Shared Workspaces

Shared workspaces in San Diego, including a mix of office and lab space.
WorkspaceDesk SpaceOffice SpaceLab SpaceSpecial Features
Bio, Tech and BeyondXXXFocuses on life science companies
BioLabsXXXFocuses on life science companies
Cross CampusXX
Downtown WorksXX
Industrious - San DiegoXXPremium co-working space in downtown San Diego
Infinity LabXLab space on the Cal State University - San Marcos campus
ScaleMatrix Launch CenterXXXIncludes CLIA sequencing facility


Accelerators and incubators with a focus on San Diego and/or life sciences.
Ad AstraAccelerator?mentoring, investmentSan Diego based accelerator focused on female-led startups
The Brink SBDCAcceleratorFree (plus low-cost training)consulting services and trainingUniversity of San Diego based accelerator offering business consulting and training to entrepreneurs.
CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs CenterAcceleratorFreeoffice space, mentoring, community resources, access to investorsA business accelerator exclusively for low to moderate income and diverse founders.
Eli Lilly Gateway LabsAccelerator/Incubator?lab space, access to Eli Lilly expertiseAn accelerator based on giving participants access to Eli Lilly scientists and executives.
San Diego campus slated for mid-2024
EvoNexusIncubator1-5% equity for $0office space, mentoring, access to capitalSan Diego based non-profit incubator focused on software, hardware, and life science startups
Exo IncubatorVirtual/IP PoolNegotiatedmentoring, shared expertise/IP, access to capitalVirtual incubator focused on exosome and extracellular vesicle IP, technologies and companies
Founder Institute - San DiegoAccelerator$1299 + 4% equity for $0 investmentmentoring; help with fundraisingAccelerator with shared equity program (paid out from 4% equity buy in); 3.5 month program
JLABSIncubator?lab space, office space, shared facilities, office managementJ&J operated biotech and medical device incubator; founded in San Diego with multiple locations throughout North America
Launch FactoryIncubatorn/afunding, space, mentoringSan Diego based "reverse" incubator - they come up with the ideas and then hunt for the entrepreneurs to run it.
LaunchPadIncubator?office space, back-office support, legal adviceSan Diego based incubator run by the law firm Procopio, with an obvious focus on legal support. They support a broad array of industries including the life sciences.
LogicBoost LabsAccelerator20% equity for $150k-$300kmentoring; in-house sales, marketing, and engineering resourcesSan Diego based B2B SaaS accelerator
Murrieta GenomicsIncubator?lab space; access to NGS equipment; industry contactsMurrieta based incubator focused on genomics startups.
PSE LabIncubator?mentorship; legal and financial advice; access to local expertsThe "Policy and Strategy Entrepreneurship Lab" is a San Diego based program run by UCSD.
StartRAcceleratorFree*office space, mentoringSan Diego based accelerator run by UC Rady School of Management; free for Rady students and alumni; 6 month program
Illumina AcceleratorAccelerator8% equity for $0 investmentoffice space, lab space, sequencing reagents/instruments, expertise, access to capitalSan Francisco based accelerator run by Illumina; focused exclusively on genomics startups; 6 month program
YCombinatorAccelerator7% equity for $120k investmentmentoring, capitalThe original accelerator, based in Silicon Valley; mostly focused on technology, but lately have been moving into the life sciences; 3 month program


Investment groups and resources with at least a partial focus on life sciences and San Diego
Investment GroupDescription
Interlock CapitalSan Diego based angel syndicate with lower check size requirements
San Diego Angel ConferenceSan Diego based conference and investment fund aiming to bring together angel investors and startups
Seed San DiegoSan Diego startup up focused investor group
Tech Coast AngelsAngel investment organization based in Southern California, including a San Diego branch
Torrent VenturesVC firm focused on Southern California early stage companies

Startup Resources

More useful resources for entrepreneurs, startups and investors (with an emphasis on San Diego).
ConnectNon-profit organization spun out of UC San Diego dedicated to helping San Diego startups and entrepreneurs
San Diego Entrepreneurs ExchangeEntrepreneur group focused on Life Sciences, Biotech, Pharma, Medical Devices, Tech and Alternative Energy.
San Diego Startup WeekAnnual event which brings together local entrepreneurs, investors, and other involved in the San Diego startup scene; includes a biotech/medical track
ScaleupNowVirtual/fractional financial services for startups
SDTechSceneSan Diego Tech Scene maintains a calendar of the various startup events in and around San Diego
Startup San DiegoNon-profit organization supporting San Diego startups and entrepreneurs