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HOW IT WORKS
Start by setting up a meeting with an EPIC SBDC mentor. They will evaluate your idea and work with you to map out a plan that may include pitch deck creation, go-to-market strategy, financials, and advice on raising capital. The EPIC SBDC mentor provides access to both the technical expertise of a large research university as well as the business expertise of UCR’s Entrepreneurs In Residence, giving Inland Empire businesses a competitive advantage.
+ Strategic Planning
+ Intellectual Property
clients have access to:
+ Workforce development service coordination
+ Entitlement & Permitting Assistance
+ Demographic & Market Analysis Data
+ International Trade Assistance
+ Small business assistance from strategic partners
+ Business financing programs
+ Arts and Tourism Information
EPIC SBDC will provide Startups for Innovators (SFI) workshops in the Inland Empire. Based on the NSF I-Corps lean launchpad methodology, the SFI workshops will help clients with customer discovery and determine product market fit. Additionally, topic-specific workshops and trainings will be provided at the Riverside Business Center and the and partner locations around the region.
SBIR Resource Center
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) proposal submission support
+ Developing winning proposals
+ Partnership identification for small businesses or faculty
+ Assistance from experienced SBIR/STTR professionalsFor
For more information about the SBIR Resource Center, please visit sbir.ucr.edu