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LeBridge Startup Fellows Program

SCET Berkeley | SchooLab Paris

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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 and entrepreneurship and innovation.

The program begins each fall semester with studies at UC Berkeley followed by a required internship in the spring semester in San Francisco or Paris.


Now accepting applications for 2020!

Applications start November, 2019




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At UC Berkeley you will take a series of courses providing you hands-on experience in new venture creation and related topics. Much of your work will be outside of the classroom doing customer discovery, market validation, business model innovation, and prototyping. SCET faculty, local entrepreneurs and technical experts will conduct lectures, workshops and provide networking opportunities designed to build your skills and enhance your experience.

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UC Berkeley has one the most robust entrepreneurship ecosystems in the world. You will have your choice of meetups, student clubs, organizations, and guest lectures. The SCET and SchooLab teams will also arrange visits to leading startups, venture capital firms, accelerators and established technology companies to gain unparalleled access to our Silicon Valley network.


The Le Bridge Fellows program takes place from August to May every academic year at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at UC Berkeley.  The fall semester is on campus at UC Berkeley and the spring semester internship may be located in San Francisco or Paris depending on preferences.

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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 fields to apply, from engineering, business, design, humanities and 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:


The Le Bridge Fellows program tuition is  27,000 Euros. 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.

Selection Process

Students must have completed a minimum of a Bachelor's degree. Preference is given to current or completed Master's students. Proof of English proficiency is required. Students are responsible for tuition, accommodation and 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

FAQ / Contact Us

If you have further questions about Startup Semester at Berkeley, please contact David Law at or Susan Giesecke at

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