The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology is where aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators take deep dives into the world of technology entrepreneurship & 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.
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
Terramino Foods provides an alternative to seafood with products made from fungi, a complete protein, packed with amino acids, and untainted by the toxins, ecological damage, and harmful bycatch associated with wild-caught fish or the pollution and antibiotics involved in aquaculture.
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.
Steven Lam, 2009
Founded GoGoVan (exited for >1billion)
Arnaud De La Taille, 2011
Jeremy Fiance, 2012
Started VC Firm: The House
Nikita Bier, 2015
Founded Five and sold to Facebook (reportedly 50MM)
Sagar Shah, 2015
Founded The Quad funded by Y-combinator
Connor Landgraf, 2015
Founded Eko Devices, now a market leader in medical data
Matthew Milford, 2016
Founded Foresight, a leader in mental health services
Jarrett Wright, 2016
Founder of Higher Rewards and current Haas MBA
● Ali Ahmed 2016: Early admission Harvard Business School
● Harsh Shah 2016: Early admission to Harvard Business School
● Abhinav Kukreja 2016: Founder of Moonshot Ventures
● Bailey Farren 2017: Founded Parameter, funded by Alchemist
● 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 $100 million 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.
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. Read more