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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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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 …

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. …

Reimagining Mobility

August 3, 2017

Self-driving cars that pick your kids up from school. An app that smoothes your public transit experience, from starting point to final destination. A network of autonomous, modular pods that allow you to travel the world, bringing your life along with you. These futuristic-sounding ideas may not be so far away: they’re all concepts that students …

Designing healthy futures

August 3, 2017

“This class involved delving into whole new fields for me,” says Sara Sampson. With a laugh, she continues, “But we figured things out along the way.” Sampson is speaking in December 2016, as her team wraps up their project for Bioengineering Senior Design Projects, a course taught by Amy Herr and held in Jacobs Hall. The …

48 Hours, 11 Innovations at TOM:Berkeley

August 3, 2017

On March 17, nearly 100 innovators gathered at the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation to kick off a weekend makeathon focused on developing custom solutions for everyday challenges encountered by people with disabilities. The event, called TOM: Berkeley, was presented by UC Berkeley student group EnableTech as part of the global Tikkun Olam Makers community, …

Research through design: Five questions with James Pierce

August 3, 2017

James Pierce approaches design from multiple angles. With an academic background in human-computer interaction (he holds a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University in this field), he is a designer and researcher who explores speculative design, design theory, and everyday social practices. At the Jacobs Institute, he teaches two courses that reach students at different points …

Getting into the field

August 3, 2017

The Bay Area is a global center of design activity, from Silicon Valley innovations to the urban manufacturing projects that marry craft and technology in San Francisco and Oakland. For Berkeley students, opportunities to explore this rich local ecosystem can powerfully complement their coursework, offering close-up looks at design concepts in practice. This spring, a …

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