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Best Instructor, Best Course Coordinator Nomination Forms now open

This semester, the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology is excited to introduce “Best Instructor” and “Best Course Coordinator” awards to recognize outstanding work and commitment to fostering a spirit of entrepreneurship. The awards are intended for individuals who have displayed exemplary dedication and innovation towards excellence in their field, curriculum development and pedagogical practices.…

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‘Coin Assistant’ Startup Makes Crypto Easy to Use

Coin founders Damon Nam and Byron Levels had initially set out to solve a personal problem: their passion for the potential of blockchain was met with an equal frustration for current solutions with high friction, extreme complexity, and poor user experiences. Investigating this problem further, Nam and Levels decided to poll consumers about the core…

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Tech Firm Leadership students win ‘paperclip challenge,’ snag photo with Chancellor Carol Christ

Students Fionce Siow, Tammy Chan, Peru Dayani, Mina Nezam-Mafi, Ryan Chiem in the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology’s INDENG 171 – Technology Firm Leadership course proved their entrepreneurial prowess by exchanging paperclips for something priceless: A group photo with UC Berkeley Chancellor Christ. The team participated in a challenge, led by course instructor Dr. Pamela…

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Innovation Engineering – the Book (Beta Version)

It was never a goal of mine to write this book. However, a meeting at our Dean’s office convinced me that it needed to be done. We put this text together to guide and support our classroom projects, new venture acceleration, research lab partnerships, and collaborations with companies, (e.g. building AI/Data applications for the auto…

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SCET Summer Innovation Reading List

Inspiring Innovation: 2019 Summer Reads By Ella Jensen | July 3, 2019   The faculty, staff, and mentorship network at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology have compiled a list of fascinating and applicable summer reads for any innovator or entrepreneur. (Looking for more summer reading? Check out the Berkeley Summer Reading.)   The Innovator’s Dilemma: The…

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Berkeley Food Institute and Alt.Meat Lab Join Forces to Research Legumes

By Alyssa Plese | June 18, 2019 The Berkeley Food Institute and the Berkeley Alternative Meats Lab recently announced their research partnership to study how legumes might be used to create new and innovative plant-based products. Through the combined work of these organizations, researchers hope to explore new meat alternatives to investigate more sustainable, ethical, and healthy food…

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What We Need Now: Ethical AI

By Shomit Ghose | June 5, 2019 Iron Man vs Terminator Revisited In the landscape of artificial intelligence, we still find ourselves balanced precariously between the twin outcomes of Iron Man and Terminator.  In the former, we adopt technologies to empower our human selves — as with the Marvel comic book character — to overcome our foremost challenges. …

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