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…

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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…

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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…

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

By Tommy Byman | June 10, 2020
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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
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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…

BOOST: How 5 UC Berkeley Students Created a Test to Improve Your Well-being

By Kian Talaei | April 24, 2020

Can a test be used to assess one’s well-being? Five master of engineering students have used modern machine learning tools and psychological practices to create a new tool called BOOST to assess one’s well-being, and make personalized suggestions for improving it. The journey began when the students met in the program and found that they…

Take our GRIT survey: Data-X students create Berkeley Index for Tenacity (BIT)

By Ella Jensen | April 23, 2020

“Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.” Samuel Johnson A famous quote by Samuel Johnson explains how perseverance is a better indicator of success than any other strength. A team of students in SCET’s Data-X course developed an index to quantify grit and recently launched a preliminary survey to the public.  Over…

Crisis as Catalyst: The COVID-19 Impact on Innovation

By Shomit Ghose | April 21, 2020

Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash Quarantine Angst What does the jet engine have in common with penicillin, the world’s first antibiotic? Both, as it turns out, were born in 1928, but it took the crisis of the Second World War for either to be brought into the mainstream and deployed. The war’s stresses also…

Finnish Students Reallocate Millions of COVID-19 Health Supplies

By Kyle Giffin | April 21, 2020

Most everyone has likely been told some variation of the same thing during this pandemic: “the only thing you can do is stay inside, stay sanitary, and take care of yourself.” While this is true for the majority of people, there is a certain type of entrepreneur that thrives under conditions of uncertainty. After studying…

Berkeley Innovation Podcast: Tech Uncovered – Student Startup

By Ella Jensen | April 20, 2020

Berkeley Startups Use Blockchain to Accelerate COVID-19 Response

By Kyle Giffin | April 16, 2020

Pressure on the private sector is increasing day by day as the demand for technology-based solutions to reduce the spread of the virus rises. A multitude of challenges remain for society in regards to testing and tracking the disease as well as getting people back to work. Time is of the essence.  Fortunately, a variety…

Wisconsin Primary Elections Illuminate Need for Innovative Voting Practices

By Mallika Luthar | April 14, 2020

Lines of people stood outside polling stations in Wisconsin last Tuesday. There seemed to be a heaviness in the air, as the crowd of people in masks and gloves contemplated whether exercising their civil liberties was worth risking their health as well.  This past week, the state of Wisconsin decided to go ahead with in-person…

Cal Students Launch Resource 19 to Connect Creators with Hospitals in Need

By Connor Smith | April 14, 2020

Healthcare workers across the globe are facing dire shortages of critical equipment needed to treat the coronavirus. Each day, news outlets show images of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals struggling with inadequate or non-existent PPE (personal protective equipment). The public is left at home wondering what can be done to help. With 49 states…

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SCET’s Collider Cup is one month away! Watch teams compete for $100,000 in seed funding from the Intuitive Foundation

By Mahira Dayal | April 13, 2020

On your mark, get set, go! We’re a month away from our flagship Collider Cup VI — one of the biggest student entrepreneurship events at UC Berkeley. This semester, we’re excited to introduce a brand new virtual format in which teams, judges, mentors and guests will be able to participate online.  The event will be…

Berkeley Innovation Podcast: Tech Leadership with Rachel Williams of X The Moonshot Factory at Google Alphabet

By Ella Jensen | April 12, 2020

Berkeley Innovation Podcast: Ken Sandy, Product Management Essentials

By Mahira Dayal | April 10, 2020

Foundercast: Quokka Brew Cofounders Ofek Arush & George Passantino

By Ella Jensen | April 9, 2020

SCET launches COVID-RX program to help companies adapt

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | April 6, 2020

The University of California, Berkeley, one of the world’s premier public universities and worldwide center for innovation, is taking a leading role in response to the COVID-19 health crisis and is convening industry and its vast internal expertise to launch real time initiatives to help firms accelerate and adapt to the new environment. With its…

SCET global community sends thousands of masks to Bay Area

By Ella Jensen | April 3, 2020

NC Wong, Hong Kong Baptist University alumnus and member of the SCET global community, sent 3000 surgical masks to Bay Area hospitals when he learned they were in need. NC originally reached out SCET Industry Fellow Gigi Wang asking if the Bay Area was in need. He then sent the 3,000 masks by overnight FedEx.…