Those voices aren’t in your head: voice technology is taking Silicon Valley by storm. As one of the hottest topics at TechCrunch Disrupt 2018 in San Francisco (where for the first time each keynote presentation was transcribed automatically in real-time), voice technology dominated two panels. Executives from top tech companies, including Google and Amazon, discussed…

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In a new addition to the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship, or BMoE, bootcamp this year, a panel of executives from Silicon Valley participated in a discussion about achieving gender equality in the workplace — especially in the tech industry. Moderated by BMoE program director Gigi Wang, the panel consisted of Storm Ventures Principal Pascale Diaine,…

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We are pleased to announce that the Data Lab at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology has been awarded the 2018 – 2019 Alexa Innovation Fellowship. Alexander Fred-Ojala, UC Berkeley data science instructor and research director of the Data Lab at SCET, was selected as one of ten recipients of the Alexa Innovation Fellowship.…

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At the end of our Fall 2018 BMoE Bootcamp, four ventures were selected to give a 5-minute pitch to a panel of industry judges. Dental care startup UJU, farming optimization company HexaRoot, product and warranty simplifier Warrify, and scheduling optimizer MultiMeet all presented on Friday, vying to be the winner. Scroll through to learn more…

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If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. If you do succeed, try, try again. That’s the basic premise of Optimizely, a company that focuses almost exclusively on experimentation. Optimizely’s Vice President of Product Claire Vo visited the Sutardja Center’s Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship, or BMoE, Fall Bootcamp on Wednesday to speak about the…

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From left to right: Anthony St. George, assistant dean for international partnerships, University of California, Berkeley College of Engineering; Matt van Leeuwen, director of Sunway iLabs; Elizabeth Lee, senior executive director, Sunway Education Group; Tsu-Jae King Liu, dean, UC Berkeley Engineering; Susan Giesecke, director of global engagement, UC Berkeley Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology;…

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On Friday, the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology hosted a pitch event for 5 participants with the Acceleration Program of Tokyo for Women Entrepreneurs (APT). Each participant was given 5 minutes to pitch their startup to a panel of four judges — all business veterans in Silicon Valley — and then take 10 additional…

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Terramino Foods (now primeroots), a startup with roots in the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, announced Tuesday that it had received $4.25 million in seed funding, which will be used to expand the team and continue with product development. Co-founders Kimberlie Le and Joshua Nixon were members of the sixth class at biotech startup…

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