CITRIS Foundry Application Form 

The CITRIS Foundry is a startup incubator at CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, a University of California research center focused on creating IT solutions that generate societal and  economic benefits. The program provides entrepreneurs with time, resources and space to develop into venture-ready startups. 

Applications open on June 1, 2023 at 10 a.m. PT and will close on June 30, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. PT. We look forward to reviewing your application! 

If you have any questions, please contact


1. Fill out the form in its entirety. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.   2. The form requires a web link/URL to a 10-slide pitch presentation that you'll need to prepare beforehand.

Timeline:   1. Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2023.   2. Acceptance offers will be sent in July.    3. Offers must be accepted within three weeks of the close of applications.   4. Cohort start date will be in August.

Please visit the CITRIS Foundry website for a complete overview of the program scope, eligibility requirements and application guidelines.

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Section 1: Company/Startup Status
Company name  *
If a name is unavailable, enter a placeholder. (20 words maximum)
Primary contact name and email. *
Please provide first name, last name and email address.
Company or startup website URL. If unavailable, enter "none". *
Describe your company or startup in one sentence. *
(50 words maximum) 
When did you start working on this idea?  *
Enter date formatted as MM/DD/YYYY or estimated date.
Date of startup formation?  *
Enter date formatted as MM/DD/YYYY or estimated date.
Is the startup incorporated, yes or no? *
If yes, include type: C, S, LLC, Sole Proprietorship, or Other. If yes, include date of incorporation formatted as MM/DD/YYYY.
Have you received any funding to date? Please describe and include grants, friends and family, angel, venture funding. (50 words maximum)  *

Have you received a CITRIS Seed Funding award?

If yes, what was the date of CITRIS Seed Funding award?
If yes, what was the title of the CITRIS Seed Funding project?
(30 words maximum)
If yes, what was the total CITRIS Seed Funding award amount ($00,000)?
Please provide a viewable link (URL) to your 10-slide startup pitch presentation.  *
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