UC Riverside launches innovation center for entrepreneurs

A new University of California, Riverside-driven effort launching Wednesday will help turn Inland Empire entrepreneurs’ and innovators’ ideas into reality.

The Entrepreneurial Proof of Concept and Innovation Center, or Riverside EPIC, will be a launch pad for entrepreneurs and startup companies, providing resources for training, mentors and connections to investors and partners. The official kickoff is 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Riverside County Administration Center at 4080 Lemon St. in Riverside.

UC Riverside Associate Vice Chancellor for Technology Partnerships Rosibel Ochoa said EPIC will house four pillars of business development: education, training, resources and access to seed capital.

“By the time you’re finished, you have a company, a prototype, an investor deck, a team and something you can pitch to investors,” Ochoa said. “EPIC will do all of these things.”

Read the full story at universityofcalifornia.edu.

Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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