As the world’s foremost technology cluster, San Jose leads the San Jose/Silicon Valley Emerging Technology Innovation Hub (iHUB) by fostering an environment for entrepreneurs and innovators to connect and thrive.
The City’s current partners in the iHub include:
- San Jose State University
- University of Santa Cruz
- Stanford University
- Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network
- San Jose/Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce
- San Jose BioCube
- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
What We Do
We work closely with our iHub partners to generate emerging technology commercialization, leading to job creation and the development of business.
SILICON VALLEY UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
26 S. Fourth Street // N/A
Silicon Valley USPTO serves California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Alaska and Hawaii, providing outreach and research services for inventors, entrepreneurs, star tups, and researchers. Services include existing patent search, workshops, trainings, conferences, and roundtables tailored to the needs of the community at all levels. Offers programs designed to support and foster STEM education with an emphasis on innovative learning.
3031 Tisch Way, 8th floor // 29,000 sq. ft.
A unique working environment located in Santana Row. Contemporary design offers an inspiring atmosphere that cultivates dynamic ideation. Members can access open work spaces with 350 private desks, private offices, meeting rooms and Business Club.
VTA INNOVATION CENTER
3331 N. 1st Street // 1,500 sq. ft.
An interactive learning lab, where students, staff and technology partners can collaborate on a wide variety of innovative transportation projects. The Innovation Center includes workstations where participants can develop, test, and showcase new technology that will improve the transit customer experience, as well as optimize the functioning of our vehicles, freeways, and other transportation infrastructure.
20 Great Oaks Boulevard // 6,000 sq. ft.
A 3-month business accelerator program designed for early-stage entrepreneurs, providing product launch support, fund raising and access to world-class mentors.
SAN JOSE BIO CUBE
5941 Optical Court // 37,000 sq. ft.
A for-profit business incubator with state-of-the-art lab facilities and business support for life science, nanotech and cleantech start-up companies. 20 companies are currently located at the BioCube.
PROSPECT SILICON VALLEY
1608 Las Plumas Avenue // 46,000 sq. ft.
An innovation hub and demonstration center, working to accelerate advances in transportation, energy and the environment. Prospect partners with government, industry and universities to foster its mission, and helps emerging technology companies connect, demonstrate and commercialize.
111 N. Market Street // 15,000 sq. ft.
Paci f ic Workplaces is a shared workspace for entrepreneurs, startups, and legal professionals offering private off ices, virtual off ice solutions, co-working, meeting room rentals, and other amenities on a payper-need basis.
2244 Blach Place, Suite 150 // 3,200 sq. ft.
NextFlex is a public-private consortium of companies, academic institutions, nonprof its and government entities with a mission to advance U.S. manufacturing of flexible-hybrid electronics. NextFlex encourages investment in the manufacturing ecosystem for this exciting technology, in return for receiving intellectual property, new product ideas and partnering opportunities. There are approximately 60 public-private members.
KOTRA SILICON VALLEY
3003 N. 1st Street // 54,000 sq. ft.
KOTRA Silicon Valley IT Business Center provides private work space and marketing support programs for Korean IT companies. KOTRA is the national Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency that works to advance Korea’s economic development. 49 companies are currently located at KOTRA Silicon Valley.
97 E. Brokaw Road, Suite 310 // 7,000 sq. ft.
Han Hai is a business incubator for Chinese tech businesses entering the U.S. market. Partners with accounting, law, finance and venture capital firms to provide business services. Han Hai owns the building, which allows them to provide office space to Chinese companies with larger office space needs.
CITY OF DAEJEON TECHNOPARK
3004 N. 1st Street // 242 sq. ft.
Located within the KOTRA IT Business Center, the City of Daejeon Technopark includes off ice space and business services for Daejeon companies seeking to enter the U.S. market or coming to Silicon Valley on a short-term basis. 17 Daejeon companies have completed the Silicon Valley Access Program.
WEWORK VALLEY TOWERS
75 E. Santa Clara Street // 75,000 sq. ft.
WeWork is a platform for creators, providing beautiful workspace, an inspiring community, and meaningful business services to tens of thousands of members around the world across 120+ locations. Weekly events, personalized support, and flexibility make WeWork the perfect place to grow your business.
SILICON VALLEY FORUM
189 W. Santa Clara Street // 8,000 sq. ft.
Founded in 1983, nonprofit Silicon Valley Forum creates events and programs that educate, train, inspire and connect technologists, entrepreneurs, investors, startup hubs, and students in Silicon Valley, throughout the U.S., and globally. Their online portal (siliconvalleyforum. com) provides further education and inspiration for tech entrepreneurs around the world.
SILICON VALLEY ADVANTAGE
189 W. Santa Clara Street // 8,000 sq. ft.
Formerly known as the Irish Innovation Center and Silicon Valley Global Accelerator, Silicon Valley Advantage is a business incubator for local start-ups and overseas companies. It partners with local law firms, accounting firms and marketing communications businesses to provide fee-based services to 30 tenant companies.
12 S. 1st Street, Suite 318 // N/A
A business accelerator supporting entrepreneurs with funding and mentoring. For new entrepreneurs, grants provide new opportunities. Funding from angel investors and venture capitalists may be reserved for seasoned entrepreneurs.
97 S. Second Street // 101 W. Santa Clara Street // 10,500 sq. ft.
Entrepreneurs, freelancers, and people seeking to balance life and work on their own terms come together at NextSpace. The strong network has led to many successful ventures and a sense of community among members. There are an estimated 50 companies in the NextSpace network in San Jose.
189 W. Santa Clara Street // 200 sq. ft.
Located within the Silicon Valley Advantage office, Manos fosters Latino entrepreneurs with mentoring support, early-stage capital, and other resources. 6–8 start-up teams at a time are selected and invited to the Manos working space for an intensive bootcamp.
150 E. San Fernando St. // 2,000 sq. ft.
SJPL Works unites the expertise of the area's top leaders in economic and workforce development to create an extensive network of resources for employment seekers, small business owners, and entrepreneurs. SJPL Works will operate out of the 3rd floor of the King Library and will feature collaborative workspaces with technology and productivity tools, meeting spaces with videoconferencing, specialized collections and classes, and so much more for free. The center is scheduled to open later this year.
HACKERS & FOUNDERS
12 S. 1st Street, Suite 1100 // 3,200 sq. ft.
H/F is an accelerator with the largest network of entrepreneurs in the world with over 200,000 members in 45 countries. H/F is a tight-knit cooperative, with concierge services in exchange for equity.
2 N. 1st Street, 5th Floor // 12,000 sq. ft.
A co-working accelerator with 28 tech star tups, Founders Floor helps tech startups and entrepreneurs build their business, accelerate growth, and increase probability for success.
AFKgg GAMER LOUNGE
163 W. Santa Clara Street // 15,000 sq. ft.
A restaurant and bar for all ages to eat, game, and drink with friends, families, and fellow gamers. Open for lunch, dinner, and eSpor ts events. Check for tournaments, par ties, and specials on @AFKgglounge (Twi tter); AFK.gg (Instagram) ; or facebook.com/afklounge (Facebook).
ABC GLOBAL HOME SILICON VALLEY
75 E. Santa Clara Street // 20,000 sq. ft.
With its global HQ in San Jose and offices in Germany and Slovenia, ABC Silicon Valley is an accelerator that recruits the best international startups and offers them an all-inclusive/customized program so that they can become international unicorns.
300 S. 2nd Street // 20,000 sq. ft.
An open-access, DIY workshop and fabrication studio, Techshop is a community-based space where entrepreneurs, artists, makers, teachers and students learn and work together.
San Jose is home to an increasingly robust network of accelerators, incubators, maker spaces and co-working spaces. This map shows the locations of more than 20 facilities. This “urban tech ecosystem” supports entrepreneurs, inventors, makers and creatives—helping them achieve their dreams and enabling productive collaboration with others.
This ecosystem is concentrated in the Downtown core, which features the kind of walkable, amenity-rich urban environment favored by young talent, global talent, and creatives. The ecosystem also includes unique facilities in the North San Jose Innovation District, Berryessa BART Station Area, and Edenvale that support technology demonstration and commercialization.
There are more than 1,700 tech companies in San Jose.