The House Residency
The House Residency is an accelerator program built to provide Berkeley students, faculty, and alumni with what they need, when they need it, to turn a startup into a scaleable, venture backable business. We offer investment (up to $120k) to all companies that join the program and work with our companies to raise their seed and Series A rounds of financing to prepare them for growth.
We’ll work with you to map out your next big milestones and build a personalized pathway of resources to get you there – including help raising your seed or Series A round, closing the first few contracts or on-boarding the first few thousand users, bringing in experienced founders as CEO mentors, providing dedicated office space at The House, offering a host of free resources to reduce the cost of running your business, and opening up access to The House’s network of founders, executives, talent, and investors.
We’ve built a program that is flexible and adapts to the needs of each startup that we support. So you won’t find one-size-fits-all concepts like cohorts, group deadlines, and demo days within The House Residency. Instead, you’ll find a more flexible, personalized accelerator program that focuses on the needs and timelines of each individual company.
“The House has been able to provide me and Indoor Reality with game-changing support in building the foundations for this new business.”
“As a Professor of EECS at UC Berkeley, I knew when we decided to found SumUp Analytics that we had some very exciting technology. The House Residency played a critical role in helping us create focus in the product, raise funding, connect with customers, and a community of Berkeley’s best founders. I couldn’t imagine building this business without The House’s deep network, insights, and hands-on support.”
“The House Residency was a major inflection point in building Wildfire. Immediately upon joining, the power of The House’s brand and network gave us a huge boost forward. And when it came to fundraising, product development, and user acquisition, they were side-by-side with us making key decisions to take the Wildfire to the next level.”
“When we decided to start Unite Genomics, my Co-Founder – Professor Anthony Joseph – and I left our lab on campus and came straight to The House Residency. We work in a space surrounded by brilliant founders and have access to a constant stream of relevant investors and corporate executives. There’s no better network or community that we’d want to work within.”
“Serial founders have many choices in starting their next company. The House has drawn an extremely high-caliber group of entrepreneurs: folks who’ve built successful companies from the earliest stages. The House Residency provides a powerful network of Berkeley founders willing to go the distance together.”
Cameron BaradarFounder & Managing Director
Folake DosuMarketing & Communications
Keyan SarrafzadehHead of Business Development
Christine CheungOperations Manager
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