What is EvoNexus?
EvoNexus is Southern California’s leading startup technology incubator and hub for the startup community with locations in San Diego and Irvine. We empower motivated entrepreneurs to turn their transformative ideas into fundable, commercially-viable companies. EvoNexus startups receive mentorship, access to capital and space in a collaborative working environment.
How is EvoNexus supported?
EvoNexus is supported by corporate sponsors, including some of the largest multinational technology corporations in the world. Click here for a full list of our corporate partners.
What is the difference between the San Diego and Irvine EvoNexus locations?
The EvoNexus framework used will be the same between both San Diego and Irvine locations. Companies located in both cities will be able to utilize the EvoNexus networks, which include Southern California’s most prominent CEOs, investors and experts.
Is my company “too far along” to apply?
If you are thinking about using the services of an incubator and are still raising seed or Series A funding then this program is probably right for you.
I’m concerned that I am exposing my Intellectual Property by applying. Will you sign an NDA?
While each EvoNexus Selection Committee signs a Code of Conduct outlining the respect of information contained in your application, we do not enter into NDAs for this process and do not wish to receive confidential information. Please do not disclose any proprietary business or technological information.
What if we are students, can we still apply?
Admission into the incubator requires that you be a legally incorporated company with a leadership team able to dedicate time and energy into the business on a full-time basis.
Is there a restriction on the size of the team?
No. The required minimum is 2FT employees..
Will you help me secure funding?
While this is not guaranteed, EvoNexus will work to equip you with the tools and introductions that will help you seek funding.
Will I have to move?
EvoNexus is only operating in San Diego and Irvine at this time. If accepted to the San Diego Incubator, the expectation is that you will be located full time in San Diego. If accepted to the Irvine Incubator, the expectation is that you will be located full time in Irvine.
Can I apply if our company or founders are not from the USA? Will you help with Visas and immigration?
While EvoNexus will accept startups from anywhere, you do need to be based in San Diego during your time in the incubator lab and be in the USA legally. EvoNexus will not be able to assist you in securing visas.