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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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Why do we need alternatives to meat?: an interview with Alison Berke

http://scet.berkeley.edu/wp-content/uploads/Podcast-4-km-1.mp3 Demand for meat around the world is higher than it’s ever been –– and we’re running out of the resources needed to provide it. It’s well-known that the meat industry uses up exorbitant amounts of land and water, making it a large contributor to climate change. If people in the United States, a global…

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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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