SBDC @ UCI Applied Innovation

The SBDC @ UCI Applied Innovation is a resource for any high-technology, high-growth, scalable venture from the community or the UCI ecosystem that needs help with business planning, business development and funding-readiness.  The SBDC @ UCI Applied Innovation specializes in the technology, life science, med-tech and med-device business sectors.

SBDC @ UCI Applied Innovation offers access to a team of experienced consultants who take a hands-on approach in providing highly-tailored, relationship-focused solutions to the business growth challenges and opportunities of their clients. They are especially focused on fundraising assistance, taking advantage of the wealth of resources and relationships cultivated throughout the Cove @ UCI and the surrounding community.  Consultants provide no-cost, one-on-one consulting for new venture assessment, business planning and development, funding and exit strategies.

Located at the Cove @ UCI
5141 California Avenue, Suite 250 Irvine, CA 92617

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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Funding is not an endorsement of any product, opinion, or service. All Federal and State funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.



Julie Cranston

Director, SBDC @ UCI Applied Innovation


Bill Waldo

Senior Consultant, SBDC @ UCI Applied Innovation


Steven Mednick

Senior Consultant, SBDC @ Applied Innovation


Don Kasle

Senior Consultant, SBDC @ Applied Innovation


Molly Schmid

Technology Commercialization and Regulatory Pathway Consulting