UC Startup Funding Opportunity: Awards up to $150,000, Application Deadline September 25

“Startup companies from the University of California are invited to compete for a total of $300,000 in award money during the first primeUC competition, part of President Janet Napolitano’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative, it was announced today (Aug. 4).

In what is hoped will be the first of several such competitions designed to help the most promising UC-associated startups obtain seed funding, primeUC is collaborating with Johnson & Johnson Innovation, LLC to give one $150,000 award and three $50,000 awards to companies with early-stage innovations related to therapeutics, consumer health, medical devices and diagnostics.

Selected companies in the life sciences field — all with founders or other members from any of UC’s 10 campuses or three national labs — will compete in a semifinal pitching round after applying online. Twenty applicants will then be chosen to participate in the final round on Dec. 2 at UC San Francisco’s Mission Bay campus.”

Learn more here.