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Alt.Meat & Greet podcast Episode 2: How do you mimic the flavor of meat?

By Jessica Lynn | February 15, 2018

In this episode of the Sutardja Center of Entrepreneurship & Technology’s podcast Alt.Meat & Greet, we speak with Jeff Spencer, a research fellow for Givaudan flavors. He speaks about how researchers are able to break down the composition of plants … Read More

Which UC Berkeley entrepreneur are you?

By Jessica Lynn | February 15, 2018

The University of California, Berkeley has been one of the most successful universities in the world at producing alumni that have gone on to start innovative companies. So, which entrepreneur do you most resemble? Take our quiz to find out!

New course helps students create blockchain startups

By Meghana Krishnakumar | February 15, 2018

Blockchain is one of the most exciting new technologies that continues to make its mark not only around the world but also right here on UC Berkeley campus. The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology has introduced a Blockchain Lab … Read More

LAUNCH Cohort: Ready for Lift Off

By Meghana Krishnakumar | February 14, 2018

About LAUNCH LAUNCH is The University of California’s startup accelerator, purposed to transform early-stage startups into fundable companies. During the fall, judges select a small group of startups in the UC system. Teams are then paired with serial-entrepreneur mentors and … Read More

Could these UC Berkeley students help build a 2nd Silicon Valley in India?

By Jessica Lynn | February 14, 2018

A lot of 22-year-olds aren’t sure what they want to do with their careers, but not Farhan Ahmed. Ever since he was a freshman at Sri Ramaswami Memorial Institute of Science and Technology (SRM) in India, he’s been involved in … Read More

Alt.Meat & Greet podcast Episode 1: How can scientists give plant-based products the same texture as meat?

By Keith McAleer | February 2, 2018

In the Sutardja Center of Entrepreneurship & Technology’s first episode of our new podcast, Alt.Meat & Greet, you’ll find out. In the podcast, we hear from our guest Dr. Atze Jan van der Goot from Wageningen University in the Netherlands, … Read More

How to build a viral app: TBH founder gives startup advice at UC Berkeley

By Jessica Lynn | February 2, 2018

The night before Nikita Bier launched his app TBH, he was on the phone with his lawyer, asking how to liquidate a business. About three months later, more than 5 million people had downloaded his app and Facebook was acquiring … Read More

Cal Alums wow at IndieBio showcase

By Caitlin Andersen | February 2, 2018

On Monday, January 22nd, IndieBio held its consumer biotechnology showcase, during which four biotech startups pitched and demoed their respective products. One of those four companies was Terramino Foods, a startup focused on creating alternatives to seafood using fungi and … Read More

NEO DevCon & Free Backpacks for SCET Students & our Community

By Jocelyn Weber Phipps | February 1, 2018

The Blockchain Lab’s sponsor, NEO, a non-profit community developing the smart economy on blockchain, held their first DevCon this past week in San Francisco at the Intercontinental Hotel.  Speaker topics ranged from new solutions for decentralized databases for dApps (Bluzelle) … Read More

Working in Blockchain? The Sutardja Center is seeking Project Funding Nominations & Blockchain Lab Research Director

By Jocelyn Weber Phipps | January 31, 2018

Welcome to the formal kickoff of 2018 activities by the Blockchain Lab at UC Berkeley Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology.   The Sutardja Center has initiated the Center’s first course on Blockchain, led by Dr. Po Chi Wu (see … Read More

Attend NEO DevCon for Free in SF Jan 30-31

By Jocelyn Weber Phipps | January 18, 2018

Interested in learning & attending the NEO Developers Conference for Free!  NEO, a non-profit community-based blockchain project, is offering students an opportunity to attend for free – see this link.   NEO is also a sponsor of the Blockchain Lab at … Read More

UC Berkeley students put new startups to the test at SCET Collider Cup

By Brenna Smith | January 18, 2018

As Fall semester came to a close, student teams from entrepreneurship classes offered through the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology competed in the first annual Collider Cup. The event required participants to present their end-of-the year projects to real … Read More

Finding Greener Ways to Improve Technology

By Meghana Krishnakumar | January 18, 2018

For the first time ever, Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship  (BHEP) and Berkeley’s IEOR  department have joined forces to form an immersive and rigorous course, Lean Transfer (INDENG 290). This course consists of MBA students as well as M.Eng. students, undergraduates and visiting … Read More

The Key to a Good M&A Outcome for Your Start-up? Getting Started Yesterday!

By Shomit Ghose | January 2, 2018

Designing Good Exits: It’s Not Just for Architects None of us would feel comfortable in a building where no thought had been given to how to exit the structure.  A rushed and panicked egress would be dangerous, and no building … Read More

Now hiring: tenure-track faculty position at the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

By Keith McAleer | December 19, 2017

The Jacobs institute for Design Innovation is currently hiring for a tenure-track assistant professor position with a start date of July 2018. The position will work at the intersection of design and emerging technologies such as health and medical devices, smart … Read More

New board members join Alt.meat lab

By Keith McAleer | December 12, 2017

This week at the Alternative Meat Lab, students presented their latest plant-based meat projects and welcomed new board members who will be donating their expert advice to assist the lab with domain-specific knowledge in an industry that is just getting … Read More

Cal alum Arjun Dev Arora shares what he thinks is the “x-factor” every entrepreneur should have

By Brenna Smith | December 5, 2017

Students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series attended a fireside chat with 500 Startups partner and Cal alum, Arjun Dev Arora.  While Arora is an engineer by training, he developed a keen interest in the business of technology while … Read More

Tech icon Judy Estrin spoke to Berkeley students on the importance of company culture and the evolution of Silicon Valley

By Brenna Smith | December 5, 2017

Students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series attended a fireside chat with the iconic Judy Estrin. Known for contribution to the development of Transmission Control Protocol — a system that is critical for the networking in the internet to … Read More

Steve Chen appointed to co-lead Berkeley Blockchain Lab

By Keith McAleer | December 5, 2017

Steve Chen, founder of EchoLink, a credentials-verification blockchain project, has been appointed industry co-lead of the new Berkeley Blockchain Lab, a platform for students to gain real-world experience working with blockchain technology at the University of California, Berkeley. The Berkeley … Read More

Is your passport from one of these countries?: Nationality-specific visas for working and living in the U.S.

By Nadia Yakoob | November 28, 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

Global executive audience gathers for Berkeley’s Silicon Valley Innovation Leadership Week

By Jocelyn Weber Phipps | November 27, 2017

In late October, executives and managers from around the world gathered at Berkeley to participate in our first open-enrollment Silicon Valley Innovation Leadership week. In what was described as a “fantastic” and “organization changing” week. Our global participants heard from … Read More

Join us to hear the founder of blockchain startup NEO at 2:30pm this Friday December 1 at SCET

By Jocelyn Weber Phipps | November 27, 2017

  Interested in learning more about blockchain and crypto-currencies like Bitcoin? Come join us to meet Da HongFei and staff at NEO, a non-profit community-based blockchain project, to learn how NEO achieved a meteoric rise to become the #10 highest valued cryptocurrency. The event … Read More

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