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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

I-Corps

LAUNCH

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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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Demo Day Spring 2018: Our Best Yet

May 22, 2018

Demo Day was our biggest ever! We had over 350 investors, Industry partners, and SkyAdvisors in attendance. It was a packed house and we had to set up overflow seating. It was the first Demo Day since the launch of the Berkeley SkyDeck Fund, and our first funded Cohort presented, and we are beyond thrilled …

Iron Man vs Terminator: Jobs in the AI Century

May 17, 2018

The AI Century The natural selection of economics has relentlessly pushed businesses and societies toward maximum efficiency.  It’s the principal force that fuels the start-up business models of today as they redefine and make more efficient the economics of tomorrow.  It’s this drive to maximum efficiency that’s given rise to disruptive, AI-driven business models that …

“Geek Girl Rising” Author Moderates Panel on Diversity at Engineering Leadership Program – Join us for the Livestream

May 16, 2018

Increasing representation is not a “women’s issue” or a “person of color’s issue.” It is a human issue and a business issue. Recent data show that minorities, women and other marginalized groups account for just a tiny fraction of today’s tech workforce. Despite efforts over the past few years to increase diversity, most companies have made …

Innovation Catalysts program boosts student innovations

May 14, 2018

This spring, ten diverse student teams accessed project funding, Maker Passes, and other resources through a new grant program: the Jacobs Institute Innovation Catalysts. The program, made possible by the Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation, aims to help student designers unlock new potential in their projects. In classes, student organizations, and independently, students are constantly pitching ideas …

Students invent glove that can track athlete technique, win SCET Collider Cup

May 11, 2018

A group of three UC Berkeley students are reimagining how athletes train with a new invention that helped them win first place at the Collider Cup –– a competition in which the top students taking Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology classes pitch startup ideas that they developed over the course of a semester. The …

Meet the students studying abroad at SCET from the Netherlands

May 9, 2018

This semester, four students from the Hague University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, studied abroad here in Berkeley at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology to learn the hands-on skills they’ll need to make it in the world of technology entrepreneurship. Learn a little bit about who they are, what they’ve learned and …

UC Berkeley students use CRISPR to edit the flavor of this common food

May 9, 2018

Paramjyot Panesar, Juliet Hemmati and Fardeen Nekmard in the lab. Don’t like the aftertaste of a certain type of food? A group of students at UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology might be able to help you edit it out using CRISPR technology.  As a part of SCET’s Sustainable Foods Lab, Paramjyot Panesar, …

The Applied EQ Project: EQ-Driven Technology Disruption

May 8, 2018

Written by Ikhlaq Sidhu UC Berkeley and Paris del E’traz, IE Business School. We have identified two types of mindsets that exist in firms today.  One mindset is the traditional one that believes that success is based mostly on building superior products and services and that customers will automatically follow. The other mindset is based on …

Why do we need alternatives to meat?: an interview with Alison Berke

May 7, 2018

http://scet.berkeley.edu/wp-content/uploads/Podcast-4-km-1.mp3 Demand for meat around the world is higher than it’s ever been –– and we’re running out of the resources needed to provide it. It’s well-known that the meat industry uses up exorbitant amounts of land and water, making it a large contributor to climate change. If people in the United States, a global …

UC Berkeley students create app that locates, rates nearby food pantries

May 7, 2018

A screenshot of the chat format that powers HungerBot. 1 in 5 UC Berkeley students skip meals to save money. Yet, only a fraction of these students will ever step foot in a food pantry because of the stigma that surrounds getting help. But a team of students from a UC Berkeley class on internet …

UC Berkeley alumni use fungi to make realistic salmon alternative

May 7, 2018

Kimberlie Le and Joshua Nixon speak at SCET’s Newton Lecture Series. You’ve probably tried a veggie burger or maybe even soy chicken strips –– but have you ever seen salmon that isn’t animal-based? Joshua Nixon and Kimberlie Le, the co-founders of Terramino Foods, first conceived of the idea to use fungi to create a meat …

Startup Semester Spotlight: Marcelo Dias

May 1, 2018

Juggling six classes, breaking the language barrier, and speaking to industry leaders on his free time are only a few things Marcelo Dias has accomplished during his time in Berkeley. Marcelo was the one student who was selected from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) to join SCET’s Startup Semester Program and also selected …

Get ready for Collider Cup II!

April 25, 2018

What do 12 top teams + 1 grand prize equal? You guessed it, Collider Cup is back and better than ever. Watch the best student teams from SCET classes pitch to a panel of professors, investors and industry leaders and see who gets to take home the big win! If you are interested in taking …

polySpectra’s 3D Printing Superpower

April 20, 2018

A graduate of our one week Immersive Short course in 2016, this Cyclotron Road team received an NSF Phase I SBIR in 2017. Read more about their Additive Future here. Source link

What is your data project missing? Here are three must-have elements

April 20, 2018

The other day I was having a discussion with Inder Sidhu, who was speaking in our Engineering Leadership Professional Program.  I wanted to understand his perspective on data and strategy. As you may know, he is a great person to talk to about these things.  He joined Cisco and helped it grow from $1 billion …

Join SCET at Cal Day 2018!

April 19, 2018

 Every year, UC Berkeley hosts Cal Day—an event to welcome prospective students to help guide them through what clubs they can join, what classes to take and to get to know the Berkeley community as a whole. Cal Day is open to current Berkeley students, families and anyone interested in learning more about the initiatives …

Kiwi Campus Announces the Future of Last Mile Delivery

April 18, 2018

http://skydeck.berkeley.edu/wp-content/uploads/restaurantbotandtriike.mp4   SkyDeck cohort company Kiwi Campus has announced their latest technology, including the Kiwi Trike, the world’s first smart-assisted semi-autonomous electric cargo tricycle. For the last year, Kiwi Campus has been delivering restaurant orders with autonomous robots on the campuses of UC Berkeley and Stanford. Their goal is to provide friendly, accessible, and affordable …

Learning Rapid Implementation of AI and Data

April 6, 2018

What’s Golf Got to Do with it? Our ability to deliver on the promises of AI, data, and other digital transformations is key to our national agenda and global security.  Just imagine what would happen if another, less friendly nation educates more people to readily develop these technologies. It’s pretty much the same as losing …

Finding positivity in failure: Silicon Valley leaders talk about past setbacks

April 4, 2018

From left to right: Akash Garg, Christine Yen, Amit Kumar. Last month, an Uber executive, the cofounder of a successful software company and a venture capitalist investor joined the Newton Lecture Series to speak to UC Berkeley students. But rather than talking about the successes that led them to their prestigious positions, they chose to …

Blockchain Roundtable

April 4, 2018

On March 1st, the Blockchain Lab hosted a roundtable with three industry leaders along with student representatives from Blockchain at Berkeley to discuss the importance and growth of this groundbreaking technology. CEOs from ThirdACT, CyrptoWerk, and Legal.io showcased how different industries are able to find faster solutions with the implementation of blockchain. Ikhlaq Sidhu, chief …

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