Davis Roots co-founders Anthony Costello, left, and Andy Hargadon are pleased with the progress their nonprofit has made since its launch last May. Davis Roots is headquartered at the Hunt-Boyer Mansion at Second and E streets in downtown Davis. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo
Barobo co-founder Graham Ryland tests a set of robots with help from Varidner Saini at the company's office in downtown Davis. Barobo relied on the networking of Davis Roots to connect with the people needed to create its business infrastructure. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo
Harry Cheng, chief technical officer and co-founder of Barobo Inc., assembles modular robots to be used as educational devices at the company's new office in downtown Davis. Barobo was nurtured by Davis Roots, a start-up business accelerator that aims to keep technology developed at UC Davis in this community. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

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