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Berkeley Gateway to Innovation

Why Berkeley?

The University of California, Berkeley is home to one of the most vibrant innovation ecosystems in the world. 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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Featured News

UC Berkeley No. 1 public school for startup founders in Pitchbook rankings
Ripple announces $250 million fund to support NFT projects on XRP Ledger
In A Pandemic Year, UC Berkeley Admits Another Outstanding Diverse Class
UC Berkeley's Life Sciences Entrepreneurship Center Launched
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Opportunities and Deadlines

NSF I-Corps
Deadline: January 08
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Berkeley ChangemakerTM Courses

Not sure where to start? Take one of these introductory courses for all majors.

LS C12 (2 units): The Berkeley Changemaker: A Discovery Experience
INDENG 95/195 (1 units): A. Richard Newton Lecture Series: A Berkeley Changemaker Course
POLSCI 98/198 (1 units): Berkeley Changemaker: Topics in International Ethics
COLWRIT R4B (4 units): Berkeley Changemaker: Writing the Change We Seek
UGBA 96 (1 units): Berkeley Changemakers: Big Ideas
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Accelerators & Incubators
Bakar BioEnginuity Hub *Bakar Labs *Blockchain Xcelerator *CITRIS Foundry *Cal Hacks Fellowship *California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) *Cleantech to Market *Cyclotron Road *Energy and Biosciences Institute Entrepreneurial Business Incubator (EBI2) *LAUNCH *SkyDeck Pad-13 Incubator *StEP *The House Residency
* = Berkeley Affiliated
About Us
BEGIN (Berkeley Gateway to Innovation) is the University of California, Berkeley’s directory of innovation and entrepreneurship resources and hub for events, news and opportunities. For questions about how to find the best resource for your situation, contact begin@berkeley.edu.
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