Moving Big Ideas Forward.

The Basement’s mission is to stimulate, encourage and serve the entrepreneurial spirit of UC San Diego students by providing a co-work and incubation space. It is a campus-wide resource managed by the UC San Diego Alumni office with involvement from alumni and external community leaders. The Basement works closely with Research Affairs through its Office of Innovation and Commercialization to structure and offer programming that serves the UC San Diego innovation and entrepreneurial community. 

Thanks to the visionary leadership and support of Jeff and Kim Belk, ’83, ICT 168 Capital, LLC; Aryeh Bourkoff, ’95, LionTree LLC; and Mark Suster, ’91, Upfront Ventures;
The Basement launched on February 6, 2015 and officially accepted its inaugural
class of teams in Spring 2015.