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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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Applications for the Berkeley SkyDeck Fall 2020 Cohort are now open! Startups with at least one founder affiliated with any of the University of California schools or with an international founder can apply.

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SCET Wins Excellence in Entrepreneurship Teaching and Pedagogical Innovation Award

Our partner, the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SCET), has been won the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Teaching and Pedagogical Innovation at 2019 The Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) conference! The award is, in part, for its development of the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship, an approach to teaching innovation that focuses on learning by playing interactive games and understanding and developing one’s entrepreneurial mindset. The Method is used in several of SCET’s courses including Challenge Lab and the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp.

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New Thinking in a Pandemic: Don Moore & Annie Duke

July 10, 2020

Two top experts on decision making came together for a discussion of probabilistic thinking in the age of the coronavirus. Prof. Don Moore, who studies overconfidence, interviewed Annie Duke, a decision strategist and former professional poker champion. Duke is the author of the national best-seller “Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have …

The risk of derisking innovation

July 10, 2020

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Video: Friedman at 50 – Is it still the social responsibility of Business to Increase Profits?

July 10, 2020

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Video: The problem with narcissistic leadership

July 10, 2020

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Transformational leader or narcissist?

July 10, 2020

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Severin Borenstein: Understanding and refining emissions markets

July 10, 2020

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Higher Education and the Zoombie Apocalypse

July 9, 2020

Virtualization Comes for Higher Ed Murder hornets. The Great Toilet Paper Panic. And New York Magazine’s thought-provoking interview with NYU’s Scott Galloway on the coming disruption to higher education.  All serve to mark the calamitous year of 2020.  Just as the Internet has virtualized the retail industry, it’s now begun to do the same to …

When crisis hits: The role of regulations

July 8, 2020

A broker watches his screens. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) Xi Wu is an assistant professor in the Berkeley Haas Accounting Group.  Even in the best of times, corporate leaders love to gripe about the costly burden of government regulations. An average hedge fund spends more than 7% of their total operating costs on various forms of …

Himalayan climber research nets outstanding paper award for Prof. Jennifer Chatman

July 8, 2020

Illustration by Dulce Lopez A paper co-authored by Prof. Jennifer Chatman that analyzed team dynamics among Himalayan mountain climbers has won the 2020 Outstanding Publication Award from the Academy of Management’s Organizational Behavior Division. The annual award recognizes the publication that represents the most significant contribution to the advancement of the field of organizational behavior. …

Racial profiling in traffic stops results in worse policing, study finds

July 8, 2020

A police officer pulling talks to a driver he pulled over for speeding. Photo credit: Kali9 for Getty Images It’s well-documented that police are far more likely to search Black and Latino drivers than whites during routine traffic stops. These disparities are not only socially divisive, but they result in inefficient policing, a new study …

Paul Gertler takes IBSI leadership baton from founder Laura Tyson

July 8, 2020

Berkeley Haas Prof. Paul Gertler, an international expert on evaluating programs to fight poverty, improve health care and outcomes, expand financial inclusion, and support early childhood development, has been appointed as faculty director of the Institute for Business and Social Impact (IBSI) as of July 1. Prof. Paul Gertler Gertler takes the leadership baton from …

The Founder’s Playbook: New SCET video series focuses on founder routines, fail-ups, and mindsets

July 8, 2020

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) at the University of California, Berkeley has just launched a new video series called The Founder’s Playbook that aims to get the real stories of what it’s like for innovators to create something new. Subscribe to SCET YouTube to follow the Founder’s Playbook. The series, hosted by …

Inspiring Innovation: 2020 Summer Reading List

July 7, 2020

Inspiring Innovation: 2020 Summer Reading List The faculty, staff, and mentorship network at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology have compiled a list of 10 fascinating and applicable summer 2020 reads for any innovator or entrepreneur!   (Looking for more reading? Check out our 2019 Summer Reading List!) Artificial Intelligence: A Guide For Thinking …

‘!important’ Safety Startup Just Might Save the Self-Driving Industry

July 6, 2020

With Uber, Waymo, Google, and Tesla leading the way towards a self-driving future, more autonomous vehicles are hitting the roads every single day. However, despite the fact that these vehicles are 100x less likely to crash than a human, nearly 75% of Americans still feel unsafe on the road with autonomous cars. Myriad efforts are …

25 Founder Stories for Case Studies

July 5, 2020

Photo credit: Karya Schanilec (scop.io) As a founder, it is helpful to have inspiration and stories that show persistence pays off. So it was nice to find some timelines that chronicle the ups and downs of founding a startup. How Airbnb Started https://blog.adioma.com/how-airbnb-started-infographic/ How Angry Birds Started https://blog.adioma.com/how-angry-birds-started-infographic/ How Instagram Started https://blog.adioma.com/how-instagram-started-infographic/ How Pinterest Started https://blog.adioma.com/how-pinterest-started-infographic/ …

Laura Tyson: The recovery plan America needs

July 3, 2020

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Startup Semester students among winning teams in Google Developer Student Club Solution Challenge 2020

July 1, 2020

Three students from the Spring 2020 cohort of SCET’s Startup Semester program were among the winning teams of the Google’s Developer Student Club’s Solution Challenge 2020. The goal of the challenge was to “use technology to solve a local problem together with community.” Submissions were accepted from more than 60 countries and 800 universities around …

Dr. Bertram Lubin (1939-2020), An Appreciation

July 1, 2020

It is with a heavy heart and beloved appreciation that we memorialize the passing of Dr. Bertram Lubin, a groundbreaking pediatrician and children’s hospital leader. Bert, as he was widely known, was the kind of person the Blum Center dreams of having around—to mentor students, advise faculty, inspire ideas, and lend decades of knowledge about …

NSF I-Corps Spotlight: NorthStar

July 1, 2020

Recent Berkeley Haas Student Seed Fund awardee NorthStar was a standout in our June NSF I-Corps course. NorthStar’s team came together through Kurt Beyer’s MBA295A: Entrepreneurship course. Team members include Omonivie Agboghidi (MPH 20, 3rd yr MD student), Phil Walker (4th yr MD/PhD student) and Lucas Kabs Yin Kim Sea (MBA/MPH 21) NorthStar is a …

Stacy Nathaniel Jackson, MBA 90–Transitioning: A private decision with public consequences

June 30, 2020

Portrait: Stacy Nathaniel Jackson, MBA 90 Celebrating Pride Month on the OneHaas Podcast, host Sean Li spoke with Stacy Nathaniel Jackson, MBA 90, an African-American transgender artist-activist, about how being an over-achiever helped him land senior positions in the corporate and nonprofit world. (Élida Bautista, the director of inclusion and diversity at the Haas School …

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