The Le Bridge Startup Fellows Program gives students a deep understanding of innovation and the entrepreneurial process. Students learn from world-renowned faculty and entrepreneurs, gain hands-on experience in new venture creation, and build a valuable network of mentors and advisors for both personal and professional development.
We are seeking graduate students from top-tier universities from a range of academic disciplines. We accept highly-motivated self-starters with a demonstrated interest in technology entrepreneurship and innovation.
This program has three main components.
- Learn from experts in your field
- Team Building and problem solving
- Product Creation and solution finding
- Classes with top campus instructors
- Launching your project idea
- Networking with peers and industry fellows
- Funding your idea and team
- Scaling your project to the business level
- Building a network of contacts for your team
At UC Berkeley you will take a series of courses providing you hands-on experience in new venture creation and related topics. Part of your work will be outside of the classroom doing customer research, market validation, prototyping, and business model innovation. SCET faculty, technical experts, and local entrepreneurs will conduct lectures, workshops and provide networking opportunities designed to build your skills and enhance your experience.
The Bay Area has one of the most robust entrepreneurship ecosystems in the world. You will have different choices for organizations, student clubs, and guest lectures. The SCET and SchooLab team will organize visits to leading startups, venture capital firms, accelerators, and established technology companies that will give you unparalleled access to the Silicon Valley network.
The Le Bridge Fellows program takes place in the Fall semester every year at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at UC Berkeley. The students then have the opportunity to do their internship in San Francisco or Paris during the Spring semester.
Who Should Apply?
Preference is given to graduate students who are currently enrolled or have recently completed a master's program. We encourage students from all fields to apply.
You may also refer to the SchooLab Le Bridge home page for additional information.
How to Apply?
The Le Bridge Fellows program tuition is $30,000. This includes tuition and fees for UC Berkeley and the internship program at SchooLab SF or SchooLab Paris. Workspace and workshops are provided at SchooLab during your internship.
Students must have a Bachelor's degree. Preference is given to current Master's students. Proof of English proficiency is required. Students are responsible for tuition, accommodation, and the cost of living fees during their stay in the United States. SCET Le Bridge Fellows students will attend on an F1 Visa.
"Le Bridge taught us the American know-how to create a company and iterate quickly, whilst simultaneously opening up a massive network! I wanted to immerse myself in Silicon Valley to learn about its cultural codes which are so specific to startups".
— Timothée, CEO of Seald