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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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Attend NEO DevCon for Free in SF Jan 30-31

January 18, 2018

Interested in learning & attending the NEO Developers Conference for Free!  NEO, a non-profit community-based blockchain project, is offering students an opportunity to attend for free – see this link.   NEO is also a sponsor of the Blockchain Lab at Berkeley’s Sutardja Center and founder, Da Hong Fei spoke at SCET on 12/1. Founded in 2014, …

UC Berkeley students put new startups to the test at SCET Collider Cup

January 18, 2018

As Fall semester came to a close, student teams from entrepreneurship classes offered through the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology competed in the first annual Collider Cup. The event required participants to present their end-of-the year projects to real movers and shakers in the startup space, resulting in one stand-out team taking the prize …

Finding Greener Ways to Improve Technology

January 18, 2018

For the first time ever, Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship  (BHEP) and Berkeley’s IEOR  department have joined forces to form an immersive and rigorous course, Lean Transfer (INDENG 290). This course consists of MBA students as well as M.Eng. students, undergraduates and visiting scholars. On November 29th, students in Lean Transfer presented their final pitches to fellow classmates …

ABC News Features Big Ideas Winner Tabla. Watch here! 

January 18, 2018

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The Today Show Features Big Ideas Winner Bolt Threads. Watch here! 

January 18, 2018

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Hybrid structures and new applications: Exploring digital fabrication at Jacobs Hall

January 16, 2018

A reconfigurable lampshade, a portable scientific instrument, an affordable tool for surgery planning: these student projects may not seem to have much in common. Despite their wide-ranging focuses, however, all three are the products of courses that used resources in Jacobs Hall to explore digital fabrication technology during the fall 2017 semester. As the digital …

The Key to a Good M&A Outcome for Your Start-up? Getting Started Yesterday!

January 2, 2018

Designing Good Exits: It’s Not Just for Architects None of us would feel comfortable in a building where no thought had been given to how to exit the structure.  A rushed and panicked egress would be dangerous, and no building has its first brick laid without viable exit paths being designed into its architecture. The …

NSF I-Corps Team Wins Hult Prize Campus Round

December 20, 2017

Teams from across campus brought their A-games to the UC Berkeley campus round for the $1M Hult Prize. One participant was even a Shark Tank alum! Ideas ranged from a blockchain network that reduces energy & friction in transfers, to solar powered community centers with a pay per use vs. upfront investment business model. Thanks to …

Fall talks at Jacobs Hall: Three themes for design innovators

December 19, 2017

This fall, we welcomed a diverse group of speakers to Jacobs Hall for the Jacobs Design Conversations and Design Field Notes speaker series. With speakers ranging from artists to product managers, these talks’ topics covered a broad swath of the design field. Across these wide-ranging discussions, here are some common themes we heard. Today’s designers should …

Now hiring: tenure-track faculty position at the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

December 19, 2017

The Jacobs institute for Design Innovation is currently hiring for a tenure-track assistant professor position with a start date of July 2018. The position will work at the intersection of design and emerging technologies such as health and medical devices, smart and connected products, and bio-inspired design. Sutardja Center Faculty director and professor Ikhlaq Sidhu is …

State grant accelerates UC Berkeley’s innovation and entrepreneurship

December 18, 2017

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. “The funding adds fuel to the already simmering passion and drive of …

New course takes flight at Jacobs Hall

December 18, 2017

This fall, passersby on the top floor of Jacobs Hall might have seen an unusual sight: a large net dropped down from the ceiling, with a mini-drone buzzing around inside it. This would be a class session of Introduction to Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (ME 136), a new course held in Jacobs Hall this …

Innovein Medical On The Move

December 13, 2017

Great to get an update from LAUNCH ’15 Audience Choice winner, Innovein Medical. Founder & CEO Austin Walker stopped by a recent LAUNCH alumni gathering to celebrate and share news on how Innovein’s minimally invasive valve for veins is taking off. In addition to being named to the Forbes#30under30 list and one of six LAUNCH companies to be admitted …

New board members join Alt.meat lab

December 12, 2017

This week at the Alternative Meat Lab, students presented their latest plant-based meat projects and welcomed new board members who will be donating their expert advice to assist the lab with domain-specific knowledge in an industry that is just getting started. The Alternative Meat Lab board members include: Ryan Bethencourt, partner and co-founder of IndieBio, …

December Roundup: NSF I-Corps Immersive Short Course

December 6, 2017

The December cohort of NSF I-Corps wrapped with a whopping 12 teams! UC Berkeley Mechanical Engineering Professor Grace O’Connell’s team honed the value prop for their spine surgery solution. Bioengineering M.Eng students Ian Sicher and Jose Ramirez got out of the building for their Startup Marketplace project with QB3 company Aescula Tech. And, Haas MBA …

Cal alum Arjun Dev Arora shares what he thinks is the “x-factor” every entrepreneur should have

December 6, 2017

Students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series attended a fireside chat with 500 Startups partner and Cal alum, Arjun Dev Arora.  While Arora is an engineer by training, he developed a keen interest in the business of technology while at Berkeley,  which has gone on to inform much of his career. During his talk, …

Tech icon Judy Estrin spoke to Berkeley students on the importance of company culture and the evolution of Silicon Valley

December 5, 2017

Students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series attended a fireside chat with the iconic Judy Estrin. Known for contribution to the development of Transmission Control Protocol — a system that is critical for the networking in the internet to happen — Estrin has founded multiple companies, served on the board of directors for the …

Steve Chen appointed to co-lead Berkeley Blockchain Lab

December 5, 2017

Steve Chen, founder of EchoLink, a credentials-verification blockchain project, has been appointed industry co-lead of the new Berkeley Blockchain Lab, a platform for students to gain real-world experience working with blockchain technology at the University of California, Berkeley. The Berkeley Blockchain Lab is an initiative of the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, which has …

1st Lean Transfer Class Is A Hit

November 30, 2017

What do microscopes, lasers & greener jeans have in common? They are all UC Berkeley Bakar Fellows technologies that were generously shared by the inventors with students in Lean Transfer. Students from Berkeley Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, UC Berkeley Fung Institute For Engineering Leadership, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology – SCET & Haas School of Business – UC Berkeley formed teams …

Is your passport from one of these countries?: Nationality-specific visas for working and living in the U.S.

November 28, 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 …

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