LAUNCH is Berkeley’s leading accelerator, designed to transform early stage startups into fundable companies. In the fall, our judges select the 20-25 hottest startups in the UC system. Teams are paired with serial-entrepreneur mentors and led through a rigorous curriculum by the acclaimed UC Berkeley Faculty. The three month long accelerator phase is designed to help UC startups grow quickly. We help companies build out their teams, protect IP, connect with industry experts, get minimum viable products into customers’ hands, prove their scalable business model, pitch to investors, and become fundable.