Venture Catalyst WARP Program

The UC Davis Venture Catalyst Worldwide Accelerated Research Partnership (WARP™) Program provides resources and enables business networks for international startups looking to accelerate their companies and explore a location in the Davis-Sacramento region for efficient access to US markets and capital. Coordinating with campus and community partners, the Venture Catalyst team helps facilitate connections to faculty members, research collaborations, incubator facilities, potential corporate partners, and provides access to a suite of startup resources available through the Smart Toolkit for Accelerated Research Translation (START™) program (e.g., company incorporation services, market research, and mentor engagement).

Knowledge Networks

Through engagement with faculty, staff and students, startups are able to benefit from connecting with deep subject matter experts, gain valuable technical and market insights, develop research collaborations, integrate new talent, and meet potential advisors.

Workspace, Lab Space, and R&D Resources

In addition to the state-of-the-art research and development services, technology and specialized equipment available at the University, Venture Catalyst has developed a network of thematically oriented incubators, called the Distributed Research Incubation & Venture Engine (DRIVE™) Network, with office and lab space, and shared equipment to provide startups with a facility that matches their needs.

Early-Stage Business Support Services

Venture Catalyst’s START™ Program provides the building blocks to equip entrepreneurs with the tools they need to form and grow companies in the United States market.

Go-to-Market Connections

Through the large network of individuals and partners connected to the University, and through the regional innovation and economic development ecosystem, Venture Catalyst can enable meaningful connections to regional business advisors, mentors and coaches, as well as to potential customers, corporate partners, business support organizations and potential funding sources.