Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer surprises Cal students with fireside chat, shares leadership insight and career experiences
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This week in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series, students 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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“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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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

Free Ventures Demo Day: From Seed to Startup
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On May 2nd, 2017, Free Ventures hosted its semi-annual Demo Day showcasing six startups at The House near UC Berkeley. Unlike past semesters, this year’s Demo Day was closed to the general public to allow Berkeley students, investors, mentors and … Read More

Why You Should Learn Data-X
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This semester, The Sutardja Center created a new course, Data-X, which allowed students to team up to tackle technically complex problems. In the course, students identified real-world problems, collected data, and created applications to find solutions. Click on the picture … Read More

Engineered Influence: Weak Data, Machine Learning & Behavioral Economics
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This article is will be published in the 2017 Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology’s annual journal AIR (Applied Innovation Review) in June 2017. You can see the 2016 version here. Shomit Ghose is a UC Berkeley alum and mentor, … Read More

Students serve up next generation plant-based seafood
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On May 3rd, Team Dory (Kimberlie Le and Joshua Nixon) cooked up a flaky, fatty, fishy plant-based salmon to win the plant-based seafood collider finals. The challenge for this collider was to develop a roadmap for a company selling plant-based … Read More

Data-X: An Experimental Course Model that is Working
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I’d like to start by congratulating all the teams that participated in our first Data-X course this spring. We just watched the final presentations, and it has been a great experience. Three months ago, we were just introducing the basic … Read More

This Summer: Join students in Jordan to Startup with Purpose
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  Startup with Purpose is an exciting fast-paced entrepreneurship program aimed at promoting technological innovation through collaboration between young entrepreneurs from around the world. This summer, we are hosting a 9-day bootcamp at King’s Academy in Madaba, Jordan, from July … Read More

The O-1 Visa for Individuals of Extraordinary Ability
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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

What’s New in Zealand
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I just got back from New Zealand two weeks ago. It is amazing what is happening there in the area of entrepreneurship and innovation. My role has been to participate in a committee that can allocate up to $30M per … Read More

John Hanke: Google Maps and Pokémon Go
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This week, students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series had the opportunity to hear a fireside chat with John Hanke—a Cal grad and CEO of Niantic, which produced the wildly popular app Pokémon Go—moderated by Dr. Bjoern Hartmann, EECS … Read More

An Update on Big Data Trends in 2017
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2016 was a very eventful year for the ever-growing world of big data, with more and more organizations using storage and processing methods that have developed in the field to extract more value from their business through data of all … Read More

Amy Herr–Changing the World One Cell at a Time
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This week in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series, students had the honor to learn from Amy Herr, the Lester John & Lynne Dewar Lloyd distinguished Professor of BioEngineering at the University of California, Berkeley. Herr was recently recognized with … Read More

Checking in on our plant-based seafood collider
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In a first of its kind effort, the SCET is leveraging its innovation collider to work on the environmental problems caused by overfishing. The ocean is often thought of as harboring a nearly endless supply of seafood for humans. At … Read More

Announcing the Designing Cities for Autonomous Vehicles Collider Winners
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On April 7th, five teams composed of Undergraduate and Graduate Berkeley students presented their proof-of-concept for new companies that would create a more efficient and safe environment so that autonomous and human-driven vehicles can be used in harmony. The goal … Read More

Blockchain: We’re Barely Getting Started
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It has now been more than six years since a research paper released under the pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto marked the beginning of a transformation of the mechanisms that we currently use for the transfer and safe-keeping of information at … Read More

Join SCET at Cal Day 2017!
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Each year, the UC Berkeley campus hosts an open house to welcome prospective students, current students, the Berkeley community and families in an attempt to spread better awareness about clubs, departments, classes, professors and initiatives at Cal. This year there will … Read More

A Quick Artificial Intelligence Update
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Artificial Intelligence is offering the kind of revolution mankind first saw a 100 years ago with electricity, with Andrew Ng, the former Chief Scientist at Baidu claiming he can’t think of an industry it won’t disrupt in the next 10 … Read More

Visa Options for Working and Living in the U.S.: Requirements for the H-1B Visa
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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

Rob Solomon: From Cal Grad to CEO of GoFundMe
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This week, students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series had the distinct pleasure of hearing a fireside chat with Rob Solomon—a Cal grad and CEO of GoFundMe—moderated by UC Berkeley’s Chair of Industrial Engineering, Dr. Ken Goldberg. Both incredibly … Read More

Disrupting Brazil: UFMG in Berkeley – Part II
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This is our second interview of a two-part issue that depicts the partnership between the College of Engineering at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Brazil and UC Berkeley. Through a series of interviews, the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship … Read More

Is Your Transformation Working?
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  As we discussed in earlier posts, firms like Amazon, Apple, Google, and many others are shining examples of companies that have successfully transformed and adapted over the past decade. In fact, most firms today realize they need to adapt … Read More

Panel of Cal Grads joins Newton Lecture Series
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Another exciting week at the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series brought a panel of all-Cal-alumni speakers to Berkeley. These speakers—Jeff Huang (Facebook), Sanjay Jeyakumar (Twitter), and Padmini Pyapali (Uber)—shared their unique insights into entrepreneurship and technology. Moderated by Amit Kumar … Read More

Engineering Leadership Professional Program Joined by Keyssa CEO & VP
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  Last night, the Engineering Leadership Professional Program had the pleasure of being joined by Eric Almgren and Steve Venuti of Keyssa’s leadership team, who provided first-hand insights on the new Keyssa case (Keyssa: Unraveling the Laws of Physics). The … Read More

CITRIS Foundry Hosts Demo Day
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This week the CITRIS Foundry, SCET’s entrepreneurship partner and the UC system’s accelerator for founders building transformative technology companies, held its biannual Demo Day, where its Spring 2016 cohort pitched their business ventures and displayed progress they had made over … Read More

Guidance for Entrepreneurship at Universities
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Advance note: This article has been written with the purpose of collecting feedback. Like many institutions today, the administration is grappling with the evolution and policy of entrepreneurship as a promoted activity.  On behalf of many interested stakeholders, we welcome … Read More

Disrupting Brazil: UFMG in Berkeley – Part I
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Cal is known for attracting top talent from all around the world, from Southeast Asia to the Southern Cone. While this university is nothing more than a combination of individuals from all walks of life, there are no two identical … Read More

Is Your Data Strategy Working Hard Enough?
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Every firm is under pressure to adapt and reinvent, and innovative firms know how to do this. Amazon started by selling retail products over the Internet, but later transformed to offer IT Cloud services as Amazon Web Services. Apple is … Read More

Jason Creadore: Civil Maps
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This week, the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series welcomed Jason Creadore, cofounder of Civil Maps. The entrepreneur shared his insights, telling the student audience about his startup journey, and transition from finance to tech. Early Work and Education Creadore graduated from Lehigh … Read More

Students find Solutions to Transnational Security
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For the past month students have been developing solutions to transnational security. They have been looking for ways to leverage the latest in data science tools and technologies to increase the productivity of experts and analysts trying to stay one … Read More

What Next? Visa Options for Working and Living in the US After Graduation
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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

Student Panel takes over Newton Lecture Series
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This week, the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series switched gears to hear from a new set of speakers—the students. Moderated by associate instructor Victoria Howell, these students shared their unique experiences with their peers and took questions in an engaging and … Read More

Keeping it Personal: Machine Learning Meets EgoVid
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  According to IBM, the cognitive computing market size presents a $2 trillion dollar opportunity over the next decade. One of the biggest components of this metric falls into the category of machine learning. While many have been using it … Read More

A Founder’s Night: Hap Klopp & Marc Tarpenning
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What is life like as an entrepreneur? What does failure mean to you? How do you find the right cofounders? These were a few of the many questions answered on Tuesday, February 28th at Banatao Auditorium by the Co-Founder of … Read More

Summer Abroad Deadline to Apply is Friday, March 10th !!!
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The Deadline to Apply for the most fun and Dynamic Summer Abroad Program is March 10th – NEXT FRIDAY !!! Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Europe is a dynamic, hands-on program where you earn 6 Industrial Engineering credits while collaborating with … Read More

Artificial Intelligence for Games: Why it Matters
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While artificial intelligence agents defeating human competitors in popular games is nothing new, recent benchmarks have evolved at a rate and extent that is truly remarkable. In the past, we’ve seen computers beat the world chess champion [1], defeat Jeopardy! … Read More

Alston and Brienne Ghafourifar: Entefy
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This week, the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series welcomed brother-and-sister entrepreneurs, Alston and Brienne Ghafourifar, co-founders of Entefy. This dynamic duo is working to create a universal communicator—something that can optimize and personalize how people communicate and interact with others, their … Read More

Ikhlaq Sidhu hosts workshop to help universities accelerate innovation through industry collaboration
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Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology’s faculty director and founder, Dr. Ikhlaq Sihdu, recently hosted a workshop at Hamid bin Khalifa University (HBKU) in Qatar to explore how university scientists and researchers can spur innovation through industry collaboration. Ikhlaq delivered … Read More

Plant-based Seafood Collider Kickoff Event
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On February 23, students with backgrounds in Biotechnology, Nutrition, Chemical Engineering, Biology, Biochemistry, Material Sciences, and Electrical Engineering came together for the Plant-based Seafood Collider Kickoff Event. According to the World Wildlife Fund, “For centuries, our seas and oceans have … Read More

David Friedberg: Astrophysics, Eatsa, and Everything In Between
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This week’s Newton Lecture Series featured David Friedberg, best known to Berkeley students as the man who brought Eatsa—a tech-based restaurant seeking to revolutionize the production process—to our city. Friedberg’s resume, however, extends far beyond this quinoa-inspired endeavor. Education and … Read More

HEC’s Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs
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HEC Paris, a European Business School located in the southern suburbs of Paris, specializes in education and research management, and offers a range of entrepreneurship related programs to increase the exposure of students to industry. HEC’s mission statement enables students to … Read More

This Summer Join The Most Fun and Dynamic Summer Abroad Program at UC Berkeley
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Europe – A dynamic program where students earn 6 IND ENG units and travel while starting their own company!   For the past 4 summers, UC Berkeley students from diverse majors have traveled to Europe to … Read More

Ikhlaq Sidhu to speak at Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Asia Conference in April
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SCET Chief Scientist and professor Ikhlaq Sidhu has been invited to speak at the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Asia 2017 Conference, which will take place from April 23-27 at the Hong Kong Science Park. Dr. Sidhu will deliver … Read More

Amit Kumar: From EECS to Venture Capitalist
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This week of the Newton Lecture Series brought yet another example of diversity in entrepreneurship. Amit Kumar joined students on Tuesday to discuss his path from an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Major at Berkeley to an entrepreneur to a … Read More

Challenge Lab: Search for Meat Substitutes
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    This semester, Professor Ricardo San Martin will be leading a Challenge Lab and a diverse set of students tasked with finding new meat substitutes. Challenge Lab is a competition-based format that encourages students to solve complex problems for real industry … Read More

Data Science and Transnational Security Collider Kickoff Event
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With terrorist attacks growing in size and frequency around the world, more organizations are trying to develop tools and technologies to stop the financing of terrorism. Terrorist Financing is the process by which terrorists fund their operations in order to perform … Read More

An Introduction to the Newton Lecture Series – Ikhlaq Sidhu
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Introduction to the Series: The third week of the Newton Lecture Series brought an introduction to the goals of the lecture series itself. Ikhlaq Sidhu, founding director of the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, took time out of his busy … Read More

Summer Abroad – Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Europe – Application Now Open
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  Summer Abroad – Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Europe – Application Now Open This July join 500 students from around the world at the most fun and dynamic summer abroad program in Berkeley! Through this program, you will visit Turin, … Read More

Applied Innovation Review – Call for Submissions
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UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology is now accepting submissions for the Applied Innovation Review (AIR) 2017 — an online and in-print publication on special topics in Technology Business Innovation, New Venture Models and Education in Entrepreneurship and … Read More

Visiting Professor Jes Broeng discusses insights learned at UC Berkeley
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Laser Focus World interviewed Visiting Professor Jes Broeng about his stay at University of California, Berkeley. Professor Jes Broeng is a professor at the Technical University of Denmark, a photonics entrepreneur, a mentor for the Nordic Mentor Network for Entrepreneurship, … Read More

Designing Cities for Autonomous Vehicles Innovation Collider Kickoff
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Imagine having seamless connectivity and driving without any traffic congestion. Imagine an intersection that warns you if there is a collision just seconds ahead. Whether a car is human operated or autonomous, sensing the environment from a car’s vantage point … Read More

Ama Marston – Transformative Resilience
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The second week of the Newton Lecture Series already stood as a testament to how diverse the speakers of this semester will be. Ama Marston, a graduate of both UC Santa Cruz and Columbia University, stood before her audience and … Read More

Sutardja Center to lead $2.2 million entrepreneurship and innovation initiative for UC Berkeley
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The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology led by Chief Scientist and IEOR professor Ikhlaq Sidhu has just been awarded a $2.2 million grant on behalf of the leading centers and programs that accelerate the innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of California, … Read More

John Battelle Interview-Newton Lecture Series
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Last year is not outdated. And part of the reason that is so is because John Battelle, founder of Wired and Newco Ventures, laid out a beautiful argument for the future of enterprise. Last year, John’s words brought us into … Read More

Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship – A Quick Recap
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This past week, the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship wrapped up its signature week-long bootcamp, capping off a week characterized with mesmerizing presentations from both speakers and students from a variety of professional fields, majors and countries. Key note speakers such … Read More

Komal Ahmad – Bridging the Food Divide
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This year’s Newton Lecture Series kicked off with a UC Berkeley alum entrepreneur who’s determined to solve the world’s most basic problem – hunger. Komal Ahmad, Founder and CEO of Copia PBC, studied International Health and Global Development at UC … Read More

New MTI Course Provides Two Tracks for Graduate & Post-Doctoral Students & Researchers
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  New MTI (Management of Technology Innovation) Course Provides Two Tracks for Graduate & Post-Doctoral Students & Researchers Instructor Naeem Zafar  The goal of this course is to prepare graduate students and post-doctoral students across all disciplines to be able to … Read More

Management of Technology Innovation Program Finals
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Friday, December 2nd, 2016 saw the culmination of hard work students enrolled in MTI had put in all semester as groups presented their pitches to Naeem Zafar, serial entrepreneur and director of the MTI Program, Professor Ikhlaq Sidhu, Director and … Read More

Teams compete for winning IV bag and infusion design in OSAA-Collider Finals
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On December 7th, four teams of UC Berkeley students pitched their designs for mobilizing and improving intravenous (IV) treatment in the OSAA Med Tech Collider. The Collider — run by partnerships between the Sutardja Center, the Jacobs Institute for Design … Read More

Requesting Project Ideas for Data-X
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Do you have data, a problem, or an idea worth trying? If so, you may have a project suggestion for students who take Data-X starting in January. Projects might include almost any data related software application from any useful tools; data … Read More

Challenge Lab Finals Winners
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On December 5th, students at the University of California, Berkeley made their final startup presentations as part of Challenge Lab (IEOR 185) courses taught by the UC Berkeley Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology. The student teams were challenged by industry leaders … Read More

Berkeley Perspective: the Hague
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As the semester wraps up, we not only rush to finish projects and study for finals, but it’s also a time to look back on experiences we have gained and new friends we have met. The Sutardja Center welcomed four … Read More

Announcing the Financial Inclusion Collider Winners
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This past week the Sutardja Center of Entrepreneurship & Technology wrapped up its financial inclusion collider. Students from a range of disciplines worked on the financial inclusion motive that has been talked about at multiple points this semester; how do … Read More

On the Brink of Graduation – Danielle Vivo
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  Some people grow up knowing exactly who they want to be and what they want to do. Some others discover it along the way by embarking in a journey with the potential to promote even greater change as they … Read More

Challenge Lab Finals
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On Monday December 5th, students at the University of California, Berkeley will make their final startup presentations as part of “Challenge Lab” courses offered by the UC Berkeley Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology.  The student teams were challenged by … Read More

Berkeley Invited by Australia and New Zealand to Advance Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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Sutardja Center Chief Scientist Ikhlaq Sidhu was invited to keynote the national Growing Entrepreneurs Summit in New Zealand where he met with members of government and academia to discuss lessons learned at Berkeley on how to accelerate research-based innovation and … Read More

PhilDev’s Scholars & The Mission to Replicate Entrepreneurship Ecosystems
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The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology is well-known by now for its collaborative approach and collider mentality; one that is based on the principal that creating knowledge societies and bi-directional information exchange is crucial to successful entrepreneurship. Under the … Read More

Startup Weekend Berkeley
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  Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of ambitious entrepreneurial minds and various skill sets who are looking to practice and learn the basics of founding and launching a startup venture successfully. This past weekend, Venture Strategy Solutions, a … Read More

Drink Local, Eat Global: Challenging the Food Industry
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Are we foodies or have we just become picky? While consumers’ demand for high-quality products have been on the rise over time across a wide range of industries, the food space has become almost second to none to the mounting … Read More

Pear VC Hosting $250K Entrepreneurship Challenge for UC Berkeley Students
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Pear is partnering again with UC Berkeley to provide members of the university’s exceptional entrepreneurial community an opportunity to receive up to $250,000 in funding while becoming part of the Pear portfolio.  To qualify, one member of each founding team … Read More

Mar Hershenson – Making Strides in Early Stage Venture Capital
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A woman whose passion for startups, change and growth is possibly second only to her favorite soccer team, Barcelona, Mar Hershenson, Founding and Managing Partner of Pear.vc is one of the leading women in venture capital in the Bay Area. … Read More

On the Brink of Graduation Series – Vruti Desai
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With one month left in the semester, graduation is just around the corner for a handful of Berkeley students. At the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, we believe the student body is not only critical to the success of … Read More

Alum Launches New Device to Detect Asthma Attacks Before They Begin
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Right now twenty-four million people suffer with asthma in the U.S. causing almost 2 million visits to the emergency room each year. What if asthma sufferers could use a simple test at home that could prevent dangerous and painful attacks … Read More

Team Salonniere Wins AI Chatbot Collider!
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This semester, the Sutardja Center partnered with Cheetah Mobile to host an Artificial Intelligence Chatbot Collider. Chatbots present new opportunities for services to become much more interactive and are “quickly becoming the latest interface for companies and computers to interact … Read More

Spring 2017 Innovation Collider – Designing Cities for Autonomous Cars – $5K Award
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Advised by Mar Hershenson of Pear. Pear.vc is a leading early stage venture capital firm.   Imagine an intersection that warns you if you’re on a collision path just seconds before you can see the other vehicle. Whether a car is human … Read More

SCET Explains – Where Fintech Looks Promising and Why
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With 2016 fast coming to a close, many people are questioning where the largest proportion of fintech investments will lie heading into 2017. Whereas 2016 was the year of heavy VC investments in Blockchain, AI, Online Lending and a number … Read More

Team Katalyst Wins Kabam Collider!
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Earlier this semester, the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology announced a collider in partnership with Kabam. This four-week collider project challenged Berkeley students to engage in comprehensive market research in order to predict the next emerging market hot spot for iOS … Read More

Machine Learning and A.I. – Are We Ready?
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What is the true potential unleashed by machine learning? To what extent self-training algorithms and sophisticated technological progress powered by artificial intelligence define both our seamless interaction and our exposure to newly-created vulnerabilities with the rest of the online community? … Read More

Brand Design Challenge for Berkeley Clean Energy Startup
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CalWave Power Technologies, a Berkeley startup working to harness ocean waves as a renewable energy resource, is seeking assistance from talented Berkeley designers to help with the design of branding/marketing materials. These materials will be used at an upcoming wave energy … Read More

Laura Gómez – The Mission to Eliminate Bias
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Laura Gómez’s journey to becoming one of leading voices of immigration, tech and workforce diversity is a beautiful one that teaches aspiring entrepreneurs the importance of the goal-oriented, altruistically driven hard work. Her passion and goals in business are dictated … Read More

Blockchain at Berkeley: Igniting a Revolution
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There is a new consultancy aiming to take the Berkeley campus by storm. Blockchain at Berkley (B@B) is the world’s first university-based blockchain consultancy, and their founders are ready to hit the market with solutions that are increasingly being demanded … Read More

It’s Got 360 Problems, But Immersiveness Isn’t One
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It’s Got 360 Problems, But Immersiveness Isn’t One by: Chris Vinan The purpose of this article is to consider the different perspectives on the position of 360 film. We will investigate some opposing views and then some optimistic ones.  We … Read More

Students Organize Benefit Concert in Memory of Nicolas Leslie
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  On November 12th from 12-4pm, Phi Gamma Delta will be hosting a benefit concert for Nicolas Leslie. UC Berkeley student Nick Leslie passed away last summer in the terrorist attack in Nice, France. To honor the memory of their … Read More

Female Founders – From Cal to Startup Success
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Last Tuesday’s Newton Series Lectures featured a diverse and highly accomplished panel of female founders. All Cal bears, Doreen Bloch (Haas, ’10), CEO and founder of Poshly; Pauline Shuen (’89), former executive of Cisco and founder of Level Chinese; and … Read More

Data-X: A New Course
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Starting in Spring 2017, Prof. Ikhlaq Sidhu will offer a new special topics course named Data-X.  The course supports the IEOR department’s focus in data-driven systems and analytics; and it covers the tools and skills that are being used to reinvent today’s … Read More

UC Berkeley Class Helps Students Launch Their Startup: The Winning Team Gets $15K of Initial Investment Sponsored by Mehdi Maghsoodnia
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Having been a Silicon Valley entrepreneur for over 25 years, Mehdi is an expert when it comes to startup issues such as scaling teams, product strategy, corporate finance & development, partnerships, and building high velocity distribution models. These are only … Read More

Anju Patwardhan – The Fight for Financial Inclusion
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Few are more qualified to gauge the growth of Fintech, or know more about the global financial industry than Anju Patwardhan. A globally recognized thought leader for banking and technology, an influencer and speaker at institutions like the UN and … Read More

Inaugural Athena Awards Honor Women in Technology
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On October 5th, the inaugural CITRIS Athena Awards were presented to recognize women and organizations that have significantly contributed in the field of technology and are acting as role-models for other young women and future generations. The Awards were divided … Read More

How Math Can Improve Democracy Around the World
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Last Wednesday, Karel Janeček, stepped foot onto the Berkeley campus to give a talk regarding his Democracy 2.1 initiatives. Janeček, a well-known Czech mathematician, made his first mark in the financial world in 1994 when he co-founded RSJ Algorithmic Trading. … Read More

Ikhlaq Sidhu joins Dave McClure to speak on global innovation in Qatar
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Professor Ikhlaq Sidhu has been invited by the Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP) to speak in their first ever QSTP technovate series. Professor Sidhu will be speaking with Dave McClure this Tuesday, October 11. Sidhu and McClure will kick off … Read More

VR/ARticle-Why Today Is Different Than Yesterday
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If you are reading this on a laptop then we are not in the future yet. How nice would it be to have a nice view of anything from anywhere? Well, that is what virtual reality is aiming for! If … Read More

The Importance of Financial Inclusion
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The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology is hosting a financial inclusion collider this semester. For further details on the project and logistics, click here. In an increasingly connected world, having financial services readily available is absolutely key to businesses … Read More

A Guide to Colonizing Mars: Space X
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For many, last Friday represented the ultimate fusion of science fiction and reality. Elon Musk, CEO and Chairman of Space X, finally unveiled his company’s plans to quite literally propel humans into Mars in the next decade. It all happened … Read More

Sutardja Center Staff Profile: How Keith McAleer expanded a non-profit using genuine entrepreneurial spirit
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Before joining the Sutardja Center for Entrpreneurship & Technology as a Communication Specialist about a year ago, Keith McAleer was busy working to double the annual budget for a non-profit named Tree Davis where he is now a board member. … Read More

SCET Explains — Connected Cars
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In 1953, Isaac Asimov gave life to Sally, a corvette that could communicate and drive itself. 1968 saw Hal, a highly intelligent computer that could operate a large spaceship in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 Space Odyssey. Intelligent cars have long been … Read More

“Smart Toothbrush” Startup Looking for UC Berkeley Talent
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Part of the Learn2Launch Program at Berkeley, “Smart Toothbrush” is working on an innovative, well-researched product that will improve the quality of children’s dental health by making brushing fun and rewarding.  This French-based team is here on campus for the … Read More

SCET Student Association has their first meeting!
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  On September 27th from 6:30-8pm, the SCET Student Association invited Berkeley’s entire startup community to their first meeting. The SCETSA is dedicated to connecting Berkeley’s entrepreneurship ecosystem: students, campus organizations, and external partners. A problem many students noticed was … Read More

Redesigning the Tech Industry
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How is design reshaping the technology industry? What role does it have in the future of tech? These are but a few of the questions Misha Cornes addressed last Friday when he spoke as part of the Design Field Notes … Read More

Sidhu Joins Board of Trustees for Hamad bin Khalifa University in Qatar
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Sutardja Center Chief Scientist and Founding Director Prof. Ikhlaq Sidhu has joined the Board of Trustees for Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU) in Qatar. Located in Education City, Qatar, HBKU is a member of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science … Read More

SCET Explains — Cybersecurity
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This article is the first in a series of articles where the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology takes a basic deep dive into an industry or topic that is at the forefront of startup ideas and opportunities today. This … Read More

Kabam Kick-Off Event- September 22nd
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    This evening at the SCET office, over 50 students attended the Kabam Innovation Collider Kick-Off Event. Kabam creates, develops, and publishes games via Apple App Store, Google Play and the Amazon App store. The company has more than … Read More

Alum Builds the Supermarket of the Future
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At $6 trillion, the global food retail market is one of the world’s largest industries — but one that has not yet been substantially disrupted by online marketplaces, which have otherwise effectively changed the way many people buy books, clothes, … Read More

2016 Call for Med Tech Collider Advisor
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  The Sutardja Center is looking for a graduate-level advisor for an upcoming med tech innovation collider. Graduate students with expertise in medical device design and fabrication desired. $750 stipend offered. This is a 7-week long project launching on Oct … Read More

AI Chatbot Collider Challenges Students To Push The Boundaries Of Human Computer Interaction
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  Last week the Sutardja Center kicked off the AI Collider challenge for Berkeley students interested in working on the latest trend in human computer interaction — conversational interfaces or as they are popularly known, chatbots. Students participating in the … Read More

Sacrificing Software to Create Future Value – Goldman Sachs
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SecDB was for the longest time acknowledged as Goldman’s strongest weapon. It’s ‘Securities Database’ stores information on various new derivatives, calculates 23 billion prices across 2.8 million positions daily, and has over the years helped Goldman’s trading and investment banking … Read More

The House Fund: Berkeley (Human) Capital on the Move
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It is not everyday that the Berkeley campus witnesses the consolidation of a multimillion-dollar initiative between the University and some of its recent graduates to promote the growth of Cal’s startup ecosystem. It all began almost 3 years ago when … Read More

Alums create world’s first stick and shoot camera
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Tired of being left out of the picture when snapping a photo of a loved one?  Don’t want to wield an awkward selfie stick to get a pic with your friends?  UC Berkeley alums Eddie Lee (Haas / SCET certificate ’11), … Read More

Berkeley Method Of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp 2016
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Are you interested in learning about new venture creation, about how to launch your idea, or how to take your technology to market? The Pantas and Ting Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology hosts the bi-annual Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship … Read More

Meet Dr. Sunny Yuan, Visiting Scholar
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A visiting post-doctoral research fellow from the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, Xiaohui (Sunny) Yuan hopes to learn about the Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurship ecosystem in her time at the Sutardja Center. As part of a project for … Read More

SCET alums build a Bluetooth beacon to make your push notifications more relevant
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Most of us have a love-hate relationship with the push notification (i.e. the little messages that pop up on our smart phone’s lock screen).  It usually goes something like this: our phone vibrates or the LED blinks, which triggers us … Read More

New report shows more startups come from Cal than anywhere else
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The UC Berkeley and Stanford fervent rivalry was seen again in their race for having the largest number of tech startups created by undergraduate alums. PitchBook, an industry analytics firm that provides the most comprehensive M&A, private equity and venture capital information, … Read More

Google Drones, Chipotle Burritos, College Students & SCET’s BMOE
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It’s been two years since Amazon’s Jeff Bezos exclaimed that Amazon would soon deliver packages by drones, and that though the concept of it ‘seem like science fiction,’ it actually isn’t. What was first believed to be a publicity stunt … Read More

Chris Bregler “Performs” At The Newton Lecture Series
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Chris Bregler currently works at Alphabet (Google (Alphabet (Google))), which would be surprising if you didn’t know where else he has been. Bregler lies right in the middle of academia and professionalism. He has added to the scholarly world of … Read More

Ikhlaq Sidhu to join Faculty Advisory Committee at Lawrence Hall of Science
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Sutardja Center Founding Director and Chief Scientist Prof. Ikhlaq Sidhu has been invited to join the Faculty Advisory Committee for the Lawrence Hall of Science. Prof. Sidhu was nominated by the Advisory Council’s Chair, Don Proctor to join. The goal of … Read More

Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology: A Grand Opening
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  The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology officially opened its doors on Friday, August 26th. Students, faculty, and a wide range of contributors and executives gathered to celebrate the long-awaited inauguration of the Center. Special guests included long-standing supporters … Read More

The Accelerating Development of the Self-Driving Car
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With Tesla’s self-driving cars having made the headlines these past few months (be it positive or negative press), the self-driving car topic has taken a different angle. Now that the Didi-Uber rivalry question has been answered, the sharing economy discussion … Read More

Kabam Collider
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The Sutardja Center is pleased to announce the Fall 2016 Kabam Innovation Collider Project. Kabam creates, develops, and publishes games via Apple App Store, Google Play and the Amazon App store. The company has more than 850 employees worldwide and … Read More

The Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Winners Announced
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It has been an amazing week of collision of Berkeley students and global entrepreneurs, mentors, and academics at our Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship bootcamp. At the bootcamp students develop ideas from scratch or gain advice, mentorship, and scholarship to help them advance … Read More

BMoE Bootcamp Feature: Thomas Jacobson, Ironfire Ventures Fellow
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How Thomas Jacobson, MBA Candidate at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, utilized his BMoE Bootcamp experience to earn a fellowship at Ironfire Ventures firm. Last August, Thomas moved from Germany to pursue his path in entrepreneurship. He wanted to relocate … Read More

BMoE Bootcamp Feature: Victor Umunze, Turbla CEO & Co-Founder
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Victor Umunze, recent Cal alumnus and Haas graduate (class of 2016), would never have seen himself growing in the Bay Area’s tech and start-up ecosystem. When Umunze still attended Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria five years ago, he was on … Read More

2016 Call for Industry and Academic Collider Faculty Advisors
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  UC Berkeley Seeking Nominations for the 2016-17 Innovation Collider Advisors: Industry, Venture, and Academic Faculty Leaders and Experts Desired At UC Berkeley, the Innovation Collider is our newest model to encourage applied research, entrepreneurial activity, and new venture teams. … Read More

Berkeley Engineering Welcomes 7 New Companies to Leadership Program
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  On August 11th, Berkeley Engineering and the Sutardja Center will kick off the Fall 2016 session of the Engineering Leadership Professional Program with our 9th cohort since the program’s inception in 2011. We are pleased to welcome back our past participating … Read More

What’s Next: New Venture Portfolios
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How Firms can manage  New Ventures as  Extensions of their Advanced Product Development   New Ventures have Collectively Become Every Corporation’s Research Lab   Ikhlaq Sidhu, UC Berkeley Evangelos Simoudis, Synapse Partners   The World of Innovation Has Changed   A great … Read More

The Seawater Battery – an Eco-Friendly Solution by Global Partners
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In June, graduate students Woo-Seok Go and Jeong-Sun Park arrived in Berkeley with the Seawater Battery, a novel product designed to combat environmental problems and increasing electricity demands. Unlike a traditional battery, the Seawater battery produces charge through the flow … Read More

We’re hiring! Looking for a star office manager part-time beginning in August
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Are you a friendly and detail-oriented person who enjoys working in a busy academic environment?  Do you like meeting people from around the world, interacting with students, and organizing events and mixers? The Sutardja Center is an eleven year old institution on the Berkeley campus that … Read More

Final Lecture by NY Times Best-Selling Author and Celebration for Engineering Leadership Professional Program
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On June 9th, the Spring 2016 cohort for SCET’s Engineering Leadership Professional Program assembled with their guests on the Berkeley campus for the program’s final lectures by New York Times best-selling author Inder Sidhu and SCET’s Founding Director, Ikhlaq Sidhu. … Read More

SCET Helps Lead “Disruption” Bootcamp in Brazil, Remembers Professor Pinotti
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On May 12th, 13th and 14th the Engineering School at UFMG in Brazil hosted an event organized by UFMG alumni with the goal of connecting students with industry in the city of Belo Horizonte. The event was called “RUPTURA – … Read More

Business Model Innovation – Moving from Value Proposition to Value Extraction
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The first step in building a successful start-up is developing the Value Proposition or creating a product or service that provides significant value and benefits to a target customer in addressing the need that they have.  In order to build … Read More

How the Big Mac Helped Team Bing Bang Take Home the Kabam Collider Prize
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Earlier this year, the Sutardja Center hosted a Kabam Collider which challenged students to create a system to set prices for in-app purchases for Kabam’s games that worked in different countries around the world. Individuals in different countries have different relative … Read More

Startup Helping Pro Athletes Improve Surgical Outcomes with PreHab
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Joint replacement surgery is one of the most common in the US with more than 1 million Americans undergoing the operation each year. Recent evidence suggests that surgical outcomes for this common operation and many others can improve when patients … Read More

Featured Startups from IEOR 191 – Technology Entrepreneurship
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The SCET offers students a series of courses that are meant to bridge the gap between academia and the professional world, and give students a first-hand experience of what it is like to build a product and a company from … Read More

2016 Social Challenge Lab Winners Announced
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Challenge Lab (IEOR 185) uses a competition-based format to challenge students work in cross-discipline lean start-up teams vying to create innovative products. Teams navigate realistic weekly challenges introduced through case studies. They learn about real-world constraints, use rapid iterative build, and validate development methods. … Read More

SCET Alum Starts Healthy Food Startup for Canines
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Former Sutardja Center alum Jonathan Regev was recently featured in Forbes to highlight his new startup The Farmer’s Dog, a subscription-service that delivers healthy food to dogs.  Read the whole story on Forbes.com.

International Win-Win from BMOE Boot-camp
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UC Berkeley students & LegisPactum (Germany) In December 2015, an enterprising young German entrepreneur, Gerald Hoff, met Ken Singer, Managing Director of the Sutardja Center, in Berlin, Germany, and shared his story about his brand new start-up, LegisPactum, which was … Read More

Blockchain Collider Winners Announced
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The SCET last week concluded its blockchain collider, on April 27th. The collider was held in collaboration with a number of blockchain experts who have recently had successful startups in the field, including Peter Shiau, whose startup BlockStack.io was acquired … Read More

New Videobook Explains Blockchain Technology
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Want to know more about blockchain? Many have heard of the distributed ledger technology that is currently most well-known as the technological basis for Bitcoin, but its potential uses expand far beyond the crypto-currency. Marc Andreessen from VC firm Andreessen … Read More

Delta Prize 2016 Finals
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On Tuesday, April 26th in Sibley Auditorium, three teams presented their start-up ideas at the Delta Prize Finals. The purpose of the Delta Prize is to accelerate the growth of early-stage ventures that have a minimum viable product and some measurable validation with … Read More

Alum announces $6M fund for UC Berkeley ventures
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Jeremy Fiance, a 24 year-old Cal alum, has just announced the House Fund, a $6M venture capital fund dedicated to pre-seed and seed investments for Berkeley students, faculty, and alumni startups. Fiance (Cal ‘14) dedicated most of his undergraduate career … Read More

The 50th Screening of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap is shown during Newton Lecture Series
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While introducing her documentary to guests and students in Sibley Auditorium, Robin Hauser Reynolds tells the audience how humbled she is by the response it has caused. Since the documentary’s debut a year ago at the Tribeca Film Festival, CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, has … Read More

What Uber did to Taxis, FinTech is doing to Banks
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The SCET has previously covered news of how banks had shown increased collaboration with fin-tech startups in 2015 and 2016; the underlying psychology there was that it is easier for large banks to acquire startups that are successfully able to … Read More

WaterSeer Collider winners announced
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The WaterSeer Collider wrapped on Friday, April 15. The collider was a partnership with Vici Labs with the goal to develop a prototype utilizing Vici Labs’ patented WaterSeer technology which uses condensation from the air to create potable water. Teams … Read More

Berkeley team wins Geisinger Health Collider
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The Sutardja Center is pleased to announce that Team Outliers (Rebecca Barter and Shamindra Shrotriya) have won the Geisinger Health Collider. Team Outliers competed against four other teams: three teams from Goethe University in Germany and one from Stanford.  Rebecca … Read More

Vik Singh and Razmig Hovaghimian Address Newton Lecture Series
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  The latest round of the Newton Lecture Series hosted Vik Singh and Razmig Hovaghimian, two former UC Berkeley students that have enjoyed success at large corporations, but also gone on to create revolutionary startups that are disrupting the industries … Read More

Beyond Board Games in the Fast Developing World of AI
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The SCET has been a close follower of the progress of AI over the last few months – the industry has been buzzing with popularity in 2016, especially since Deep Mind’s victory over the world’s best Go player in a … Read More

Join Us: IEEE Workshop on Internet of Things, Technology and Business Challenges
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As a follow on program of the IEEE Tech Industry Summit June 6-7, the Sutardja Center will hosting the IEEE Workshop for Technology and Business Challenges in IoT (Internet of Things) Deployment.  The program is chaired by Prof. Ikhlaq Sidhu Chief Scientist … Read More

The Sutardja Center at CalDay: Discovering Entrepreneurship at Berkeley
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CalDay has always been the perfect opportunity for potential new undergraduate students to get to know one of the most prestigious universities on the planet. This past Saturday, high school seniors, their families, and the already Cal-bound community participated in … Read More

The Sutardja Center welcomes Susan Giesecke as its new Director of Global Engagement
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Susan Giesecke recently joined the team at SCET as the Director of Global Engagement.  Susan is responsible for building partnerships with international universities and organizations interested in engaging with the Center.  Susan came to SCET from Berkeley’s campus wide Global … Read More

Connecting People to Their Surroundings Again – Newton Lecture Series Last Week!
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This week, the Newton Lecture Series featured two of Cal’s alumni and founders of Building Robotics, Andrew Krioukov and Stephen Dawson-Haggerty. Building Robotics is a startup based in the Bay Area that creates intelligent software systems for office buildings. The focus … Read More

PhilDev, USAID, SCET hold 3-day bootcamp for Filipino professors
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A three-day bootcamp to train Filipino engineering faculty in entrepreneurship pedagogy was held from March 28 to March 30 at the Asian Institute of Management, Makati City, Philippines. The event, which was sponsored by the Philippine S&T Development Foundation (PhilDev), … Read More

Students Organize First Annual IEOR Graduate Student Symposium
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This article was originally published at UC Berkeley IEOR. Today, students came together for the first annual IEOR Graduate Student Symposium. PhD students presented on a broad array of topics representative of the many areas where IEOR tools are applicable including supply … Read More

The battle is real: AR vs VR
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Both augmented and virtual reality have existed for some decades – but the attention that they are getting from the market and the threat they are posing to the mainstream economy is now real. Recognizing the difference between the two … Read More

NASA Startup Challenge: A Call for Berkeley Entrepreneurs
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The National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) is partnering with the Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI)  to launch “Startup NASA”, a competition-based program that gives the opportunity to startups around the country to license NASA technologies with no up-front payment. … Read More

Welcome to Summer Abroad 2016 Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Europe!
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  We would like to welcome all 92 students who have been accepted into our Summer Abroad Program!    Every year UC Berkeley students travel to French Riviera to participate in the most fun, dynamic, and intensive Summer Abroad Program. … Read More

A Fast Moving Autonomous Vehicle Industry
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The first quarter of 2016, in particular the past month, has seen an influx of M&A activity, investment and news regarding the development of the autonomous vehicle industry in the USA. Toyota, GM and other large car manufacturers around the … Read More

Fintech Collider in Singapore – Now Accepting Applications!
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The Sutardja Center is now accepting applications for the summer 2016 Fintech Collider in Singapore! We are partnering with the Inter Varsity Entrepreneur Challenge (IVEC), to bring 8 UC Berkeley students to Singapore and compete in an intensive one-week Fintech Challenge … Read More

Big Data in Retail Collider
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Drones skyrocketing through the sky, delivering us packages that we have not even ordered yet—a dream of how technology, Big Data and analytics will influence the retail landscape in the near future. But fantasy aside, the way we buy and … Read More

Intellectual Property Collider
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  On Tuesday, March 15th from 7-8pm the Intellectual Property Collider Kick Off event was held at the SCET Stadium office. Dr. Tal Lavian and Dr. Ron Lesniak from UC Berkeley, College of Engineering discussed how IEOR 190c and 190g … Read More

Introducing the 2016 Berkeley Sutardja Center Watchlist
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UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology is publishing its What’s Next Watchlist for 2016. The Watchlist was created by tracking applied research and venture development and aims to determine which emerging areas are the best investment bets for … Read More

Big Data Solutions for Small Firm
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Big Data has been leveraged by a number of large firms to gain a competitive advantage in the retail industry – the likes of Macy’s, Amazon, reveal that big data has been crucial to helping them increase sales by as … Read More

Engineering Leadership Alumni Gather at Samsung’s New HQ for Mixer
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On Thursday, March 10th, alumni of the Sutardja Center’s Engineering Leadership Professional Program (ELPP) gathered at Samsung’s newly opened North American HQ in San Jose for a well-attended mixer.  The event included tours of the “vertical garden tower”, $300 million, … Read More

Google Deepmind’s Victory for AI
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Time and again when man has doubted the ability of computers to take a new step, technology has proved us wrong – nothing is perhaps as indicative of this as the field of artificial intelligence. This week’s whitewash of Lee … Read More

Applied Innovation Review 2016: Call for Submissions
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UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology is now accepting submissions for the Applied Innovation Review 2016. This online and print publication aims to give voice to special topics in technology business innovation, new venture models, and education in … Read More

Kun Gao, Founder of Crunchyroll Addresses Newton Lecture Series
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Kun Gao, a UC Berkeley alumni and the co-founder of CrunchyRoll, the Netflix + of anime, recently addressed the Newton Lecture Series. Crunchyroll is a leading global destination and platform for Japanese anime and Asian content, and has more than … Read More

Summer Collider Opportunity with VC Firm
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Summer Internship for Data Ninja @ Vertex Ventures Vertex Ventures (www.vertexventures.com) is an early stage Venture Capital firm based in Palo Alto, CA.  The firm focuses its investments on next generation internet infrastructure and enterprise enabling products and services.   We … Read More

Samsung Electronics’s Yoon Lee to speak at Jacobs Hall this Friday
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On March 11th from 12-1pm, Yoon Lee,Vice President of Insight Concept and Portfolio at Samsung Electronics,  will speak on “Designing with Context” in 310 Jacobs Hall as part of the Jacobs Design Conversations series. Yoon currently leads Samsung home appliances’ midterm products as well as portfolio development. Yoon has … Read More

Summer Abroad – Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Europe – Deadline approaching!
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Summer Abroad – Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Europe – Deadline approaching! For the past 3 summers, over 60 UC Berkeley students travelled to the French Riviera to participate in the most fun, dynamic, and intensive Summer Abroad Program. With 500 … Read More

Lessons from Startup Grind 2016, SV’s largest Startup Conference
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Startup Grind, a global community for entrepreneurs powered by Google Entrepreneurs, recently concluded its largest conference in the Silicon Valley. This year’s lineup was filled with Silicon Valley and USA’s largest names – Marc Andreessen (Andreessen & Horowitz), Stewart Butterfield … Read More

A Tech Driven 4th Industrial Revolution
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UBS’s recently produced white paper, released regarding the theme of this year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Switzerland, explores the current industrial world and the implications of a 4th Industrial Revolution. It believes that the global economy is ‘on … Read More

Cognitive Tech & Computing – Enterprise Software Finally Catching Up
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Cognitive computing is the simulation of human thought processes in a computerized model – it involves self-learning systems that use data mining, pattern recognition and natural language processing to try and imitate the way the human brain works. Companies such … Read More

Blockchain Kick Off Event at SCET
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The Blockchain Technology Collider Kick Off event, held in the new SCET office location inside Cal Memorial Stadium on Wednesday, was an at capacity event where students learned more about what blockchain is and how they would get to work … Read More

Data in Retail Collider- 7th March Deadline, Limited to 10 Students
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 Retail Data Innovation Collider  Work alongside leading industry experts and faculty to develop big data strategies and recommendations for retailers big and small.  A $5000 cash prize is available!  Limited to 10 students. This is a rare opportunity to learn valuable … Read More

Dr. Vivienne Ming addresses Newton Lecture Series
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Vivienne Ming is the untold Steve Jobs. Scientist, entrepreneur, wife, mother, are just a few of numerous titles on her highly impressive resume. When speaking to an absolutely amazed crowd at this week’s Newton Lecture Series, one message resonated the … Read More

Sutardja Center Alum Featured in Forbes India’s 30 under 30 List
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We are proud to announce that former Sutardja Center Alum and cybersecurity expert Saket Modi has been named to Forbes’ India’s 30 under 30 list. The list chooses the brightest young entrepreneurs in sectors ranging from art and music to healthcare … Read More

Large Corporations Test Blockchain, Gain First Mover Advantage
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In efforts to boost their credibility with Blockchain and gain first mover advantage in what promises to be the most emerging industry of 2016, a number of corporations have started testing the potential of Blockchain applications. Companies including JP Morgan, … Read More

Imprint Energy Collider Challenges Students to Create Better Batteries
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Imprint Energy CEO Christine Ho visited the Sutardja Center this week to challenge Berkeley students to help her company create better batteries for the emerging wearable and internet of things (IoT) space. Ho developed Imprint’s flexible printed battery while earning … Read More

Introducing the Berkeley Innovation Index (BII) Concept Paper
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The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology recently released the first version of a Berkeley Innovation Index (BII) Concept Paper. Developed by a eclectic team of psychologists, engineers and entrepreneurs, this index aims at bringing new insights and possibilities for innovation … Read More

Former Sutardja Center team Hitmap is featured on CNN
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via Skydeck Former Sutardja Center Delta Prize Finalist team Hitmap were recently featured on CNN in Chile. Hitmap uses a custom algorithm to help businesses estimate future revenue at different locations.

World’s Largest Banks and Corporations Back Blockchain
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The Sutardja Center is hosting a Blockchain Technology Collider which will focus on emerging applications of blockchain technology beyond the commonly known “bitcoin” use case. Launch date is March 2nd at 5pm, please RSVP at http://blockchaincollider.eventbrite.com. Contact David Law at … Read More

Breaking a Barrier in Modern Electronic Design
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The Sutardja Center is hosting an Imprint Energy Collider on Tuesday, February 23rd at 4 p.m. Imprint Energy is a Cal-founded company that was named one of the top 50 smartest companies of 2015 by the MIT Technology Review (with … Read More

Ryan Gilbert Addresses Students at Newton Lecture Series
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Last week, at the Newton Lecture Series, Ryan Gilbert, Executive Chairman of Better Finance & Smartbiz talked to students about his journey as an entrepreneur. Better Finance is one of the fastest growing fin-tech startups in Silicon Valley that provides … Read More

Beyond Bitcoin in the World of Blockchain
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Blockchain Technology Collider This collider will focus on emerging applications of blockchain technology beyond the commonly known “bitcoin” use case. Launch date is March 2nd at 5pm, please RSVP at http://blockchaincollider.eventbrite.com.  Contact dlaw@berkeley.edu with questions. Click here for more information. The … Read More

Collider Empowers Students to Create Water from Thin Air
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On Tuesday, February 9 the Sutardja Center and the Jacobs Institute hosted the leadership team from ViCiLabs to launch the WaterSeer Collider Kickoff. With the goal of making water from thin air, WaterSeer is a proof of concept that uses … Read More

Announcing the Spring 2016 Delta Prize Finalists
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  The Spring 2016 Delta Prize Finalists have been selected and represent some of the best entrepreneurial talent Berkeley has to offer. The teams are launching new ventures in a wide range of domains, including neuroscience imaging, next generation air quality monitoring, and … Read More

FinTech Embraces the Superbowl: ‘There’s a New Money in Town’
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The Super Bowl has always been known as the best platform to reach mass media and launch make or break advertising campaigns. Total spending on Super Bowl ads in 2015 aggregated to over $345m, with companies paying CBS an estimated … Read More

World’s Largest Lenders Confide in Silicon Valley’s Fintech
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In a constantly changing world where innovation has been dominated by payment, insurance, investment management, and market provision related financial technology, the world’s largest banks are beginning to show signs of fear at conceding to the startup world. Existing difficulties … Read More

Ben Horowitz Talks Honesty, Failure, and Secrets
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Be honest with yourself and others (i.e. don’t just say what you think others want to hear). Work hard on a problem to reveal its secrets. Failure is an essential part of the innovation process — but make only new … Read More

Building a New Bridge to Silicon Valley Culture
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Nowadays many companies from all around the world come to Silicon Valley (SV) to learn how to become more innovative and technologically competitive. However, the recurrent question is:  what’s the best way to do that? At the School of Engineering … Read More

WATCH LIVE! Ben Horowitz from Andreessen Horowitz interviewed by Berkeley EECS Chair, Michael Franklin, Tuesday @ 5 p.m. PST
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We are very pleased to present a live YouTube stream of our interview with Andreessen Horowitz co-founder, Ben Horowitz by the UC Berkeley Thomas M. Siebel Chair of Computer Science, Michael Franklin. The interview is part of our A. Richard … Read More

Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship first visitors to SCET’s new stadium space
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Ikhlaq Sidhu gave an engaging presentation on the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship and the Berkeley Innovation Index to a group from the Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE) on January 21. ACE runs a range of programs to promote innovation and … Read More

2015 Exceptional Year for VC Investment Despite 4th Quarter Drop
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According to a recent report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and National Venture Capital Association, approximately $58 billion was invested in 2015. This highest total in fifteen years is a positive indicator for startups and entrepreneurs looking for capital to launch the their … Read More

Steve Blank and other Silicon Valley Distinguished Leaders to Speak at Engineering Leadership Professional Program Starting January 21st
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The Sutardja Center will kick off the 6th year of our Engineering Leadership Professional Program (ELPP) on January 21st in Silicon Valley.  Guest speakers this semester include – Steve Blank, co-founder of E.piphany, serial-entrepreneur and developer of the Customer Development … Read More

Kamran Elahian, Founder of Global Catalyst Partners Visits Berkeley
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Kamran Elahian, a very well known philanthropist, entrepreneur & venture capitalist, recently attended the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp to deliver an inspirational talk to students on the importance of social entrepreneurship, failure and philanthropy in the modern world. As a … Read More

Dilbert Creator Scott Adams Special Guest at BMoE Bootcamp
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Scott Adams, creator of the much-loved Dilbert comic strip was a special guest at the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (BMoE) Bootcamp taking place this week. Adams, a Berkeley alum, shared the story of Dilbert’s success (including an early pivot that … Read More

UC Berkeley Sutardja Center Faculty Launches MOOC to Teach Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Culture to Latin America
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What makes Silicon Valley (SV) such a uniquely vibrant ecosystem for entrepreneurship and innovation? How can entrepreneurs from outside SV learn from its success? To answer these questions, the Sutardja Center’s Visiting Scholar Ricardo San Martin delved deeply into what … Read More

Global Venture Lab Summit 2016 Notes
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Dear Global Community, Thank you to all who participated in this most recent Global Venture Lab (GVL) Summit. I think this was certainly our best GVL event we have ever had.   It has been more global, more diverse, and richer … Read More

Global Venture Lab 2016 Summit
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  This week eighty academics, entrepreneurs, and innovators from around the world gathered for the 8th annual Global Venture Lab sponsored by the Sutardja Center at Berkeley. Presenters discussed strategies for engaging students of entrepreneurship, patterns of successful ventures, best … Read More

Startup Synergy Growing in the City of Berkeley
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According to the City of Berkeley Office of Economic Development (OED), there are approximately 300 startups in the city of Berkeley — up from 100 in 2011. New ventures are also offering 23% more jobs than they did in 2014. … Read More

Prof. Ikhlaq Sidhu to Help Develop Chile’s New Engineering Economy
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Prof. Ikhlaq Sidhu of IEOR and Chief Scientist/Founding Director of the Sutardja Center has been invited to serve on International Advisory Board (IAB) of the Clover Engineering 2030 Project to develop the New Engineering Economy of Chile. The board consists … Read More

MI6: Measuring Innovation 6
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Launch of the MI6 Research Project with PI Ikhlaq Sidhu For communication as of Jan 1, 2016 Measuring Innovation just might be among the remaining “impossible missions” that are faced by companies and individuals. First, it’s a relatively vague concept; in … Read More

Pyrnt – Bringing Instant Print Photography to Smartphones
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Prynt, a San Francisco-based startup founded by two graduates of a Berkeley Engineering entrepreneurship program, is bringing instant print photography to smartphones. The grads designed a smartphone case equipped with a built-in mini-printer, for printing digital photos on the go. … Read More

GVL 2016 Agenda
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  2016 Global Venture Lab Summit at UC Berkeley David Brower Center   2150 Allston Way Berkeley, CA 94704 (map)   Download the PDF version of the 2016 GVL Agenda here.   Thursday JANUARY 7, 2016   8:30 – 9:15 am Check … Read More

Students Present ‘Challenge Lab’ Projects
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 Challenge Lab (IEOR 185) uses a competition-based format to teach students how to be entrepreneurs by working in interdisciplinary teams to develop a product. The competition categories this year included ‘Internet of Things’ — an emerging category of connected products … Read More

Delta Prize Fall Demo Day
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  On Dec. 1, over 200 students, investors, mentors, and friends gathered at Sibley Auditorium for the Delta Prize Demo Day, an event that showcased the progress and achievements of the five finalist teams. The Delta Prize program helps early-stage startups with … Read More

Newton Lecture Series: Vineet Nayar trains students to “think impossible”
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What defines a high-performance individual? According to author, executive, and philanthropist Vineet Nayar — high performance individuals ‘are those who do stuff which others consider impossible’.  Nayar believes that the most important exercise that entrepreneurs, innovators, and managers can do … Read More

GVL 2016
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Global Venture Lab Summit 2016 The Next Global Venture Lab at UC Berkeley is soon approaching, January 7th and 8th, 2016. If you have not yet RSVP’d, please do so. On behalf of Professor Ikhlaq Sidhu, Charlotta Johnson and myself, we … Read More

Jacobs Winter Design Showcase – December 9th and 10th
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On Wednesday, December 9, and Thursday, December 10, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation will showcase student work featuring project displays and demos from 10 different Jacobs Institute courses. This event will be a great opportunity to meet a diverse community of student makers, explore original projects … Read More

Former Sutardja Center Startup Eko Named one of TIME Magazine’s “Best Inventions of 2015”
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We are excited to announce that the Eko Core “Superior Stethoscope” has been named one of TIME Magazine’s “Best Inventions of 2015”! Congratulations Eko!  

Delta Prize team Hitmap wins $25k in funding from Foundation Capital
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On Nov. 17, Foundation Capital held their second Berkeley Founders Pitch Day, a program designed to inspire and support founders of early-stage Berkeley startups with $25k in seed funding. Delta Prize teams Hitmap and Vyrill were two of the companies selected to … Read More

Kabam Collider Challenge
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The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, in partnership with Kabam, recently concluded an innovation collider project. The collider was an open challenge to students to develop a new methodology and create an implementation process to price goods when taking … Read More

Innovation Leadership Week held for DTU Executive School of Business
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Executives from Technical University of Denmark’s Executive School of Business joined the Sutardja Center for four days at the end of October to study Innovation Leadership in Silicon Valley, as part of their focus on Innovation within their Executive MBA studies. The executives … Read More

Jacobs Design Conversations: Benjamin Joffe, 12-1 THIS Friday!
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Each semester, the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation invites leading designers and makers to Berkeley to speak as part of the Jacobs Design Conversations series. Connecting diverse perspectives under one roof, Jacobs Design Conversations are spaces for dialogue on a broad spectrum … Read More

Radius Collider Challenge
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The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, in partnership with Radius, recently concluded an Innovation Collider project last week. The collider consisted of a real-world data science challenge program, that allowed UC Berkeley students to learn and utilize the tools … Read More

Jessica Mah Speaks at Sutardja Center Newton Lecture Series
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This past week the Sutardja Center hosted an exceptional A. Richard Newton Series lecture – a fireside chat with Jessica Mah, Cal grad and cofounder & CEO of inDinero. Jess is certainly accomplished and articulate, but what made the evening … Read More

Sutardja Center and Jacobs Institute Collaboration Kick Off Event
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Over 80 people gathered today in the newly built Jacobs Hall, which recently opened its doors in Fall 2015 as the new home of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, to announce a partnership between the Sutardja Center and the … Read More

Tech and Talent Showcase – 4 Amazing Women, 4 Disruptive Technologies
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The Women In Bio (WIB) SF Bay Area presents: Tech and Talent Showcase: 4 Amazing Women, 4 Disruptive Technologies At 6pm on Thursday, November 5th, come hear the stories of 4 innovative products and 4 creative women who push forward the frontiers of biotech. These women will provide case … Read More

VMware Hosts Engineering Leadership Alumni Gathering in Palo Alto
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The Sutardja Center’s Engineering Leadership Professional Program was hosted for an alumni mixer at VMware in Palo Alto, California on Thursday, September 24th.  Over 60 professionals from Yahoo!, Samsung, Ericsson, Google, NetApp, Juniper, Applied Materials, Lam Research and numerous other … Read More

Join Us on 10/13 – NSF Talk: “Creating a National Innovation Ecosystem”
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Don Millard, Deputy Division Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps Sites Program, will discuss the NSF’s funding strategy for an Innovation Ecosystem and its support of research driven entrepreneurship. Dr. Millard’s talk will take place on Tuesday, … Read More

Foundation Capital Collider: Up to $25k in Seed Funding for Your Startup
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Are you a Berkeley student, alumni, or faculty looking to jumpstart your venture? Foundation Capital, a leading VC, is partnering with the Sutardja Center and the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship to offer seed funding, office space, and mentorship to up … Read More

Announcing the Fall 2015 Delta Prize Finalists
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  The Fall 2015 Delta Prize Finalists have been selected. It’s a diverse batch that includes a mobile dating app, predictive analytics for retail business locations, a medical disinfection cabinet, a product video marketplace, and home delivery of craft beer. The teams … Read More

Newton Lecture Series: Alex Stamos
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What’s it like keeping users safe on the world’s largest social media network? Alex Stamos, Chief Security Officer at Facebook, joined The Sutardja Center’s Newton Lecture Series to discuss entrepreneurship and the modern challenges of cybersecurity in a fireside chat … Read More

Welcome Back – It is Fall
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Fall is an exciting time of year at the Sutardja Center. With students returning for Fall Semester, our classes are more widely attended than ever before with over 1,200 students expected to attend this year. The center is also preparing … Read More

Blockchain: While just getting started, could it eliminate Digital Fraud?
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Posted by Sutardja Center Chief Scientist Ikhlaq Sidhu: In the Financial Technology area, there is a lot heating up related to Blockchain, the underlying technology of Bitcoin. This could be the future of reducing digital fraud, and a big opportunity. … Read More

Sutardja Center Announces the $325,000 Kabam Award Fund
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The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology and Kabam Incorporated are pleased to announce the Kabam Award and Program Fund.  The mobile-gaming and entertainment company, founded by three UC Berkeley Alumni, has allocated $325K for a fund at the Sutardja Center to encourage the … Read More

Announcing the Global Innovation Program within the SCET Innovation Collider
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The Sutardja Center announces its new Global Innovation Program at UC Berkeley. As the Sutardja Center moves into its new location at the east end of campus at the Kabam Stadium, it will host the first five new Global Partner … Read More

Berkeley Engineering Launches the Jacobs Institute of Design
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This month, the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation is opening in the newly constructed Jacobs Hall at the northeast corner of campus next to Soda Hall. With 24,000 square feet, five design studios and access to the latest equipment for … Read More

Geisinger Health Collider Project: Oct 15
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Geisinger Health System teams up with SCET to offer Collider Project The Sutardja Center is pleased to announce the Geisinger Health Collider Project. Geisinger Health System is known as an early adopter of modern paradigms of healthcare and medical informatics. Data … Read More

Delta Prize Winners pitch at Y Combinator Demo Day
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Instant eSports and Vernox Labs, winners of the SCET Spring 2015 Delta Prize, pitched at Y Combinator’s invitation-only Demo Day on Aug. 18-19.  

Kabam Collider Project: Sep 25
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Kabam, a Cal-founded entertainment and gaming company, offers cash prize & internship opportunity! The Sutardja Center is pleased to announce the Kabam Collider Project.  Kabam, creates develops, and publishes games via Apple App Store, Google Play and the Amazon App … Read More

Announcing DOE-Sponsored $100K Berkeley Cleantech University Prize (CUP)
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UC Berkeley has been selected as one of eight national hosts for the Department of Energy (DOE) Cleantech University Prize competitions for aspiring collegiate cleantech entrepreneurs. Each fall student teams will apply to the UC Berkeley’s annual DOE-Sponsored Cleantech UP … Read More

Prime UC Invites UC Startups to Compete for $300,000 in Award Money
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Startup companies from the University of California are invited to compete for a total of $300,000 in award money during the first Prime UC competition, part of President Janet Napolitano’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative, it was announced today. In what … Read More

Berkeley-Haas Open Innovation Awards – Deadline Extended to 8/13!
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The Garwood Center and NineSigma are sponsoring the Berkeley-Haas Open Innovation Awards and we’re looking to shine the light and honor start-up disruptors; business model transformers and leaders in Open Innovation! The award is open to all and it would … Read More

Sutardja CET Alums at Byte Foods Use ‘Smart Refrigerators’ to Serve Fresh, Healthy Food at Businesses
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Byte Foods, a company co-founded by Lee Mokri and Haas EWMBA student Megan Mokri, uses internet-connected ‘smart refrigerators’ to serve fresh, healthy meals, snacks and drinks on-site at businesses throughout the Bay Area. From Blue Bottle iced coffee to Urban … Read More

Best Paper Presentation Award
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Best Paper Presentation Award: Professor Sidhu and Sutardja Center Team, Lavian and Howell, win Best Paper Presentation Award at IEEE/ICE International Technology Management Conference, Belfast Ireland, June 22-24, 2015 for “R&D Models for Advanced Development & Corporate Research, Understanding Six Models of Advanced R&D” … Read More

Delta Prize winner Instant eSports advances to Y Combinator
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In January 2015, SCET launched the $15,000 Delta Prize, a new startup competition at UC Berkeley. Of the 30+ applicants from across the campus, four exceptional finalists were selected and spent the next three months accelerating their growth in Venture Lab. … Read More

SCET Venture Lab Team and Rising startup, Transcense is now looking for designer and iSO engineer
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 Transcense, an SCET Venture Lab team and now winner of The UC Berkeley Startup Competition, is hiring to expand its group of five at its San Francisco office. Developed by researchers from Berkeley—Thibault Duchemin, Pieter Doevendans and Skinner Cheng, Transcense make … Read More

Amazon Collider Project Winner
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SCET is excited to announce the winners of the Amazon Collider Project. The winning team members are Valentin Marek, Zied Alaoui, Kevin Olivier and Nathan Berrebbi. The runner-up team members are Abbey Chaver and Ben LeRoy. As SCET’s first collider project, Amazon Logistics offered students … Read More

Professor Ikhlaq Sidhu Visits Shantou University
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Founding director and chief scientist of SCET, Professor Ikhlaq Sidhu visited Shantou University this May to present a successful model for fostering innovation. Shantou University (STU), founded in 1981 with the approval of the State Council, is a key comprehensive university … Read More

Graduation for Engineering Leadership Professional Program Held on Berkeley Campus
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On June 8th, the Spring 2015 cohort for SCET’s Engineering Leadership Professional Program (ELPP) assembled with their guests on the Berkeley campus for a final lecture on Engineering Leadership Principles by Prof. Ikhlaq Sidhu. This cohort represented the 5th year … Read More

Spring 2015 Financial Challenge Lab Winners Awarded $15,000 Prize
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Seven teams participated in the spring semester 2015 Financial Challenge Lab taught by Mehdi Maghsoodnia. The winning team, LoanCru was awarded $15,000 prize. “I never thought I’d really have a chance to start a startup this early in my life,” … Read More

Engineering Leadership Professional Program holds Alumni Mixer at Ericsson
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Over 75 ELPP Alumni attended our mixer event at Ericsson in San Jose on June 4th.  Ericsson offered a guided tour of their Experience Center, which demonstrates the many applications their technology has enabled.  Erik Ekudden, CTO, Ericsson in Silicon Valley … Read More

Applied Innovation Review (AIR)
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With contribution and editing from Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology and Global Venture Lab (GVL) Faculty,  the inaugural issue of the Applied Innovation Review (AIR) is now available.   This first issue contains an opening letter from Dada Banatao, … Read More

Foundation Capital Hosts SCET Collider Event
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  Foundation Capital Opportunity for New Ventures integrated with SCET’s Collider Projects which allow the experience to be part of UC Berkeley’s Curriculum. Twelve companies pitched their products to four judges and a crowd of investors and entrepreneurs on the … Read More

Radius Collider Project: Oct 8
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Radius, a leader in market intelligence analytics, offers Berkeley students a cash prize & internship opportunity! The Sutardja Center is pleased to offer the Radius Collider Project to students interested in sharpening their data science skills.   Radius has deep connections … Read More

Summer Collider Project w Foundation Capital & Sutardja Center (SCET)
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Win up to $25K in Seed funding, Spend 3-6 months with Foundation Capital, and count it towards your graduate or undergraduate certificate from the Sutardja Center at Berkeley.  The Foundation Capital Berkeley Founder’s Program is a 3-6 month jumpstart program … Read More

How to Communicate with Investors When Things Are Going Horribly Wrong
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Startups are all about the glitz and glamour, right? At least that is how they are portrayed in many media stories. But for many people that have never been through actually building a startup, they fail to understand the difficulties … Read More

Opportunity for a Summer Internship with a Startup
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This could be a great way to practice your website building skills, learn from experienced professionals, build your resume and, who knows, maybe get in on the ground floor of a big idea. See description and contact information below and reach out to … Read More

Newton Lecture Series: Michael Baum
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Working for a big company might seem like a dream job, but it wasn’t his dream. Early in his career, the engineer Michael Baum discovered that he wanted to work for small startups. So he did. His entrepreneurial journey has … Read More

Amazon Logistics fuels the first Collider Project
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At the heart of the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology lies the concept of a Collider, the place where top-notch students, researchers, practitioners, investors, entrepreneurs and industry leaders can “collide” to create unexpected outcomes on projects. A Collider project is … Read More

Leada Partners with Sutardja Center (SCET) for Data Skills in Collider Projects and Courses
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Leada provides online courses in data science & analytics. Our courses feature hands-on industry data projects and a real live instructor who answers your questions. Current courses include A/B Testing in R, Introduction to Machine Learning in R and How … Read More

Now Accepting Applications for Berkeley’s Fall 2015 Engineering Leadership Program in Silicon Valley
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Countdown to Fall Cohort kicking off on August 20th: June 15: Now accepting waiting list and Spring 2016 June 1: 7 seats May 1:  15 Seats available March 1: 25 Seats are available To  Silicon Valley Leadership: You can now … Read More

Pantas Sutardja: “The one thing that you cannot do is give up”
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On Tuesday, April 21, we announced a generous gift from Pantas Sutardja and Ting Chuk, which renamed our program to the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology. After the event, we spoke to Pantas, the cofounder of Marvell Technology Group. … Read More

Newton Lecture Series: Caviar
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They are not only colleagues and partners, but also friends. Richard Din (’08), Shawn Tsao (’11), Jason Wang (’09) and Andy Zhang (’14), came back to Cal as founders of the restaurant delivery platform Caviar. Last Tuesday, they sat on … Read More

Newton Lecture Series: Kathleen Glaub
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“I’m glad to be back,” said Kathy Glaub as soon as she stepped on stage. Glaub is the CEO of Afferent Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. “Cal is the best university in the world,” she added. And she has gone … Read More

Travel Hackathon
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The students of Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) teamed up with HEC Paris at Berkeley to present the first international Travel Hackathon on April 11. Students collaborated in teams to develop solutions to the hassles that everyone experiences … Read More

Gift from Pantas Sutardja and Ting Chuk Renames the Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology
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The Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology at Berkeley Engineering celebrated its 10-year anniversary on April 21, 2015 by announcing a generous gift from Pantas Sutardja and Ting Chuk. The endowment will help hundreds more students invent products, start companies, and … Read More

The Future of Entrepreneurship at Berkeley
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You may recall that we will be sharing some news about the growth and future of the Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology at Berkeley today. Our Dean, Shankar Sastry, will make an announcement at the A. Richard Newton Distinguished Innovator Lecture … Read More

Creating Startups in Berkeley Engineering with Lean Launchpad
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Steve Blank, along with EECS Professor Kurt Keutzer, will offer this course in fall with the Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology.  The program also fulfills the requirements of a Collider Project and counts towards Management of Technology Innovation Certificate Program for … Read More

Amazon Collider Event on April 23rd
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Are you interested in working at Amazon? On April 23rd at 6PM in Banatao Auditorium, Amazon Logistics will offer a CET Collider Project that focuses on challenges they are tackling while growing Amazon’s delivery capability .  This event will offer an insightful lecture … Read More

Join CET at Cal Day on April 18th
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The Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology will be holding events in McLaughlin Hall for the Cal Day festivities on April 18th, 2015. These sessions will be perfect for prospective students to learn more about CET, the student association, and Venture … Read More

Inside the Mind of Angel Investors: Why Angel Investors Want to Invest in Your Start-up
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The Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (CET) and The Foundry@CITRIS are hosting David Koehn, the founder of The Batchery — a new accelerator in Berkeley — for a talk and panel discussion on angel investors, e.g., how to meet angels, how to pitch to them, what … Read More

Call for Industry Advisors and Collider Projects
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Calling for for Venture Capital Firms, EIRs, Industry Experts, and Entrepreneurs:  Do you want to Pay-it-Forward while adding value to a project you’re leading, introducing your project to experts at SCET | UC Berkeley to help build teams, and meeting … Read More

Newton Lecture Series: Darian Shirazi
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When he was 15, his parents used to drive him to work. He was a programmer at eBay. By then, Darian Shirazi had already discovered his salesman spirit and was managing his own small business from home, reselling electronic imported … Read More

New collaboration at the Center will help Philippine universities develop their unique method of entrepreneurship
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The Berkeley Method has travelled to the Philippines thanks to a new program between the Center of Entrepreneurship and Technology and the Philippine Development Foundation.

My Startup Failed
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Lessons learned from a first-time founder in the startup trenches by Jason Huertas “Hi, I’m Jason from Critica.” That is how I introduced myself for the past year and a half. My startup was my identity. And now it is … Read More

Barclays and Techstars Looking for Startups for their New York Accelerator
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Building on the momentum of their London program, Barclays and Techstars are so excited to be bringing their flagship fintech accelerator to New York City. The 13 week program kicks off in July 2015 and offers intensive mentoring, investment of … Read More

Newton Lecture Series: Vinod Dham
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  Vinod Dham, known internationally as the “Father of the Pentium Chip,” was this week’s speaker at the Newton Lecture Series, where he discussed his experience in the business and entrepreneurial worlds, his steps in the technology industry, and his … Read More

Berkeley Graduate and Five Labs Co-Founder Launches New App
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Nikita Bier co-founded the consumer technology startup, Five, through the Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology while a student at Berkeley. Although he graduated in 2012, Bier has just developed his latest iPhone app, Five. Five is a virtual Berkeley hang out where students … Read More

Cornerstone Research Case Competition
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UC Berkeley’s Delta Sigma Pi is helping host the 2015 Cornerstone Research Case Competition. Participating in the competition is a great way for students to explore economic and financial consulting, interact with Cornerstone’s consultants, and compete for prizes. Each team … Read More

Launch Your New Venture in Silicon Valley
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Whether you are interested in learning more about new venture creation or already have an idea with a team in place and are ready for the next step, the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (BMoE) Bootcamp is for you. This four-day … Read More

Communicate with CET
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2015 marks a great milestone for CET as we will celebrate our 10th year at UC Berkeley in entrepreneurial programming and training for the wider campus community.  Over the years, we have seen our excellence grow each year in expanded educational … Read More

Newton Lecture Series: Dean Drako
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“How many of you are interested in starting a company?” Dean Drako asked the audience filling the auditorium. From diverse programs, countries and cultures, most of the students raised their hands, and the lecture started. This was the beginning of … Read More

Newton Series of the week: John Doerr
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The famed venture capitalist’s lecture included how to recognize “The Next Big Thing,” the present and future of green technology, pointing out the flaws in the American education and health systems, the importance of networking and how to search for inspiration

Newton Spring 2015 – John Doerr, Ted Hoff, Vinod Dham and more….
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Sign up on Telebears for the Spring 2015 A. Richard Newton Lecture Series and hear from John Doerr, Ted Hoff, Vinod Dham and more…..

Tonight at Newton Series, Jeff Rothschild, Facebook’s 1st VP of Engineering
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Tonight we host Jeff Rothschild, currently at Accel Partners. Jeff cofounded Veritas Software, which was acquired by Symantic for $13.5 Billion. He then went on to be Facebook’s first VP of Engineering in 2004, and still works with them in an … Read More

What’s Next for Entrepreneurship Centers?
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Posted by Ikhlaq Sidhu, October 2014 What’s Next for Entrepreneurship Centers? State of the E-Art You may have seen our previously released slide set, “How to Build a Modern Entrepreneurship Center” (here’s a link –  E-Center 2.0 Public-9-2014-Compressed). It’s a … Read More

Tonight at Newton Series – Juan Pablo Dellaroquellem from Medallia
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Tonight, October 7th, The Newton Series features Juan Pablo Dellarroquellem, Head of Engineering at Medallia.  Juan Pablo is an expert in interactive voice response systems and built Argentina’s first voice portal, which won him Intel’s Application of the Year Award.  … Read More

Yoky Matsuoka, Nest CTO and Google X co-founder speaking at CET’s A. Richard Newton Series tonight
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At the Newton Series, Yoky Matsuoka, CTO at Nest, speaks on the book of her life.  Nest was bought by Google, for $3.2 billion earlier this year.  See all our Newton Speakers (link) and join us for class next semester.

See Newton Lectures by Ramona Pierson, CEO of Declara and Auren Hoffman, CEO of LiveRamp
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Click links for our most recent Berkeley ARN Distinguished Innovator speakers Ramona Pierson, CEO and founder Declara – http://youtu.be/YzjQJIJSEH8 Auren Hoffman, CEO and founder LiveRamp –  http://youtu.be/n0ufLhqZ4ak

Tonight – Ramona Pierson, CEO, Declara – A. Richard Newton Lecture Series Distinguished Innovator-
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Tonight, as part of our Newton Lecture Series, we feature Ramona Pierson (Links to an external site.), CEO of Declara.  Ramona attended Cal as a math prodigy and went on to overcome truly incredible obstacles.  After loosing a decade of her life … Read More

Berkeley Method Bootcamp (Download-able Resources)
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Last week, we completed the 4- day Fall 2014 Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for over 100 participants including Berkeley students, SkyDeck Acceleration teams, Baker Fellow researchers, and international students and faculty from leading global institutions.    This is the first year the … Read More

Dean’s Message in Innovations Online
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Reposted from the June 2014 Dean’s message in Innovations online.  Also Congrats to Imprint Energy which just secured a $6M Series A round. By Shankar Sastry, Dean, College of Engineering, UC Berkeley Conventional wisdom has it that entrepreneurs are born that way. At Berkeley, … Read More

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