See What Started Here

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology is where aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators take deep dives into the world of technology entrepreneurship and innovation, and continue on the path to developing exciting new ventures. Here are some of the entrepreneurs, startups, and institutions that got their start at our center.

Featured Projects



tbh is a popular social app created by Nikita Bier that lets users anonymously compliment their peers. The app was number one on the Apple app store for several months and was acquired by Facebook in 2017. Read more

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Foresight is transforming the quality and efficiency of mental healthcare by examining comprehensive personalized patient profiles, a vast database of scientific research, and expert clinicians to provide personalized care.

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GOGOX passengers around the city. Customers can get access to thousands of drivers directly from their mobile phone.

Featured in South Morning China Post and Tech Crunch.

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Prime Roots

Prime Roots is a plant-based meat and seafood company creating products that are better for you and better for the world.

Featured in Los Angeles Times, Mashed, and The Wall Street Journal.

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Eko is powering electronic stethoscopes at more than 700 hospitals and institutions. Eko core electronic stethoscope was featured in TIME's "Best Inventions of the Year". Read more

sapien network


Sapien is a Web 3.0 social news platform that gives users control of their data, rewards content creators, and fights fake news.

Featured in Forbes and Invest in Blockchain.



Kloudless makes it easier for developers to connect their applications to a variety of third-party tools for file storage, customer management, calendaring and other services through a unified API.

Featured in Forbes and Tech Crunch.

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Time by Ping

Time by Ping is the first automated timekeeping solution for large law firms. It automatically builds a timesheet for the lawyer and analyzes time data for the firm.

Featured Alumni

We are so proud of our many alumni who have had great journeys post-graduation whether it be in industry, with their own start-ups, or on to higher-education.

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Jessica Mah

Founded inDinero
(Y Combinator-backed)

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Jarrett Wright

Founded Higher Rewards, current Haas MBA

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Christine Ho

Founded Imprint Energy
($39.15M valuation)

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Nikita Bier

Founded tbh
(sold to Facebook for $100M)

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Steven Lam

Founded GOGOX
(exited for $1B+)

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Kimberlie Le

Founded Prime Roots
($18.5M+ raised)

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Jeremy Fiance

Started VC Firm: The House

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Bailey Farren

Founded Perimeter
($1M+ raised)

● Arnaud De La Taille 2011: Founded Assoconnect
● Connor Landgraf 2015: Founded Eko, market leader in medical data
● Sagar Shah 2015: Founded The Quad, funded by YC
● Ali Ahmed 2016: Early admission Harvard Business School
● Harsh Shah 2016: Early admission to Harvard Business School
● Abhinav Kukreja 2016: Founded Moonshot Ventures
● Matthew Milford 2016: Founded Foresight, leader in mental health services
● Alicia Lau 2017: Now at Kleiner Perkins

Several startups have come out of Naeem’s class and some of them have done very well. Examples include Alex Mehr (Founder of Zoosk, doing over $200M in annual revenue now), Viewics (founded by Dhiren Bhatia, sold to Riche for $100M in 2017), and Luminari (founded by Rob Nordsell) sold to GE. Many others have started companies or joined companies where they have made significant contributions.

Featured Organizations

SCET has helped support and incubate the creation of some of the most foundational assets that are part of the Berkeley innovation & entrepreneurship ecosystem. Below are some organizations which SCET and its leadership helped start.

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SkyDeck is UC Berkeley’s official startup accelerator, created by and for UC Berkeley, so it was an obvious choice for us to support SkyDeck and their fund. Their stunning penthouse location in downtown Berkeley combined with their access to the massive resources of the university make them the number-one choice for startups in Berkeley.

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The Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

The Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership was launched in January 2010 and is headquartered at UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering. Its mission is to transform engineers and scientists into leaders who can take risks and develop technical, social, and economic innovations.


Blockchain at Berkeley

Blockchain at Berkeley is a student-run organization at UC Berkeley dedicated to serving the Berkeley and greater East Bay crypto and blockchain communities. Read more >



Archer's goal is to make technology that promotes transparency and accountability on a global scale. To achieve their mission, they build tools and craft tech solutions with the intent of maximizing their ability to inform and protect. Read more

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The House

The House is a startup institute built for Berkeley, and home to Berkeley’s founders. We help build foundations for great businesses with a support platform providing founders at all stages with what they need, when they need it. We’re working with exceptional founders to build the next generation of Berkeley’s top startups through our affiliated venture fund (The House Fund), accelerator program (The House Residency), and student community.

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