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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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Nov 25 – Hultz Prize 2020

At the Hult Prize we believe that the Earth doesn’t just need better advocates, it needs more powerful allies—an entire generation of allies that is committed to deploying sustainable solutions to end environmental degradation. We believe that the time has come for the sort of militancy that arises not from protest, but from positive capitalism. …

Nov 30 – SCET Instructional Innovation Grant

In collaboration with the Chief Innovation and Entrepreneurship Officer and in support of a pilot initiative called the Berkeley Changemaker, the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SCET) is committed to expanding the innovation ecosystem across campus and throughout all disciplines by offering Instructional Innovation Grants up to $20,000 for UC Berkeley instructional courses.

Nov 30 – Startup Semester Spring ’20

Startup semester emphasizes hands-on venture-building, and learning the mindset and behaviors  that lead to entrepreneurial success. These are core tenets of the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship. Learn from leading faculty in UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering and from seasoned entrepreneurs. Grow your network, find your new team, and immerse yourself in the dynamic Berkeley and …

Dec 6 – LAUNCH Accelerator

We give startups free, world-class training – from Haas faculty, local VCs, and successful entrepreneurs – then award $50,000 at our annual Demo Day. Launch startups have raised over $200M in funding.

Dec 20 – Jacobs Institute Innovation Catalyst Grants

The Jacobs Institute Innovation Catalyst Grants provides an avenue for students to unlock further potential in their projects. We welcome a wide range of projects at the intersection of design and technology innovation. Ignite grants of up to $2000 are available for in-progress projects while Spark grants of up to $500 are available for early-stage …

Jan 6 – Berkeley MEng Program

Berkeley Master of Engineering (MEng) is a one-year accelerated program that strives to develop engineering leaders who are able to draw equally on their managerial and technical strengths, as they tackle major technological challenges and create innovative solutions in real-world settings. The program is offering an application fee waiver and making the GRE optional, exclusive …

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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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A Blockchain Halloween in New Orleans

November 19, 2019

Karin Bauer from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and Lauren Weymouth from Ripple have apparently been brainstorming about how to incorporate blockchain-based courses into programs of other universities, and also how to make this effort more inclusive. Dr. Ali Emdad from Morgan State University was also a partner, and came up with an idea …

Berkeley Innovation Podcast, Episode 6: DoorDash Cofounder & CEO, Tony Xu

November 19, 2019

The post Berkeley Innovation Podcast, Episode 6: DoorDash Cofounder & CEO, Tony Xu appeared first on UC Berkeley Sutardja Center. Source link

Get ready for Collider Cup V!

November 13, 2019

On your mark, get set, go! We’re a month away from Collider Cup V — one of the biggest student entrepreneurship events at UC Berkeley. The event will be held on Friday, December 13, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Sutardja Dai Hall, in both Banatao Auditorium and the Kvamme Atrium.  RSVP here …

SCET to use Innovation Engineering framework for Spring 2020 5G Course

November 13, 2019

SCET’s Prof. Ikhlaq Sidhu at the What’s Next for Data, AI for Telecom and 5G workshop On October 12, SCET partnered with Global System for Mobile Communication, or GSMA, on a collaborative workshop on What’s Next for Data, AI for Telecom and 5G in preparation for a spring 2020 SCET course on innovating 5G and …

‘Coin Assistant’ Startup Makes Crypto Easy to Use

November 8, 2019

Coin Assistant founders Damon Nam and Byron Levels had initially set out to solve a personal problem: their passion for the potential of blockchain was met with an equal frustration for how poorly-designed many of the platforms were. Investigating this problem further, Nam and Levels decided to ask consumers how they felt before taking the …

Spring 2020 Startup Semester at UC Berkeley application deadline approaches

November 7, 2019

Students interested in becoming changemakers in the new technology venture space are encouraged to apply for SCET Berkeley’s Startup Semester. SCET offers a full time, semester long program for undergraduates studying engineering, business, design and more. This is the perfect opportunity to study at the top public university in the U.S. and to experience all that makes Silicon …

Providing Accessible Medical Care through Low-Cost Fracture Detection

November 5, 2019

Treating bone fractures in the developing world is increasingly difficult due to the lack of x-ray accessibility. Emily Huynh, a senior at UC Berkeley studying Bioengineering, thought: if bone fractures were diagnosed and treated properly in an affordable way, large populations of people could avoid the chronic pain, disability, and socioeconomic disadvantage that mistreated fractures cause. …

Instructional Innovation Grant Application Now Open (for UC Berkeley Instructors)

November 4, 2019

In collaboration with the Chief Innovation and Entrepreneurship Officer and in support of a pilot initiative called the Berkeley Changemaker, the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SCET) is committed to expanding the innovation ecosystem across campus and throughout all disciplines by offering Instructional Innovation Grants up to $20,000 for UC Berkeley instructional courses. The …

Malaysian Minister of Finance Lim Guan Eng Visits the Blum Center

October 28, 2019

Lim Guan Eng, Minister of Finance for Malaysia, who had been invited by the AMENA Center for Entrepreneurship and Development, addressed UC Berkeley students and faculty on the topic of “Industry 4.0 and the Extension of Malaysia’s Economic Success” at the Blum Center on October 18.  “It is always energizing to come to the San …

Innovation Engineering Workshop Paves the Way for Future Creation

October 25, 2019

Think of the process of innovation as learning to ride a bike. People can give you instruction, tell you how to balance and pedal your feet, but you won’t actually learn how to ride the bike until you get on and try it yourself. One problem with the modern education system is that students rarely …

Now Hiring! Student Operations Assistant (Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator)

October 22, 2019

$18 Per Hour Starting, 0~15 Hours Weekly The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (S/CET) is a global innovation hub headquartered at UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering. We research and facilitate frontier technologies in our labs and offer a suite of programs for students and executives. Undergraduates can earn a Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Technology …

Arrow Capital Accepting Applications

October 21, 2019

Since its founding in October 2018, Arrow Capital invested in a total of ten impressive startup companies, four of which were student-founded. Looking at this current school year, we are excited to continue to forge partnerships on the UC campuses and support entrepreneurs in their startup pursuits. Anyone who is seeking pre-seed funding and is …

Environmentally Responsible Inventing

October 21, 2019

“Sustainability is something innovators don’t really think about because we are so focused on how our product is going to work, how we are going to market it, and how we are going to sell it,” said Emily Huynh, a senior studying biomedical engineering at UC Berkeley. The post Environmentally Responsible Inventing appeared first on Blum …

Dr. Bertram Lubin to Mentor Cal Students and Focus on the Social Determinants of Health

October 18, 2019

Dr. Bertram Lubin’s 50-year career is not coming to a close. Although the former president, CEO, and research director of Children’s Hospital Oakland—who has investigated or co-investigated more than 30 National Institutes of Health grants, published more than 200 articles in peer reviewed journals, and co-authored the first clinical best practice guidelines for sickle cell …

Pivots Happen: Be Fearless!

October 18, 2019

Flourish Savings started with a simple question–can we gamify savings to build good habits for millennials? Berkeley-Haas Evening Weekend MBA alums Pedro Felipe Moura, Jessica Eting & Bill Collins dug deeper throughout their time as students via classes and programs like UC LAUNCH, Trione Student Venture Fund & NSF #ICorps.  Along the way, they have collaborated …

Now Hiring! Alt.Meat Lab Designer/Writer

October 17, 2019

Job Title: Student Assistant II (Alt.Meat Lab Media Lead – Designer/Writer)Reports to: Alt.Meat Lab DirectorPay: $20/hr. starting The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) is a global innovation hub headquartered at UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering where aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators take deep dives into the world of technology entrepreneurship and embark on the …

UC Berkeley’s MyShake Impacts #ShakeOut Day

October 17, 2019

Now that’s impact! Today is International ShakeOut Day & one of our NSF I-Corps teams is headlining the news! Congrats to Richard Allen, Qingkai Kong + the rest of the MyShake team at the Berkeley Seismological Lab & Earth and Planetary Science. Download the MyShake app from the app store and do your part to be …

Now hiring! Research for Data-X Lab

October 16, 2019

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at the University of California, Berkeley which is part of the department of Industrial Engineering Operations Research at the University of California, Berkeley is seeking an Associate/Full Specialist to assist faculty and researchers in the X-lab. The candidate will perform work under Professor Ikhlaq Sidhu. The X-Lab will …

Healthcare’s Most Impactful AI? The “Non-contact” Kind

October 15, 2019

The World Health Organization reports that 45% of member states have less than one physician per 1,000 population. With the Kaiser Family Foundation reporting 27 million Americans lacking health coverage in 2017, access to healthcare is not just an issue in the developing world. These numbers help highlight healthcare’s two idealized goals: That healthcare be accessible to …

Tech Firm Leadership students win ‘paperclip challenge,’ snag photo with Chancellor Carol Christ

October 15, 2019

Students Fionce Siow, Tammy Chan, Peru Dayani, Mina Nezam-Mafi, Ryan Chiem in the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology’s INDENG 171 – Technology Firm Leadership course proved their entrepreneurial prowess by exchanging paperclips for something priceless: A group photo with UC Berkeley Chancellor Christ. The team participated in a challenge, led by course instructor Dr. Pamela …

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