Being a part of a changemaker, rule-breaker campus like UC San Diego means students, faculty and staff skillfully find solutions to complex problems, create innovative ideas that can improve lives and build novel business concepts that can disrupt the conventional way of doing things. But solutions and ideas need guidance to grow into viable companies or else entrepreneurs risk failing before their companies have even launched. It can be difficult to navigate the complexities of the business world and dangerous to go into alone. What’s a fledgling startup to do?
In order to better support Triton entrepreneurs—no matter what stage of development their startups are in—the Office of Innovation and Commercialization created the Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) program to nurture the startup mentality and shed light on the unique issues entrepreneurs face.