From Last Boot-camp on January 9 – 13, 2017.

Info from Upcoming Bootcamp on August 14 – 18, 2017 is posted here.

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 January 9th - 13th 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).


How to Register
Sign up for the next Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship boot-camp, January 9th-13th, 2016.

(NOTE: BMOE boot-camp takes place the week BEFORE Spring 2017 regular classes):

  • UC Berkeley students - sign up through new CalCentral registration for Spring 2017
  • Global Venture Lab network and partner universities– contact
  • Other universities, independent parties & industry – contact

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

Over the course of the four and a half days, participants will:

  • 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
  • Establish or optimize to form startup teams, learn mechanics of a start-up and setting major milestones
  • Internalize some of the attributes that contribute to the entrepreneurial mindset
  • Pitch your idea to an experienced panel of experts and potential investors

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


This Year's Agenda:

The schedule for BMoE 2017 can be viewed here. 

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

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

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

Leadership Team

Ikhlaq Sidhu, SCET Founder and Chief Scientist
Gigi Wang - SCET Industry Fellow & BMoE Chair
Ken Singer - Managing Director SCET

This Year's Speakers and Mentors

Adam Sterling - Executive Director, Berkeley Center for Law
Anne Fletcher - Design Thinking Lecturer
Alex Mehr - Serial Entrepreneur & Founder of Zoosk, Gear Zero
Anastasia Ashman - Operating Manager, Topaz Ventures
Bob Upham - Senior Director, Digital Products at Visa
Brian Kress - Strategy Director, Swirl
Buddy Burke - Public Speaking Instructor, Apple
Connor Landraf - CEO & Founder, Eko Devices
Constanza Nieto - Founder & CEO, Globaltech Bridge
Debra Harris - Business Development, Exadel
George Kopas - Founder & CEO, EOS Media
George Maroulis - Head of Private and Commercial Banking at CB Private
Hilary Weber - CEO & Founder, Opportu Startup Innovation
Jeff Burton - Co-Founder, Stealth Project & Ex-Executive Director, Skydeck
Jerry Yang - General Partner & Hardware Lead, Hardware Club
Kal Deutsch - CEO & Founding Investor-Advisor, Batchery
Kate Gunning - Market Strategist (Life Sciences)
Lonnie Finkel - Business Attorney, Finkel Law Group
Mai Nguyen - Associate, Berkeley Research Group
Mike Lee - Senior Lecturer in Digital Entrepreneurship, USC
Natasha Chatlein - Science & Technology Advisor, Holland Innovation Network
Olivier Younes - Professor, HEC
Pamela Day - Founder, LookWho & Founder, Project: Tiny Giant
Phyllis Whiteley - Venture Partner at Wildcat Venture Partners
Rana Gujral - Mentor, HACK Temple, Writer @ Forbes, Serial Entrepreneur
Rick Rasmussen - Managing Director, Concordia Ventures
Scottie Spurzem - English Coach & Industry Fellow, SCET
Shomit Ghose - Managing Partner, OnSet Ventures
Stephen Torres - Lecturer @ SCET and CEO, MyDomino
Sung Hae Kim - People Operations Leader, Pivotal
Tamra Teig - Founder, Berkeley Startup Network
Vivienne Ming - Founder at Socos

BMoE Team

Saad Hirani - Emcee, BMOE
Danielle Vivo - Emcee & Program Manager, BMoE
Menglong Guo - Student Mentor (Hardware Focused Startups)
Lillian Dong - Student Lead & Ops


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

PLEASE NOTE: The Bootcamp is held at the Sutardja Dai Hall, not the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology.

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