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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.

Foresight Mental Health
Featured Startup

Foresight is a mental health and wellness clinic providing patients with a wide range of treatments and services related to improving mental health and lifestyle.


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.

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Featured in TechCrunch, The Washington Post, and Forbes.


GoGoVan is a revolutionary new way to transport goods and passengers around the city. Customers can get access to thousands of drivers directly from their mobile phone.

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Prime Roots 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.

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Eko devices are 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

Founded by Berkeley Alumni

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


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.

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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.


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.

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.

Steven Lam, 2009

Founded GoGoVan (exited for >1billion)

Arnaud De La Taille, 2011

Founded Assoconnect

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.

Featured Institution

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.


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


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

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