• student teams become real startups

    We provide the tools, focus, and community necessary to aggressively grow and master your business

    Round 1 Deadline: November 12

    Round 2 Deadline: January 6 

  • why plasma?

    We work side-by-side with entrepreneurs in the areas most critical to the success of their new ventures. PLASMA provides early-stage companies with seed capital, an extensive mentor network, exclusive access to industry leaders, and a rich entrepreneurial work environment through a twelve-week cohort accelerator.

    ✔ 12 week program. Limited to 10 teams.

    $10k in grants available at Demo Day!

     

    Strong bias towards teams with UCD undergraduate founders pursuing scalable ventures.

    ✔ We provide all the tools needed to succeed

    Private events allow for teams to collaborate and breakdown barriers to growth

    • Up to $1k seed funding per team
    • Weekly cohort dinners
    • Private office hours
    • Server space and design software
    • 24/7 SSC workspace & tool access
    • Final Pitch Demo Day

    ✔ Network with top mentors in your industry

    Networking events with leading mentors from Silicon Valley and Sacramento.

     

    We connect teams to all resources available in the Davis Entrepreneur Network.

     

     

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  • Meet the Team

    Our directors

    Liz Tang LinkedIn

    Liz Tang

    Director, UC Davis Student Startup Center

     

    Aaron Anderson LinkedIn

    Aaron Anderson

    Director, Student Startup Center

    Principal, Impact VC

    Mat Magno LinkedIn

    Mathew Magno

    CEO, JAPA

    Ravi Chopra LinkedIn

    Ravi Chopra

    CEO, Juix

    Ravi Chopra LinkedIn

    Wyatt Dike

  • Liz Tang LinkedIn

    Tanvir Kaur

    Student Director

     

    Aaron Anderson LinkedIn

    Sumit Basra

    Technical Manager

  • Our mentors

    Erik Adcock

    Early State Practice, Silicon Valley Bank

    Ben Brasher

    Managing Partner, Blacktop Capital

    Ashley Chang

    Product Manager,
    Collective Health

    Anisha Chopra

    Operations Manager,
    Chief

    Ann Cocquyt LinkedIn

    Ann Cocquyt

    Founder & CEO,
    The GUILD

    Jack Crawford

    Partner,
    Impact Venture Capital

    Sabya Das

    Partner, Moneta Ventures

    Michael Davis LinkedIn

    Michael Davis

    Founder & CEO,
    peekEdge

    Marjorie Evashenk

    CEO,
    Kazen Networks

    Skip Fleshman

    Partner,
    Asset Management Ventures

    Barton Goldenberg

    President & Founder,
    ISM, Inc.

    Aashna Kircher

    Director, Develop to Perform Product, Workday

    Mariah Lichtenstern

    Founding Partner, DiverseCity Ventures

    Margaret MacKenzie

    Partnership Builder, FourthWave.io

    Ken Murray

    Attorney, Founder,
    Murray Tech Law

    Vaibhav LinkedIn

    Vaibhav Nadgauda

    Managing Partner,
    Moneta Ventures

    Ken Ouimet

    CEO & Founder,
    Engage3

    Wayne Pan

    VP Product & Engineering,
    Pared

    John Peters

    Chairman, Sacramento Angels

    Mark Peterson

    Principal Attorney, MEP Law Corp

    Craig Pritsky

    Senior Area Sales Manager, Invuity

    Dara LinkedIn

    Dara Resvanipour

    Portfolio Manager

    David Richardson

    Partner, DLA Piper LLP

    Jeremy Schreiber

    Principal Program Manager, Microsoft

    John Selep LinkedIn

    John Selep

    Founder,

    AgTech Innovation Partners

    Ben Wang LinkedIn

    Ben Wang

    Founder,
    Nevap, Inc.

    Derek Waterman

    Founder & CEO, Aermetric

    Hash Zahed

    Attorney, Founder,
    SPZ Legal