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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. The Berkeley Gateway to Innovation (BEGIN) is the portal to the entrepreneurship community at UC Berkeley- our goal is to help students, faculty, researchers, and other innovators understand the resources available at Berkeley to support educating entrepreneurs, commercializing research, and advancing startups.

BEGIN is funded in part by the State of California Assembly Bill 2664 for entrepreneurship and innovation expansion at the University of California, Berkeley .

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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

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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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Big Ideas Winner Ricult Advancing Machine Learning for Improved Smallholder Farming

September 21, 2018

By Lisa Bauer Globally, 1.5 billion people depend on small farms, which produce roughly 80 percent of the developing world’s food. Yet smallholder farmers remain some of the world’s most impoverished and food insecure people. Aukrit Unahalekhaka, a co-founder of Ricult, a 2017 Big Ideas winner, knew this implicitly. He had grown up in a …

Whither 21st-Century Development? A Q&A with Brad DeLong

September 19, 2018

Brad DeLong, the chief economist of the Blum Center, has spent the past four decades researching, writing about, and influencing public policy in the areas of business cycle dynamics, economic growth, behavioral finance, political economy, economic history, international finance, and the history of economic thought. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard in 1982, and earned …

Leslie Lang Tsai on Effective Philanthropy and the Chandler Foundation

September 19, 2018

By Veena Narashiman ‘2020 How do we create enduring prosperity rather than address just the symptoms of poverty? This is a question that the Chandler Foundation (formerly known as the Cassia Foundation) has been grappling with over the years. On September 5, Leslie Lang Tsai, who serves as the assistant vice president and general counsel …

Your AI is ready to talk: voice tech is getting conversational

September 19, 2018

Those voices aren’t in your head: voice technology is taking Silicon Valley by storm. As one of the hottest topics at TechCrunch Disrupt 2018 in San Francisco (where for the first time each keynote presentation was transcribed automatically in real-time), voice technology dominated two panels. Executives from top tech companies, including Google and Amazon, discussed …

Berkeley Blockchain Lab featured in Wired

September 19, 2018

The University of California, Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) is one of the first institutions to offer university courses on blockchain technology. Specifically, SCET’s Blockchain Lab facilitates collaboration between new ventures, industry scholars, and academics to evaluate, validate, and execute innovative blockchain projects. “Academics feel a lot of pressure to maintain their …

Berkeley Science Fellows Program

September 17, 2018

Incorporating UC Berkeley Postdocs into the startup ecosystem The Berkeley Science Fellows Program is the latest initiative being officially launched at Berkeley SkyDeck , the premier startup accelerator at the University of California, Berkeley.  This program is the first of its kind in the world, supported by the Visiting Scholars and Postdoc Affairs Office and …

NSF I-Corps Team Making Gene Therapy Affordable & Accessible

September 17, 2018

Great feature on National NSF I-Corps team (and now company), Mekonos.  In addition to I-Corps, they have continued to refine their collaborative chip technology through both the UC-wide LAUNCH accelerator and Berkeley Skydeck program. Thanks to the UC’s Office of the President for highlighting how our UC Berkeley ecosystem is moving technologies from the lab to global …

Plant-based food space shows promise at 2018 Good Food Conference

September 15, 2018

Ricardo San Martin speaks during the “From Field to Fork” discussion at the Good Food Conference on September 6.   Intrigued by the idea of a burger patty that looks like meat, smells like meat, and tastes like meat, but is actually plant-based? So are hundreds of specialists in the plant-based food space, many of …

Why Interdisciplinary Project-Based Learning? Assessing the Benefits and Challenges at U.S. Institutions of Higher Education

September 14, 2018

By Nicole Rangel College graduates with interdisciplinary and hands-on skills are in demand in today’s job market. Because they have exposure to more than one discipline and curiosity about the interplay of fields, these graduates are being positioned as necessary to solve societal challenges–from natural disasters and climate change to automation-induced unemployment and epidemics. This …

Meet the Global Founders

September 13, 2018

One thing people notice when they first come to Berkeley SkyDeck (besides the dynamic energy, stunning views, and the robots!) is the multitude of languages you hear spoken. We are proud of the many global startup teams at SkyDeck. Here are the stories of a few of them.   Intento was founded in Moscow in …

Meet the Global Founders

September 13, 2018

One thing people notice when they first come to Berkeley SkyDeck (besides the dynamic energy, stunning views, and the robots!) is the multitude of languages you hear spoken. We are proud of the many global startup teams at SkyDeck. Here are the stories of a few of them.   Intento was founded in Moscow in …

NSF I-Corps Helps Postdocs Change The World

September 11, 2018

The Bay Area Node proudly supported the third annual Bay Area Postodoc Symposium and had a ball.  Lots of smart cookies and even a Science Battle at the end. Note: 8 of the 10 Battle participants were women—much braver than the boys! All of the Science Battle projects were impressive, but we couldn’t help cheering extra …

Neurofit @ B-School Disrupt

September 11, 2018

More Entrepreneurial Leads in the news—Team Neurofit, led by Lida Papadopoulos, MD & Haas EMBA ’16, was one of two teams representing Haas in the annual B-School Disrupt event with Babson, Stanford and Wharton. Lida and her team finished up the National Bay Area I-Corps cohort only a few weeks ago and their hard work …

LAUNCH Team @ Top of YC Class

September 5, 2018

They’re at it again! Medinas Health, founded by Chloe Alpert, continues crushing the competition.  They were part of Y Combinator’s Summer 18 batch and were featured in a TechCrunch article, here.   Source link

InFEWS Fellow Alana Siegner on Urban Agriculture and Food Security

September 5, 2018

The post InFEWS Fellow Alana Siegner on Urban Agriculture and Food Security appeared first on Blum Center. Source link

InFEWS Fellow Alana Siegner on Urban Agriculture and Food Security

September 5, 2018

The post InFEWS Fellow Alana Siegner on Urban Agriculture and Food Security appeared first on Blum Center. Source link

Gender equality discussion added to BMoE bootcamp for the first time

September 4, 2018

From left to right: Gigi Wang, Rhonda Schrader, Bill Reichert, Pascale Diaine, Paolo Lacche, and Sharon Zezima. In a new addition to the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship, or BMoE, bootcamp this year, a panel of executives from Silicon Valley participated in a discussion about achieving gender equality in the workplace — especially in the tech …

Digital Transformations of Development

August 27, 2018

By S. Shankar Sastry Today, access to water, energy, health care, and financial services remain the greatest challenges to alleviation of extreme poverty, which affects nearly half the world’s population, more than 3 billion people. United Nations officials designed the 2000 Millennial Development Goals and the successor Sustainable Development Goals of 2015 to mobilize resources …

Digital Transformations of Development

August 27, 2018

By S. Shankar Sastry Today, access to water, energy, health care, and financial services remain the greatest challenges to alleviation of extreme poverty, which affects nearly half the world’s population, more than 3 billion people. United Nations officials designed the 2000 Millennial Development Goals and the successor Sustainable Development Goals of 2015 to mobilize resources …

SCET’s Data Lab awarded 2018-19 Amazon Alexa Innovation Fellowship

August 27, 2018

Alexander Fred-Ojala received one of ten Alexa Innovation Fellowships. We are pleased to announce that the Data Lab at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology has been awarded the 2018 – 2019 Alexa Innovation Fellowship. Alexander Fred-Ojala, UC Berkeley data science instructor and research director of the Data Lab at SCET, was selected one …

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