Directory

begin-logo-vertical-bold

Berkeley entrepreneurship begins here

The University of California, Berkeley offers entrepreneurs an unparalleled education, top research centers and faculty, and the opportunity to be part of the innovative culture in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley. Begin here to connect with the resources and information you will need to support your journey.

Roadmap

Roadmap for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at UC Berkeley

Berkeley Campus Life
New Venture Education
Acceleration
Funding

Berkeley-Haas
Entrepreneurship Program

Blum Social Innovator OnRamp

Intellectual Property & Industry Research Alliances (IPIRA)

Jacobs Institute
for Design Innovation

Sutardja Center for
Entrepreneurship & Technology

CITRIS Foundry

NSF I-Corps

LAUNCH

SkyDeck

Startup @ Berkeley Law

  • Angels
  • Government grants
  • Incubators
  • Industry
  • Venture Capital

Roadmap for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at UC Berkeley

New Venture Education

Berkeley-Haas
Entrepreneurship Program

Blum Social Innovator OnRamp

Intellectual Property & Industry Research Alliances (IPIRA)

Jacobs Institute
for Design Innovation

Sutardja Center for
Entrepreneurship & Technology

Acceleration

CITRIS Foundry

I-Corps

LAUNCH

SkyDeck

Startup @ Berkeley Law

Funding
  • Angels
  • Government grants
  • Incubators
  • Industry
  • Venture Capital

Directory

FAQ

Didn't find what you were looking for? Try our concierge.

News

Playground Co-founder Matt Hershenson highlights the importance of finding good people to work with before worrying about a good idea

November 21, 2017

Students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series attended a fireside chat with founder Matt Hershenson. Known for co-founding Danger, the company responsible for bringing the T-Mobile Sidekick to life, Hershenson has also worked at Apple, Phillips, and Google as a hardware engineer and then co-founded Playground, a fund and studio for entrepreneurs. During his …

Injecting noise: students build tools to protect individual privacy from artificial intelligence

November 15, 2017

Artificial intelligence is giving companies unprecedented insights into our personal information. Can individuals protect their privacy by using applications that add fake data to our online behavior? Recently, the credit-reporting agency EquiFax leaked the social security numbers for almost half of all Americans, causing much anxiety about privacy. But there may be an even larger …

Mike Olson is Revolutionizing Big Data with Cloudera

November 13, 2017

This week in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series, students had the privilege to listen to Mike Olson, co-founder and former CEO of Cloudera. Olson is not only a two-time UC Berkeley dropout, but also an accomplished engineer, sales associate, and entrepreneur. At his time at Cal, Olson studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and …

B@B Wins 2nd and 3rd Place at Ethereal Conference

November 10, 2017

Consensys hosted its first ever Ethereal Hackathon in partnership with Blockchain @ Berkeley on Saturday, Oct. 21 and 22nd. Consensys is a venture production studio and software development consultancy that builds enterprise solutions, decentralized applications, and other tools for the blockchain environment mostly centered on Ethereum (an open source blockchain based platform. Blockchain is a …

UC Berkeley students create entrepreneurship bootcamp in Jordan

November 8, 2017

Founded by the students with the support of UC Berkeley professors, Startup With Purpose is an entrepreneurship bootcamp designed to teach students the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship. Successful entrepreneurs don’t achieve their success by accident; they weren’t just handed tools they needed to reach their goals. You don’t have to be Steve Jobs or Elon …

UC Berkeley Students Create Entrepreneurship Bootcamp in Jordan

November 8, 2017

Founded by the students with the support of UC Berkeley professors, Startup With Purpose is an entrepreneurship boot camp designed to teach students the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship. Successful entrepreneurs don’t achieve their success by accident, they weren’t just handed tools they needed to reach their goals. You don’t have to be Steve Jobs or …

Startup Semester: UNIST Spotlight

November 6, 2017

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, or UNIST, is a leading university in South Korea that aims to immerse students in a creative and technical atmosphere to advance research. UNIST has four core strategies to achieve this: Creativity: UNIST uses IT-based student-centered discussion learning similar to the “flipped classroom” concept rather than having regular …

Steve Blank helps Sutardja Center execs innovate at 50x

November 6, 2017

The world is being Amazoned. That is what startup legend Steve Blank argued last week at the Sutardja Center’s innovation leadership executive program — an annual summit of executives from around the world who come to Berkeley to learn how to make their companies more innovative. Things are quite different in the Amazon-age than they …

Haas Alum and Traveling Spoon Co-Founder Aashi Vel encourages students to pursue ventures that ‘tug at their heart’

November 2, 2017

Students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series attended a fireside chat with Cal alum and Traveling Spoon Co-founder Aashi Vel. Since graduating in 2011 with an MBA from the Haas School of Business, Vel and her partner Steph Lawrence have turned Traveling Spoon into a business venture spanning 18 countries and counting. During her …

UC Berkeley tops 2017 PitchBook Report

October 24, 2017

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the University of California Berkeley, is known for its extremely rigorous courses that encourage students to reach their full potential. This, along with a vast entrepreneurship network, is why UC Berkeley has topped PitchBook’s ranking list for entrepreneur count for three years in a row. PitchBook’s Annual Top …

Predicting the next ‘Big One’: SCET earthquake researchers find business model when most would rather not know

October 24, 2017

  Here at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, innovators from a variety of fields utilize the Center’s resources to further their pursuits. MyShake is a prime example of an academic pursuit turned startup venture that took advantage of the opportunities we offer. To learn more about how you can commercialize your research at …

MyShake App Founders Utilize Sutardja Center Course to Grow Their Business

October 24, 2017

  Here at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, innovators from a variety of fields utilize the Center’s resources to further their pursuits. MyShake is a prime example of an academic pursuit turned startup venture that took advantage of the opportunities we offer. To learn more about how you can commercialize your research at …

Chef Dave Anderson on alternative meats: sustainable solution and big opportunity for entrepreneurs

October 9, 2017

During the Sutardja Center’s Alt.meat Challenge Lab course, Chef Dave Anderson walked students through his career path in the meat analog industry, imparting his view on why this emerging field is important more now than ever before. Prior to his success as a vegan chef, Anderson’s passions lied far outside of the food industry. Determined …

Analysis: Job Loss and Artificial Intelligence

October 4, 2017

Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is currently one of the most popular topics in industry, academia, and the press, with seemingly endless applications in everything from matchmaking to self-driving cars. Tesla, Google, and many others have demonstrated that even today, these algorithms have an awesome power in that they make it possible for machines to emulate what …

Building a team, building culture

October 4, 2017

“From the beginning, we’ve had the intention to create a culture through our staff.” — Joey Gottbrath, technical labs lead, Jacobs Institute Jacobs Hall is an active site of hands-on making for UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty. As the institute has grown in the two years since its opening, its team has aimed to build an …

Berkeley alum and former White House Deputy CTO Ryan Panchadsaram talks to students about civic service and fostering curiosity

September 29, 2017

Students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series attended a fireside chat last week with Cal alumni and Kenneth Priestly Leadership Award recipient Ryan Panchadsaram. Since graduating ten years ago, Panchadsaram’s career has taken him many different places, from working at Microsoft to launching his own healthcare startup to advising the president of the United …

Global Venture Lab Summit 2017

September 26, 2017

During the week of August 21st, professors from over 20 countries around the world came together to discuss innovative entrepreneurship at the Sutardja Center’s Global Venture Lab (GVL) Summit. Throughout the two-day summit, professors from various countries spoke about how they plan to implement entrepreneurship at their prospective universities.   Labs @ SCET   First …

Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer surprises Cal students with fireside chat, shares leadership insight and career experiences

September 25, 2017

This week in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series, students had the honor to learn from Marissa Mayer, former Yahoo CEO and longtime executive at Google. Mayer has been at the helm of some of the most successful products Google has to offer, such as Gmail and Google News. Throughout the lecture, Mayer gave career …

Bootcamp Spotlight: Team Fishent

September 19, 2017

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology had its bi-annual Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp (BMoE) this past week, hosting a variety of teams, individuals, and mentors from around the globe. One team consisting of individuals from Denmark and Norway as well as fellow UC Berkeley students proposed an idea called Fishent. Fishent utilizes sensor …

Advice from VCs Anastasia Ashman and Pamela Day

September 11, 2017

Last month, at the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, we had the chance to speak with two inspiring entrepreneurs and mentors – Anastasia Ashman and Pamela Day. They shared their personal journeys as entrepreneurs and innovators, provided valuable advice for starting ventures, and highlighted why they’re fans of the BMoE program.   Anastasia Ashman (L) …

Events

Concierge

Not sure where to begin? Send us a message, we'll help you get started.

Topic areas: legalpatentsintellectual propertycoursesmentorshipalumni

About