We were proud to honor our outgoing cohort of Startup Semester students at their graduation ceremony, held on Friday, May 8, 2020. Our Spring 2020 cohort features 18 students, hailing from 5 different countries. The event highlighted short speeches by three participants — Anushka Purohit, Anupam Tiwari and Anant Mishra — who reflected on their classes, Startup…

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Every year, we look forward to welcoming international students to UC Berkeley for our spring and fall programs at the Sutardja Center. Empowering innovators to positively change the world is what drives us forward. However, given the growing concerns around COVID-19, we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone the in-person component of the Startup Semester and…

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NC Wong, Hong Kong Baptist University alumnus and member of the SCET global community, sent 3000 surgical masks to Bay Area hospitals when he learned they were in need. NC originally reached out SCET Industry Fellow Gigi Wang asking if the Bay Area was in need. He then sent the 3,000 masks by overnight FedEx.…

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If Claus Rehfeld could start his visiting scholarship at the Sutardja Center all over again, he’d focus less on finding the exact right expert in his field to healthcare data, and spend more time connecting and listening to the diverse people that visit the Center.  Claus, a visiting Ph.D scholar from Denmark, will conclude his…

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For Startup Semester students from Brazil, a big win at HackBrazil was only one step in their journey to shake the healthcare industry. Their startup, Blue, integrates data and uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to predict chronic disease. Pedro Freire, founder and CEO at Blue is a business graduate at Insper, student in MIT’s…

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From Asia to California — a passion for blockchain is taking UC Berkeley Sutardja Center visiting researchers and Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator scholars Yao Chieh Hu (Jeff) and Ting Ting Lee (Tina) on a worldwide journey of opportunity and discovery. “Blockchain is more engaging,” says Jeff on why he finds working with blockchain more compelling than…

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Through a global partnership with the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, students from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), and Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) are studying at UC Berkeley this semester. As part of the Startup Semester study abroad program, they are learning about about entrepreneurship and technology while growing…

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This winter, SCET hosted the Software Maestro (SOMA) program for the first time in collaboration with Silicon Valley Reboot Program and the Institute of Information & Communications Technology Planning & Evaluation (IITP). Students participating in the two-week innovation program were from top Korean universities, selected from a highly competitive pool based on their past performance…

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Through a global partnership with the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, students from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) studied at UC Berkeley this semester as part of the Startup Semester study abroad program in order to learn about entrepreneurship and technology while growing their global networks. Read more about the girls’ experience at SCET below!…

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Are teachings in American university translatable across the world? That’s exactly what Professor Richard T. Wilson of Sri Ramaswamy Memorial (SRM) Institute, Chennai is trying to figure out.     To better understand how entrepreneurship is taught in the United States, SRM is partnering with the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology to develop new…

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