The A. Richard Newton Lecture Series

Semesters offered: Fall & Spring (1 unit)


The Newton Lecture Series allows students to explore entrepreneurship, innovation, and career opportunities. The course boasts a changing roster of innovators, entrepreneurs, and Silicon Valley executives and is an entry to the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and TechnologyThis course is required for the Undergraduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship & Technology.

Applied Data Science with Venture Applications

Semesters offered: Fall & Spring (3 units)

INDENG 135 | INDENG 290-02

Data-X a technical course that teaches students to use foundational mathematical concepts and current computer science tools to create data-related applications and systems for real world problems. Computer science tools for this course include Python with NumPySciPypandasSQLNLTK, and TensorFlow. Math concepts include filters, prediction, classification, transforms, Bayesian, maximum likelihood, Markov state space, network graphs, and an introduction to deep learning.  The tools will be presented in applications common to data flow organization of Collect, Combine, Store, Use, Analyze, and Visualize.

Technology Firm Leadership

Semesters offered: Fall & Spring (3 units)


This course will immerse students in technology, entrepreneurial, and leadership concepts, mindsets, and behaviors. Students will learn how to lead, grow, and improve to ensure their organizations are optimally managed and led. The class will arm students with specific tools they need to stand out in a crowd and effectively manage and lead.

Challenge Lab

Semesters offered: Fall & Spring (4 units)


In a competition-based format, students work in cross-discipline lean start-up teams vying to create innovative products. Teams will navigate realistic weekly challenges introduced through case studies. They will understand real-world constraints, use rapid iterative build, and validate development methods. Through frequent interaction with the sponsors and mentors, student teams will develop a working prototype and a "white paper."

Product Management

Semesters offered: Fall & Spring (3 units)


This course teaches students the necessary product management skills to become a product manager. Students will learn the attributes of great product managers, the tools to reduce risk and cost while accelerating time to market, product life cycle, stakeholder management, and effective development processes. Note: this course replaces 190D.

Finance for Entrepreneurs

Semesters offered: Fall (2 units)


Finance for Entrepreneurs cover startup fundamentals.  This course is for students looking to build a scalable business with a need to learn the basic language of finance. In addition to learning the fundamentals of accounting and finance, this course will include the following topics: building a business model, developing financial plans, setting up an accounting system, incorporating, recruiting, fundraising, stock allocations, and negotiating with investors.

Collider Sprints

Semesters offered: Fall (Variable units)


Collider Sprints are projects designed to connect students with thought leaders in industry and academia. In an effort to find the next emerging field in tech, Collider Sprint topics are proposed by industry or academic research centers and designed to challenge students to develop innovative solutions that lead to industry or technology advancement, new venture creation, or measurable social impact. Mentoring by industry experts provides students valuable insight into new markets and opportunities while expanding personal and professional networks. All Collider Sprints are team-based and project-driven, providing an opportunity to sharpen teamwork and leadership skills in a multidisciplinary environment.

Lean Transfer

Semesters offered: Fall (3 units)


The Lean Transfer course provides hands-on learning for building deep technology startups. Based on Steve Blank’s Lean Launchpad courses taught at Haas and COE, participants will form teams around existing UC Berkeley IP. Inventors will serve as technical advisors to the teams, but students will do the work of talking to customers, partners, competitors, etc. as they search for a product-market fit that will lead to a scalable business model.

Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

Semesters offered: Fall & Spring (2 units)


Do you want to learn about start-ups and what it takes to build one?  The Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship Boot-camp is a four and a half day intensive program (August 14 – 18, 2017 – week BEFORE regular classes) offered by the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET).  It is a cornerstone of SCET’s entrepreneurship curriculum providing hands-on experience to conceptualize and launch a start-up business.

Management of Technology Innovation Program

Semesters offered: Fall & Spring (3 units)


The purpose of this course is to prepare scientists, researchers, and engineers at Berkeley to be business-literate and learn how to their knowledge can be applied to current industry trends, using the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship. This course is being offered in collaboration with the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, NSF I-Corps, and CITRIS  check out

Technology Entrepreneurship

Semesters offered: Fall & Spring (3 units)


This Entrepreneurship course is designed for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students. Topics include the entrepreneurial process, customer discovery process, conducting market research, funding options, entrepreneurial finance and creation of the material for a business plan.  Students undertake intensive study of actual business situations. The final outcome will be a short business plan Executive Summary and team presentations to a panel of investors.

Approved Electives Not Offered by SCET

Courses from the list of approved electives will count towards the undergraduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship & Technology

ENGIN 120 Principles of Engineering Economics (1 unit applies towards E&T)

INDENG 170 Industrial Design and Human Factors (2 units apply towards E&T)

UGBA 105 Leading People (1 unit applies towards E&T)

UGBA 190T Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs (1 unit applies towards E&T)

CS 294-84 Integrated Device Design (2 units apply towards E&T)

CS 294-85 Critical Making (2 units apply towards E&T)

ME 110 Introduction to Product Development (2 unit applies towards E&T)

SOCIOL 121 Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Social and Cultural Context (2 units apply towards E&T)

IAS 150 Social Innovator On Ramp (2 units apply towards E&T)

CS 198 Blockchain Fundamentals (1 unit apply towards E&T)

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