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Welcome to the Berkeley Gateway to Innovation (BEGIN)!

The University of California, Berkeley is home to one of the most vibrant innovation ecosystems in the world. BEGIN features Berkeley innovation and entrepreneurship resources, opportunities, events, and news to help you connect with the Berkeley ecosystem and take the next step in your entrepreneurial journey.

WHY BERKELEY?

In 2020, Pitchbook ranked UC Berkeley as the #2 university for entrepreneurship. As of 2020, alumni startups have raised more than $36B in venture capital and helped create the world’s most valuable companies such as Apple, Softbank, Intel, Gap, eBay, Tesla, and many more.

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# 1
Public University

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1652
Startup Founders

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1649
Active Inventions

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# 2
University for Entrepreneurs

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1481
Startups

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774
Active Patents

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# 4
in Most Successful Founders

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$ 1B+
in Research Funding

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814
Active Foreign Patents