The EPIC team of Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIRs) are senior business leaders that want to give back to the community and help build a strong and resilient local economy.
The EIRs at EPIC are experts in business formation and development who have been successful entrepreneurs or seasoned executives from large corporations with experience in an entrepreneurial setting. Most EIRs have either founded a company or joined a startup early on. Our EIRs offer entrepreneurs valuable industry connections and expertise in the areas of agriculture, biotech, clean energy, water, medicine, transportation, entertainment, IT, and sustainability among others.
EIRs work with UCR and community entrepreneurs through the EPIC SBDC to provide mentorship and guidance to develop and grow their business as well as prepare to seek investment. EIRs also mentor participants in the I-Corps entrepreneurship workshop taught quarterly on campus.
We always welcome new EIRs and Mentors into our programs. To learn more about becoming an EIR or a Mentor contact Scott Brovsky.
Our EIR Team