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SBDC + ExCITE Programs

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UC Riverside’s EPIC SBDC provides individualized support to early stage tech entrepreneurs and companies in the Inland Empire to grow their businesses at no cost. Services include specialized consulting, training programs and workshops, access to capital and SBIR/STTR assistance. EPIC SBDC has a pool of seasoned professionals who serve as Entrepreneurs in Residence to provide business consulting to help you launch or grow you company.

Apply here to become an EPIC SBDC Client!

 

 

ExCITE

ExCITE is Riverside’s startup incubator for high tech, high growth science and technology startups by providing co-working space, networking, workshops, and access to mentors.  Located in Downtown Riverside, ExCITE is a partnership between the City, the County, and UCR. This unique partnership brings together campus and community resources to position entrepreneurs for success.  

Apply here to join the ExCITE Community!

Contact

Martin Kleckner
Interim Director, EPIC SBDC
Entrepreneurship and Innovation

619-892-2562 
martin.kleckner@ucr.edu

Jennifer Yturralde
ExCITE
Programs & Outreach Specialist
Office of Technology Partnerships

951-827-7947
jenyt@ucr.edu

Linkedin logo | Twitter @ExCITERiverside

Success Story

EPIC SBDC helps Globe Biomedical win SBIR Phase I Grant

With invaluable help from EPIC SBDC mentor, Martin Kleckner, Globe Biomedical has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for approximately $225,000, to conduct research and development (R&D) work on a Wearable Blindness Prevention System. Globe Biomedical is currently an incubated company at ExCITE Riverside where they will be working towards building their company and submitting a Phase II grant.

Upcoming Workshops and Classes

EPIC SBDC holds monthly events at ExCITE that are open to the UCR and Inland Empire community. Most workshops are available to attend online so that entrepreneurs can attend remotely!

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Past Workshops

Your SBDC & ExCITE Liaisons

Martin Kleckner                       

Interim Director, EPIC SBDC                                                                                                                                                                      619-892-2565 
Entrepreneurship and Innovation                                                                                                                                 

martin.kleckner@ucr.edu

 

Martin has 28 years experience in operations and business development in life sciences, healthcare, oil & gas, and cable television. He has advised over 115 emerging and Fortune 100 companies with corporate planning and strategy, commercialization and public policy throughout Europe, Asia & the Americas. He participated as founder or early-stage employee in five venture start-ups with two successful exits. He was a co-founder/Senior Vice President of RefluxMD.com, a Health 2.0 Internet company specializing in gastroesophageal reflux disease and Senior Advisor to Respiratory Technology Corporation (ResTech). He was co-founder of U P Laboratories in San Diego. Earlier he was an investor and lead business development for RegeneMed, a company creating three dimensional (3D) engineered liver tissue for use in drug discovery research; co-founder and Chief Business Officer for Salvino-Flex LLC wherein he managed the research and development of a chest tube insertion device, ultimately selling the company. He was also Director of Development for Science & Engineering Associates for the commercialization of a companion diagnostic technology for cervical, ovarian and oral/pharyngeal cancers and SpyFinder, a hidden camera locator (used in a 2004 episode of CSI Miami). He has also provided commercialization advisory support and grant proposal review for the National Institutes of Health, Drexel Foundation, and Coulter Foundation. He received his PhD and MA in Public Policy from the University of California and MBA at the UCLA Anderson School.

Jennifer Yturralde

ExCITE
Programs & Outreach Specialist                                                                                                                                                   
951-827-7947
Office of Technology Partnerships                                                                                                                                       jenyt@ucr.edu   Linkedin logo | Twitter @ExCITERiverside

Jennifer Yturralde

Jennifer has 7+ years of experience working in program management and entrepreneurial training, creating partnerships and supporting teams and companies in various stages. She has her BA from UC Santa Cruz in Community Studies.