SCET Operations Director, Jesse Dieker, has just been awarded the 2021 UC Berkeley Excellence in Management Award. Jesse was nominated by her colleagues at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology for her superb leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this unprecedented event, Jesse helped the management team plan for different scenarios and outcomes that…

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The University of California, Berkeley is pleased to announce that the application for the Fall 2019 Batch of the Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator will be open from Monday, July 22nd until Thursday, August 15th at this site. The Xcelerator seeks to support blockchain-related startups by leveraging Berkeley’s uniquely integrated blockchain and innovation ecosystem, ranging from the…

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Executives taking part in SCET’s Silicon Valley Innovation Leadership week had the opportunity to visit the San Francisco office of Bluescape, a leader of innovative, collaboration workspace solutions, and begin to envision the integration of the many tools used in workplaces today, such as Slack, PowerPoint, Google Sheets and Adobe Creative Cloud, in a shared, multi-user,…

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The Sutardja Center’s Blockchain Lab is pleased to share the Call for Research Proposals from the Blockchain Initiative being led by Haas’ Institute for Business & Social Impact (IBSI) & Master in Financial Engineering (MFE) Program.  The Haas Blockchain Initiative is funded by a multi-year, multi-million-dollar grant from Ripple, a growing company in the emerging…

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  On August 11th, Berkeley Engineering and the Sutardja Center will kick off the Fall 2016 session of the Engineering Leadership Professional Program with our 9th cohort since the program’s inception in 2011. We are pleased to welcome back our past participating companies – Google, Cisco, SanDisk, VMware, Samsung, Qualcomm and Yahoo! – and greet candidates from…

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On June 9th, the Spring 2016 cohort for SCET’s Engineering Leadership Professional Program assembled with their guests on the Berkeley campus for the program’s final lectures by New York Times best-selling author Inder Sidhu and SCET’s Founding Director, Ikhlaq Sidhu. Inder Sidhu, former SVP of Strategy and Planning for WW Operations at Cisco, lectured on…

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On Thursday, March 10th, alumni of the Sutardja Center’s Engineering Leadership Professional Program (ELPP) gathered at Samsung’s newly opened North American HQ in San Jose for a well-attended mixer.  The event included tours of the “vertical garden tower”, $300 million, 1.1 million-square-foot research and development center, a highlight of the evening. Another highlight was an update…

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The Sutardja Center will kick off the 6th year of our Engineering Leadership Professional Program (ELPP) on January 21st in Silicon Valley.  Guest speakers this semester include – Steve Blank, co-founder of E.piphany, serial-entrepreneur and developer of the Customer Development methodology, which launched the Lean Startup movement; Jerry Fiddler of Foundation Capital and co-founder, Chief…

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