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Playground Co-founder Matt Hershenson highlights the importance of finding good people to work with before worrying about a good idea

By Brenna Smith | November 20, 2017

Students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series attended a fireside chat with founder Matt Hershenson. Known for co-founding Danger, the company responsible for bringing the T-Mobile Sidekick to life, Hershenson has also worked at Apple, Phillips, and Google as … Read More

Injecting noise: students build tools to protect individual privacy from artificial intelligence

By Keith McAleer | November 15, 2017

Artificial intelligence is giving companies unprecedented insights into our personal information. Can individuals protect their privacy by using applications that add fake data to our online behavior? Recently, the credit-reporting agency EquiFax leaked the social security numbers for almost half … Read More

Mike Olson is Revolutionizing Big Data with Cloudera

By Meghana Krishnakumar | November 12, 2017

This week in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series, students had the privilege to listen to Mike Olson, co-founder and former CEO of Cloudera. Olson is not only a two-time UC Berkeley dropout, but also an accomplished engineer, sales associate, … Read More

B@B Wins 2nd and 3rd Place at Ethereal Conference

By Meghana Krishnakumar | November 9, 2017

Consensys hosted its first ever Ethereal Hackathon in partnership with Blockchain @ Berkeley on Saturday, Oct. 21 and 22nd. Consensys is a venture production studio and software development consultancy that builds enterprise solutions, decentralized applications, and other tools for the … Read More

UC Berkeley students create entrepreneurship bootcamp in Jordan

By Henry Keenan | November 7, 2017

Founded by the students with the support of UC Berkeley SCET Instructors, Startup With Purpose is a boot camp designed to teach students the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship. Successful entrepreneurs don’t achieve their success by accident; they weren’t just handed … Read More

Startup Semester: UNIST Spotlight

By Meghana Krishnakumar | November 6, 2017

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, or UNIST, is a leading university in South Korea that aims to immerse students in a creative and technical atmosphere to advance research. UNIST has four core strategies to achieve this: Creativity: UNIST … Read More

Steve Blank helps Sutardja Center execs innovate at 50x

By Keith McAleer | November 6, 2017

The world is being Amazoned. That is what startup legend Steve Blank argued last week at the Sutardja Center’s innovation leadership executive program — an annual summit of executives from around the world who come to Berkeley to learn how … Read More

Haas Alum and Traveling Spoon Co-Founder Aashi Vel encourages students to pursue ventures that ‘tug at their heart’

By Brenna Smith | November 2, 2017

Students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series attended a fireside chat with Cal alum and Traveling Spoon Co-founder Aashi Vel. Since graduating in 2011 with an MBA from the Haas School of Business, Vel and her partner Steph Lawrence … Read More

UC Berkeley tops 2017 PitchBook Report

By Catherine Li | October 23, 2017

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the University of California Berkeley, is known for its extremely rigorous courses that encourage students to reach their full potential. This, along with a vast entrepreneurship network, is why UC Berkeley has topped … Read More

Predicting the next ‘Big One’: SCET earthquake researchers find business model when most would rather not know

By Brenna Smith | October 23, 2017

  Here at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, innovators from a variety of fields utilize the Center’s resources to further their pursuits. MyShake is a prime example of an academic pursuit turned startup venture that took advantage of … Read More

UC Berkeley SCET welcomes the inaugural class for the Startup Semester

By Niles Chang | October 9, 2017

The deadline to apply for the Startup Semester Spring 2018 cohort is October 15, 2017 The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology welcomes the first-ever class of students participating in the fall 2017 Startup Semester, an exclusive program providing international … Read More

Chef Dave Anderson on alternative meats: sustainable solution and big opportunity for entrepreneurs

By Brenna Smith | October 9, 2017

During the Sutardja Center’s Alt.meat Challenge Lab course, Chef Dave Anderson walked students through his career path in the meat analog industry, imparting his view on why this emerging field is important more now than ever before. Prior to his … Read More

Analysis: Job Loss and Artificial Intelligence

By Ikhlaq | October 4, 2017

Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is currently one of the most popular topics in industry, academia, and the press, with seemingly endless applications in everything from matchmaking to self-driving cars. Tesla, Google, and many others have demonstrated that even today, these algorithms … Read More

Berkeley alum and former White House Deputy CTO Ryan Panchadsaram talks to students about civic service and fostering curiosity

By Brenna Smith | September 28, 2017

Students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series attended a fireside chat last week with Cal alumni and Kenneth Priestly Leadership Award recipient Ryan Panchadsaram. Since graduating ten years ago, Panchadsaram’s career has taken him many different places, from working … Read More

SCET Announces New Initiatives at Global Venture Lab 2017 Summit

By Meghana Krishnakumar | September 26, 2017

During the week of August 21st, professors from over 20 countries around the world came together to discuss innovative entrepreneurship at the Sutardja Center’s Global Venture Lab (GVL) Summit. Throughout the two-day summit, professors from various countries spoke about how … Read More

Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer surprises Cal students with fireside chat, shares leadership insight and career experiences

By Brenna Smith | September 25, 2017

During the week of Sept.11, students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series had the honor to learn from Marissa Mayer, former Yahoo CEO and longtime executive at Google. Mayer has been at the helm of some of the most successful products Google … Read More

Bootcamp Spotlight: Team Fishent

By Meghana Krishnakumar | September 19, 2017

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology had its bi-annual Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp (BMoE) this past week, hosting a variety of teams, individuals, and mentors from around the globe. One team consisting of individuals from Denmark and Norway … Read More

Advice from VCs Anastasia Ashman and Pamela Day

By Harika Kalluri | September 11, 2017

Last month at the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp (BMoE), we had the chance to speak with two inspiring entrepreneurs and mentors — Anastasia Ashman and Pamela Day. They shared their personal journeys as entrepreneurs and innovators, provided valuable advice … Read More

More Visa Options for International Students to Consider: The L-1 Visa for Employees of International Companies and the E-2 Investor Visa

By Nadia Yakoob | September 5, 2017

At the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, we welcome many international students to our programs. But what happens after graduation? Our thanks to SCET mentor Nadia Yakoob for contributing the article below to help students understand options for staying … Read More

SCET’s new partnership brings Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship to Denmark

By Catherine Li | August 24, 2017

SCET is supporting the Technical University of Denmark’s new Open Entrepreneurship Initiative to help bridge the gap between entrepreneurs and researchers in Denmark with the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (BMoE), a hands-on approach to learning entrepreneurship that emphasizes understanding the … Read More

The Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Winners Announced Fall 2017

By Meghana Krishnakumar | August 21, 2017

Written by Catherine Li and Meghana Krishnakumar  During the week of August 14th, 2017, SCET had its bi-annual Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (BMoE) Bootcamp showcasing students from over 15 countries. This semester’s bootcamp consisted of lecture talks by experienced technology and … Read More

Beyond the Molecule and Beyond the Device: Machine Learning and the Future of Healthcare

By Shomit Ghose | August 21, 2017

“The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads. That sucks.” – Jeffrey Hammerbacher, Facebook Hammerbacher’s Lament Are we fated to suffer Hammerbacher’s Lament, with our best minds, and our best data, solely serving … Read More

Announcing BEGIN: Berkeley’s New Gateway to Innovation

By Harika Kalluri | August 18, 2017

The University of California, Berkeley has created its first ever virtual hub for innovation on campus, named Berkeley Begin – the Berkeley Gateway to Innovation. Now entrepreneurs can more easily connect with Berkeley’s robust network of innovation courses, incubators, accelerators, funding, and … Read More

UC Berkeley Sutardja Center launches new lab to take on $1 trillion meat industry

By Keith McAleer | August 17, 2017

The new alt.meat lab will enable engineering, science, and entrepreneurship students to utilize high-tech approaches to create plant-based meat alternatives targeted at satisfying meat lovers The University of California, Berkeley is creating a new Alternative Meats Lab (alt.meat lab) to … Read More

Reflecting on “Why” for UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology

By Ikhlaq | August 1, 2017

Let’s Reflect: We are now in the 12th year of our journey with the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology.  Overall, it has been a prolific experience at Berkeley as we have taught over 5,000 students, developed over 100 new … Read More

Sutardja Center to help advance entrepreneurship in India

By Keith McAleer | July 31, 2017

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) at the University of California, Berkeley has entered into a partnership with Sri Ramaswami Memorial University (SRM) to help establish new centers for innovation and entrepreneurship in India. SRM wishes to embrace … Read More

Innovation Workshop Held for William Demant Executive Team at Sutardja Center

By Jocelyn Weber Phipps | June 26, 2017

The Sutardja Center was pleased to welcome the executive team from William Demant this week to our Innovation Collider space at the Cal Memorial Stadium.  The custom workshop was focused on entrepreneurship and innovation in mature companies. William Demant, based in … Read More

Tesla Co-Founder Marc Tarpenning Visits ELPP

By Yoojin Chung | June 22, 2017

On June 5th, the University of California, Berkeley’s Engineering Leadership Professional Program (ELPP) had the pleasure of hearing from Marc Tarpenning — the co-founder of Tesla, a car company which recently surpassed Ford in market value as investors bet on … Read More

Global Venture Lab 2017

By Adam Dada | June 8, 2017

On behalf of the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, we would like to invite you to the 8th Global Venture Lab at UC Berkeley. The Global Venture Lab (GVL) is an international summit of academics, entrepreneurs, and innovators sharing … Read More

Students Pitch Transnational Security Tools in Washington D.C.

By Adam Dada | June 5, 2017

Eight weeks of ideation, prototyping, and pitches led 17 UC Berkeley students to Washington D.C. where they presented their hard work to Treasury Department officials as well as the defense and intelligence communities. Reflecting on this amazing experience, the Collider participants want other … Read More