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UC Berkeley tops 2017 PitchBook Report

By Catherine Li | October 23, 2017

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

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

By Brenna Smith | October 23, 2017

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

UC Berkeley SCET welcomes the inaugural class for the Startup Semester

By Niles Chang | October 9, 2017

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

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

By Brenna Smith | October 9, 2017

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

Analysis: Job Loss and Artificial Intelligence

By Ikhlaq | October 4, 2017

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

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

By Brenna Smith | September 28, 2017

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

SCET Announces New Initiatives at Global Venture Lab 2017 Summit

By Meghana Krishnakumar | September 26, 2017

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

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

By Brenna Smith | September 25, 2017

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

Bootcamp Spotlight: Team Fishent

By Meghana Krishnakumar | September 19, 2017

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

Advice from VCs Anastasia Ashman and Pamela Day

By Harika Kalluri | September 11, 2017

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

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

By Nadia Yakoob | September 5, 2017

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

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

By Catherine Li | August 24, 2017

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

The Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Winners Announced Fall 2017

By Meghana Krishnakumar | August 21, 2017

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

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

By Shomit Ghose | August 21, 2017

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

Announcing BEGIN: Berkeley’s New Gateway to Innovation

By Harika Kalluri | August 18, 2017

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

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

By Keith McAleer | August 17, 2017

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

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

By Ikhlaq | August 1, 2017

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

Sutardja Center to help advance entrepreneurship in India

By Keith McAleer | July 31, 2017

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

Innovation Workshop Held for William Demant Executive Team at Sutardja Center

By Jocelyn Weber Phipps | June 26, 2017

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

Tesla Co-Founder Marc Tarpenning Visits ELPP

By Yoojin Chung | June 22, 2017

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

Global Venture Lab 2017

By Adam Dada | June 8, 2017

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

Students Pitch Transnational Security Tools in Washington D.C.

By Adam Dada | June 5, 2017

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

Free Ventures Demo Day: From Seed to Startup

By Meghana Krishnakumar | May 18, 2017

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

By Meghana Krishnakumar | May 17, 2017

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

By Shomit Ghose | May 17, 2017

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

By Keith McAleer | May 17, 2017

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

By Ikhlaq | May 8, 2017

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

By Danielle Vivo | May 1, 2017

  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

By Nadia Yakoob | May 1, 2017

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

What’s New in Zealand

By Ikhlaq | May 1, 2017

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