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Alum Launches New Device to Detect Asthma Attacks Before They Begin

By Keith McAleer | November 9, 2016

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!

By Kaitlen Nguyen | November 9, 2016

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

By Danielle Vivo | November 3, 2016

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

By Saad Hirani | November 2, 2016

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!

By Kaitlen Nguyen | November 2, 2016

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?

By Carlos Ramos de la Vega | November 2, 2016

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

By Danielle Vivo | November 1, 2016

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

By Saad Hirani | October 26, 2016

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

By Carlos Ramos de la Vega | October 25, 2016

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

By Chris Vinan | October 25, 2016

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

By Danielle Vivo | October 24, 2016

  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

By Roanna Lin | October 19, 2016

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

By Keith McAleer | October 19, 2016

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

By Saad Hirani | October 18, 2016

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

By Saad Hirani | October 17, 2016

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

By Lillian Dong | October 12, 2016

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

By Kaitlen Nguyen | October 11, 2016

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

By Eugene Pang | October 7, 2016

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

By Chris Vinan | October 5, 2016

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

By Saad Hirani | October 5, 2016

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

By Carlos Ramos de la Vega | October 5, 2016

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

By Kate Masancay | September 28, 2016

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

By Lillian Dong | September 28, 2016

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

By David Law | September 28, 2016

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!

By Vruti Desai | September 27, 2016

  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

By Roanna Lin | September 27, 2016

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

By Keith McAleer | September 26, 2016

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

By Saad Hirani | September 26, 2016

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

By Vruti Desai | September 22, 2016

    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

By Keith McAleer | September 22, 2016

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