About UC Merced Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Innovation is what makes a promise about the future. Entrepreneurship delivers on that promise. The Office of Business Development is UC Merced's lead organization for the UC systemwide Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) Initiative

We operate the UC Merced Venture Lab in partnership with the Center for Career and Professional Advancement. The Venture Lab brings together all the resources individuals need to start companies. If you are interested in membership, please visit the Venture Lab site to learn more.

Incubator/Accelerator Certification

We also provide certification for other UC Merced business incubators and accelerators. If you are interested in joining the entrepreneurial ecosystem at UC Merced, please contact us for more information.