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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

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  • Angels
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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) …

Meeting the future at CITRIS Foundry’s Demo Day

September 11, 2017

At CITRIS Foundry, our founders are inventing the future. Walk into our brand-new entrepreneurship center on campus and you’ll see them working at the frontiers of gene editing, artificial intelligence, programmable hardware, energy systems, and other deep technologies. For the past twelve months, the Fall 2016 cohort has been working on innovative and cutting-edge solutions, …

More Visa Options for International Students to Consider: The L-1 Visa for Employees of International Companies and the E-2 Investor Visa

September 5, 2017

At the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, we welcome many international students to our programs. But what happens after graduation? Our thanks to SCET mentor Nadia Yakoob for contributing the article below to help students understand options for staying in the U.S. after graduation to build a startup, work, or study. Also, please read …

SCET’s new partnership brings Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship to Denmark

August 24, 2017

SCET is supporting the Technical University of Denmark’s new Open Entrepreneurship Initiative to help bridge the gap between entrepreneurs and researchers in Denmark with the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (BMoE), a hands-on approach to learning entrepreneurship that emphasizes understanding the mindset and behaviors of successful entrepreneurs   The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) …

The Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Winners Announced Fall 2017

August 21, 2017

Written by Catherine Li and Meghana Krishnakumar  During the week of August 14th, 2017, SCET had its bi-annual Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (BMoE) Bootcamp showcasing students from over 15 countries. This semester’s bootcamp consisted of lecture talks by experienced technology and startup leaders, SCET faculty, and entrepreneurs.  Throughout the week, teams participated in challenges and ideation …

Beyond the Molecule and Beyond the Device: Machine Learning and the Future of Healthcare

August 21, 2017

“The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads.  That sucks.” – Jeffrey Hammerbacher, Facebook   Hammerbacher’s Lament Are we fated to suffer Hammerbacher’s Lament, with our best minds, and our best data, solely serving the gods of commerce?  What of serving mankind’s existential needs in an area as …

Announcing BEGIN: Berkeley’s New Gateway to Innovation

August 18, 2017

The University of California, Berkeley has created its first ever virtual hub for innovation on campus, named Berkeley Begin – the Berkeley Gateway to Innovation. Now entrepreneurs can more easily connect with Berkeley’s robust network of innovation courses, incubators, accelerators, funding, and social networks. The goal of Berkeley Begin is to unite Berkeley’s rich entrepreneurship resources under …

UC Berkeley launches new lab to take on $1 trillion meat industry

August 17, 2017

The new alt.meat lab will enable engineering, science, and entrepreneurship students to utilize high-tech approaches to create plant-based meat alternatives targeted at satisfying meat lovers UC Berkeley students Joshua Nixon and Kimberlie Le serving their plant-based fish product to Christie Legally, senior scientist at the Good Food Institute The University of California, Berkeley is creating …

Announcing BEGIN: Berkeley’s New Gateway to Innovation

August 11, 2017

The University of California, Berkeley has created its first ever virtual hub for innovation on campus, named Berkeley Begin – the Berkeley Gateway to Innovation. Now entrepreneurs can more easily connect with Berkeley’s robust network of innovation courses, incubators, accelerators, funding, and social networks. The goal of Berkeley Begin is to unite Berkeley’s rich entrepreneurship …

Welcome to the Global Poverty & Practice Minor!

August 11, 2017

The problem of poverty is far from a clear-cut issue. In the new age of globalization and technology, future generations must develop the skills needed to critically think about the complexities of inequality in order to overcome the world’s most challenging obstacles. Since its formation 2007, the Global Poverty and Practice minor at the University …

A look at the Jacobs Spring Design Showcase

August 3, 2017

On May 3 and 4, students from 17 courses held in Jacobs Hall — along with clubs and student-taught DeCals that use the building’s resources—presented projects at the 2017 Jacobs Spring Design Showcase. The showcase capped a semester of design innovation that saw students develop sustainable products, prototype innovations in space research, apply technology to pressing challenges …

Spotlight on: R I S ☰, Berkeley’s Solar Decathlon Team

August 3, 2017

“I think something that’s really important to us is our story.” — Ruth McGee, R I S ☰ Project Manager Every two years, collegiate teams from across the nation gather to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon. Launched in 2002, the competition challenges teams to design, build, and operate a full-scale, solar-powered home centered …

A season of talks at Jacobs Hall: Three themes we heard

August 3, 2017

This fall brought an exciting mix of speakers to Jacobs Hall, through our Jacobs Design Conversations series and a new pop-up series of informal talks, Design Field Notes. Over the course of the semester, we heard from wide-ranging voices on design projects, practices, and possibilities. Here are three themes we heard in this season of talks. …

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