Incubated Company Benefits

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EvoNexus is San Diego’s only community-supported, fully pro-bono technology incubator.  Our passion is helping startups grow.  We provide office space and put on over 75 programs and events a year to help our startups achieve sustainability. Unlike many other incubators, we provide these services entirely free of charge. Our incubator companies are under no financial or IP-related obligation to EvoNexus when they graduate.

To provide our incubator companies with the maximum amount of support, mentorship, and access to our network, all companies admitted will first go through EvoStart – a 4 month framework designed to help tech startups validate product-market-fit.  Listed below are some of the many benefits of participating in the EvoStart program and being part of the EvoNexus family.

EvoNexus Programs & Events

  • Welcome Pitch Day & Happy Hour
  • EvoNexus Workshops: how to’s for entrepreneurs taught by entrepreneurs
  • 6:06 Meetings: internal collaboration
  • Marketing Mondays: learn practical marketing tactics
  • Mentor Mixers: mingle with awesome mentors
  • Mentor Hours: in partnership with Startup SD, 1-on-1 time with experienced entrepreneurs
  • Domain Expert Hours: in partnership with Startup SD, 1-on-1 time with experienced domain experts
  • Speaker Series: learn from experiences of other successful entrepreneurs and industry experts
  • Monthly Check-Ins with Working Group: brainstorming sessions
  • Pitch Practice with an investor and VC panel
  • Recruiting Events: Intern Speed Dating
  • EvoNexus Showcase

EvoStart Framework

Month 1: Find a Mentor and Customer Validation
Month 2: Prototype/ MVP and more Customer Validation
Month 3: Customer Feedback and Business Model Validation
Month 4: Go to Market and preparation for EvoNexus Showcase & Graduation
Optional Post Program: 4 month extensions to continue in EvoNexus Downtown or UTC locations


  • Mentoring and oversight
  • Access to capital providers when appropriate
  • Access to domain knowledge experts
  • Recruiting of employees and interns
  • Assistance with strategic alliances


  • Rent-free use of facility
  • Fully furnished office space
  • Utilities
  • Broadband access
  • Conference room use


  • IT Service
  • Free offsite server co-location
  • Free copier/fax use
  • Access to discounted services
  • Janitorial Service

CommNexus Programs

  • Upon admittance to incubator: NextStage Scrub
  • Free attendance to all CommNexus events (SIGs, Headliners etc.)
  • Consideration for CommNexus MarketLink Program
  • Consideration for QulacommLabs@EvoNexus when applicable (opportunity for up to $250K funding)
  • Upon graduation from incubator: Free spectrum sponsorship
  • Holiday party