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The On-Line Learning MOOC Is Not the Future of Higher Education

By Ikhlaq Sidhu

05/04/2021

After experiencing on-line learning, just about everyone is waiting to get back to classrooms. Neither students, nor their parents, think that plugging into a computer all day to watch recorded lectures is a reasonable substitute for higher education.

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The On-Line Learning MOOC Is Not the Future of Higher Education

By Ikhlaq Sidhu

05/04/2021

After experiencing on-line learning, just about everyone is waiting to get back to classrooms. Neither students, nor their parents, think that plugging into a computer all day to watch recorded lectures is a reasonable substitute for higher education.

An introduction to startup culture at UC Berkeley

By Amrita Bhasin

04/24/2021

A student's perspective on why UC Berkeley is the best school to be at if you want to build a successful startup, with access to project-based programs, incubators and accelerators, design innovation courses, and an expansive alumni network of founders and CEOs, plus proximity to many Bay Area tech headquarters.

Highlights from Berkeley SkyDeck’s virtual demo day

By Brian Heater

04/23/2021

With 17 startups participating, Berkeley SkyDeck’s Demo Day isn’t the largest cohort we’ve seen by any stretch. The collection of companies is, however, defined by a wide range of focuses, from pioneering diabetes treatments to retrofitting autonomous trucking, curated by the SkyDeck’s small team and a number of advisors.

Founded in 2012, the accelerator is focused on developing early-stage companies tied to the University of California system. Applicants must be affiliated with either one of the 10 UC schools or their national laboratories in Berkeley, Livermore and Los Alamos. Notable alumni include micromobility unicorn, Lime, and delivery robotics firm, Kiwi.

In 2020, SkyDeck — along with much of the rest of the world — went virtual.

“While flight restrictions did cause some international founders to pull crazy hours from our home countries to participate in the sessions, virtual sessions allowed additional members of our teams to participate that would otherwise not have been able to do so,” the accelerator’s organizers said in a TechCrunch post last year. “We are also hearing chatter that Demo Day will be larger than ever before because virtual events are much more scalable.”

The Creator of Siri: “Make your prototype magic”

By Kyle Giffin

04/23/2021

“We launched a free app in the app store and 2 weeks later we get this call… ‘Heeeey it’s Steve, whatcha doin’? Wanna come over to my house tomorrow?'”

Adam Cheyer on how Apple acquired Siri

Adam Cheyer is the creator of Siri, Bixby, Viv Labs, Change.org, and Sentient. Billions of people have used his AI assistants. A talented magician, he sees many parallels between technology and magic.

Ikhlaq Sidhu receives Extraordinary Teaching in Extraordinary Times Award

By Keith McAleer

04/23/2021

SCET Faculty Director & Chief Scientist, Prof. Ikhlaq Sidhu has been awarded the University of California, Berkeley’s Extraordinary Teaching in Extraordinary Times Award for demonstrating his commitment to students and excellence in teaching, even under extraordinarily difficult circumstances.

Ikhlaq Sidhu, SCET Chief Scientist and Faculty Director

Ikhlaq was nominated for his work on the SCET Data-X course, Applied Data Science with Venture Applications. With its significant team-based component, it wasn’t originally meant to be a remote learning experience, so when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Ikhlaq decided to re-design the course.

In 2020, he led a team of undergraduate and graduate students to convert the course into a flipped-classroom model, so that time in the class could be used for interactive discussion and project presentations, and the lecture and homework content could be completed asynchronously. Over the summer, his team developed lecture videos, code samples, and project processes. The result was Data-X Online, an open, online repository that supported the new course format and allowed anyone in the world to take the Data-X course. Students in the Fall 2020 course embraced the new format, creating innovative projects that explored topics such as road safety, sports analytics, social connection, and police bias.

“We are fortunate and grateful for Ikhlaq’s commitment to innovation and excellence in teaching for the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology,” says Tsu-Jae King Liu, Dean, College of Engineering.

Congratulations to Ikhlaq! Learn more about Ikhlaq’s journey at SCET in this recent piece celebrating 15 years of his leadership at UC Berkeley.

Berkeley Launches One-year Residential Program at Mills College

By Gretchen Kell

03/26/2021

UC Berkeley Changemaker – Oakland, a new program for 200 incoming UC Berkeley first-year students on the Mills campus, offers a small, collaborative learning environment focused on questioning the status quo and serving the community.

Berkeley Haas offers graduate certificate in sustainable business

By Kim Girard

01/13/2021

Berkeley Haas this week launched a new certificate that will equip MBA students to become sustainability leaders. The Michaels Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business is named in honor of the parents of Charlie Michaels, BS 78. Michaels, with his wife, Doris, gave $1 million to support the new certificate program, noting his parents’ commitment to […] The post Berkeley Haas offers graduate certificate in sustainable business appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

The Third Model of Content Monetization

By Kyle Giffin

01/13/2021

Ads and subscriptions are the winning business models for B2C content. But a third model is emerging which may spark an internet revolution. Model 1: Try it free Netflix, Spotify, Hulu, Twitch, Crunchyroll, HBOMax, New York Times, Wired, Apple Music, Disney+, MasterClass, Prime Video. What do you think of? Say it on three. One, two,… The post The Third Model of Content Monetization appeared first on UC Berkeley Sutardja Center.

Presitigious Ross Prize in Financial Economics for Prof. Nicolae Gârleanu

By Haas News

01/12/2021

A paper co-authored by Berkeley Haas Prof. Nicolae Gârleanu has been awarded the prestigious Stephen A. Ross Prize in Financial Economics. The award, which includes a $50,000 prize, is given biennially to recognize a paper published in the past 15 years that made significant contributions to the field of financial economics. It was established by […] The post Presitigious Ross Prize in Financial Economics for Prof. Nicolae Gârleanu appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Berkeley Haas remains strong in rankings

By Natasha Payés

01/12/2021

The Full-time MBA Program ranked #8 for the third year in a row in Poets & Quants’ meta ranking, published in December.  Poets&Quants’ ranking is based on five influential rankings published in U.S. News, The Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, and The Economist and combines them assigning weights based on Poets & Quants’ assessment of […] The post Berkeley Haas remains strong in rankings appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

To catch the most COVID-19 cases, testing policies should vary based on demand, study finds

By Laura Counts

01/11/2021

With months to go in the mass rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, testing is still critical to control the surging pandemic. Yet with testing capacity still limited in some areas, health authorities have struggled with how to catch the most cases: Test on a first-come, first-served basis, or prioritize testing for those with symptoms? Provide free […] The post To catch the most COVID-19 cases, testing policies should vary based on demand, study finds appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Startup Spotlight: EdVisorly eases transfer process for community college students

By Kim Girard

01/11/2021

Startup Spotlight profiles startups founded by current Berkeley Haas students or recent alumni. EdVisorly was co-founded by Manny Smith, MBA 21, a former product manager with the U.S. Air Force and a first-generation college student, and Alyson Isaacs, BS 21, who is tapping her experience as a former community college student to help fix the […] The post Startup Spotlight: EdVisorly eases transfer process for community college students appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Berkeley Culture Conference to focus on addressing racism and anticipating the future of work

By Laura Counts

01/09/2021

Addressing systemic racism and building organizational culture for the changing nature of work will be the focus at the third annual Berkeley Culture Conference, which runs from Jan 11-14. The conference, which will be held virtually over four half-days, brings together top scholars and corporate executives to discuss the latest organizational culture research, thought leadership, […] The post Berkeley Culture Conference to focus on addressing racism and anticipating the future of work appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Deferred MBA admissions program expanded beyond UC Berkeley

By Kim Girard

01/09/2021

Berkeley Haas is expanding its Accelerated Access program, allowing all undergraduate seniors or final-year graduate students to apply for deferred admittance to the full-time MBA program. Haas first piloted the Accelerated Access program in January 2020, limiting it to UC Berkeley students. The pilot’s success led to an expansion of the program to a wider […] The post Deferred MBA admissions program expanded beyond UC Berkeley appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

December I-Corps @ UC Berkeley: Wrap-Up

By Rhonda Shrader

01/08/2021

NSF I-Corps wrapped up 2020 with outstanding teams from UC Berkeley, UC Merced, Cal Poly SLO, UCSC & Stanford. 💪💪 Berkeley Haas #EMBA team Novasine conducted 20 customer discovery interviews that yielded unique insights for their product roadmap. Cal-Stanford team ETTA also gained greater clarity around who their actual customer is for their drug delivery … Continue reading December I-Corps @ UC Berkeley: Wrap-Up →

Amy Fan, MBA 19: Cofounder of TwentyEight Health

By Natasha Payés

01/06/2021

The post Amy Fan, MBA 19: Cofounder of TwentyEight Health appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Innovating through crisis: why now is the best time to start a company and positively change the world

By Keith McAleer

12/19/2020

In Spring 2021, SCET will offer a new course, Challenge Lab – Innovating Through Crisis (INDENG 185-002), that will help students create new startups focused on helping to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Is starting a new company in the midst of a global pandemic really the best time? Yes, if we use history as a… The post Innovating through crisis: why now is the best time to start a company and positively change the world appeared first on UC Berkeley Sutardja Center.

French Embassy OST recognizes SCET Deplastify the Planet course on 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement

By Keith McAleer

12/18/2020

SCET will offer its Deplastify the Planet course in collaboration with Schoolab in Spring 2021. Participating students will have the opportunity to create a venture project that creates practical solutions for companies to reduce their use of plastic. In a video released to commemorate the 5th anniversary of of the Paris Agreement, an international treaty… The post French Embassy OST recognizes SCET Deplastify the Planet course on 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement appeared first on UC Berkeley Sutardja Center.

Top Projects Announced for Data-X Fall 2020

By Keith McAleer

12/18/2020

The Data-X course (Applied Data Science with Venture Applications, INDENG 135/290) has just announced its top projects from Fall 2020. 140 students submitted twenty-eight high quality data science innovation projects to leverage the latest mathematical techniques and tools to solve highly relevant industry problems with the most impact. The faculty and staff wish to congratulate… The post Top Projects Announced for Data-X Fall 2020 appeared first on UC Berkeley Sutardja Center.

Announcing the Fall 2020 Collider Cup VII winners and teaching awardees

By Keith McAleer

12/16/2020

The SCET held its premier event, Collider Cup, on December 11, 2020 in an accelerated virtual format. The top student venture project teams from the Fall 2020 presented on topics including peer-to-peer delivery, mental health, plant-based meats, AI for physical therapy, and sustainable packaging. SCET also presented teaching awards to the semester’s best instructor and… The post Announcing the Fall 2020 Collider Cup VII winners and teaching awardees appeared first on UC Berkeley Sutardja Center.

Impact Food Wins the Esteemed Hult Prize

By Kyle Giffin

12/15/2020

Impact Food has just won the Hult Prize! The UC Berkley plant-based seafood startup team, who got their start at the Alt Meat Lab out of the SCET, managed to come out on top at the esteemed Hult Prize competition, an annual, year-long competition that crowd-sources ideas from MBA and college students after challenging them… The post Impact Food Wins the Esteemed Hult Prize appeared first on UC Berkeley Sutardja Center.

Agogino Awarded for Faculty Service

By Sara Siddiqui

12/09/2020

Blum Center Education Director Alice Agogino, and on Berkeley Engineering’s faculty since 1984, has received the 2021 Berkeley Faculty Service Award, along with mechanical engineering colleague Oliver O’Reilly, the 2021 award co-recipient. The post Agogino Awarded for Faculty Service appeared first on Blum Center.

COVID-Scope: Mobile Phone-Based Virus Detection

By Sara Siddiqui

12/09/2020

A collaboration between Blum Center Research Director and bioengineering professor Dan Fletcher, Professor Jennifer Doudna of UC Berkeley’s Innovative Genomics Institute, and Dr. Melanie Ott of UCSF's Gladstones Institutes is developing a CRISPR-Cas13a-based diagnostic to rapidly detect SARS-CoV-2 RNA. The post COVID-Scope: Mobile Phone-Based Virus Detection appeared first on Blum Center.

Prof. Martin Lettau honored for quantitative finance research

By Laura Counts

12/09/2020

Berkeley Haas Prof. Martin Lettau has been awarded the 2019 Roger F. Murray Prize for outstanding research from The Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance (The Q Group). Lettau, the Kruttschnitt Family Chair in Financial Institutions, received the first-place honor for his presentation of “Factors That Fit Time Series and Cross-Section of Stock Returns,” a […] The post Prof. Martin Lettau honored for quantitative finance research appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Teams shine online at 11th annual Cleantech to Market Symposium

By Natasha Payés

12/09/2020

A sensor that can detect any type of gas leak and a chemical process that makes plastics biodegradable earned top prizes at the 11th annual Cleantech to Market Symposium. The event was held online for the first time on Dec. 4. Cleantech to Market (C2M) is a 15-week accelerator course that invites graduate students, industry […] The post Teams shine online at 11th annual Cleantech to Market Symposium appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Dave Gilboa and the Birth of Warby Parker

By Kyle Giffin

12/09/2020

In 1999, Dave Gilboa was doing research in Robert Full’s integrative biology lab on the movement of cockroaches, spending hundreds of hours working with freezing cockroaches, putting iridescent paint on their legs, placing them on a cockroach treadmill, then applying their patterns of movement to the field of robotics. This even led to CRAM: a… The post Dave Gilboa and the Birth of Warby Parker appeared first on UC Berkeley Sutardja Center.

Help! My teenage son is a stock speculator

By Laura Counts

12/08/2020

The post Help! My teenage son is a stock speculator appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

10 good things that happened this year

By Laura Counts

12/08/2020

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NSIN Partnership Opens New Possibilities

By Rhonda Shrader

12/07/2020

The National Security Innovation Network, a program office within the U.S. Department of Defense,  and the Blum Center have expanded their partnership to connect students, researchers, and entrepreneurs at the University of California, Berkeley, with the DoD. This collaboration expands opportunities for researchers as well as students to work directly with organizations across DoD to … Continue reading NSIN Partnership Opens New Possibilities →

Dean’s Speaker Series: Levi’s CEO Chip Bergh on leadership in a pandemic

By Kim Girard

12/05/2020

Levi’s CEO Chip Bergh believes it’s his job to speak up about pressing and difficult societal issues including racial and social injustice, voter rights, environmental protection, and sustainability. Bergh spent 28 years at Procter & Gamble before taking the helm at Levi’s, one of the oldest companies in America, in 2011. His goal was to […] The post Dean’s Speaker Series: Levi’s CEO Chip Bergh on leadership in a pandemic appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Laura Tyson: The US Economy Needs a Booster Shot

By Natasha Payés

12/04/2020

The post Laura Tyson: The US Economy Needs a Booster Shot appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Brandon White, MBA 18: A Life of Service for Country, Family, and Community

By Natasha Payés

12/03/2020

The post Brandon White, MBA 18: A Life of Service for Country, Family, and Community appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Grace Huang, BS 21: How Haas Helped Me Write A Book

By Natasha Payés

12/03/2020

The post Grace Huang, BS 21: How Haas Helped Me Write A Book appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Meredith Fowlie: Where There’s a Well There’s a Way

By Natasha Payés

12/03/2020

The post Meredith Fowlie: Where There’s a Well There’s a Way appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

New Thinking in a Pandemic: Don Moore & Katy Milkman

By Laura Counts

12/02/2020

The pandemic has drastically changed our lives and our behavior. Prof. Don Moore hosts Katherine L. Milkman, Professor of Operations, Information & Decisions at The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School to talk about how insights from economics and psychology can be used to change pandemic behavior for the better. “Frankly, we’ve made some mistakes regarding […] The post New Thinking in a Pandemic: Don Moore & Katy Milkman appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

New Thinking in a Pandemic: Laura Tyson & Ross Levine

By Laura Counts

12/02/2020

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is often seen as separate from the pursuit of profit. Yet recent research by Prof. Ross Levine found that when faced with competition, companies double down on CSR as a profitable strategy. Levine also found that companies with higher CSR scores performed significantly better during the pandemic stock market turmoil. Noted […] The post New Thinking in a Pandemic: Laura Tyson & Ross Levine appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

National Security Innovation Network Partners with UC Berkeley

By Sara Siddiqui

12/01/2020

The National Security Innovation Network, a program office within the U.S. Department of Defense, and the Blum Center have expanded their partnership to connect students, researchers, and entrepreneurs at the University of California, Berkeley, with the DoD. This collaboration allows NSIN to help bring the university’s energy and talent to solve important defense and national security problems. The post National Security Innovation Network Partners with UC Berkeley appeared first on Blum Center.

National Security Innovation Network Partners with UC Berkeley

By Sara Siddiqui

12/01/2020

The National Security Innovation Network, a program office within the U.S. Department of Defense, and the Blum Center have expanded their partnership to connect students, researchers, and entrepreneurs at the University of California, Berkeley, with the DoD. This collaboration allows NSIN to help bring the university’s energy and talent to solve important defense and national security problems. The post National Security Innovation Network Partners with UC Berkeley appeared first on Blum Center.

Q&A: Michele de Nevers on making Haas the top b-school for sustainability

By Kim Girard

12/01/2020

As the executive director of Sustainability Programs at Berkeley Haas, Michele de Nevers has spent the past few months working closely with Dean Ann Harrison to shape the school’s long-term sustainability vision. De Nevers might well be the perfect person for the newly created job: Her impressive career has included teaching graduate students in Barcelona […] The post Q&A: Michele de Nevers on making Haas the top b-school for sustainability appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

PhD alumnus Matteo Maggiori wins prestigious Fischer Black Prize

By Laura Counts

12/01/2020

Berkeley Haas PhD alumnus Matteo Maggiori has been awarded the American Finance Association’s 2021 Fischer Black Prize, which honors the top finance scholar under 40. Maggiori, PhD 12, is an international macroeconomics and finance scholar whose research topics have included the analysis of international capital flows, exchange rate dynamics, bubbles, and the role of tax […] The post PhD alumnus Matteo Maggiori wins prestigious Fischer Black Prize appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Tiffany Santana on raising the profile of Native Americans on and off campus

By Natasha Payés

11/30/2020

Tiffany Santana, a financial services analyst at Haas, is shaking things up as treasurer of the UC Berkeley Native American Staff Council (NASC). Working with her executive team, she aims to expand the council’s mission to help address the inequities that Native American communities face on and off campus.  “We want to launch initiatives and […] The post Tiffany Santana on raising the profile of Native Americans on and off campus appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Prof. Janet Yellen, trailblazing former Fed chair, is Biden’s Treasury pick

By Laura Counts

11/24/2020

Updated Nov. 30 Berkeley Haas Professor Emeritus Janet Yellen, the first woman to have led the Federal Reserve, is expected to take on another trailblazing role as President-elect Joseph Biden’s Treasury secretary. Yellen, who taught economics to thousands of undergraduate and graduate students during her 26 years as an active Berkeley Haas faculty member, would […] The post Prof. Janet Yellen, trailblazing former Fed chair, is Biden’s Treasury pick appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Is Manufacturing Being Overlooked?

By Kyle Giffin

11/24/2020

Software represents the futuristic path, an avenue leading us rapidly towards the merge. Meanwhile manufacturing feels like a dying space, at least in the United States. And the data reflect that. But just because manufacturing’s share of GDP has been decreasing does not mean it must continue that way. Even at an all-time low of… The post Is Manufacturing Being Overlooked? appeared first on UC Berkeley Sutardja Center.

Collider Cup Returns in Accelerated Virtual Format

By Suyash Jaju

11/20/2020

SCET’s flagship pitch competition will return in a rapid fire virtual format on December 11 as Collider Cup VII, featuring pitches from this semester’s top student venture teams. Get ready for the Collider Cup, UC Berkeley’s premier technology entrepreneurship pitch event, hosted by the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET). Collider Cup VII is… The post Collider Cup Returns in Accelerated Virtual Format appeared first on UC Berkeley Sutardja Center.

Corporate responsibility and the two minds of Milton Friedman

By Laura Counts

11/17/2020

The post Corporate responsibility and the two minds of Milton Friedman appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Faced with competition, companies double down on corporate social responsibility

By Laura Counts

11/17/2020

When faced with increased competition, one might expect companies to pull back from investments in employee safety training, environmental protections, and their local communities—activities that show them to be good corporate citizens, but might not directly contribute to their financial returns. Yet a recent analysis of companies representing 90% of world stock market capitalization found […] The post Faced with competition, companies double down on corporate social responsibility appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Nandita Batra, MBA 13: Leading teams from afar in a dynamic global economy

By Natasha Payés

11/16/2020

The post Nandita Batra, MBA 13: Leading teams from afar in a dynamic global economy appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Severin Borenstein: Reinventing Fixed Charges

By Natasha Payés

11/16/2020

The post Severin Borenstein: Reinventing Fixed Charges appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

SCET Forms Partnership with WOJ to Create a New Path for Tech Entrepreneurship for Students Around the World

By Keith McAleer

11/13/2020

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) at the University of California, Berkeley is excited to announce a new partnership with WOJ, creator of an innovative tech education framework developed by the award-winning educator Esther Wojcicki and conscious entrepreneur Amit Hooda. The partnership will help SCET to advance its pioneering innovation curriculum by incorporating… The post SCET Forms Partnership with WOJ to Create a New Path for Tech Entrepreneurship for Students Around the World appeared first on UC Berkeley Sutardja Center.

Haas ranks among top schools in Better World Ranking

By Haas News

11/12/2020

Berkeley Haas was among the top US business schools ranked by Corporate Knights in the 2020 Better World Ranking. Haas rose to #19 this year, climbing steadily from #39 in 2017 to #23 last year, as the school increased its offerings and research related to diversity, equity & inclusion, corporate social responsibility, cleantech, and sustainability. […] The post Haas ranks among top schools in Better World Ranking appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

SCET names Tarek Zohdi as new Academic Director

By Keith McAleer

11/12/2020

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) at the University of California, Berkeley has just named Tarek Zohdi to be its new Academic Director and member of its new Faculty Committee. Zohdi currently serves as the Will C. Hall Endowed Chair Professor in Berkeley Mechanical Engineering, Chair of the UCB Designated Emphasis for Computational… The post SCET names Tarek Zohdi as new Academic Director appeared first on UC Berkeley Sutardja Center.

Sami Tamyalew, MBA 22: “Service is at the core of my being”

By Natasha Payés

11/10/2020

Samrawit (Sami) Tamyalew, MBA 22, joined the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in 2014, becoming the first female artillery platoon leader in the division. At Fort Campbell, she led artillerymen across an array of different specialties. Haas News spoke to Tamyalew about why she joined the U.S. Army, what it was like serving in a […] The post Sami Tamyalew, MBA 22: “Service is at the core of my being” appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Ranking puts Prof. Teece as top-cited scholar in business; Prof. Levine #10 in economics

By Laura Counts

11/10/2020

Prof. David J. Teece was ranked as the world’s most-cited scholar in the field of business and management in an analysis of author citations across all the sciences published by the journal PLOS Biology. Prof. Ross Levine is the 10th most-cited author out of 33,500 researchers in the field of economics, according to the analysis. […] The post Ranking puts Prof. Teece as top-cited scholar in business; Prof. Levine #10 in economics appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Slideshow: Thank you veterans for going beyond yourselves

By Natasha Payés

11/10/2020

The Berkeley Haas community thanks our student veterans for their contributions to the greater campus and, more importantly, to their country. “As we are experiencing a year unlike any other, it is even more important to recognize what we are grateful for and to express our gratitude to those who have served and continue to […] The post Slideshow: Thank you veterans for going beyond yourselves appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Data access restrictions reduce diversity in scientific research, study finds

By Laura Counts

11/10/2020

New technologies have allowed governments and other organizations to collect large, high-quality datasets that can be used in a variety of scientific research, from economics to biology to astronomy. Yet high costs and restrictions can limit both the diversity of researchers who have access and the range of research undertaken with this valuable data. That’s […] The post Data access restrictions reduce diversity in scientific research, study finds appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Haas to host first John E. Martin Mental Healthcare Tech Challenge

By Kim Girard

11/10/2020

For Michael Martin, MBA 09, teaming up with Berkeley Haas to launch the 2020 John E. Martin Mental Healthcare Tech Challenge was deeply personal. The challenge is named for his father, a Vietnam veteran who in his later years counseled veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. It was Martin’s father’s commitment to improving the quality […] The post Haas to host first John E. Martin Mental Healthcare Tech Challenge appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

November I-Corps @ UC Berkeley: Wrap-Up

By Rhonda Shrader

11/10/2020

Teams from across UC Berkeley, UCSB, Cal Poly SLO & Stanford elected to spend the first week in November with NSF I-Corps! Berkeley Haas MBA/MPH students refined their idea for a solution to support patients with chronic conditions. Armed with new skills, they’ll build on the initial 15 interviews to refine the target segment even … Continue reading November I-Corps @ UC Berkeley: Wrap-Up →

Haas names 2020 Finance Fellows

By Natasha Payés

11/05/2020

While working as a senior consultant at Deloitte, Stephanie Wenclawski, MBA 22, noticed that many of her clients lacked access to digital tools that could help them efficiently manage their finances. Employees at one women’s empowerment organization, for example, spent hours manually uploading travel receipts to an outdated accounts payable system. “It was time they could […] The post Haas names 2020 Finance Fellows appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

SCET and Silicon Lake College’s new partnership brings Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship through E-learning

By Keith McAleer

11/03/2020

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SCET) at the University of California, Berkeley, and the faculty of the Silicon Lake College recently formed a new partnership with the aim of fostering entrepreneurship education and post-pandemic cross-border e-learning. SCET founding director, Ikhlaq Sidhu, and Silicon Lake Chairman, Bao Shi, along with leaders from both universities,… The post SCET and Silicon Lake College’s new partnership brings Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship through E-learning appeared first on UC Berkeley Sutardja Center.

Sticks and stones or prices and quantities?

By Laura Counts

11/02/2020

The post Sticks and stones or prices and quantities? appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

There’s a lot ridin’ on Biden

By Laura Counts

10/28/2020

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How Woodrow Wilson’s racist policies eroded the Black civil service

By Laura Counts

10/27/2020

Before the election of President Woodrow Wilson, Black Americans worked at all levels of the federal government. But when Wilson assumed office in 1913, he mandated that the federal workforce be segregated by race—leading to the reduction of Black civil service workers’ income, increasing the significant income gap between Black and white workers, and eroding […] The post How Woodrow Wilson’s racist policies eroded the Black civil service appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Small business failures in Europe would have doubled without pandemic relief, analysis finds

By Laura Counts

10/27/2020

An analysis of 17 countries in Europe and Asia found that the COVID-19 crisis hit small- and medium-sized businesses hard: In the absence of government support, the 2020 bankruptcy rate would have almost doubled to 18% on average, with even higher rates in the hardest hit sectors and countries, researchers found. Government interventions in most […] The post Small business failures in Europe would have doubled without pandemic relief, analysis finds appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Alum Victor Santiago Pineda, director of UC Berkeley’s Inclusive Cities Lab, on making the future accessible

By Krysten Crawford

10/27/2020

For urban development expert Victor Santiago Pineda, BS 03, no other legislation has altered the face of our nation as much as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). With the United Nations estimating that two-thirds of the global population will live in urban areas by 2050, cities like New York, Rio de Janeiro, and Dubai […] The post Alum Victor Santiago Pineda, director of UC Berkeley’s Inclusive Cities Lab, on making the future accessible appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Beyond themselves: MBA student teams unite to boost small businesses

By Kim Girard

10/27/2020

Lokilani Hunt, MBA 22, watched her partner battle the coronavirus and friends lose jobs and businesses due to the pandemic. So for Hunt, becoming president of the Berkeley Community Business Partnership was deeply personal. “I jumped right in and said, ‘I don’t care what it takes,'”said Hunt, who oversees a group of 60 MBA students […] The post Beyond themselves: MBA student teams unite to boost small businesses appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Election polls are 95% confident but only 60% accurate, Berkeley Haas study finds

By Laura Counts

10/26/2020

How confident should you be in election polls? Not nearly as confident as the pollsters claim, according to a new Berkeley Haas study.  Most election polls report a 95% confidence level. Yet an analysis of 1,400 polls from 11 election cycles found that the outcome lands within the poll’s result just 60% of the time. […] The post Election polls are 95% confident but only 60% accurate, Berkeley Haas study finds appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Think Small for an American Recovery

By Natasha Payés

10/23/2020

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Chris Cindy Cordova, MBA 20: From South Central LA to Aerospace Engineering to MBA at Haas

By Natasha Payés

10/22/2020

The post Chris Cindy Cordova, MBA 20: From South Central LA to Aerospace Engineering to MBA at Haas appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

How SCET director is protecting trees needed for COVID vaccine

By Keith McAleer

10/22/2020

The Sutardja Center’s Alt: Meat Lab Director and Industry Fellow, Ricardo San Martin, was recently featured in the Atlantic for his work on the cultivation of the Chilean soapbark tree, Quillaja saponaria, which contains valuable extracts called saponins, a key ingredient in an upcoming COVID-19 vaccine candidate being developed by Novavax. Novavax made headlines in July… The post How SCET director is protecting trees needed for COVID vaccine appeared first on UC Berkeley Sutardja Center.

What Will the Future of Work Look Like?

By Kyle Giffin

10/21/2020

Will remote work continue to be the standard after the global pandemic recedes? Is this a fundamental shift we are seeing or a temporary one? What will change permanently going forward? The hard part is identifying people who are actually qualified to answer these questions. Fortunately, we at the SCET did exactly that. Last week,… The post What Will the Future of Work Look Like? appeared first on UC Berkeley Sutardja Center.

UC Berkeley Ranks #2 In The World for Entrepreneurship

By Suyash Jaju

10/16/2020

UC Berkeley has once again ranked #2 in the world for undergraduate entrepreneurship, maintaining its position for producing the second-highest number of undergraduate founders who go on to obtain venture funding. After Berkeley (1365), MIT (1125), Harvard (1100), University of Pennsylvania (1,021), and Cornell (888) round up the top 6 universities in the world by… The post UC Berkeley Ranks #2 In The World for Entrepreneurship appeared first on UC Berkeley Sutardja Center.

Maura O’Neill: Creating and inspiring impactful entrepreneurship

By Laura Counts

10/14/2020

The post Maura O’Neill: Creating and inspiring impactful entrepreneurship appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Catherine Wolfram: Energy and climate trends since Trump’s election

By Laura Counts

10/14/2020

The post Catherine Wolfram: Energy and climate trends since Trump’s election appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Investing in AI boosts firm growth—and increases market dominance, study finds

By Laura Counts

10/13/2020

Large companies with their greater resources have a natural advantage when it comes to investing in artificial intelligence. Those investments, in turn, help those large companies to grow even larger—creating a virtuous circle that leads to even greater market dominance. In short, AI has helped “superstar” firms such as Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, and UnitedHealth, get […] The post Investing in AI boosts firm growth—and increases market dominance, study finds appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Marketing Prof. David Aaker honored with Sheth Foundation Medal

By Laura Counts

10/13/2020

Berkeley Haas Marketing Professor Emeritus David Aaker, widely considered the father of modern branding, has been selected as the 2020 Recipient of The Sheth Foundation Medal for Exceptional Contribution to Marketing Scholarship and Practice. The Sheth Foundation Medal is a bi-annual award designed to recognize a marketing academic who has made enduring and transformational contributions […] The post Marketing Prof. David Aaker honored with Sheth Foundation Medal appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Startup Roundup: Better beards, smarter healthcare, virtual water cooler chats

By Kim Girard

10/13/2020

The startup roundup series spotlights students and recent alumni who are starting a new business or enterprise. Newmen Founders: John Melizanis, BS 20, Joseph Lorenzo, a University of Tampa graduate, and Jake Lourenco, BA 20 (political science) What does Newmen do (in 20 words or less)? We’re a men’s grooming brand that helps hard-working men […] The post Startup Roundup: Better beards, smarter healthcare, virtual water cooler chats appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Haas partners on new initiative to increase Black investors in venture capital

By Kim Girard

10/13/2020

A program aimed at doubling the number of Black investors in venture capital over the next three years has been launched by BLCK VC, Operator Collective, Salesforce Ventures and UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. The new Black Venture Institute will provide intensive education and networking opportunities for Black leaders who plan to work in […] The post Haas partners on new initiative to increase Black investors in venture capital appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

New Thinking in a Pandemic: Adair Morse & Sir Ronald Cohen

By Natasha Payés

10/13/2020

Climate change, growing inequality, and now, the coronavirus pandemic have accelerated a movement by investors to understand sustainable capitalism. Part of the equation is being able to measure companies’ impacts on people and the planet. Assoc. Prof. Adair Morse hosted Sir Ronald Cohen, an international philanthropist who has been described as the “father of social […] The post New Thinking in a Pandemic: Adair Morse & Sir Ronald Cohen appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Evidence shows the Clean Air Act has reduced racial disparities in exposure to pollution

By Laura Counts

10/09/2020

Air pollution has disproportionately hurt minority and low-income communities, leading to reduced life expectancy, research has found. Yet a lack of data has stymied efforts to quantify the problem—and its causes—nationwide. A recent study, anchored by new satellite-based measures of air quality, found some encouraging news: The gap between Black and white Americans’ particulate exposure […] The post Evidence shows the Clean Air Act has reduced racial disparities in exposure to pollution appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

The Road to 100% Zero-Emission Cars

By Natasha Payés

10/08/2020

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Ana Alanis, FTMBA 21: From Explorer to Marketing & Brand Management

By Natasha Payés

10/08/2020

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Re-watch Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna at the A. Richard Newton Series

By Keith McAleer

10/07/2020

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Newsletter – Oct 6, 2020

By admin

10/06/2020

SkyDeck is proud to partner with the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund for the second year to invite startups to pitch at JUMPSTARTER. Launched in 2017 as a not-for-profit initiative by the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, JUMPSTARTER is the world’s largest online startup contest in 2020, celebrating young...

Data-X Lab Launches Data-X Online, Democratizing Access to its Popular Course

By Keith McAleer

10/05/2020

The University of California, Berkeley Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) has redesigned its popular course, Applied Data Science with Venture Applications, (or Data-X for short) to provide free access to its videos, slides, code, and resources on a single website. Students around the globe can now teach themselves the latest data science, tools,… The post Data-X Lab Launches Data-X Online, Democratizing Access to its Popular Course appeared first on UC Berkeley Sutardja Center.

Google Adds MyShake Into Android OS

By Rhonda Shrader

10/04/2020

National NSF I-Corps team MyShake recently had its California earthquake early warning system added into Android phones. Based out of the Berkeley Seismological Labs, MyShake used the National program to pivot from a B2C to B2B model. Their lessons learned have clearly had an impact in making our world safer. Read more in this LA … Continue reading Google Adds MyShake Into Android OS →

How narcissistic leaders infect their organizations’ cultures

By Laura Counts

10/03/2020

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? The answer: not the organizations led by narcissists. A new paper by Berkeley Haas Prof. Jennifer Chatman and colleagues shows not only the profound impact narcissistic leaders have on their organizations, but also the long-lasting damage they inflict. Like carriers of a virus, narcissistic […] The post How narcissistic leaders infect their organizations’ cultures appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

September I-Corps @ UC Berkeley: Wrap-Up

By Rhonda Shrader

10/03/2020

The popularity of E-sports continues to explode around the world. Betting on E-sports was already growing exponentially before lockdown and is now expected to be a $14B market by the end of 2020. A team of students hailing from UC Berkeley and Harvard are building the tools needed to keep up with the brave new … Continue reading September I-Corps @ UC Berkeley: Wrap-Up →

Innovation-X Roundtable on Supply Chain: Perspectives from Industry Speakers

By Mallika Luthar

10/01/2020

The post Innovation-X Roundtable on Supply Chain: Perspectives from Industry Speakers appeared first on UC Berkeley Sutardja Center.

Four new senior leaders join Berkeley Haas

By Haas News

09/29/2020

Berkeley Haas has rounded out its leadership team, welcoming new hires in the areas of finance, alumni development, human resources, and sustainability. The group of newly-appointed leaders includes: Loretta Ezeife, Chief Financial Officer Loretta Ezeife comes to Berkeley Haas with 20 years experience in financial planning and management in both the public and private sectors. […] The post Four new senior leaders join Berkeley Haas appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Job stress takes a heavy toll on CEO lifespans, study finds

By Laura Counts

09/29/2020

You can literally see the lines of stress appear on the face of James Donald, CEO of Starbucks, from 2005 to 2008. Before becoming CEO, he more or less looked his age of 50, with dark hair and just the hint of crow’s feet around his eyes. By the time he left after the financial […] The post Job stress takes a heavy toll on CEO lifespans, study finds appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

What Can Distributed Generation Do For the Grid?

By Natasha Payés

09/29/2020

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Severin Borenstein: What can distributed generation do for the grid?

By Laura Counts

09/29/2020

The post Severin Borenstein: What can distributed generation do for the grid? appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Q&A with Eric Askins, new head of FTMBA admissions

By Kim Girard

09/29/2020

As a former banker, business school fundraiser, and veteran admissions expert, Eric Askins’ varied career helped shape him as a nimble and creative team builder. He was recently named executive director of admissions for the Berkeley Haas Full-time MBA program. We talked to Askins recently about his New York roots, his varied career path in […] The post Q&A with Eric Askins, new head of FTMBA admissions appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Lucas Davis: Time to vote out coal

By Laura Counts

09/29/2020

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Time to Vote Out Coal

By Natasha Payés

09/29/2020

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Coreshell Technologies Raises $4M

By Rhonda Shrader

09/28/2020

National NSF I-Corps team Coreshell Technologies recently announced raising $4M for their lithium-ion battery coating. After completing National I-Corps as a community-track team (Summer ’18), the company obtained a Phase I NSF SBIR grant. Since then, they’ve continued to refine their technology to align with the needs uncovered during customer discovery: reduced cost with added … Continue reading Coreshell Technologies Raises $4M →

InnovationX: The NBA, Fan Engagement, & the Future of Entertainment

By Kyle Giffin

09/28/2020

Until now, sports games were simply cancelled if no live audience could be there. Without the shouting, cheering, chanting, and hype generated by an audience, games can feel empty & emotionless. Due to the pandemic, massive sports franchises like the NBA have had to innovate new ways to maintain audience engagement and simulate traditional playing… The post InnovationX: The NBA, Fan Engagement, & the Future of Entertainment appeared first on UC Berkeley Sutardja Center.

Changes to Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Global Programs in response to COVID-19

By Ricardo Rodriguez Iglesias

09/28/2020

Every year, we look forward to welcoming international students to UC Berkeley for our spring and fall programs at the Sutardja Center. Empowering innovators to positively change the world is what drives us forward. However, given the growing concerns around COVID-19, and following campus guidelines, we’ve made the decision to postpone the in-person component of the… The post Changes to Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Global Programs in response to COVID-19 appeared first on UC Berkeley Sutardja Center.

Takeaways from Innovation-X Roundtable: Reevaluating the Supply Chain

By Suyash Jaju

09/25/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has substantially disrupted the global supply chain. Within a matter of months, the transportation, logistics, and manufacturing industries have gone through rapid and accelerated transformation. New questions and opportunities are now coming up for the future of the supply chain. How has the role of the supply chain evolved in the current… The post Takeaways from Innovation-X Roundtable: Reevaluating the Supply Chain appeared first on UC Berkeley Sutardja Center.

How 9/11 made alumna Cristina Rossman embrace her American identity

By Kim Girard

09/23/2020

For Latinx Heritage Month we’re featuring members of our Berkeley Haas community. Here we profile Cristina (Bermudez) Rossman, MBA 00, on how the 9/11 attacks made her reconsider her identity. Cristina Rossman, MBA 00, was boarding a plane in Boston when Al-Qaeda attacked the U.S. on 9/11. “The airport was in lockdown,” she recalled. “They […] The post How 9/11 made alumna Cristina Rossman embrace her American identity appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Shomit Ghose’s Inaugural Best of SCET Berkeley Talk-Crisis as a Catalyst

By Mallika Luthar

09/22/2020

The post Shomit Ghose’s Inaugural Best of SCET Berkeley Talk-Crisis as a Catalyst appeared first on UC Berkeley Sutardja Center.

Prof. David Teece Inducted into Thinkers50 Hall of Fame

By Natasha Payés

09/18/2020

David Teece was inducted into the Thinkers50 Hall of Fame today, joining management greats Peter Drucker, Clay Christenson, Michael Porter, and his long-time collaborator Ikujiro Nonaka, PhD 82.  London-based Thinkers50 recognizes distinguished thinkers who have made outstanding contributions to the knowledge of management. Teece will be recognized during a virtual induction event on September 18, […] The post Prof. David Teece Inducted into Thinkers50 Hall of Fame appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Newsletter – Sept 16, 2020

By admin

09/18/2020

On September 15, SkyDeck’s first-ever remote cohort of 21 moonshot startups successfully pitched their ideas to over 1000 accredited investors. This cohort of global startups runs the full gamut of industries, from robotics, to health, to bioscience, to artificial intelligence. Under normal circumstances, SkyDeck’s Demo...

It’s Climate Change, Stupid

By Natasha Payés

09/16/2020

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Are There More Blackouts in California’s Future?

By Natasha Payés

09/16/2020

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College Leap: Startup helps students navigate transferring

By Louise Lee

09/15/2020

Jay Zhao, BS 21, might just be able to add “life changer for transfer students” to his resume. That’s now a part of his job as a founder of College Leap, where he’s making community college students’ dreams of transferring to four-year colleges come true. College Leap supports community college students, particularly international students, many […] The post College Leap: Startup helps students navigate transferring appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Undergrad program ranked #3 by U.S. News

By Natasha Payés

09/15/2020

The Berkeley Haas undergraduate program again ranked #3, tied with Michigan Ross, in the Best Business Undergraduate Programs Rankings by US News & World Report College (published on 9/14/2020). This ranking is based entirely on a peer assessment poll of deans and undergraduate deans or faculty at accredited business schools. They are invited to rate […] The post Undergrad program ranked #3 by U.S. News appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Gerardo Campos: How a student walkout changed my life

By Kim Girard

09/15/2020

For Latinx Heritage Month we’re featuring members of our Berkeley Haas community. Our first profile is of Gerardo Campos, facilities manager for the Haas faculty and student services buildings. Campos, who is Mexican, discusses early activism that significantly impacted his life. In December 1993, Gerardo Campos helped organize a walkout with hundreds of Latinx students […] The post Gerardo Campos: How a student walkout changed my life appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Ikhlaq Sidhu on how COVID-19 will affect the business world

By Suyash Jaju

09/15/2020

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Saving mom and pop businesses is personal for these undergrads

By Natasha Payés

09/14/2020

When shelter-in-place orders went into effect for the City of Berkeley in mid-March, Vicky Lin, BS 22, thought the impact on local businesses would be temporary. But as COVID-19 cases began to rise and the city extended restrictions well into May, Lin watched in sadness as some of her favorite restaurants, shops, and hangouts struggled […] The post Saving mom and pop businesses is personal for these undergrads appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Adin Menkin, EWMBA 21: Student Leader and Career Exploration

By Natasha Payés

09/03/2020

The post Adin Menkin, EWMBA 21: Student Leader and Career Exploration appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Newsletter – Sept 3, 2020

By admin

09/03/2020

Named by Forbes as one of the top five university accelerators, Berkeley SkyDeck is proud to announce its Fall 2020 Virtual Demo Day. Accredited investors, industry partners, and members of the SkyDeck Community, this event is open to you only. Join us September 15 on...

Haas and Berkeley Law faculty help build plan to save California small businesses

By Kim Girard

09/01/2020

The Haas School of Business and Berkeley Law played a critical role in developing the State of California’s new fund to support small businesses devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. The California Rebuilding Fund, a new public-private partnership announced last week by the Governors’ Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), uses government-backed capital to support […] The post Haas and Berkeley Law faculty help build plan to save California small businesses appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Catherine Wolfram: Are there more blackouts in California’s future?

By Laura Counts

09/01/2020

The post Catherine Wolfram: Are there more blackouts in California’s future? appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Being a selfish jerk doesn’t get you ahead, research finds

By Laura Counts

08/31/2020

The evidence is in: Nice guys and gals don’t finish last, and being a selfish jerk doesn’t get you ahead. That’s the clear conclusion from research that tracked disagreeable people—those with selfish, combative, manipulative personalities—from college or graduate school to where they landed in their careers about 14 years later. “I was surprised by the […] The post Being a selfish jerk doesn’t get you ahead, research finds appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Government experiment shows why decentralization makes sense—and why IT innovations may reverse the trend

By Laura Counts

08/29/2020

A major question in organizations is whether to keep decision-making power concentrated at the top, or to cede control to lower-ranked managers. Yet whether a decentralized approach is more effective than top-down management depends on whether middle managers have additional knowledge that is lacking among those at the top. “There’s this robust idea in economics […] The post Government experiment shows why decentralization makes sense—and why IT innovations may reverse the trend appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Berkeley Haas welcomes largest-ever undergraduate class

By Kim Girard

08/26/2020

A record-sized Berkeley Haas undergraduate class came together online this week, attending orientation sessions on everything from the keys to succeeding in the rigorous program to creating a climate of inclusion and belonging to navigating internship recruiting. Students logged on Monday morning from housing on or off campus, where they were greeted by Erika Walker, […] The post Berkeley Haas welcomes largest-ever undergraduate class appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

August I-Corps @ UC Berkeley Wrap Up

By Rhonda Shrader

08/26/2020

In addition to teams from UCSC, UCSF and UC Berkeley, we had not one, but two Haas EMBA physician-led teams in this month’s NSF I-Corps! Lida Papadopoulos (EMBA 16) is a National I-Corps alum, leading her last company (neuroFit) through the program and on to a Phase I SBIR.  She returned with a new venture–a … Continue reading August I-Corps @ UC Berkeley Wrap Up →

Skilled managers boost employee retention, but not necessarily productivity, study finds

By Laura Counts

08/25/2020

Supervisors with good people-management skills keep employees happier and less likely to quit, but might not spur higher productivity, a new study has found. In a paper forthcoming in The Journal of Political Economy based on research at a large tech company, Berkeley Haas Prof. Steve Tadelis and co-author Mitchell Hoffman of the University of […] The post Skilled managers boost employee retention, but not necessarily productivity, study finds appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

New Thinking in a Pandemic: Laura Tyson & Jesse Rothstein

By Laura Counts

08/25/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S. labor market with astonishing speed and severity. Six months into the pandemic, influential economist and former Berkeley Haas Dean Laura Tyson hosted Jesse Rothstein, UC Berkeley Professor of Public Policy and Economics and Faculty Director for UC Berkeley’s California Policy Lab for a discussion of the labor market—in California […] The post New Thinking in a Pandemic: Laura Tyson & Jesse Rothstein appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Amy Pickering Named Assistant Professor in Development Engineering

By Tamara Straus

08/24/2020

The Blum Center is pleased to announce that Amy Pickering has accepted the position of Assistant Professor in Development Engineering, a joint Blum Center-College of Engineering appointment made possible through a generous gift from Richard C. Blum and an anonymous donor. The post Amy Pickering Named Assistant Professor in Development Engineering appeared first on Blum Center.

Severin Borenstein: Why don’t we do it with demand?

By Laura Counts

08/24/2020

The post Severin Borenstein: Why don’t we do it with demand? appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

For the love of math: Bandile Mbele’s journey from South Africa to the Berkeley MFE Program

By Kim Girard

08/22/2020

Bandile Mbele landed at San Francisco Airport from South Africa in early March, just before the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak to be a pandemic. “Everything was just weird,” said Mbele, who had traveled outside of South Africa for the first time in order to join 95 students in the 2021 Master of […] The post For the love of math: Bandile Mbele’s journey from South Africa to the Berkeley MFE Program appeared first on Haas News | Berkeley Haas.

Joeva Sean Rock Joins Global Poverty & Practice Program

By Tamara Straus

08/21/2020

Joeva Sean Rock, an outstanding instructor in international development who researches agricultural biotechnology, food sovereignty, and environmental governance, has joined the Blum Center’s Global Poverty & Practice program as Lecturer. The post Joeva Sean Rock Joins Global Poverty & Practice Program appeared first on Blum Center.

Deep Learning and Mindset Shifts in GPP Summer Study

By Tamara Straus

08/18/2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Global Poverty & Practice Experiences were cancelled this summer. However, the Blum Center created the GPP Summer Study, taught by Dr. Rachel Dzombak with 22 students across 15 majors to explore ways in which they might create change for a problem they care about. The post Deep Learning and Mindset Shifts in GPP Summer Study appeared first on Blum Center.

Newsletter – Aug 18, 2020

By admin

08/18/2020

Wing AI cofounder and CMO, Roland Polzin, talks about his team’s experience accepting SkyDeck’s offer to join the Spring 2020 Cohort. Polzin describes how SkyDeck’s program has helped accelerate their startup, provided them access to renowned advisors and investors as well as countless interactive workshops, making their decision to join...

Another Year of Outstanding Development Engineering and InFEWS Doctoral Graduates

By Tamara Straus

08/12/2020

Now in its sixth year, the Development Engineering PhD program enables UC Berkeley doctoral students from engineering and social science fields to pursue applied technological research in low-resource regions around the world. The InFEWS—Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Water, and Energy Systems—Fellowship, as part of this doctoral program, enables students to work with and … Continue reading "Another Year of Outstanding Development Engineering and InFEWS Doctoral Graduates" The post Another Year of Outstanding Development Engineering and InFEWS Doctoral Graduates appeared first on Blum Center.

Amid COVID-19, the Alt: Meat Lab continues its research

By Farhan Hossain

08/11/2020

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Newsletter – Aug 4, 2020

By admin

08/04/2020

Berkeley SkyDeck is looking for ambitious startup founders who want to bring their venture to the next level. Submit your application for Berkeley SkyDeck’s Fall 2020 Cohort by this Friday, August 8th at 11:59PM PDT.  Startups selected for the 6-month-long cohort program will receive $105K...

Bay Area Node: Celebrating 80 National Teams

By Rhonda Shrader

07/31/2020

So much to celebrate with our first 80 National I-Corps teams! Founders with fundamental tech innovations from UC Berkeley, Berkeley Haas, UC Santa Cruz and Stanford shared their journeys to, through and beyond the 7 week/100 interviews/$50k National program. See the recording here. Password: C5m09#5A Several founders shared their original two minute Lessons Learned videos … Continue reading Bay Area Node: Celebrating 80 National Teams →

Takeaways from Innovation-X Roundtable 2: Reimagining Education

By Suyash Jaju

07/31/2020

The post Takeaways from Innovation-X Roundtable 2: Reimagining Education appeared first on UC Berkeley Sutardja Center.

July I-Corps @ UC Berkeley: Wrap Up

By Rhonda Shrader

07/30/2020

Another strong cohort this month with teams from across the Bay Area (UC Berkeley, UCSF, Stanford, SFSU) and beyond, including UNR, Harvard Medical School and three Yale-affiliated teams! One standout team that’s well poised for Nationals is KovaDx. The team was also recently award a summer-long Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars Fellowship.  KovaDx is developing … Continue reading July I-Corps @ UC Berkeley: Wrap Up →

July I-Corps @ UC Davis: AgTech Rules

By Rhonda Shrader

07/30/2020

The Bay Area Node took the show on the road…metaphorically speaking, to train sixteen UC Davis teams in a special edition of NSF I-Corps! Technologies ranged from machine vision for seed sorting to a specially-engineered supplement mitigating methane emissions from cows.  Teams ranged from a Chemistry professor working with tea plants to grad students developing … Continue reading July I-Corps @ UC Davis: AgTech Rules →

A Global Statistician’s Love for Lily Seeds Turns Entrepreneurial!

By Devanshi Rathi

07/29/2020

For Mallika Chawla, entrepreneurship was not something that came by nature. She was a trained economist and statistician obtaining her master’s degree from the University of Cambridge, which she followed up by working in a high-profiled role at Goldman Sachs in Singapore. However, her tryst with entrepreneurship began when she moved to Silicon Valley, the… The post A Global Statistician’s Love for Lily Seeds Turns Entrepreneurial! appeared first on UC Berkeley Sutardja Center.

LiquidGoldConcept Wins Big Ideas 2020 Scaling Up Contest

By Tamara Straus

07/28/2020

When UC Berkeley alumna Anna Sadovnikova launched her successful social enterprise devoted to helping pregnant mothers overcome the challenges of breastfeeding, she never expected that she would need to reinvent the entire program — transforming an in-person breastfeeding simulator into a virtual training program. But that’s what she and her team did this spring. The post LiquidGoldConcept Wins Big Ideas 2020 Scaling Up Contest appeared first on Blum Center.

#FemaleFounderFriday: Dr. Maria Keeps Crushing It

By Rhonda Shrader

07/24/2020

When Maria Artunduaga, MD was an MTM student at Cal, she teamed up with EWMBA students for Berkeley Haas’ Lean LaunchPad class. Respira Labs’ solution for monitoring lung function in COPD patients was Steve Blank’s favorite team…and that was just the beginning.  Respira went on to seize every opportunity, including UC LAUNCH Accelerator & NSF … Continue reading #FemaleFounderFriday: Dr. Maria Keeps Crushing It →

NSF + NIH = Student Win

By Rhonda Shrader

07/24/2020

The Biodesign Immersion Experience (BIE) is an NIH-sponsored 8-week summer program focusing on the critical aspect of translating bioengineering innovations from the lab out into the world. Fellows include top UC Berkeley undergraduate/graduate students and clinical clients from UCSF. Leading the program is Amy Herr–rock star UC Berkeley BioE professor and entrepreneur (Zephyrus Biosciences, the … Continue reading NSF + NIH = Student Win →

Newsletter – July 22, 2020

By admin

07/22/2020

Now, more than ever, startups are struggling to succeed. Berkeley SkyDeck’s Fall 2020 Cohort presents the perfect opportunity for startups to develop the necessary skills and connections to take their business to the next level. Startups selected for the Cohort program will receive $105K investment from the Berkeley SkyDeck...

#FemaleFounderFriday: The Value of Persistence

By Rhonda Shrader

07/19/2020

This #FemaleFounderFriday, we celebrate UC Berkeley BioE alum Charvi Shetty and the value of persistence! 😍 Aluna (formerly Knox Medical Diagnostics) was one of our early UC LAUNCH Accelerator teams […]

Take-Aways from the Innovation-X Roundtable: Innovation in Times of Change

By Suyash Jaju

07/16/2020

Black swans are rare and unpredictable events that create a huge impact on the ways we live and work. During the Covid-19 pandemic, individuals and companies have to adapt to a new normal for daily life. Which industries are thriving and which are struggling in the new normal? What will the consequences be for how… The post Take-Aways from the Innovation-X Roundtable: Innovation in Times of Change appeared first on UC Berkeley Sutardja Center.

Founder’s Playbook: Guitar Hero’s Founder Gives Advice on Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

By Keith McAleer

07/16/2020

The Founder’s Playbook is an interview series presented by UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology. On The Founder’s Playbook, we speak to entrepreneurs & innovators to discover their routines, fail-ups, mindsets, and get the real stories behind what it’s like to create something new. Today we have the co-founder of Guitar Hero and… The post Founder’s Playbook: Guitar Hero’s Founder Gives Advice on Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur appeared first on UC Berkeley Sutardja Center.

Y Combinator’s Geoff Ralston Gives Guidance to Students on How to Create a Startup While in School

By Keith McAleer

07/16/2020

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology hosted an event with Y Combinator to help students understand how to apply to the top accelerator and hear from YC President Geoff Ralston on how to create a startup while attending school. The full video is available below. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up to… The post Y Combinator’s Geoff Ralston Gives Guidance to Students on How to Create a Startup While in School appeared first on UC Berkeley Sutardja Center.

Student startup Prodbnb revolutionizes experiential marketing and hospitality

By Kevin Lin

07/14/2020

Would you buy a $2,000 mattress without trying it? How certain would you be of your purchase if you only got 15 minutes with it in a showroom? This is the exact hurdle that many product marketers face today: convincing a consumer to make a financial investment into buying a higher priced, higher quality product. … The post Student startup Prodbnb revolutionizes experiential marketing and hospitality appeared first on UC Berkeley Sutardja Center.

Higher Education and the Zoombie Apocalypse

By Shomit Ghose

07/09/2020

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… The post Higher Education and the Zoombie Apocalypse appeared first on UC Berkeley Sutardja Center.

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

By Keith McAleer

07/08/2020

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… The post The Founder’s Playbook: New SCET video series focuses on founder routines, fail-ups, and mindsets appeared first on UC Berkeley Sutardja Center.

Inspiring Innovation: 2020 Summer Reading List

By Suyash Jaju

07/07/2020

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… The post Inspiring Innovation: 2020 Summer Reading List appeared first on UC Berkeley Sutardja Center.

Newsletter – July 7, 2020

By admin

07/07/2020

Starting tomorrow, July 8th, any startup with at least one founder affiliated with any of the ten University of California campuses or based outside the US can apply to SkyDeck’s Fall 2020 Cohort. The deadline to apply is August 8th at 11:59PM PDT.  As a premier...

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

By Tamara Straus

07/01/2020

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 the fight for disease mitigation and healthcare equity. The post Dr. Bertram Lubin (1939-2020), An Appreciation appeared first on Blum Center.

NSF I-Corps Spotlight: NorthStar

By Rhonda Shrader

07/01/2020

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 […]

Catena Biosciences: Crushing Vaccine Development

By Rhonda Shrader

06/25/2020

What happens when a Chemistry PhD student from Jennifer Doudna’s and Matt Francis’ labs wants to explore entrepreneurship?  Why, he heads up the hill to Haas, of course! Marco Lobba […]

Berkeley Skydeck Teams Up With P&G Ventures To Host Skydeck’s P&G Ventures Pitch Challenge July 28th

By admin

06/24/2020

UC Berkeley SkyDeck, the startup accelerator of the University of California at Berkeley, is announcing the upcoming Berkeley SkyDeck P&G Ventures Pitch Challenge. The challenge will be sponsored by the early-stage startup studio within Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG), P&G Ventures. The pitch will take place...

Newsletter – June 24, 2020

By admin

06/24/2020

Seven SkyDeck startups have collectively raised $32 million in seed rounds by tapping into SkyDeck’s robust global network. The companies come from a range of sectors including AI and ML, robotics, fintech, medtech and more. Some of the companies which successfully closed funding rounds are: Coreshell,...

7 SkyDeck startups raise $32 million amid pandemic

By admin

06/19/2020

As the Bay Area hunkered down during shelter-in-place, UC Berkeley’s SkyDeck experienced the highest level of investment activity among its cohort startups in its 8-year history.

Newsletter – June 9, 2020

By admin

06/09/2020

Caroline Winnett, SkyDeck’s Executive Director, was recently featured as one of SF Business Times’s most influential women of 2020! Professional violinist turned business leader, Winnett has led a remarkable career thus far and continues to play a powerful role in shaping the business world through her leadership...

Blum Center for Developing Economies Statement of Solidarity for Racial, Social, and Economic Justice

By Tamara Straus

06/04/2020

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” The post Blum Center for Developing Economies Statement of Solidarity for Racial, Social, and Economic Justice appeared first on Blum Center.

#FemaleFounderFriday Celebrates National Team Aila Health

By Rhonda Shrader

05/29/2020

This #FemaleFounderFriday, we celebrate Berkeley Haas #EWMBA ’20, Rory Stanton, founder of Aila Health! 🐻 ​Aila Health brings AI-driven precision health to patients in their homes. The need for remote management has […]

Newsletter – May 26, 2020

By admin

05/26/2020

Over the past few years, SkyDeck has been growing its team of Faculty Advisors to help its startups tap into the deep expertise of leading research professionals. Today, SkyDeck is excited to announce that Dr. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli has become the Chair of Faculty Advisors.

A Class for the Pandemic

By Tamara Straus

05/19/2020

When Rachel Dzombak and Vivek Rao began planning for the spring 2020 Development Engineering course “Innovation in Disaster Response,” part of their motivation was to get students to think about the use of technology during past disasters. But by early March, it was clear to Dzombak and Rao that the COVID-19 pandemic was increasing the relevancy of their class in ways no one could have predicted. The post A Class for the Pandemic appeared first on Blum Center.

Newsletter – May 5, 2020

By admin

05/05/2020

On Friday, May 29th, SkyDeck will hold its first-ever virtual SkyDeck Alumni Reunion for startups that participated in the accelerator/cohort track. The event is the brainchild of the SkyDeck Alumni Council, a group of active alumni founders. “Particularly during this period of Coronavirus, bringing startup founders together...

Newsletter – April 21, 2020

By admin

04/21/2020

It may come as no surprise to Berkeley students who have come to know SkyDeck’s name across campus that SkyDeck places a huge emphasis on matching Cal students for internships with their startups. For the last cohort of SkyDeck startups, the average team hired 7 interns...

Newsletter – April 7, 2020

By admin

04/07/2020

Last Monday, SkyDeck welcomed 140 new startups to the program.  Of these startups, 24 startups joined the accelerator track. Selected from a pool of 1,600 applicants, these startups represent countless sectors including AI, enterprise software, robotics, health, bioscience, and consumer solutions. More than half of the...

CITRIS Foundry 2019 Launch Event

By Kat M Cheng

05/07/2019

CITRIS Foundry would like to invite our alumni, mentors, advisors, and supporters, as well as the broader CITRIS and UC Berkeley community to join us for this special launch event of the CITRIS Foundry Innovation Hub. Hosted by our new Executive Director, Maher Hakim, we will share our...

CITRIS Foundry innovation hub expands under new leadership

By Kat M Cheng

05/01/2019

by Saemmool Lee The CITRIS Foundry welcomes a new executive director, Maher Hakim, Ph.D., who comes aboard after the Foundry’s five-year-review and a renewed mission to support deep tech innovation in the public interest. He comes to the CITRIS incubator from positions as managing director...

7 Questions for BioInspira Founder Ray Chiu

By Kat M Cheng

04/30/2019

By Saemmool Lee Po Jui (Ray) Chiu, co-founder and CEO of BioInspira, was named among Forbes 30 under 30 in Energy for 2019. A CITRIS Foundry company, BioInspira is a material sciences and Internet of Things (IoT) startup that leverages bio materials to build highly...

Dr. Maher Hakim joins CITRIS Foundry as executive director

By Maher Hakim

02/02/2019

We are excited to announce that we have officially brought on Dr. Maher Hakim as the new Executive Director for the CITRIS Foundry. Maher was previously the Managing Director of the Qatar Science and Technology Park as well as professor of entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon...

As biotech booms, so do bacteria

By Kat M Cheng

12/11/2018

by Saemmool Lee Applying new tech solutions for stubborn health care challenges is big business. At the CITRIS Foundry, in-house startup accelerator of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, about 40 percent of their current portfolio of companies are either in the health field or life...

Activism 2.0: Smart vibrator changes conversation about sex

By Kat M Cheng

09/27/2018

UC Berkeley kicks off a video series on tech advancements with a look at the CITRIS Foundry company Lioness. “If we’re comfortable at least talking about sex, we don’t have to pass on our grand old tradition of stigmatizing and misunderstanding sex,” says Liz Klinger,...

Building a successful bio startup

By Kat M Cheng

05/11/2018

On April 25, CITRIS presented to a standing-room-only crowd in Banatao Auditorium a panel of successful bioengineering entrepreneurs, including CITRIS Foundry startup leaders and Y Combinator president Sam Altman. Watch video >

Photonic communication comes to computer chips

By Kat M Cheng

04/16/2018

MIT News: April 16, 2018 – “This will change the availability of optics, and how the world can use optics, in ways beyond what we can predict right now,” says CEO Alex Wright-Gladstein of Ayar Labs, a CITRIS Foundry company. Read more>

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