Sutardja Center News

Japanese women entrepreneurs bring fresh new ideas to SCET

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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Now hiring – lecturers for Sutardja Center

The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research is now hiring for Lecturers for the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology. The first review date is August 9. See the full requirements and job announcement here.    

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Ikhlaq Sidhu Wins 2018 IEEE Major Education Innovation Award

Ikhlaq Sidhu, professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research at the University of California, Berkeley, and faculty director and chief scientist at the UC Berkeley Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology has been awarded the 2018 Major Education Innovation Award by the IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) for his contributions in entrepreneurship…

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SCET-born startup Terramino Foods receives $4.25 million in seed funding

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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After Hurricane Maria, Cal students work to ease hunger in Puerto Rico

Two UC Berkeley students present their meal replacement powder, MIX, to judges at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology's Collider Cup

After Hurricane Maria, aid organizations have made a point of distributing rations in Puerto Rico called MREs, which stands for Meals, Ready-to-Eat, to aid widespread food insecurity in the area. The problem is, among people who have actually had these meals, they’re more often called “Meals, Rarely Edible” or “Meals, Rarely Eaten.” These rations simply don’t…

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“Geek Girl Rising” Author Moderates Panel on Diversity at Engineering Leadership Program – Join us for the Livestream

Increasing representation is not a “women’s issue” or a “person of color’s issue.” It is a human issue and a business issue. Recent data show that minorities, women and other marginalized groups account for just a tiny fraction of today’s tech workforce. Despite efforts over the past few years to increase diversity, most companies have made…

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Meet the students studying abroad at SCET from the Netherlands

This semester, four students from the Hague University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, studied abroad here in Berkeley at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology to learn the hands-on skills they’ll need to make it in the world of technology entrepreneurship. Learn a little bit about who they are, what they’ve learned and…

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The Applied EQ Project: EQ-Driven Technology Disruption

Written by Ikhlaq Sidhu UC Berkeley and Paris del E’traz, IE Business School. We have identified two types of mindsets that exist in firms today.  One mindset is the traditional one that believes that success is based mostly on building superior products and services and that customers will automatically follow. The other mindset is based on…

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