Join Our Global Innovation Collider

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) is the premier institution for the study and practice of entrepreneurship and technology innovation at UC Berkeley. Our global programs are designed to build a worldwide innovation network and knowledge exchange, allowing students from all over the world to interact with renowned instructors, mentors, and experts from UC Berkeley and Silicon Valley.

Partner institutions have the opportunity to collaborate with SCET by sending faculty and venture teams to learn from and network in the Silicon Valley and UC Berkeley ecosystems.

Programs for Global Participants

Global Partners

The Global Partnership program is the premier international program at the Sutardja Center. Select universities are chosen on an annual basis for a three-year partnership that allows each institution to collaborate with the Sutardja Center (SCET) in various ways.

Startup Semester at Berkeley

Startup semester emphasizes hands-on venture-building. Using the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship, we will help you grow your network, find your new team, and immerse yourself in the dynamic Berkeley and Silicon Valley ecosystem.

Our team of Berkeley faculty, industry experts, and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, will make sure you learn the mindset and behaviors that drive success. We focus on leadership, innovation, and execution to prepare you for your role as a founder, business, or technical leader in today's dynamic global economy. It all starts here!

Global Student Profiles

What's it like to be an entrepreneur at Berkeley? Meet our global students in our global student profiles series to learn about why they are studying at Berkeley, what they are working on, and what life is like at a student in California.

Summer Venture Lab

The Summer Venture Lab Program provides graduate-level students the opportunity to take their new venture project or research one step closer to market. Utilizing the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship, the curriculum provides best practices along with an emphasis on leadership, mindset, and networking in one of the most robust entrepreneurial ecosystems in the world.

Students will honestly address real and difficult startup challenges to seek the truth about the future for each idea, team, and market opportunity. Teams will work in a hands-on collaborative environment actively engaging their own startup’s challenges while also helping their classmates, learning from the instructor, each other, and outside speakers & mentors.

Visiting Researcher Program

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) hosts visiting scholars and researchers from around the world to join us in pursuing independent or collaborative research in technology entrepreneurship and innovation engineering.

Researchers with compelling research projects in emerging technologies are encouraged to select between the topic areas of X-Lab Visiting Researcher and Independent Visiting Researcher.

Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

Global partners and students have the opportunity to send students and faculty to our Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp class at discounted rates. The 4 1/2 day venture workshop is held at UC Berkeley and is comprised of UC Berkeley students, global participants, and working professionals wishing to learn entrepreneurship and innovation skills and gain experience with building new ventures with interdisciplinary teams from around the world.