Tech Firm Leadership students win ‘paperclip challenge,’ snag photo with Chancellor Carol Christ

By Mahira Dayal | October 15, 2019

Students Fionce Siow, Tammy Chan, Peru Dayani, Mina Nezam-Mafi, Ryan Chiem in the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology’s INDENG 171 – Technology Firm Leadership course proved their entrepreneurial prowess by exchanging paperclips for something priceless: A group photo with UC Berkeley Chancellor Christ. The team participated in a challenge, led by course instructor Dr. Pamela…

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Needfinding, Design Thinking, and Alternative Meat: A Conversation With Anne Fletcher

By Alyssa Plese | August 27, 2019 | 1 Comment

An edited transcription of some of the questions that came up during Alyssa Plese’s conversation with Anne Fletcher, where they spoke about need-finding, design thinking, and the role they will play in Fletcher’s upcoming challenge lab.

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European Innovation Academy students share experiences from their summer in Portugal

By Ella Jensen | August 14, 2019

Over the summer, Berkeley students attended the European Innovation Academy (EIA) in Cascais, Portugal for an intensive, fast-paced learning experience, where they learned from venture capitalists, serial entrepreneurs, executives from Silicon Valley companies, and experts from across the globe. For one week prior to the Academy, Berkeley students met in Porto, Portugal to build the…

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New ‘Off-the-Record’ Course Aims to Give Entrepreneurs the Chance to Speak More Candidly About their Startup Experience

By Keith McAleer | July 31, 2019

This fall semester, the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SCET) at the University of California, Berkeley will offer a small, selective course that will focus on some of the less glamorous elements of creating a company. The course will feature a speaker series of entrepreneurs and innovators who will share intimate details of their…

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Fall 2019 class combats plastic waste through innovation

By Ella Jensen | July 16, 2019

Interested in creatively solving the problems of an overly plastic planet? A one to two unit experiential seminar titled “Deplastifying the Planet” will be available this fall semester for innovative students to work with companies hoping to solve the issue of plastic waste.  Deplastifying the Planet, which will be held on Wednesday afternoons in downtown…

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It takes a (Blockchain) Village!

By Luke Kowalski | June 24, 2019

Spring Reflections, Fall Futures, and Student Project Highlights Spring of 2019 was the semester of collaboration and joint ventures for our Blockchain Challenge Lab. We expanded the program to include FinTech, and the new material and domain resulted in a number of novel projects, many of which are highlighted below. We saw increased teamwork across…

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Now hiring! Research for Data-X Lab

By Ella Jensen | October 16, 2019

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at the University of California, Berkeley which is part of the department of Industrial Engineering Operations Research at the University of California, Berkeley is seeking an Associate/Full Specialist to assist faculty and researchers in the X-lab. The candidate will perform work under Professor Ikhlaq Sidhu. The X-Lab will…

Healthcare’s Most Impactful AI? The “Non-contact” Kind

By Shomit Ghose | October 15, 2019

The World Health Organization reports that 45% of member states have less than one physician per 1,000 population. With the Kaiser Family Foundation reporting 27 million Americans lacking health coverage in 2017, access to healthcare is not just an issue in the developing world. These numbers help highlight healthcare’s two idealized goals: That healthcare be accessible to…

Tech Firm Leadership students win ‘paperclip challenge,’ snag photo with Chancellor Carol Christ

By Mahira Dayal | October 15, 2019

Students Fionce Siow, Tammy Chan, Peru Dayani, Mina Nezam-Mafi, Ryan Chiem in the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology’s INDENG 171 – Technology Firm Leadership course proved their entrepreneurial prowess by exchanging paperclips for something priceless: A group photo with UC Berkeley Chancellor Christ. The team participated in a challenge, led by course instructor Dr. Pamela…

Apply Now! New Innovation Engineering Discovery Project Opportunities

By Ella Jensen | October 15, 2019

Discovery Project: AI Super-RecruiterThis project is about using a data science algorithm to emulate a professional recruiter in their job of finding good candidates for executive positions.  A small team of students will work with a job recruiting firm in Asia.  The firm will have one or more of their top recruiters mark resumes to…

Smart Villages: Students Pitch to Chief Minister of Meghalaya

By Kyle Giffin | October 10, 2019

Berkeley students have been tasked with developing digital tech to help impoverished Indian villages.

Foresight Mental Health seeks to revolutionize and destigmatize mental health care

By Ella Jensen | October 7, 2019

Matt Milford and Doug Hapeman dropped out of UC Berkeley with a vision to transform mental health care. Their venture, Foresight Mental Health, is a data-driven mental health care service that uses modern technology to deliver highly personalized, data-backed treatment plans to their patients.  Foresight is based in Berkeley and provides patients with a wide…

Amazon, Google, and the Ethics of Data: How Berkeley Students Can Compete with Tech Giants

By Kyle Giffin | October 2, 2019

“Google and Amazon are so disruptive that it’s hard to think of a single company unthreatened by their presence today. If this is where your future competition will come from, how do you guard yourself for combat in this landscape? That’s what Amazoogle is all about…” – Shomit Ghose, Entrepreneur & Venture Capitalist Today’s almighty…

SCET Wins Excellence in Entrepreneurship Teaching and Pedagogical Innovation Award

By Keith McAleer | October 2, 2019

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) at the University of California, Berkeley has won an Excellence in Entrepreneurship Teaching and Pedagogical Innovation Award at 2019 The Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) conference. Learn more about what led to the award here.

SCET is finalist in Excellence in Entrepreneurship Teaching and Pedagogical Innovation award at GCEC 2019

By Keith McAleer | September 26, 2019

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) at the University of California, Berkeley is a finalist in the category of Excellence in Entrepreneurship Teaching and Pedagogical Innovation at 2019 The Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) conference, which will take place in Stockholm, Sweden on September 26-28. The SCET has been nominated for its…

Innovation Engineering – the Book (Beta Version)

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | September 16, 2019

It was never a goal of mine to write this book. However, a meeting at our Dean’s office convinced me that it needed to be done. We put this text together to guide and support our classroom projects, new venture acceleration, research lab partnerships, and collaborations with companies, (e.g. building AI/Data applications for the auto…

SCET Partners with University of Economics, Prague (VŠE) to Enhance its Innovation Pedagogy

By Ella Jensen | September 12, 2019

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SCET) at the University of California, Berkeley and the Faculty of Informatics and Statistics at the University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic recently formed a new partnership to help facilitate the exchange of pedagogy, faculty, and students between the two universities. Additionally, mentors from UC Berkeley will…

Recology SF hosts SCET’s Deplastifying the Planet Course

By David Law | September 10, 2019

Recology SF hosted SCET’s Deplastifying the Planet course on Wednesday, Septermber 4 at the Recology SF facility. Christine Wolfe, Government Relations Manager and John Ferrari, Sr Operations Manager gave the students a tour of the facility, explained operations and fielded questions from students. Recology SF is one of the largest recycling centers in the Western United…

Needfinding, Design Thinking, and Alternative Meat: A Conversation With Anne Fletcher

By Alyssa Plese | August 27, 2019

An edited transcription of some of the questions that came up during Alyssa Plese’s conversation with Anne Fletcher, where they spoke about need-finding, design thinking, and the role they will play in Fletcher’s upcoming challenge lab.

SmartDrug wins first place prize at BMoE Bootcamp

By Ella Jensen | August 27, 2019

SmartDrug took home the top prize at the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp on August 23. SmartDrug is an automatic drug development technology that gets rid of fatal side effects.  SmartDrug’s team consisted of members Arpinderjeet Singh, Ruchirangad Sharma, and Roalla Toy from UC Berkeley, Ka Wang (Frankie) Wong from Hong Kong Baptist University, and…

BMoE Bootcamp features recent Sutardja Center alumni on entrepreneurship panel

By Ella Jensen | August 21, 2019

Young, entrepreneurial former UC Berkeley students met for a panel discussion at the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (BMoE) Bootcamp held this week at UC Berkeley. The panel featured Mai Nguyen, former Berkeley undergraduate and PhD student and the CEO/Co-Founder of OptoCeutics, and former Berkeley undergraduate student Matthew Milford, co-founder of Foresight.   The panel was moderated…

Now Hiring for Data-X Spring Course

By Ella Jensen | August 20, 2019

The Industrial Engineering and Operations department at UC Berkeley is now hiring one co-instructor for the Data-X spring semester course, as well as multiple graduate student instructors.  The course is listed as INDENG 135/290 Applied Data Science with Venture Applications (Data-X) and will be offered through the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology.  This highly-applied…

Paid Research Opportunity with Berkeley Alt. Meat Lab and Millipore Sigma: Clean Meat/Lab Grown Meat

By Ella Jensen | August 20, 2019

Interested in researching alternative meat? The Berkeley Alt. Meat Lab and Millipore Sigma are currently seeking undergraduate or graduate student researchers in areas surrounding clean meat and lab grown meat. The researcher will conduct research and develop a proposal on how to establish a best practice approach to measure and modulate critical quality attributes of…

Sumeru Ventures to be featured at Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

By Ella Jensen | August 16, 2019

European Innovation Academy students share experiences from their summer in Portugal

By Ella Jensen | August 14, 2019

Over the summer, Berkeley students attended the European Innovation Academy (EIA) in Cascais, Portugal for an intensive, fast-paced learning experience, where they learned from venture capitalists, serial entrepreneurs, executives from Silicon Valley companies, and experts from across the globe. For one week prior to the Academy, Berkeley students met in Porto, Portugal to build the…

Disrupt Berkeley welcomes students of all academic backgrounds to improve campus systems through entrepreneurship

By Ella Jensen | August 13, 2019

Have you ever been frustrated by one or more of the UC Berkeley administrative systems? This coming fall, students have the chance to address problems and shortcomings with UC Berkeley administrative systems in the Challenge Lab course titled “Disrupt Berkeley.” The course, which still has open seats for enrollment, will address outdated and complicated UC…

What I’ve Learned as a Research Scholar at UC Berkeley Blockchain Lab

By Ting Ting Lee | August 1, 2019

New ‘Off-the-Record’ Course Aims to Give Entrepreneurs the Chance to Speak More Candidly About their Startup Experience

By Keith McAleer | July 31, 2019

This fall semester, the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SCET) at the University of California, Berkeley will offer a small, selective course that will focus on some of the less glamorous elements of creating a company. The course will feature a speaker series of entrepreneurs and innovators who will share intimate details of their…

Application for Fall 2019 Batch Opens at UC Berkeley’s Blockchain Xcelerator!

By Jocelyn Weber Phipps | July 21, 2019

The University of California, Berkeley is pleased to announce that the application for the Fall 2019 Batch of the Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator will be open from Monday, July 22nd until Thursday, August 15th at this site. The Xcelerator seeks to support blockchain-related startups by leveraging Berkeley’s uniquely integrated blockchain and innovation ecosystem, ranging from the…

Visiting scholar Claus Rehfeld concludes his time with SCET

By Ella Jensen | July 16, 2019

If Claus Rehfeld could start his visiting scholarship at the Sutardja Center all over again, he’d focus less on finding the exact right expert in his field to healthcare data, and spend more time connecting and listening to the diverse people that visit the Center.  Claus, a visiting Ph.D scholar from Denmark, will conclude his…

Fall 2019 class combats plastic waste through innovation

By Ella Jensen | July 16, 2019

Interested in creatively solving the problems of an overly plastic planet? A one to two unit experiential seminar titled “Deplastifying the Planet” will be available this fall semester for innovative students to work with companies hoping to solve the issue of plastic waste.  Deplastifying the Planet, which will be held on Wednesday afternoons in downtown…

Twelve teams present at the Inaugural Blockchain Xcelerator Demo Day

By Kristin Shopp, MEd | July 10, 2019

Introducing “Disrupt Berkeley,” a Fall 2019 Challenge Lab Course

By Ella Jensen | July 9, 2019

If you had the chance to re-design any administrative system at UC Berkeley, which would you choose? That is the question that students will be answering this fall in the “Disrupt Berkeley” Challenge Lab course offered through the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SCET). Through experiential learning and entrepreneurial product creation, students in “Disrupt…

SCET Summer Innovation Reading List

By Ella Jensen | June 26, 2019

Inspiring Innovation: 2019 Summer Reads By Ella Jensen | July 3, 2019   The faculty, staff, and mentorship network at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology have compiled a list of fascinating and applicable summer reads for any innovator or entrepreneur. (Looking for more summer reading? Check out the Berkeley Summer Reading.)   The Innovator’s Dilemma: The…

Congratulations to our 2019 Engineering Leadership Professional Program Graduates!

By Kristin Shopp, MEd | June 25, 2019

On June 13, 2019, fifty students came together at the Berkeley Faculty Club to celebrate the culmination of their hard work for the past five months.  Each of these students received a certificate from Professor Ikhlaq Sidhu, Chief Scientist and Founding Director of the Pantas and Ting Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology. During the…

It takes a (Blockchain) Village!

By Luke Kowalski | June 24, 2019

Spring Reflections, Fall Futures, and Student Project Highlights Spring of 2019 was the semester of collaboration and joint ventures for our Blockchain Challenge Lab. We expanded the program to include FinTech, and the new material and domain resulted in a number of novel projects, many of which are highlighted below. We saw increased teamwork across…

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