EvoNexus enables motivated entrepreneurs to turn their transformative ideas into fundable, commercially-viable companies. We specialize in incubating startups that require more than a 3-month accelerator or a one-size-fits-all program. Our 2-year residency partnered with our individualized milestone-based program fosters a path to long-term sustainability. This long-term residency allows startups to build their teams, develop their minimum viable product, refine their market, attract venture capital, collaborate with strategic partners, and graduate more likely to survive in the wild.
Your success is truly our success. EvoNexus is a non-profit incubator. We require only 1% equity from each startup to join our long-term residency program. EvoNexus uses this fee to help run the non-profit organization and support the California innovation community.
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This Is EvoNexus
EvoNexus Program Benefits
ACCESS TO CAPITAL
Over 77% of our portfolio have secured funding while incubating at EvoNexus. Our track record of successful startups attracts Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors to frequent the halls of EvoNexus. 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
Unlike other accelerator models that churn through startup chohorts in 3-4 month intensive programs, we incubate companies for up to 2 years. We know that startups need long-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”
EvoNexus is a non-profit organization. All sponsorship dollars and equity goes directly to running the EvoNexus ecosystem and supporting fellow California entrepreneurs. All of our mentors are volunteering their time free of charge to help bolster the next generation of tech entrepreneurs
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 California’s best startups with capital, strategic corporate partners, institutional investors and more
Committed mentors dedicate regular times every week or month to holding office hours in general or specific domain areas, accessible to any incubating startup
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
CLASS A CO-WORKING SPACE
EvoNexus provides beautiful co-working facilities, in partnership with the Irvine Company and Franklin Templeton. The space is optimized for collaboration and technology development. The facilities feature conference rooms, phone rooms, and dedicated private lab spaces for hardware development
COLLABORATION WITH OTHER ENTREPRENEURS
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
Portfolio Company Resources
EvoNexus has partnered with organizations and service providers to curate free and discounted resources for our portfolio companies to save operating expenses. Some of these resources include:
Our results speak for themselves…