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The Le Bridge Startup Fellows Program gives students a deep understanding of innovation and the entrepreneurial process. Students learn critical skills from world-renowned faculty and entrepreneurs, gain hands-on experience in new venture creation, and build a network of mentors and advisors for both personal and professional development. Based on the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship, the program focuses on building the mindset and behaviors of successful entrepreneurs.
We recruit graduate students from top-tier universities and from a range of disciplines. We accept highly-motivated, self-starters with a demonstrated interest in technology entrepreneurship. The Le Bridge Fellows Program has two required components: Four months at the University of California Berkeley's Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) and nine months at SchooLab Paris Innovation Studio where they will either continue work on their new venture or pursue an internship in corporate innovation.
Now accepting applications for 2019!
Apply by March 31, 2019
At SCET Berkeley you will spend the bulk of your time outside of the classroom on customer discovery, market validation, business model innovation, prototyping and meeting with mentors. SCET faculty will conduct lectures, workshops and arrange networking opportunities designed to build the skills you need to execute with speed and efficiency.
UC Berkeley has one the most robust entrepreneurship ecosystems in the world. You will have your choice of meetups, student clubs and organizations, and guest lectures. The SCET and SchooLab teams will also arrange visits to leading startups, venture capital firms, accelerators and established technology firms to gain unparalleled access to our Silicon Valley network.
The Le Bridge Fellows program runs every August to December at SCET Berkeley. The SchooLab Paris component begins in January, following completion of the Berkeley program.
Key Dates / 2019
Orientation and Networking - 7 August
Workshop - 14 August
Workshop - 21 August
First Day of Instruction - 28 August
Holidays (no class) - 2 Sep, 11 Nov, 27-29 Nov
Final Presentations - Week of 9 Dec
Last Week of Instruction & Graduation - Week of 16 Dec
Who Should Apply?
Preference is given to graduate students who are currently enrolled or have recently completed a masters program. We encourage students from all disciplines to apply from engineering, business, design, humanities and the social sciences.
You may also refer to the SchooLab Le Bridge home page for additional information.
How to Apply?
Please complete the application form via the link above or contact SchooLab Paris directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Le Bridge Fellows program tuition is 20,000 Euros, which includes tuition and fees for UC Berkeley and the landing program at SchooLab Paris. UC Berkeley estimates the cost of living at $1,800 per month. Students must show proof of funding at the time of acceptance.
We are seeking self-motivated, self-disciplined team players with a passion for technology entrepreneurship.
Students must have proof of English proficiency and provide both a resume and a statement of purpose. SchooLab Paris will review applications and the candidates will undertake two rounds of interviews to be evaluated by Le Bridge Alumni, the SchooLab team & Berkeley professors.
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 specic to startups — Timothée, CEO of Seald