OpportunitiesEventsNewsResourcesCoursesContact

Courses

BIO ENG 153

Biotechnology Entrepreneurship: Impact, History, Therapeutics R&D, Entrepreneurship & Careers

This course is designed for students interested in an introduction to the biotechnology entrepreneurship, biotherapeutics R and D, and careers in the industry. Students should be interested in the impact of biotechnology on medicine and society, the history of the field (including individual scientists, entrepreneurs and companies), key methodologies, therapeutic product classes, entrepreneurship and innovation within the life sciences.Students will learn principles of drug and biologics discovery, development and commercialization, and will be exposed to the range of careers in the biopharmaceutical industry. Students should be considering careers in the biopharmaceutical and life sciences fields.
2 units

COMPSCI W169A

Software Engineering

This course presents ideas and techniques for designing, developing, and modifying large software systems using Agile techniques and tools. Topics include: function-oriented and object-oriented modular design techniques, designing for re-use and maintainability including proper use of design patterns, behavior-driven design, test-driven development, user stories for requirements elicitation & documentation, verification and validation, cost and quality metrics and estimation, project team organization and management, analyzing and refactoring legacy code.
3 units

HISTORY 133A

The History of American Capitalism

This course explores the history of American labor, business, and economy from the colonial period to the present day.
4 units

HUM 120

Entrepreneurship for All: An Insiders' Guide to Startups

This class is designed to teach the art and science of entrepreneurship to humanists, artists, scientists, and social scientists, imparting real-world skills that can be directly put into practice. Lectures will cover key topics in the entrepreneurial process: user-centric design; ethics and culture-setting; rhetoric and fundraising; lean startup path to product-market fit; customer acquisition and business models. Weekly guest lectures by thought leaders will offer direct guidance and models of success. Group projects will let students craft and pitch startup ideas. This course will instruct and inspire students to have an entrepreneurial mindset in their work in social ventures, non-profit organizations, and innovative startups.
2 units

IND ENG 185

Challenge Lab

This course is meant for students in engineering and other disciplines who seek a challenging, interactive, team-based, and hands-on learning experience in entrepreneurship and technology. In this highly experiential course, students work in simulated start-up teams to create products or start-up ideas to address a broadly-defined need of an industry partner or social challenge.
4 units

IND ENG 191

Technology Entrepreneurship

This course explores key entrepreneurial concepts relevant to the high-technology world. Topics include the entrepreneurial perspective, start-up strategies, business idea evaluation, business plan writing, introduction to entrepreneurial finance and venture capital, managing growth, and delivering innovative products. This course prepares technical and business minded students for careers focused on entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, and high technology. Students undertake intensive study of actual business situations through rigorous case-study analysis. This course can not be used to fulfill any engineering requirement (engineering units, courses, technical electives, or otherwise).
3 units

IND ENG 190

Advanced Topics in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

The 190 series covers current topics of research interest in industrial engineering and operations research. The course content may vary semester to semester. Check with the department for current term topics. The 190 series cannot be used to fulfill any engineering requirement (engineering units, courses, technical electives, or otherwise).
0 units

IND ENG 195

A. Richard Newton Lecture Series

This lecture series serves as an entry point for undergraduate and graduate curriculum sequences in entrepreneurship and innovation. The series, established in 2005, is named in honor of A. Richard Newton, a visionary technology industry leader and late dean of the University of California Berkeley College of Engineering. The course features a selection of high-level industry speakers who share their insights on industry developments, leadership, and innovation based on their careers.
1 units

IND ENG 198

Directed Group Studies for Advanced Undergraduates

Group studies of selected topics. Semester course unit value and contact hours will have a one-to-one ratio.
0 units

INTEGBI 32

Biomotion

The goal of the course, Biomotion, is to involve students in a multidisciplinary vision of biology, engineering design, and computer science by learning the principles of how animals move in their environment.
3 units

LEGALST 149

Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship plays an increasingly essential role in today’s global economy. New companies and startups play valuable roles in the formation of new industry, also spurring established incumbent companies towards further growth. This course is designed to explore the role of law in facilitating the development of entrepreneurial enterprises, paying special attention to the complex interaction between innovation and regulation. The purpose of this course is to provide students with a thorough foundation for understanding the role that law plays in the construction and growth of entrepreneurial enterprises.
4 units

SOCIOL 121

Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Social and Cultural Context

This course will examine the social and cultural environment that enables or hinders the innovation process in business. The course starts by reviewing how companies can create and foster innovative cultures and organize for innovation, and reviews differences between countries in innovativeness. It continues by examining the factors which influence whether innovations are or are not adopted. It addresses some social and ethical issues of innovation, examines the social role and context of entrepreneurs, and closes with some case studies.
4 units

IND ENG 190

Advanced Topics in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

The 190 series covers current topics of research interest in industrial engineering and operations research. The course content may vary semester to semester. Check with the department for current term topics.
0 units

Directory

Accelerators & Incubators
Berkeley VenturesBlockchain XceleratorCITRIS FoundryCal Hacks FellowshipCalifornia Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3)Cleantech to MarketCyclotron RoadEnergy and Biosciences Institute Entrepreneurial Business Incubator (EBI2)LAUNCHSkyDeck Hotdesk IncubatorStEPThe House Residency
About Us
BEGIN (Berkeley Gateway to Innovation) is the University of California, Berkeley’s directory of innovation and entrepreneurship resources and hub for events, news and opportunities. For questions about how to find the best resource for your situation, contact begin@berkeley.edu.
Subscribe to Our Newsletter!