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Planted Poultry snags top prize at Collider Cup IV

At this semester’s Collider Cup, alternative meat startup Planted Poultry cinched the top prize with their groundbreaking innovation: a faux chicken drumstick. Born out of the Sutardja Center’s Alt.meat Challenge Lab, the team wanted to tackle the fact that most plant-based alternative meats tend to be really dry. Initially, they hypothesized that the dryness is…

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Get ready for SCET’s Collider Cup IV!

We’re a month away from one of the Sutardja Center’s biggest events of the semester — Collider Cup IV! The Collider Cup is SCET’s all-star showcase of the best student teams from each semester. The Sutardja Center is excited to present Collider Cup IV on Friday, May 10 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in…

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Meet the teams: Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator kicks off with first batch

On March 19, the Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator welcomed its first batch of teams to the recently launched accelerator focused on blockchain startup education and support. The spring 2019 cohort is made up of 12 teams that utilize blockchain technology in a variety of ways, ranging from data ownership to tabletop gaming. AnChain.ai, Bitmark, DataAgora, Dyson…

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New Global Partner Perspective: bwcon and How to ‘Think Around the Corner’

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology at the University of California, Berkeley is proud to welcome our newest global partner: bwcon. Below is a perspective from bwconthat has been translated from German and lightly edited. The original story can be found here. ———————————————————————————— A new cloud startup called Covexo in Mannheim is taking off,…

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Alt.Meat Lab receives funding to help startups develop alternatives to animal products

UC Berkeley’s Alternative Meats (Alt.Meat) Lab has received $125,000 from the Open Philanthropy Project to support research and development of animal product alternatives. The Alt.Meat Challenge Lab was created in 2017 at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology to give UC Berkeley students the skills necessary to develop sustainable, nutritious and affordable alternatives to…

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Yoky Matsuoka talks robotics, road to role as Google Health VP

Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu (left) interviews Google Health VP Yoky Matsuoka (right) at the Newton Lecture Series on January 29. Photo credit, Daniel Rozenblit.   Yoky Matsuoka is many things — a former aspiring professional tennis player, mother of four kids, and EECS extraordinaire. She’s also the vice president of Google Health and holds more…

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Arrow Capital announces applications for Berkeley-based startups

Attention, UC Berkeley startups: Arrow Capital, a new venture capitalist firm, is looking to bolster Berkeley-based startups. Funded by Bow Capital — the only venture capitalist firm funded by and partnered with the UC endowment — Arrow Capital aims to promote entrepreneurship and expand the number of startups that come out of UC Berkeley. According…

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Dawn Song presents on privacy-preserving technology at SVIL 2018

UC Berkeley professor Dawn Song visited the Sutardja Center’s Silicon Valley Innovation Leadership program to introduce her startup, Oasis Labs, which touts privacy-preserving technology using blockchain. Song said that with machine learning, banks could use more data to train better models for fraud detection. However, banks cannot currently share customer data due to privacy concerns,…

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SCET Global: Redefining health data with Claus Rehfeld

Can health data be marketable? That’s the fundamental question that visiting researcher Claus Rehfeld hopes to answer during his time at the Sutardja Center this year. An economist by education, Rehfeld spent 20 years working in businesses related to health data. For his doctorate, Rehfeld is looking at how best to define health data in…

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GoGoVan creator Steven Lam visits SCET’s Newton Series

Steven Lam, co-founder of GoGoVan and Sutardja Center alumnus, visited SCET’s Newton Series lectures to share his experience as an entrepreneur. GoGoVan, a company that connects van drivers with customers to transport goods, was valued at $1 billion as of August 2017 — the first “unicorn” startup for Hong Kong and SCET. The company recently raised…

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