Welcome to Startup Sandbox

Startup Sandbox provides bioscience entrepreneurs business training and an incubator where they launch their companies and productize their research.

Fast Track to Success


Startup Sandbox is a biotech incubator that helps entrepreneurs crystalize and innovate their breakthrough ideas into commercially successful businesses. The Sandbox provides a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment where early-stage startups gain access to low-cost laboratory, office and shared space, resources, training, and networking opportunities that propel them down a fast track to success.

Perfect Environment for Creative Research


Located a short walk from the inspiring beauty and clarity of Natural Bridges State Beach and Monterey Bay, Startup Sandbox is far from the congestion, cost and craziness of urban jungles... and a peaceful stroll to craft food, wine and brews. It's the perfect environment for breakthrough thinking and creative research.

Excellence Tailored to Your Needs


Affiliated with the world-renowned biochemistry, biomolecular engineering, molecular biology and bioinformatics departments at UC Santa Cruz, Startup Sandbox unites scientific excellence, modern facilities, state-of-the-art equipment, affordability and uncompromising lifestyle into an environment tuned to your needs.