The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) is the premiere institution at UC Berkeley for the study and practice of innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship. Our mission is to empower innovators to positively change the world. We believe in focusing on innovation that matters to create the biggest impact for our students, alumni, and society.
The Center educates more than 2,000 students per year from diverse majors across the UC Berkeley campus to help students learn how to have agency and create change. We help students develop growth mindsets to enable them to do anything they put their minds to. We value diversity in all that we do, and help students understand its value. And we help innovators act ethically, as we believe that they are responsible for what they create.
By donating to SCET you will help us enable more students to be empowered to positively change the world.
By donating to our general fund you will allow SCET to put your resources where its most in need, whether this is helping us develop a new course, creating a new program to include students from across campus, developing new relationships with innovators around the world, or helping us develop more forums to enable entrepreneurs to focus on innovation that matters.
SCET Academic Programs
Our award-winning curriculum is designed to enable students to learn innovation by creating real venture projects working on relevant problems in industry today. We believe that you can’t learn entrepreneurship by reading a book or watching a lecture, but that you have to learn inductively by discovering patterns for yourself on how to create successful projects. By understanding your own relationship with failure, risk, trust, openness, and other factors, students can learn how to innovate and create valuable innovations for society. By supporting our SCET Academic Program fund, you will be supporting more students to have the chance to learn how they can be a changemaker in the world and bring their ideas to reality.
Our Alternative Meats Lab is a one-of-a-kind program that enables entrepreneurial students the chance to develop new ventures in the alternative protein space. Students learn how to design novel proteins that will be most suitable for this growing market, as well as the technical proficiencies and chemistry to make new plant-based meats ‘from scratch.’ By supporting this program, you will enable us to hire more students for our lab, and educate more students in our alternative meat courses. Alternative meats are a great example of innovation that matters, as they have the potential to improve health, climate change, and animal welfare.