“With FORM+FUND, entrepreneurs and scientists no longer have an excuse to not have the resources to bring their discoveries to the world. From accounting to legal advice, FORM+FUND provides them all. But most of all, FORM+FUND is the venue where newbies find fellow entrepreneurs, business partners, and of course, friends.”

— Arvin Gouw, Founder and FORM+FUND Fellow

Startup@BerkeleyLaw serves entrepreneurs in the UC Berkeley community and Bay Area through its FORM+FUND Series and nationally through its Access to Entrepreneurship program.

The FORM+FUND Series at UC Berkeley teaches the core legal, financial, and organizational aspects of starting and scaling a new business.  Each session features introductions and office hours hosted by leading Silicon Valley attorneys, entrepreneurs, and/or venture capitalists. Attendance is by registration only.

In order to share Startup@BerkeleyLaw’s resources with underrepresented and underserved entrepreneurs, the Access to Entrepreneurship program was launched in 2017. Access is designed to educate underrepresented entrepreneurs on how to start and grow their businesses and how to connect with investors, law students, attorneys, and other startup founders. Access to Entrepreneurship works with departments and faculty across campus, including the Berkeley Law Culture, Diversity, & Intergroup Relations LabClick here to read about the launch of Access to Entrepreneurship.