The Sutardja Center international students come from all over the world to experience UC Berkeley's entrepreneurial culture. At SCET, we believe in empowering innovators to positively change the world, and our students are at the front of this transformative effort by driving the creative forces behind UC Berkeley's unique ecosystem.
Students in the Startup Semester and the Le Bridge Fellows program have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a rich innovation environment, develop their own startup ideas, and connect with industry experts and mentors.
Startup Semester Program
Students: Joachim Raadstoga, Kongpasit Rojyaroon, Nattaporn Trithepchulyakul
Joachim Scheele Raadstoga is a Master in Technology Entrepreneurship student at the Technical University of Denmark and a Startup Semester student at UC Berkeley.
With several national and international awards in entrepreneurship, education, and finance, Joachim wants to dedicate his professional life to developing businesses that will positively impact society.
Joachim is currently the founder of StrateCy, a Cyber Security SaaS solution. StrateCy works with companies of all sizes to find the most relevant cyber threats to them, and helps reduce their risk of being hacked.
Kongpasit Rojyaroon is a B.A.Sc. student at the School of Integrated Innovation (Scii) at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, and a Startup Semester student at UC Berkeley.
With a passion for economic sustainability, his goal is to decrease social disparities with a peer-to-peer lending system that increases opportunities for users in Thailand.
Kong trying to create a robust alternative credit score for formal and informal loans. Providing formal loan access for people without bank accounts who have less opportunity and deserved a chance to stand on their own.
Nattaporn Trithepchulyakulis is a B.A.Sc. student specializing in Digital Economy & Sustainable Development at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.
Passionate about entrepreneurship, investment, and technology, Natty has a strong belief that the intersection of technology and innovation can change the world.
She is the CEO and Co-founder of NillaConect, a user-friendly and seamless Defi aggregation protocol. NillaConnect aims to bring the benefits of Decentralized Finance (Defi) to users in Thailand and throughout the world.
Startup Management Program
Students: Antoine Fenoy, Hélène Kondratieff, Jocelyn Jean Levasseur
Antoine Fenoy is a student from Skema Business School in France currently pursuing a dual Master in Entrepreneurship & Innovation at UC Berkeley.
He is passionate about sustainability and the environment, and he believes we can leverage technology to better solve the world's current climate problems.
Antoine is currently working on an innovative eco-friendly project that aims to reduce pollution in the fashion industry. His team is working with nettle plants to produce a sustainable and good quality textile.
Hélène Kondratieff is a SKEMA Business School student and a Startup Management and Tech Entrepreneurship student at UC Berkeley.
She is passionate about building businesses from scratch by understanding their potential users, and recently worked on the developing an AI tool.
Hélène is currently working on Sharapp, an app focused on promoting a sustainable mode of consumption by enabling customers to list and rent any items they have at their homes.
Jocelyn Levasseur is a Master of International Management (MiM) at SKEMA Business school in France, and currently a student at UC Berkeley.
With a passion for life sciences and Artificial Intelligence, Jocelyn wants to dedicate his professional life to creating and supporting businesses that add value to society.
Jocelyn is currently working on a AI-based physical therapy solution. His project provides people with personalized tele-health solutions through the creation of digital twins based on data-collecting devices.
Startup Semester Program
Students: Athitchai Wanapaison, Dechathorn Rangsiyopash, Francesca Greco
Athitchai Wanapaison (Somwang) is an undergrad student at the School of Integrated Innovation at Chulalongkorn University and a Startup Semester student at UC Berkeley.
With an interest in business, and problem solving, Athitchai aims to breach the existing gap between businesses across borders, and develop a startup community for entrepreneurs in Thailand.
He is currently working on Carelify, a medical platform that uses individual health data to provide personalized health recommendations. He is also working on Edutech, a platform that provides online education to rural students.
Dechathorn Rangsiyopash (Mac) is a student at the School of Integrated Innovation at Chulalongkorn University, and a Startup Semester Student at the University of California Berkeley.
With his specialization in Entrepreneurship, Smart Cities, and Sustainable Development, Mac is seeking to create solutions that would enhance people's well-being, while creating an impact on society.
Mac is the Co-Founder of PetFund, a startup project based on an online fundraising platform that allows pet owners who cannot afford medical expenses to raise funds to cover their all of their pets medical tests and expenses.
Francesca Maria Greco
Francesca Greco is currently on her last semester in IEOR at Polytechnic of Milan in Italy, with a 1st year in Mechanical Engineering and a 2nd year in Business Administration.
Deeply interested in innovation and technology, Francesca has been involved in a Startup Accelerator at Donghua University in Shanghai, and in business strategy programs at her home university.
Francesca is passionate about energy engines and machines, and she is currently planning to pursue graduate studies in power generation, while she also keeping working on her entrepreneurship and corporate skills.
Startup Management Program
Students: Brahim Belasri-Nogueira, Marie Dubois, Thibaut Pousse
Brahim Belasri is a SKEMA Business School student doing a double degree in Entrepreneurship, Technology and Startup Management. He holds a Law degree from University of Toulouse.
After an experience at Accenture Middle East in Dubai in the Ventures & Open Innovation department and a semester of studies in Brazil, Brahim is now involved in the "USA Launching Pad" program to support companies develop their business in the United States.
Passionate about politics and new technologies, Brahim wants to enter the GovTech sector by launching DAOcracy: the first blockchain (DAO) platform connecting citizens and public decision makers.
Marie Dubois is a student from SKEMA Business School in France, and currently pursuing a degree in Startup Management at University if California, Berkeley.
For a few years now Marie has been passionate about the entrepreneurial world: its challenges, its dynamics and its learning environment. Throughout her past experiences, she developed a special interest and curiosity for startups and a strong willingness to become an entrepreneur herself.
She is currently working on Speak, a peer-to-peer platform aimed at increasing students' access to mental healthcare. Speak is a project that uses AI to improve service efficiency. for it's users”
Thibaut Pousse is a student from SKEMA Business School in France and is part of the Entrepreneurship, Technology & Startup Management Program at UC Berkeley.
Passionate about sports, Thibaut recently became interested in mental health’s unmet needs. Through his past experiences as a project manager, partnership, and event manager, Thibaut increasingly gained an interest in entrepreneurship and decided to pursue the challenge of becoming an entrepreneur.
He is currently working on Speak, a mental health support platform that provides students with access to affordable mental care, and allows them to work on personal traumas and difficult life events."