Takeaways from Innovation-X Roundtable: Reevaluating the Supply Chain

By Suyash Jaju | September 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has substantially disrupted the global supply chain. Within a matter of months, the transportation, logistics, and manufacturing industries have gone through rapid and accelerated transformation. New questions and opportunities are now coming up for the future of the supply chain. How has the role of the supply chain evolved in the current…

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Shomit Ghose’s Inaugural Best of SCET Berkeley Talk-Crisis as a Catalyst

By Mallika Luthar | September 22, 2020
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Ikhlaq Sidhu on how COVID-19 will affect the business world

By Suyash Jaju | September 14, 2020
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Amid COVID-19, the Alt: Meat Lab continues its research

By Farhan Hossain | August 11, 2020
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Takeaways from Innovation-X Roundtable 2: Reimagining Education

By Suyash Jaju | July 31, 2020
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A Global Statistician’s Love for Lily Seeds Turns Entrepreneurial!

By Devanshi Rathi | July 29, 2020

For Mallika Chawla, entrepreneurship was not something that came by nature. She was a trained economist and statistician obtaining her master’s degree from the University of Cambridge, which she followed up by working in a high-profiled role at Goldman Sachs in Singapore. However, her tryst with entrepreneurship began when she moved to Silicon Valley, the…

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Takeaways from Innovation-X Roundtable: Reevaluating the Supply Chain

By Suyash Jaju | September 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has substantially disrupted the global supply chain. Within a matter of months, the transportation, logistics, and manufacturing industries have gone through rapid and accelerated transformation. New questions and opportunities are now coming up for the future of the supply chain. How has the role of the supply chain evolved in the current…

Shomit Ghose’s Inaugural Best of SCET Berkeley Talk-Crisis as a Catalyst

By Mallika Luthar | September 22, 2020
Ikhlaq Sidhu

Ikhlaq Sidhu on how COVID-19 will affect the business world

By Suyash Jaju | September 14, 2020

Amid COVID-19, the Alt: Meat Lab continues its research

By Farhan Hossain | August 11, 2020
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Takeaways from Innovation-X Roundtable 2: Reimagining Education

By Suyash Jaju | July 31, 2020

A Global Statistician’s Love for Lily Seeds Turns Entrepreneurial!

By Devanshi Rathi | July 29, 2020

For Mallika Chawla, entrepreneurship was not something that came by nature. She was a trained economist and statistician obtaining her master’s degree from the University of Cambridge, which she followed up by working in a high-profiled role at Goldman Sachs in Singapore. However, her tryst with entrepreneurship began when she moved to Silicon Valley, the…

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Take-Aways from the Innovation-X Roundtable: Innovation in Times of Change

By Suyash Jaju | July 16, 2020

Black swans are rare and unpredictable events that create a huge impact on the ways we live and work. During the Covid-19 pandemic, individuals and companies have to adapt to a new normal for daily life. Which industries are thriving and which are struggling in the new normal? What will the consequences be for how…

Founder’s Playbook: Guitar Hero’s Founder Gives Advice on Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

By Keith McAleer | July 16, 2020

The Founder’s Playbook is an interview series presented by UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology. On The Founder’s Playbook, we speak to entrepreneurs & innovators to discover their routines, fail-ups, mindsets, and get the real stories behind what it’s like to create something new. Today we have the co-founder of Guitar Hero and…

Y Combinator’s Geoff Ralston Gives Guidance to Students on How to Create a Startup While in School

By Keith McAleer | July 16, 2020

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology hosted an event with Y Combinator to help students understand how to apply to the top accelerator and hear from YC President Geoff Ralston on how to create a startup while attending school. The full video is available below. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up to…

Student startup Prodbnb revolutionizes experiential marketing and hospitality

By Kevin Lin | July 14, 2020

Would you buy a $2,000 mattress without trying it? How certain would you be of your purchase if you only got 15 minutes with it in a showroom? This is the exact hurdle that many product marketers face today: convincing a consumer to make a financial investment into buying a higher priced, higher quality product. …

Higher Education and the Zoombie Apocalypse

By Shomit Ghose | July 9, 2020

Virtualization Comes for Higher Ed Murder hornets. The Great Toilet Paper Panic. And New York Magazine’s thought-provoking interview with NYU’s Scott Galloway on the coming disruption to higher education.  All serve to mark the calamitous year of 2020.  Just as the Internet has virtualized the retail industry, it’s now begun to do the same to…

The Founder’s Playbook: New SCET video series focuses on founder routines, fail-ups, and mindsets

By Keith McAleer | July 8, 2020

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) at the University of California, Berkeley has just launched a new video series called The Founder’s Playbook that aims to get the real stories of what it’s like for innovators to create something new. Subscribe to SCET YouTube to follow the Founder’s Playbook. The series, hosted by…

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Inspiring Innovation: 2020 Summer Reading List

By Suyash Jaju | July 7, 2020

Inspiring Innovation: 2020 Summer Reading List The faculty, staff, and mentorship network at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology have compiled a list of 10 fascinating and applicable summer 2020 reads for any innovator or entrepreneur!   (Looking for more reading? Check out our 2019 Summer Reading List!) Artificial Intelligence: A Guide For Thinking…

‘!important’ Safety Startup Just Might Save the Self-Driving Industry

By Kyle Giffin | July 6, 2020

With Uber, Waymo, Google, and Tesla leading the way towards a self-driving future, more autonomous vehicles are hitting the roads every single day. However, despite the fact that these vehicles are 100x less likely to crash than a human, nearly 75% of Americans still feel unsafe on the road with autonomous cars. Myriad efforts are…

Startup Semester students among winning teams in Google Developer Student Club Solution Challenge 2020

By Keith McAleer | July 1, 2020

Three students from the Spring 2020 cohort of SCET’s Startup Semester program were among the winning teams of the Google’s Developer Student Club’s Solution Challenge 2020. The goal of the challenge was to “use technology to solve a local problem together with community.” Submissions were accepted from more than 60 countries and 800 universities around…

SCET Launches New Global Online Courses in Leadership and Data for Professionals

By Jocelyn Weber Phipps | June 23, 2020

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology at the University of California, Berkeley now has two new offerings for professionals and researchers around the world – Data-X Live, Online & Engineering Leadership Global. Data-X Live, Online: Develop new skills in this applied data science course Data-X has been a highly popular course at UC Berkeley…

Team Upcycle – Method and Whole Foods Partnership

Reduce, Reuse, ‘Upcycle’!

By Suyash Jaju | June 23, 2020

Ideas that have the potential to make an enormous positive impact come by once in a lifetime…unless you’re a part of the ‘Deplastify the Planet’ Challenge Lab at UC Berkeley! Read about Team Upcycle’s journey of working with Method and Whole Foods, and learn how they stumbled upon a solution to develop affordable, fully compostable…

Startup Semester student Johannes studied six weeks in Berkeley and founded a startup in Hawaii

By Tommy Byman | June 10, 2020

SCET celebrates the outgoing Spring 2020 Startup Semester cohort

By Mahira Dayal | May 15, 2020

We were proud to honor our outgoing cohort of Startup Semester students at their graduation ceremony, held on Friday, May 8, 2020. Our Spring 2020 cohort features 18 students, hailing from 5 different countries. The event highlighted short speeches by three participants — Anushka Purohit, Anupam Tiwari and Anant Mishra — who reflected on their classes, Startup…

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COVID-19 is the biggest driver of digital transformation yet

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | May 14, 2020

Student Perspective: A Semester of Euphoria

By Anushka Purohit | May 14, 2020

When climbing the hill like roads to the Goldman School of Policy, the location of my Technology Entrepreneurship class, I couldn’t help but focus on my excitement, so much that the irregularity in my breath didn’t even bother me. For the first class, I arrived 15 minutes early. I was so excited, and contrary to…

SCET takes Collider Cup VI online, with team Crop Up snagging the top prize

By Ella Jensen | May 13, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t stop SCET’s top entrepreneurial talent from showcasing their startups at the flagship Collider Cup VI on May 7. 200 UC Berkeley community members, including teams, judges, mentors and guests participated in the Collider Cup via Zoom.  Crop Up from Ricardo San Martin’s Alternative Meat Challenge Lab course snagged the top prize.…

Pivoting from Adversity to Opportunity — In the Spring 2020 Emerging Tech and Social Impact Challenge Lab

By Luke Kowalski | May 11, 2020

The Spring 2020 semester started innocently enough. There was an epidemic at the other end of the world, but it seemed like it would not really affect us in the Bay Area. The students came up with some early ideas for their startups after going through their problem/solution exercises. The teams of 4-6 students were…

Student perspective: The importance of data for the future of business and practical tips for your next pitch

By Luis Porras | May 6, 2020

Y Combinator CEO Michael Seibel on “the under reported virus among founders today”

By Ella Jensen | May 4, 2020

“Solve a real problem,” Michael Seibel, CEO and partner at Y Combinator, told SCET student entrepreneurs in the final A. Richard Newton Lecture Series of the semester.  Seibel’s candid advice didn’t stop there. Throughout his talk, he shared forthright tips for success in the startup world. He discussed the biggest mistakes he sees in young…

Berkeley Innovation Podcast: Sex Tech: Lioness… no tigers, Go Bears, A.I.!!!

By Ella Jensen | May 3, 2020

Apply to be a Fall 2020 Course Coordinator

By Mahira Dayal | May 1, 2020

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) is a global innovation hub headquartered at UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering where aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators take deep dives into the world of technology entrepreneurship and embark on the path to develop exciting new ventures. The Center is currently seeking Course Coordinators for Fall 2020 classes.…

Berkeley Innovation Podcast: Startup Success – Product Market Fit with Y-Combinator’s Michael Seibel

By Ella Jensen | April 30, 2020

BMOE Bootcamp Team wins Haas Impact Venture Showcase

By Kyle Giffin | April 29, 2020

Sea Warden has just won the Haas Impact Venture Showcase! The seafood certification startup managed to come out on top in a competition against 7 other teams, all of which demonstrated a unique combination of passion, creativity, leadership, subject matter expertise, and business savvy. Startups of the showcase, funded by the AMP impact accelerator, targeted…

Changes to Fall 2020 Global Programs in response to COVID-19

By Ricardo Rodriguez Iglesias | April 28, 2020

Every year, we look forward to welcoming international students to UC Berkeley for our spring and fall programs at the Sutardja Center. Empowering innovators to positively change the world is what drives us forward. However, given the growing concerns around COVID-19, we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone the in-person component of the Startup Semester and…