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How are entrepreneurs using blockchain? Here are 13 loglines from 13 innovative startups in the Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator

The Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator is a joint venture by three premier organizations on the UC Berkeley campus: Berkeley Engineering’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, the Haas School of Business, and the Blockchain at Berkeley student group. Its purpose is to move new blockchain technologies and ventures forward, through leveraging the unparalleled resources at UC…

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11 Points of Advice from an Honest CEO

Whether you build technology or inspire those who do, you have the power to change the world.  But only if you make a genuine effort to try. On Tuesday, November 12th, students in the audience of the Newton Lecture Series were given a strikingly blunt lecture from Expensify Founder & CEO, David Barrett. Unlike most…

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Leaf Global: Using Blockchain to Enable Virtual Banking Across Borders

The UN estimates that there are over 68 million people around the world who have been forcibly displaced from their homes. Even more live in states of economic, social and political instability. While asylum-seekers wait for their claims to be processed, they reside in detention centers with no entitlement to the freedom of movement, residency,…

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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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