Upcoming Events

Non-Dilutive Funding for Your Startup!
Date: September 28th, 2016
Location: Genomics Auditorium Room 1102A, UCR
Learn all about SBIR and other Federal Grant Programs

Free Seminar Including:
• Best Practices to Win
• Forming Industry Partnerships
• Agency-Specific Decision Making Process
• What’s Important: Reviewer Criteria
• A Grant Winner’s Experience/Insight Gained

Martin Kleckner has more than 25 years in senior level operations, general management, marketing and business development experience. He works with companies on corporate planning, strategy, commercialization, and public policy throughout Europe, Asia & the Americas. He is currently serving as Adjunct Faculty member for the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps™ In the last 18 months, his start-ups (portfolio clients) have won 8 SBIRs. 

Plus A Panel of Experts to Answer Your Questions!

Program: Time: 5:30pm
Refreshments and Networking 6:00pm
Speaker-Martin Kleckner 6:45pm
Expert Panel and Q&A 7:30 pm

Register to attend by email - judy.swineford at ucr.edu

Save the Date!

Riverside County Proof of Concept Center Launch and First Annual Technology Showcase

When: October 26th 3 pm to 6 pm
Where: Riverside County Business Center 4080 Lemon St 1st Floor
What: Cool Stuff

This will signify one of the most significant events in in Riverside's startup/entrepreneur community! Join UCR and the County of Riverside as we unveil new resources and technologies for the local region. There will be speakers, food, drink and plenty to talk about at this groundbreaking event.

You won't want to miss this, so get on board early and put this date in your calendar. We will be sending more information and registration details soon.

Don't forget - every week -

1 Million Cups Riverside! Wed 8:30 am


Come to our weekly 1 Million Cups Riverside event every Wed morning from 9 am to 10 am. at Back to the Grind in downtown Riverside! Doors open and the coffee starts flowing at 8:30 am.

Two companies come in and tell us what they are up to, and our startup community figures out how we can all pitch in and get them to the next level. This is a great way to spend a Wednesday morning, meeting new friends and fellow entrepreneurs while helping other startups come up with new strategies and resources.

If you haven't been to Back to the Grind yet, you have been missing out! It's a great eclectic coffeehouse located at 3575 University Avenue. The picture is of the downstairs area where we will be holding our events. Pick up a cup of free coffee upstairs, courtesy of Darren and Back to the Grind, then come downstairs to join the fun. Every week is a new experience! Click here to let us know you are coming, or you can apply to present at our next 1MC event.


Every week we get together to brainstorm, share war stories, talk about exciting ideas - you name it! This is a totally unstructured Kasual Koffee event that is designed to not be designed. Meet new people, get feedback on your ideas or share your opinions on others' ideas - whatever you want.

One thing we guarantee - there will be other entrepreneurs and inventors, free coffee, and time to unwind and let your mind go wild.

Everyone is invited to join us every Saturday morning from 9 am to noon. We'll have the coffee, you bring your stories and enthusiasm! We are at the Murrieta Innovation Center, 26442 Beckman Court in Murrieta. Saturday morning is time for Kasual Koffee!

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Do you subscribe to Startup Digest?

This is a great way to keep track of all of the events happening in our area. Every week we send an email out to our subscribers with a list of local (and some not so local) events that would benefit a startup founder, small business owner, or entrepreneur.

There are Startup Digests all over the world - China, India, Russia, Europe, Africa, South America - you name it! You can subscribe to as many as you like (so if you want to know what's happening in Mongolia, just add your name to the list!)

The Riverside County digest contains all of the meetups, workshops, pitchfests, etc that you could ever want to know about.
Sign up today! We promise no spam and only one email a week!

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