Incubators that support new companies have been popping up left and right in Silicon Valley. Recently, this spirit of innovation has been spreading to universities. For the past couple of years, Berkeley has been putting a spin on traditional accelerators by inviting students to take a stab at their start-up idea.

The Foundry is an incubator that supports early hardware start-ups. It offers mentorship, workspace, education and a small amount of funding. But it’s not your typical accelerator. To apply, one member of the team has to be a student, faculty member, or recent alumni from UC Berkeley, Davis, Merced or Santa Cruz.

GradNews recently talked to graduate students about their inventions at The Foundry.

To learn more, visit The Foundry@Citris website.


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Melissa Hellmann is a second-year student at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism where she's focusing on long-form writing. When she's not writing for GradNews, she enjoys reporting on Asia and human rights issues.