Mentorship & Network
Our mentors are accomplished executives, entrepreneurs and investors, current in their industries. They believe in our vision of growing the economy and voluntarily dedicate themselves to diving deep, making valuable connections and advising based on their own industry experience. They challenge startups to move beyond assumptions to validations.
Our brand attracts innovation leaders looking to connect SoCal’s best startups with capital, strategic corporate partners, institutional investors and more. Our expansive network unlocks infinite possibilities.
Committed mentors dedicate regular times every week or month to holding office hours in general or specific domain areas, accessible to any incubating startup.
Access to Capital
Our track record of successful startups attracts Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors to frequent the halls of EvoNexus. Additionally, our Strategic Funding Partners, ViaSat (NASDAQ: VSAT) and Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) offer potential seed capital of $250,000 for startups in their interest areas. We have formed strategic partnerships with dozens of publicly traded technology corporations who are looking to invest in the latest important technologies.
We help you refine your pitch to be VC-ready through our educational workshops, pitch practices, and individualized pitch scrubs.
Pitch to an audience of ~400 members of the tech community. EvoNexus companies have attracted investors, customers and partners through Demo Day.
Unlike other accelerator models that churn through start up cohorts in 3-4 month intensive programs, we incubate companies for an average of 18 months. We know that startups need longer-term support on their path to sustainability.
Entrepreneurship is chaos. We help hold you accountable to your milestones and support you in refining a realistic roadmap to success. Every startup is different and will have a different path to their “graduation metrics”.
Intellectual Property Support
EvoNexus provides extensive IP support through in-house patent expertise to help you develop and execute your IP strategy. This includes business goals (who will infringe, marketing/licensing value, investor/exit value, etc.), understanding areas of novelty and developing a patent filing strategy.
Each startup undergoes a highly competitive, rigorous vetting process. Being selected as an EvoNexus company provides validation for your venture that investors and the strategic partners find impressive.
Our startups form partnerships with each other and become each other’s first customers. They introduce each other to investors, advise each other on manufacturing processes, cost share materials, and so much more. EvoNexus community members lift each other up.
Class A CoWorking Space
EvoNexus provides beautiful coworking facilities in La Jolla and Irvine, CA, in partnership with the Irvine Company. The space is optimized for collaboration and technology development. The facilities feature phone rooms, conference rooms, and dedicated private spaces for hardware development.