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.
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.
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.
Founded Higher Rewards, current Haas MBA
Founded Imprint Energy
(sold to Facebook for $100M)
(exited for $1B+)
Founded Prime Roots
Started VC Firm: The House
● 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.