, Education Technology, Sports Technology, and more!
The center hosts several VC and Angel investors onsite, as well as partners and industry professionals who work closely with our clients.
We offer access to a team of experienced consultants that take a hands-on approach in providing highly-tailored, relationship-focused solutions to the business growth challenges and opportunities of their clients. The Center is especially focused on fundraising assistance, taking advantage of the wealth of resources and relationships cultivated throughout the Cove @ UCI and the surrounding community.
The focus of SBDC @ UCI Applied Innovation is on high-technology, high-growth, scalable ventures from Orange County and the UCI ecosystem, including life science, med-tech, and med-device.
About UCI Applied Innovation
UCI Applied Innovation brings campus-based inventions and entrepreneurship together with Orange County’s vibrant business community to support job creation and economic growth. UCI Applied Innovation facilitates connections between UCI and industry, including: entrepreneurs seeking access to university inventions and talent, large corporations looking to tap the school’s research capabilities, and investors wanting to financially support promising new companies. Additionally, UCI Applied Innovation is working to cultivate an “innovation district” in the heart of Orange County, producing more start-ups, more scale-ups, and, ultimately, a world-class entrepreneurial ecosystem. The SBDC @UCI’s Applied Innovation became an SBDC host in January 2018. For more information visit: innovation.uci.edu/programs/sbdc/
What’s The Cove?
To accelerate collaboration by better connecting innovation partners in Orange County, UCI Applied Innovation created the Cove, 46,000 square feet of state-of-the-art technological facilities and office space. The SBDC @ UCI Applied Innovation is located at the Cove in UCI’s University Research Park. More info: innovation.uci.edu/the-cove or for information above The Cove’s ecosystem visit: innovation.uci.edu/the-cove/ecosystem