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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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The Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars, is a top-tier fintech accelerator for early stage startups. Every year we invest in 10 fintech companies and help them get their businesses to the next level.

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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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Haas Wins Oxford Private Equity Competition

April 9, 2020

From left to right, top to bottom: Swamit Mehta, Austin Nalen, Luis Reina, and Shawn Meyer. The decision to buy a publicly listed clinical research company and take it private landed a team of MBA students first place in the inaugural Oxford Global Private Equity Challenge. The competition, which was supposed to be held at …

Blum Center Welcomes New Board Members Michelle Nunn and Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss

April 9, 2020

In anticipation of the expansion of its Development Engineering programs and continued growth of the Big Ideas Contest and global problem-solving initiatives, the Blum Center welcomes two new members to its board of trustees. Michelle Nunn is president and CEO of CARE USA, a leading humanitarian organization that fights global poverty and provides lifesaving assistance …

Berkeley Haas *record* 7 companies on P&Q Top MBA Startups

April 8, 2020

Berkeley Haas scored a *record* 7 companies ($117.2M) on the Poets & Quants Top MBA Startups!  *All* 3 Haas MBA programs (FTMBA, EWMBA, EMBA) represented 3 UC LAUNCH Accelerator alums 2 Y Combinator alums 1 Female Founder Haas was 7th overall (total $ raised) & 4th for raises <$100M.   Going from 0 in 2013 and …

COVID-19 Hackathon: Everyone Wins

April 8, 2020

One more example of the Bay Area STEM community joining forces to fight the pandemic. Great to see top teams for both Diagnostics & Ventilators helmed by #FemaleFounders who are *both* NSF I-Corps National alums! Tara DeBoer, founder of BioAmp Diagnostics (UC Berkeley) & Winnie Liang, co-founder of Neptune Fluid Flow Systems (Stanford) led the winning …

To Frame or Reframe: Where Might Design Thinking Research Go Next?

April 7, 2020

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VIDEO: The Social Psychology of Design Thinking

April 7, 2020

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VIDEO: Designing the Future

April 7, 2020

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Special CMR Issue on Design Thinking

April 7, 2020

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Laura D. Tyson: Where women stand

April 7, 2020

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Quick, pivot! Startups navigate COVID-19 crisis

April 7, 2020

Note: Haas News is following two of this year’s teams participating in LAUNCH, an accelerator for University of California startup founders that has helped create more than 200 companies since 1999. The teams are gearing up for the Demo Day final on May 1, when they’ll pitch their ideas to VCs and angel investors and …

SCET launches COVID-RX program to help companies adapt

April 6, 2020

The University of California, Berkeley, one of the world’s premier public universities and worldwide center for innovation, is taking a leading role in response to the COVID-19 health crisis and is convening industry and its vast internal expertise to launch real time initiatives to help firms accelerate and adapt to the new environment. With its …

Podcast: The policy and politics of the COVID-19 oil market crash

April 6, 2020

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SCET global community sends thousands of masks to Bay Area

April 3, 2020

NC Wong (left) with a Hong Kong Baptist University student (right) NC Wong, Hong Kong Baptist University alumnus and member of the SCET global community, sent 3000 surgical masks to Bay Area hospitals when he learned they were in need. NC originally reached out SCET Industry Fellow Gigi Wang asking if the Bay Area was …

Startup Semester students share highlights from their experiences at the Sutardja Center

April 2, 2020

As part of the Startup Semester study abroad program, students from around the world are learning about about entrepreneurship and technology while growing their global networks. We heard from Anushka, Johannes, Jaideep, and Anant about their favorite aspects of the Startup Semester program. Keep an eye out for other upcoming student features! Anushka Purohit, Hong …

Social impact interns leverage MBA for the greater good

April 2, 2020

Daniel Diaz, MBA 20, a former endeavor MBA fellow with Kennemer Foods, enjoys the view atop a mountain in the Philippines. When Daniel Diaz, MBA 20, joined Kennemer Foods in the Philippines as a fellow last summer he wanted to streamline cash payment processes between cacao farmers and their buyers. Diaz pitched the idea of …

Corporate Innovation: Five Lessons from Star Wars

March 31, 2020

Star Wars: mind-candy entertainment or a set of essential teachings for business leaders?  Happily, it’s both.  The sci-fi series is a great illustration of the entrepreneurial journey, while also illustrating (who knew?) academically-proven best practices for achieving business success.  The case for binge-watching Star Wars is particularly apt in today’s corporate environment where competition from …

Catherine Wolfram: Can we stop paying utility bills for a bit?

March 31, 2020

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What Happens Next: A Roadmap to Life, Work, and Society after Coronavirus

March 31, 2020

Credit: Pixel Bay Since January of 2020, the world has been watching the unfolding of the Covid-19 pandemic. It started with a few isolated cases in regions of the world that seemed far away. With relentless transmission, cases started to jump around the world. The infection has now reached just about every community on the planet leading …

Should Social Media Be More Rewarding? Sapien Thinks So

March 31, 2020

Inspired by an idea, two friends met at Free Speech Movement Cafe, busted out their laptops, and started coding. A Sublime tab was all it took to get started. “At the time, we were just two college kids just frustrated with the state of social networks,” Bhatia said. “We thought to ourselves, you know, there’s …

Online Learning Strategies in Social Distancing

March 30, 2020

With COVID-19 radically transforming teaching practices, colleges and universities across the country have made the leap to online instruction, often with little notice and time to prepare. At UC Berkeley, our instructors had just 24 hours notice to figure out the best practices for transitioning to online learning. This has been particularly challenging for our design …

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