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Welcome to the
Riverside ExCITE Ecosystem!

Created in collaboration between business leaders, the City of Riverside, County of Riverside, and the University of California Riverside Office of Technology Partnerships

Upcoming Events

One of the vital parts of being an entrepreneur is the ability to connect and network with like-minded individuals. ExCITE Riverside is proud to host multiple events that help bring these individuals together.

More Than A Place
To Work

Riverside ExCITE is 501c3 non-profit organization, providing incubation for high technology startups by providing co-working space, networking, workshops and mentoring.

Located in Downtown Riverside, ExCITE is a collaboration between business local leaders, the City of Riverside, County of Riverside, and UC Riverside Office of Technology Partnerships. This unique partnership brings together campus and community resources to position entrepreneurs for success.

Inspiring Work

The right environment can make all the
the difference in the early days of your
start-up venture when the foundation is
being laid. ExCITE provides you with an
inspiring co-working environment with
the right mix of creativity, practical
advice, interaction with peers, & expert     
guidance that helps you channel your


In partnership with UC Riverside’s EPIC
SBDC, individualized support is provided to
each company to help grow their business
at no cost

Access to Capital

Companies will work with their mentors to
prepare for funding readiness through 
specialized programs, worskshops, access
to capital and SBIR/STTR assistance.

Breakout Area

ExCITE offers conference rooms for private
meetings, break-out areas for collaboration,
break room and recreational area. 

Pay as you go

Flexible month-to-month agreements gives
you the option to upgrade as your company

Our Mentors

Meet the top Mentor community in Riverside

It’s incredible how valuable the connections and the right guidance can be to someone just starting started. The correct introduction to a prospective client or worker can transform an idea into a workable possibility.

UC Riverside’s EPIC SBDC provides individualized support to early stage tech entrepreneurs and companies in the Inland Empire to grow their businesses at no cost. Services include specialized consulting, training programs and workshops, access to capital and SBIR/STTR assistance. EPIC SBDC has a pool of seasoned professionals who serve as Entrepreneurs in Residence to provide business consulting to help you launch or grow you company.

EPIC SBDC grew its entrepreneur-in-Residence team to 19 mentors. In 2023, the mentors supported 169 early-stage tech ventures, including those at ExCITE. The 3,291 hours of counseling lead to startups securing $16M in capital, generated $30M in revenue, and supported 422 jobs.

Community Partner

ExCITE Riverside maintains partnerships with businesses and organizations in the industry. These organizations are our community partners which help us provide the highest quality of services to our associated companies.

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Meet some of our associated startups

Globe Biomedical
At Blink, we are building an ocular healthcare platform into a pair of glasses that bring doctors and patients together in order to preserve their vision.
MiPlus Solar
Making solar energy more sustainable, equitable, and affordable for all.
Lorna Reed Business Services
Residentail and Commercial Real Estate Services
LOLA Housing Development
We can do all things when we use our imagination and join together
Tinker the Robot
Engineering Programs Igniting the Next Generation of Innovators
Kids That Code
Preparing the kids of today for the careers of the future
AI-powered Code Intelligence for Software Supply Chain Security and Compliance
AI-powered Code Intelligence for Software Supply Chain Security and Compliance
LC Innovation
Pivot. Adapt. Create. Transcend. Disrupt
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Joshua Morales
Co-Founder and CEO - StarNav

Every ExCITE event has led to a new discussion that pushed the business forward in some way