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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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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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This startup is using machine learning to make a happier workplace

November 20, 2018

Wayne Crosby, co-founder and head of product & engineering at Humu, visited the Sutardja Center’s Silicon Valley Innovation Leadership Week executive program to talk about the next industry being revolutionized by artificial intelligence and machine learning: human resources. In Crosby’s view, the HR industry (which he estimates to be about a $400 billion market worldwide) …

Data-X Poster Session to take place on December 4th

November 14, 2018

Do you have an interest in data science, artificial intelligence, and emerging technologies? Attend the Data-X Poster Session to see 40 high-quality student projects in areas ranging from cryptocurrency to sports technology. This poster session will take place on Tuesday December 4th 2018, from 2.30 – 5.30 PM in the Moore Lobby of Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Attendees are welcome …

Arrow Capital announces applications for Berkeley-based startups

November 14, 2018

Attention, UC Berkeley startups: Arrow Capital, a new venture capitalist firm, is looking to bolster Berkeley-based startups. Funded by Bow Capital — the only venture capitalist firm funded by and partnered with the UC endowment — Arrow Capital aims to promote entrepreneurship and expand the number of startups that come out of UC Berkeley. According …

Join us for Collider Cup III, a showcase of UC Berkeley’s best student ventures

November 13, 2018

12 top teams, 1 grand prize! The Collider Cup is the all-star showcase of Berkeley’s best student venture projects. The event will feature student pitches in emerging technology areas including data science, blockchain, artificial intelligence, and sports technology. One team will win the grand prize — the Collider Cup! New this semester, the top three …

Executives See the Future of Work at Bluescape during Silicon Valley Innovation Leadership Week

November 9, 2018

Executives taking part in SCET’s Silicon Valley Innovation Leadership week had the opportunity to visit the San Francisco office of Bluescape, a leader of innovative, collaboration workspace solutions, and begin to envision the integration of the many tools used in workplaces today, such as Slack, PowerPoint, Google Sheets and Adobe Creative Cloud, in a shared, multi-user, …

Executives See the Future of Work at Bluescape during Silicon Valley Innovation Leadership Week

November 9, 2018

Executives taking part in SCET’s Silicon Valley Innovation Leadership week had the opportunity to visit the San Francisco office of Bluescape, a leader of innovative, collaboration workspace solutions, and begin to envision the integration of the many tools used in workplaces today, such as Slack, PowerPoint, Google Sheets and Adobe Creative Cloud, in a shared, multi-user, …

Call for Blockchain Research Proposals – Funded by Ripple’s Partnership with Haas on the University Blockchain Research Initiative

November 9, 2018

The Sutardja Center’s Blockchain Lab is pleased to share the Call for Research Proposals from the Blockchain Initiative being led by Haas’ Institute for Business & Social Impact (IBSI) & Master in Financial Engineering (MFE) Program.  The Haas Blockchain Initiative is funded by a multi-year, multi-million-dollar grant from Ripple, a growing company in the emerging …

Call for Blockchain Research Proposals – Funded by Ripple’s Partnership with Haas on the University Blockchain Research Initiative

November 9, 2018

The Sutardja Center’s Blockchain Lab is pleased to share the Call for Research Proposals from the Blockchain Initiative being led by Haas’ Institute for Business & Social Impact (IBSI) & Master in Financial Engineering (MFE) Program.  The Haas Blockchain Initiative is funded by a multi-year, multi-million-dollar grant from Ripple, a growing company in the emerging …

Innovation Isn’t Solely Synonymous with the Next iOS Update

November 9, 2018

By Divya Nekkanti During high school, I looked unquestionably at technology leaders like Bill Gates and his wife Melinda, whose philanthropic foundation aimed to solve every apparent misfortune in the Global South. Even more, I found solace in the “giving back” days that Silicon Valley tech companies employed as a fulfillment of their corporate social …

Alums partner with Mayo Clinic to develop ML algorithms to detect heart disease

November 6, 2018

SCET alums at Eko, a healthcare device company, have recently partnered with the Mayo Clinic to develop technology that uses machine-learning to help physicians better detect easily-missed heart diseases in patients. SCET alumni & co-founders of Eko Devices (from left to right) Jason Bellet, Connor Landgraf, and Tyler Crouch According to AI in Healthcare: Through the …

Alums partner with Mayo Clinic to develop ML algorithms to detect heart disease

November 6, 2018

SCET alums at Eko, a healthcare device company, have recently partnered with the Mayo Clinic to develop technology that uses machine-learning to help physicians better detect easily-missed heart diseases in patients. SCET alumni & co-founders of Eko Devices (from left to right) Jason Bellet, Connor Landgraf, and Tyler Crouch According to AI in Healthcare: Through the …

Blockchain: From Utopian to Practical

November 1, 2018

Safe, Scalable, Cost-effective and Now Many organizations are testing blockchain solutions today as demonstrations and trials, while relatively few “blockchain compliant” systems are in mass scale production.  The reason for this is understandable.  Some firms hold back because of the mass complexity and development costs of re-writing systems that already work fine.  Others are on …

Blockchain: From Utopian to Practical

November 1, 2018

Safe, Scalable, Cost-effective and Now Many organizations are testing blockchain solutions today as demonstrations and trials, while relatively few “blockchain compliant” systems are in mass scale production.  The reason for this is understandable.  Some firms hold back because of the mass complexity and development costs of re-writing systems that already work fine.  Others are on …

UC Berkeley student group continues to lead in their breadth of blockchain activities

October 30, 2018

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology congratulates the Blockchain at Berkeley student-organization for an outstanding year of contributions to the Berkeley blockchain ecosystem — see their State of the Ledger 2018! UC Berkeley, the Sutardja Center, and SCET students have been involved in blockchain since 2014 when professional students in SCET’s Engineering Leadership Professional Program …

Building foundational blocks with Blockchain at Berkeley

October 30, 2018

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology congratulates the Blockchain at Berkeley student-organization for an outstanding year of contributions to the Berkeley blockchain ecosystem — see their State of the Ledger 2018! UC Berkeley, the Sutardja Center, and SCET students have been involved in blockchain since 2014 when professional students in SCET’s Engineering Leadership Professional Program …

Berkeley Method gets students thinking like entrepreneurs

October 25, 2018

It was a stressor of an assignment for some 400 students at the European Innovation Academy (EIA) in Cascais, Portugal: Form diverse teams of five and, in just 15 days, create startups to pitch to a panel of investors, in hopes of launching the next Instagram or Airbnb. A few students, blanching in the face the world’s …

Berkeley Method gets students thinking like entrepreneurs

October 25, 2018

It was a stressor of an assignment for some 400 students at the European Innovation Academy (EIA) in Cascais, Portugal: Form diverse teams of five and, in just 15 days, create startups to pitch to a panel of investors, in hopes of launching the next Instagram or Airbnb. A few students, blanching in the face the world’s …

SCET Global: Redefining health data with Claus Rehfeld

October 22, 2018

Can health data be marketable? That’s the fundamental question that visiting researcher Claus Rehfeld hopes to answer during his time at the Sutardja Center this year. An economist by education, Rehfeld spent 20 years working in businesses related to health data. For his doctorate, Rehfeld is looking at how best to define health data in …

SCET Global: Redefining health data with Claus Rehfeld

October 22, 2018

Can health data be marketable? That’s the fundamental question that visiting researcher Claus Rehfeld hopes to answer during his time at the Sutardja Center this year. An economist by education, Rehfeld spent 20 years working in businesses related to health data. For his doctorate, Rehfeld is looking at how best to define health data in …

Can There Be A National Security and Development Agenda for the U.S.? Michael Nacht at the Blum Center

October 17, 2018

By Tamara Straus On October 10 at the first Blum Center Faculty Luncheon devoted to “Digital Transformation of Development,” Michael Nacht, the Thomas and Alison Schneider Chair in Public Policy, presented on “The Nexus of National Security, Diplomacy, and Development”—and gave a sober assessment of what that nexus might produce under the Trump administration. Nacht, …

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