For Mallika Chawla, entrepreneurship was not something that came by nature. She was a trained economist and statistician obtaining her master’s degree from the University of Cambridge, which she followed up by working in a high-profiled role at Goldman Sachs in Singapore. However, her tryst with entrepreneurship began when she moved to Silicon Valley, the…

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When climbing the hill like roads to the Goldman School of Policy, the location of my Technology Entrepreneurship class, I couldn’t help but focus on my excitement, so much that the irregularity in my breath didn’t even bother me. For the first class, I arrived 15 minutes early. I was so excited, and contrary to…

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There are many famous frameworks ranging from McKinsey’s Three Horizons Model to the various types of innovation (e.g. disruptive, radical, incremental, etc.) and many more. Conceptually, they are all great. However, from a real life perspective, they tend to be more descriptive and less prescriptive. This means it’s helpful if all you want to do…

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This week in Innovation Engineering, students continued the process of combining concepts from mobile executives, technical leaders, and students. Mostafa Essa, a Vodafone engineer, was this week’s guest speaker. He discussed the intersection of Radio Access Networks, AI, and Data Analytics. After just one month, here are a few notable things the class has discovered:…

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This week in Innovation Engineering, Lyle Bertz, who leads R&D at Sprint came to speak to the class about 5G and IoT. The session helped students understand the network and how it affects IoT.  Here are a few key outtakes from his presentation:   1. IoT will change network behavior. Currently, most networks are configured for…

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Five months ago, six UC Berkeley students joined a Challenge Lab where the objective was to solve six problems that face Meghalaya, a North-East state in India. The challenges were Rainwater Harvesting, Horticulture, Turmeric, ECO Tourism, Healthcare and Financial Inclusion. Our challenge was to find a way to create a solution for financial inclusion for…

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