Welcome to AMP

UC Berkeley’s only impact accelerator dedicated exclusively to student founded impact startups


  • AMP is managed by a combination of graduate students from Berkeley Impact Venture Partners (BIVP), world-class faculty and staff
  • BIVP awards up to 10 impact startups $5K in non-dilutive funding per team in the Fall semester & an invitation to our Spring semester 8-week AMP accelerator program
  • AMP startups receive a dedicated coach, value-add partner benefits, have access to over 100 experts & investors in our proprietary network and are eligible to participate in a showcase for additional capital.

Additional Value to Impact Startups

  • Weekly Workshops
  • Internal and External Amplification (Marketing/Promotion)
  • Camaraderie through Like-Minded Community
  • Peer Support and Access to Potential Future Talent
  • Pre and Post-Accelerator Access to Best Practices and Knowledge Resources

Startup Eligibility

  • Founded by at least one current UC Berkeley student (any level)
  • Startup is intentionally solving a large urgent measurable social or environmental problem
  • Startup is past “napkin concept”, has at minimum a low-fi prototype (with ability to develop a working prototype) and has not completed a formal financing round
  • Founder(s) are able to participate throughout the Spring accelerator program


FALL 2019



Feb                  Batch 1 began 8-week AMP Impact Accelerator Program

April  21         Virtual showcase event for additional capital