August 14 – 18, 2017

The Pantas and Ting Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology hosts the bi-annual Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp (BMoE), a week venture workshop. The next boot-camp will be an intense 4-1/2 days to be held August 14th - 18th, 2017, at UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship.

The bootcamp facilitates immersive learning for new venture creation. This workshop offers a one-of-a-kind experience in one of the premier institutions in Silicon Valley. During the program, participants will attend sessions that weave together lectures and interactive game-based exercises, receive one-on-one mentoring from Sutardja Center faculty and industry experts; and learn in a collaborative environment. Participants will also join one of two tracks (based on whether you are an entrepreneur or from an academic or research) to work on a project or plan of your own. Track 1 will focus on developing a new venture/project (for students and entrepreneurs), Track 2 will focus on how to transform into a start-up business  (for academia and researchers).

Work on idea generation and how to turn ideas into new ventures and taking it to market while integrating concepts including customer-focused design thinking and innovation in business models, and receiving input and advice from real-life entrepreneurs, investors, and marketing specialists

Use case studies to facilitate and hone ideas, attend special modules on ideation, sales, pitch and funding (sample Modules/Videos)

Collaborate with our experts and advance your idea to the next level

Establish or optimize to form startup teams, learn mechanics of a start-up and setting major milestones

Pitch your idea to an experienced panel of experts and potential investors

How to Register

Sign up for the next Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship boot-camp, August 14th - 18th, 2017. (NOTE: BMOE boot-camp takes place the week BEFORE Fall 2017 regular classes)

  • UC Berkeley students
    • Sign up through new CalCentral registration for Fall 2017
  • Global Venture Lab network and partner universities
  • Other universities, independent parties & industry

For all other inquiries, contact Gigi Wang, Industry Fellow, Berkeley Method Bootcamp Program Chair:

Read more about Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship approach in a blog, by the Sutadja Center’s Founder, Professor Ikhlaq Sidhu.


The schedule for BMoE 2017 can be viewed here

The Bootcamp is held at the Banatao Auditorium at  Sutardja Dai Hall.

For parking information, building maps, and other logistics, click here. 

This Year's Speakers, Mentors and Judges

To view other previous speakers at the BMoE, please click here.

To view BMoE Spring 2017 page, please click here.