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

Apply Here! Deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

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 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

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. 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