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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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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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UC Berkeley alumni use fungi to make realistic salmon alternative

Kimberlie Le and Joshua Nixon speak at SCET’s Newton Lecture Series. You’ve probably tried a veggie burger or maybe even soy chicken strips –– but have you ever seen salmon that isn’t animal-based? Joshua Nixon and Kimberlie Le, the co-founders of Terramino Foods (now primeroots), first conceived of the idea to use fungi to create…

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Startup Semester Spotlight: Marcelo Dias

Juggling six classes, breaking the language barrier, and speaking to industry leaders on his free time are only a few things Marcelo Dias has accomplished during his time in Berkeley. Marcelo was the one student who was selected from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) to join SCET’s Startup Semester Program and also selected…

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