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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 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 from a range of disciplines. We accept highly-motivated self-starters with a demonstrated interest in technology and 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 2020!

Applications start November, 2019




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At SCET Berkeley you will spend most of your time outside of the classroom doing customer discovery, market validation, business model innovation, prototyping and meeting with mentors. SCET faculty will conduct lectures, workshops and will establish networking opportunities designed to build up 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 December every year at the Sutardja center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at UC 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

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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  20,000 Euros. This 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.

Selection Process

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 undergo 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 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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