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Ikhlaq Sidhu to speak at Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Asia Conference in April

By Keith McAleer | February 8, 2017

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

By Ani Vahradyan | February 7, 2017

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

By Kaitlen Nguyen | February 2, 2017

    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

By Vruti Desai | February 1, 2017

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

By Ani Vahradyan | January 31, 2017

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

By Danielle Vivo | January 31, 2017

  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

By Lillian Dong | January 31, 2017

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

By Eugene Pang | January 31, 2017

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

By Vruti Desai | January 29, 2017

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

By Ani Vahradyan | January 24, 2017

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

By Keith McAleer | January 23, 2017

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

By Chris Vinan | January 23, 2017

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

By Saad Hirani | January 19, 2017

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

By Saad Hirani | January 18, 2017

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

By Danielle Vivo | January 4, 2017

  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

By Roanna Lin | December 21, 2016

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

By Lillian Dong | December 21, 2016

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

By Ikhlaq | December 14, 2016

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

By Kaitlen Nguyen | December 7, 2016

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

By Lillian Dong | December 7, 2016

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

By Keith McAleer | December 6, 2016

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

By Carlos Ramos de la Vega | November 30, 2016

  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

By Kaitlen Nguyen | November 29, 2016

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

By Keith McAleer | November 28, 2016

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

By Saad Hirani | November 19, 2016

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

By Saad Hirani | November 16, 2016

  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

By Carlos Ramos de la Vega | November 16, 2016

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

By Saad Hirani | November 12, 2016

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

By Saad Hirani | November 9, 2016

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

By Carlos Ramos de la Vega | November 9, 2016

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