Can you be UC Riverside’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence?

By: Sharjeel Sohaib


Nov 1, 2021


UC Riverside

Utilize Our Platform

UCR, or the University of California, Riverside, is looking for an Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) to support the university’s program for technology commercialization and the creation of startups. The position is open until filled and offers a starting salary of $71K/annum with an upper slab of $137K per annum.

We have covered this in our Weekly Wire Roundup.

Vetting and Evaluating Companies Seeking Resources through OTP

One of the most important duties the EIR will be tasked with is “vetting and evaluating companies seeking resources through Technology Partnership programs,” per UCR’s job advertisement.

10s startups apply to UCR’s Office of Technology Partnerships (OTP) to get resources like funding, space, and support for commercializing their tech startups. As a result, the EIR becomes the first point of scrutiny, vetting and evaluating those who qualify the best to obtain these resources.

Assisting Early Stage Companies and Teams 

A startup has many needs that accelerators and incubators must meet expeditiously, including team formation, marketing strategies, business development, and fundraising.

 As an EIR or Entrepreneur-in-Residence, the person acts like a mentor and advisor to these startups and has to ensure that founders need the best that the university and OTP offer for technology commercialization.

Employment Terms as a UCR’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence

  • This recruitment is for multiple openings.
  • The rate of pay for this position is $62.50/hour.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related area and equivalent experience/training
  • One-year contract positions, with renewal contingent upon continued funding.
  • Appointment percentages will vary, ranging from 5% to 42.5%, depending on the successful candidate’s availability and the departmental need in their respective areas of expertise. 

The above details are based on the UCR job portal, which can be accessed here.

Proof of Vaccination

Per UCR’s requirement for this job, the Entrepreneur-in-Residence will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy and also be able to provide proof of Full Vaccination. Exceptions may be submitted in line with medical/deferral/religious grounds.  

Preferred Sectors of Experience

The university will prefer candidates with experience in one or more industries/verticals.

  • Software-as-a-Service
  • SBIR/STTR submissions
  • Transportation and logistics
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Materials science
  • Data Analytics
  • Quantum computing
  • Agriculture operations
  • Animal Health
  • Clean natural resources, or energy

The custom scope of this job involves:

Implementing an industry alliance program
Coordinates and plans related promotional events
Responsible for initiating, maintaining, and expanding partnerships
UCR | Job Description | Entrepreneur-in-Residence

To see the complete details of the job and the type of work you’d be expected to perform, please visit this job description document by UCR.

Our goal at Startempire Wire is to act as a megaphone to connect the dots between the best startups, events, and people in the Inland Empire. So don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel and like/follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.


Submit a Comment

Connecting you with the best startups, people & events in the Inland Empire.

Support Startup News & Media!

Enjoying the startup news & media? Support us!

We have big plans, and we need your help!

Startempire Wire is a community of people working together to promote innovation, entrepreneurship, and investment in the Inland Empire. We provide resources and connect people with the startup culture.

We believe that the Inland Empire has all of the ingredients for success. This region just needs a platform to show the world what it can do – And this is exactly what is doing. Our goal is to act as a megaphone to connect the dots between the best startups, events, and people in the Inland Empire.

We have big plans, and we need your help! If you are passionate about creating a thriving local startup ecosystem, then we would like to invite you to join in contributing to the community by supporting us. You can do that by supporting us financially or by being an active contributor. In return, we will give you (depending on sponsorship level) free access to our content, other level based perks &  the opportunity to connect with a network of passionate people working to build a better future for all of us.

We cover the good and the bad of entrepreneurship, startups & business events; we do it with passion and purpose. If you like what we do, support us & please consider becoming a patron. Your support is essential for independent local startup media to survive & thrive.

You can make a regular one time donation to become a sponsor at any level, or you can choose to become a monthly or event sponsor.  Every little bit counts! Thank You

Verious B. Smith III

Founder, Startempire Wire

Related Articles

Benihana Temecula: A New Culinary Destination in Riverside County

Benihana Temecula: A New Culinary Destination in Riverside County

On September 29, Benihana Inc. will open its well-regarded Japanese teppanyaki and sushi restaurant chain in Temecula, California. Situated at 26420 Ynez Road within the Promenade Temecula, Benihana Temecula aspires to enhance the dining landscape of Riverside County....

Economic Growth in the Inland Empire: The IECE and Beyond

Economic Growth in the Inland Empire: The IECE and Beyond

The Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), published its 2022 Impact Report. We look at the economic impact of IECE and what other organizations have done to drive economic growth in the Inland Empire...

Stay Up On Startempire News

Access Premium Content

Startempire Wire premium content access is free during the beta period of our  website.  Join during beta and get a grandfathered discount when we launch.

$5 for first month then $15 per month

Get Every Update

Would you like to receive Startempire Wire updates in your inbox? Subscribe below!

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Follow Us

Follow Startempire Wire on other social media channels.

My cart
Your cart is empty.

Looks like you haven't made a choice yet.