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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

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State grant accelerates UC Berkeley's innovation and entrepreneurship

The University of California, Berkeley has announced promising early results from a $2.2 million grant provided by the State of California. The grant has helped UC Berkeley, already a global hub for innovation, to expand its entrepreneurship activities with new facilities, courses and programs.

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Sustainable Development at The Bread Project

August 16, 2018

By Tamara Straus What does it take to help hard-to-employ people in the Bay Area find steady, decently paying jobs? According to Veronica Barron Villegas ’18, a Global Poverty & Practice graduate who works at The Bread Project, it requires receptive employers, well trained employees, and lots of follow up. Founded in 2000 by Lucie …

Aiming to be the “Uber” of Fecal Sludge

August 16, 2018

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The Future of Hackathons for Good

August 16, 2018

By Veena Narashiman ’2020 Originally a portmanteau of the words hack and marathon, a hackathon typically occurs over a day or two, bringing together computer programmers and others to solve a puzzle or invent a creative solution. During these 24- to 48-hour periods, participants are encouraged to form groups and collaborate, either completing the hackathon …

A Decade of Development Engineering with the Pinoleville Pomo Nation

August 14, 2018

By Tamara Straus For the Pinoleville Pomo Nation of Ukiah, California, collaboration has not historically been a word used to describe interactions with white Americans. As late as 1950, native people were not permitted to walk on both sides of the street and signs in Ukiah’s storefront windows read, “No dogs or Indians allowed.” Angela …

Japanese women entrepreneurs bring fresh new ideas to SCET

August 13, 2018

On Friday, the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology hosted a pitch event for 5 participants with the Acceleration Program of Tokyo for Women Entrepreneurs (APT). Each participant was given 5 minutes to pitch their startup to a panel of four judges — all business veterans in Silicon Valley — and then take 10 additional …

SkyTeam Spotlight with SMBX

August 12, 2018

SkyDeck team member Liberty Franks sat down with Gabrielle Katsnelson, Chief Operating Officer, and Jackie Chan, Chief Risk Officer. They are two of the four co-founders of SMBX, a public marketplace for issuing, buying, and selling U.S. small business financial securities. With cofounders Benjamin Lozano and Bhavish Balhotra, their goal is to allow individuals to …

This I know for sure: It’s important to Always Be Creating Value (ABCV)

August 3, 2018

When I was two years old, my mother, baby brother, and I flew to America from Taiwan to join my father who was already there working to obtain his graduate degrees. Two more kids came in rapid succession before my father completed his Ph.D. course. It was fun for the kids, especially when we piled …

Six Cal Teams @ Bay Area Summer Nationals

August 3, 2018

UC Berkeley & Berkeley-Haas were well-represented at National NSF I-Corps with a whopping six teams including, two female-founders (both MDs!) Neurofit: led by Lida Kourita #EMBA16 Respira Labs: led by Launch: The University of California’s Startup Accelerator standout Maria Alexandra Artunduaga with Industry Mentor Cathy Schwallie Farmer from Skydeck Berkeley Coreshell Technologies: UCB alums Heliobiosys: UCB alums Vidi: led by Big Ideas Contest Finalist Federico Alvarez del …

Making Connections: supporting skill development and interdisciplinary attitudes

August 3, 2018

“I didn’t realize how ‘impossible’ ideas could actually be made to work. […] I realize now that thinking out of the box and being creative is the way to go.” Creative thinking, comfort with failure, and embracing the impossible — these are just some of the sentiments that Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation strives to instill in its …

Working in Sync: Sports Tech Program featured at Cal Bears

August 1, 2018

  Early in the spring of 2018, Evan Rambo, a legal studies major and a safety for the Cal football team, got wind of a new course that promised a unique experience for students on the Cal campus. The more he learned about the subject, the more intrigued he became. So when an academic advisor …

Ikhlaq Sidhu Wins 2018 IEEE Major Education Innovation Award

July 31, 2018

Ikhlaq Sidhu, professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research at the University of California, Berkeley, and faculty director and chief scientist at the UC Berkeley Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology has been awarded the 2018 Major Education Innovation Award by the IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) for his contributions in entrepreneurship …

A Technology for Military and Civilian Trauma Care

July 18, 2018

By Veena Narashiman An injured soldier is rushed to a field hospital and is bleeding out. A surgeon needs to give the soldier meds to speed up her clotting. But too much or too little will kill her. The doctors rely on lab equipment to determine dosage; however, the large machine was never designed for …

Berkeley SkyDeck Life Science Track Startups Go to China

July 10, 2018

Berkeley SkyDeck has a long tradition of supporting outstanding startups in the life sciences. A number of UC Berkeley faculty- and alumni- founded startups have been successfully accelerated through SkyDeck, including successful exits like Zephyrus Biosciences. The newly launched “Bio Track” at SkyDeck has added to this strong tradition, by partnering with the University of …

Alice Agogino Wins Highest U.S. Award for Mentoring

July 5, 2018

Blum Center Education Director Alice Agogino has been named winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, the government’s highest honor for mentors who have worked to expand talent in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The award was announced June 25 by the White House Office of Science and Technology …

Alice Agogino Wins Highest U.S. Award for Mentoring

July 5, 2018

Blum Center Education Director Alice Agogino has been named winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, the government’s highest honor for mentors who have worked to expand talent in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The award was announced June 25 by the White House Office of Science and Technology …

Bolt Threads: The Legacy of One Big Idea

June 21, 2018

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Bolt Threads: The Legacy of One Big Idea

June 21, 2018

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Bolt Threads: The Legacy of One Big Idea

June 21, 2018

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June 2018

June 21, 2018

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Exploring the Bay Area’s manufacturing ecosystem

June 20, 2018

At Jacobs Hall, students have access to a wide range of tools for design, prototyping, and fabrication, from a waterjet cutter and CNC router to advanced 3D printers. But many students aren’t as familiar with what happens when designs leave the prototyping stage and move into production at scale — what does 21st-century manufacturing look like, and …

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