NEWS

SCET's most recent updates and accomplishments

Alt.Meat Lab receives funding to help startups develop alternatives to animal products

By Revati Thatte | February 14, 2019

UC Berkeley’s Alternative Meats (Alt.Meat) Lab has received $125,000 from the Open Philanthropy Project to support research and development of animal product alternatives. The Alt.Meat Challenge Lab was created in 2017 at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology to … Read More

Olivia Wang talks about Zhenfund and connecting a global community of investors

By Mahira Dayal | February 12, 2019

Olivia Wang — a philosopher by trade — broke into the tech industry as the 7th employee at Zhenfund, back in 2014. Wang visited the Sutardja Center Newton Lecture Series on February 5 to talk about Zhenfund, what the startup ecosystem … Read More

Arrow Capital and Berkeley SkyDeck Launch New Funding Opportunity for Startups

By Mahira Dayal | February 5, 2019

Are you looking to raise investment for your startup? Look no further than “Get Funded,” a new opportunity for founders to pitch their startups and receive funding! This program — launched by Arrow Capital and Berkeley Skydeck in collaboration with The House, … Read More

Yoky Matsuoka talks robotics, road to role as Google Health VP

By Revati Thatte | February 4, 2019

  Yoky Matsuoka is many things — a former aspiring professional tennis player, mother of four kids, and EECS extraordinaire. She’s also the vice president of Google Health and holds more than 250 patents. Matsuoka stopped by the Sutardja Center’s … Read More

SCET Hosts Software Maestro Program for the First Time

By Yoojin Chung | January 30, 2019

This winter, SCET hosted the Software Maestro (SOMA) program for the first time in collaboration with Silicon Valley Reboot Program and the Institute of Information & Communications Technology Planning & Evaluation (IITP). Students participating in the two-week innovation program were … Read More

UC Berkeley Launches Accelerator to Support Blockchain Startups

By Keith McAleer | January 28, 2019

The University of California, Berkeley has just announced the formation of a new blockchain-focused accelerator, the Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator. The new accelerator will help entrepreneurs pursue ventures in the blockchain space, tap into the vast resources of UC Berkeley and … Read More

Want to work on disruptive technologies? Make your big ideas come to life through Samsung’s UVENTURE Program!

By Catherine Li | January 18, 2019

Samsung UVENTURE Office Hours: Learn firsthand about Samsung’s UVENTURE Program or get guidance on drafting your proposal. RSVP for the event on Facebook here. More details below: Date: Thursday, January 24th Time: 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM Location: Sutardja Center … Read More

We’re hiring! Looking for students passionate about data and blockchain

By Catherine Li | January 17, 2019

Current openings for UC Berkeley students to join the Data-X and Blockchain Lab at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) for AI, Blockchain, and Data projects: 3 technical lead Data / AI positions (paid) 2 technical lead Blockchain positions (paid) 2 self-directed undergrad … Read More

HKBU students talk goals, challenges, and advice for SCET’s Startup Semester

By Harika Kalluri | December 18, 2018

Through a global partnership with the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, students from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) studied at UC Berkeley this semester as part of the Startup Semester study abroad program in order to learn about entrepreneurship and … Read More

SRM professor seeks to understand how teaching entrepreneurship differs around the world

By Harika Kalluri | December 18, 2018

Are teachings in American university translatable across the world? That’s exactly what Professor Richard T. Wilson of Sri Ramaswamy Memorial (SRM) Institute, Chennai is trying to figure out.     To better understand how entrepreneurship is taught in the United … Read More

Using Blockchain for (Social) Good! Four student ventures and use cases

By Luke Kowalski | December 17, 2018

Blockchain is a transformative technology capable of disrupting industries and even altering the social fabric. The recent initial coin offering scandals, plummeting cryptocurrency values, and the general wild west nature of this space have scared off some early adopters and … Read More

Data-X Poster Session shows breadth of AI projects

By Keith McAleer | December 11, 2018

This semester students had an opportunity to apply the latest data science tools and algorithms to real-life industry problems in our course Applied Data Science with Venture Applications, also known as Data-X (INDENG 135 / 290).  For the first time, students … Read More

Ikhlaq Sidhu honored by IEEE Educational Activities Board

By Keith McAleer | November 26, 2018

On November 16, SCET founder and chief scientist Prof. Ikhlaq Sidhu was honored with the 2018 IEEE Major Education Innovation Award by the IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) for his contributions in entrepreneurship pedagogy and innovative teaching methods. “I’d like to express … Read More

Humu is using machine learning to create a happier workplace

By Keith McAleer | November 20, 2018

Wayne Crosby, co-founder and head of product & engineering at Humu, visited the Sutardja Center’s Silicon Valley Innovation Leadership Week executive program to talk about the next industry being revolutionized by artificial intelligence and machine learning: human resources. In Crosby’s … Read More

Data-X Poster Session to take place on December 4th

By Keith McAleer | November 14, 2018

Do you have an interest in data science, artificial intelligence, and emerging technologies? Attend the Data-X Poster Session to see 40 high-quality student projects in areas ranging from cryptocurrency to sports technology. This poster session will take place on Tuesday December 4th … Read More

Arrow Capital announces applications for Berkeley-based startups

By Revati Thatte | November 13, 2018

Attention, UC Berkeley startups: Arrow Capital, a new venture capitalist firm, is looking to bolster Berkeley-based startups. Funded by Bow Capital — the only venture capitalist firm funded by and partnered with the UC endowment — Arrow Capital aims to … Read More

Join us for Collider Cup III, a showcase of UC Berkeley’s best student ventures

By Adam Dada | November 13, 2018

12 top teams, 1 grand prize! The Collider Cup is the all-star showcase of Berkeley’s best student venture projects. The event will feature student pitches in emerging technology areas including data science, blockchain, artificial intelligence, and sports technology. One team … Read More

Dawn Song presents on privacy-preserving technology at SVIL 2018

By Revati Thatte | November 10, 2018

UC Berkeley professor Dawn Song visited the Sutardja Center’s Silicon Valley Innovation Leadership program to introduce her startup, Oasis Labs, which touts privacy-preserving technology using blockchain. Song said that with machine learning, banks could use more data to train better … Read More

Executives See the Future of Work at Bluescape during Silicon Valley Innovation Leadership Week

By Jocelyn Weber Phipps | November 9, 2018

Executives taking part in SCET’s Silicon Valley Innovation Leadership week had the opportunity to visit the San Francisco office of Bluescape, a leader of innovative, collaboration workspace solutions, and begin to envision the integration of the many tools used in workplaces … Read More

Call for Blockchain Research Proposals – Funded by Ripple’s Partnership with Haas on the University Blockchain Research Initiative

By Jocelyn Weber Phipps | November 9, 2018

The Sutardja Center’s Blockchain Lab is pleased to share the Call for Research Proposals from the Blockchain Initiative being led by Haas’ Institute for Business & Social Impact (IBSI) & Master in Financial Engineering (MFE) Program.  The Haas Blockchain Initiative … Read More

Alums partner with Mayo Clinic to develop ML algorithms to detect heart disease

By Harika Kalluri | November 6, 2018

SCET alums at Eko, a healthcare device company, have recently partnered with the Mayo Clinic to develop technology that uses machine-learning to help physicians better detect easily-missed heart diseases in patients. According to AI in Healthcare: Through the collaboration, the companies … Read More

Blockchain: From Utopian to Practical

By Ikhlaq | November 1, 2018

Safe, Scalable, Cost-effective and Now Many organizations are testing blockchain solutions today as demonstrations and trials, while relatively few “blockchain compliant” systems are in mass scale production.  The reason for this is understandable.  Some firms hold back because of the … Read More

UC Berkeley student group continues to lead in their breadth of blockchain activities

By Harika Kalluri | October 29, 2018

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology congratulates the Blockchain at Berkeley student-organization for an outstanding year of contributions to the Berkeley blockchain ecosystem — see their State of the Ledger 2018! UC Berkeley, the Sutardja Center, and SCET students … Read More

Berkeley Method gets students thinking like entrepreneurs

By Gretchen Kell | October 25, 2018

It was a stressor of an assignment for some 400 students at the European Innovation Academy (EIA) in Cascais, Portugal: Form diverse teams of five and, in just 15 days, create startups to pitch to a panel of investors, in hopes of … Read More

SCET Global: Redefining health data with Claus Rehfeld

By Revati Thatte | October 22, 2018

Can health data be marketable? That’s the fundamental question that visiting researcher Claus Rehfeld hopes to answer during his time at the Sutardja Center this year. An economist by education, Rehfeld spent 20 years working in businesses related to health … Read More

Now Available: Introduction to Mindset and Behavior for Innovation (video)

By Keith McAleer | October 16, 2018

Which mindsets and behaviors do successful entrepreneurs typically have? How can entrepreneurs learn and practice these mindsets and behaviors to become more innovative? Presented by Ikhlaq Sidhu, director and chief scientist of the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET). … Read More

GoGoVan creator Steven Lam visits SCET’s Newton Series

By Revati Thatte | October 16, 2018

Steven Lam, co-founder of GoGoVan and Sutardja Center alumnus, visited SCET’s Newton Series lectures to share his experience as an entrepreneur. GoGoVan, a company that connects van drivers with customers to transport goods, was valued at $1 billion as of August … Read More

Artificial Intelligence and the Rumsfeld Test

By Shomit Ghose | October 10, 2018

“But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don’t know we don’t know.” – United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, February 12, 2002 An artificial intelligence strategy is the corporate equivalent of your spleen: everyone has one, but … Read More

‘The most powerful force in the world’: Coinbase CEO on the rise of cryptocurrency

By Revati Thatte | October 3, 2018

Digital currency exchange company Coinbase is taking the bitcoin world by storm. CEO and co-founder Brian Armstrong took the stage at TechCrunch San Francisco in September to share his experience in building Coinbase. According to Armstrong, about 40,000 people signed … Read More

SCET hosts alums, faculty, and friends for Cal football

By Harika Kalluri | October 2, 2018

This past Saturday, the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology at the University of California, Berkeley hosted their first tailgate open house at California Memorial Stadium. Cal alumni, Berkeley faculty, and some of Berkeley’s best students came together to cheer … Read More