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Finding Greener Ways to Improve Technology

By Meghana Krishnakumar | January 18, 2018

For the first time ever, Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship  (BHEP) and Berkeley’s IEOR  department have joined forces to form an immersive and rigorous course, Lean Transfer (INDENG 290). This course consists of MBA students as well as M.Eng. students, undergraduates and visiting … Read More

The Key to a Good M&A Outcome for Your Start-up? Getting Started Yesterday!

By Shomit Ghose | January 2, 2018

Designing Good Exits: It’s Not Just for Architects None of us would feel comfortable in a building where no thought had been given to how to exit the structure.  A rushed and panicked egress would be dangerous, and no building … Read More

Now hiring: tenure-track faculty position at the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

By Keith McAleer | December 19, 2017

The Jacobs institute for Design Innovation is currently hiring for a tenure-track assistant professor position with a start date of July 2018. The position will work at the intersection of design and emerging technologies such as health and medical devices, smart … Read More

New board members join Alt.meat lab

By Keith McAleer | December 12, 2017

This week at the Alternative Meat Lab, students presented their latest plant-based meat projects and welcomed new board members who will be donating their expert advice to assist the lab with domain-specific knowledge in an industry that is just getting … Read More

Cal alum Arjun Dev Arora shares what he thinks is the “x-factor” every entrepreneur should have

By Brenna Smith | December 5, 2017

Students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series attended a fireside chat with 500 Startups partner and Cal alum, Arjun Dev Arora.  While Arora is an engineer by training, he developed a keen interest in the business of technology while … Read More

Tech icon Judy Estrin spoke to Berkeley students on the importance of company culture and the evolution of Silicon Valley

By Brenna Smith | December 5, 2017

Students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series attended a fireside chat with the iconic Judy Estrin. Known for contribution to the development of Transmission Control Protocol — a system that is critical for the networking in the internet to … Read More

Steve Chen appointed to co-lead Berkeley Blockchain Lab

By Keith McAleer | December 5, 2017

Steve Chen, founder of EchoLink, a credentials-verification blockchain project, has been appointed industry co-lead of the new Berkeley Blockchain Lab, a platform for students to gain real-world experience working with blockchain technology at the University of California, Berkeley. The Berkeley … Read More

Is your passport from one of these countries?: Nationality-specific visas for working and living in the U.S.

By Nadia Yakoob | November 28, 2017

At the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, we welcome many international students to our programs. But what happens after graduation? Our thanks to SCET mentor Nadia Yakoob for contributing the article below to help students understand options for staying … Read More

Global executive audience gathers for Berkeley’s Silicon Valley Innovation Leadership Week

By Jocelyn Weber Phipps | November 27, 2017

In late October, executives and managers from around the world gathered at Berkeley to participate in our first open-enrollment Silicon Valley Innovation Leadership week. In what was described as a “fantastic” and “organization changing” week. Our global participants heard from … Read More

Join us to hear the founder of blockchain startup NEO at 2:30pm this Friday December 1 at SCET

By Jocelyn Weber Phipps | November 27, 2017

  Interested in learning more about blockchain and crypto-currencies like Bitcoin? Come join us to meet Da HongFei and staff at NEO, a non-profit community-based blockchain project, to learn how NEO achieved a meteoric rise to become the #10 highest valued cryptocurrency. The event … Read More

Playground co-founder Matt Hershenson highlights the importance of finding good people to work with before worrying about a good idea

By Brenna Smith | November 20, 2017

Students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series attended a fireside chat with founder Matt Hershenson. Known for co-founding Danger, the company responsible for bringing the T-Mobile Sidekick to life, Hershenson has also worked at Apple, Phillips, and Google as … Read More

Injecting noise: students build tools to protect individual privacy from artificial intelligence

By Keith McAleer | November 15, 2017

Artificial intelligence is giving companies unprecedented insights into our personal information. Can individuals protect their privacy by using applications that add fake data to our online behavior? Recently, the credit-reporting agency EquiFax leaked the social security numbers for almost half … Read More

Mike Olson is Revolutionizing Big Data with Cloudera

By Meghana Krishnakumar | November 12, 2017

This week in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series, students had the privilege to listen to Mike Olson, co-founder and former CEO of Cloudera. Olson is not only a two-time UC Berkeley dropout, but also an accomplished engineer, sales associate, … Read More

B@B Wins 2nd and 3rd Place at Ethereal Conference

By Meghana Krishnakumar | November 9, 2017

Consensys hosted its first ever Ethereal Hackathon in partnership with Blockchain @ Berkeley on Saturday, Oct. 21 and 22nd. Consensys is a venture production studio and software development consultancy that builds enterprise solutions, decentralized applications, and other tools for the … Read More

UC Berkeley students create entrepreneurship bootcamp in Jordan

By Henry Keenan | November 7, 2017

Founded by the students with the support of UC Berkeley SCET Instructors, Startup With Purpose is a boot camp designed to teach students the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship. Successful entrepreneurs don’t achieve their success by accident; they weren’t just handed … Read More

Startup Semester: UNIST Spotlight

By Meghana Krishnakumar | November 6, 2017

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, or UNIST, is a leading university in South Korea that aims to immerse students in a creative and technical atmosphere to advance research. UNIST has four core strategies to achieve this: Creativity: UNIST … Read More

Steve Blank helps Sutardja Center execs innovate at 50x

By Keith McAleer | November 6, 2017

The world is being Amazoned. That is what startup legend Steve Blank argued last week at the Sutardja Center’s innovation leadership executive program — an annual summit of executives from around the world who come to Berkeley to learn how … Read More

Haas Alum and Traveling Spoon Co-Founder Aashi Vel encourages students to pursue ventures that ‘tug at their heart’

By Brenna Smith | November 2, 2017

Students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series attended a fireside chat with Cal alum and Traveling Spoon Co-founder Aashi Vel. Since graduating in 2011 with an MBA from the Haas School of Business, Vel and her partner Steph Lawrence … Read More

UC Berkeley tops 2017 PitchBook Report

By Catherine Li | October 23, 2017

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the University of California Berkeley, is known for its extremely rigorous courses that encourage students to reach their full potential. This, along with a vast entrepreneurship network, is why UC Berkeley has topped … Read More

Predicting the next ‘Big One’: SCET earthquake researchers find business model when most would rather not know

By Brenna Smith | October 23, 2017

  Here at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, innovators from a variety of fields utilize the Center’s resources to further their pursuits. MyShake is a prime example of an academic pursuit turned startup venture that took advantage of … Read More

UC Berkeley SCET welcomes the inaugural class for the Startup Semester

By Niles Chang | October 9, 2017

The deadline to apply for the Startup Semester Spring 2018 cohort is October 15, 2017 The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology welcomes the first-ever class of students participating in the fall 2017 Startup Semester, an exclusive program providing international … Read More

Chef Dave Anderson on alternative meats: sustainable solution and big opportunity for entrepreneurs

By Brenna Smith | October 9, 2017

During the Sutardja Center’s Alt.meat Challenge Lab course, Chef Dave Anderson walked students through his career path in the meat analog industry, imparting his view on why this emerging field is important more now than ever before. Prior to his … Read More

Analysis: Job Loss and Artificial Intelligence

By Ikhlaq | October 4, 2017

Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is currently one of the most popular topics in industry, academia, and the press, with seemingly endless applications in everything from matchmaking to self-driving cars. Tesla, Google, and many others have demonstrated that even today, these algorithms … Read More

Berkeley alum and former White House Deputy CTO Ryan Panchadsaram talks to students about civic service and fostering curiosity

By Brenna Smith | September 28, 2017

Students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series attended a fireside chat last week with Cal alumni and Kenneth Priestly Leadership Award recipient Ryan Panchadsaram. Since graduating ten years ago, Panchadsaram’s career has taken him many different places, from working … Read More

SCET Announces New Initiatives at Global Venture Lab 2017 Summit

By Meghana Krishnakumar | September 26, 2017

During the week of August 21st, professors from over 20 countries around the world came together to discuss innovative entrepreneurship at the Sutardja Center’s Global Venture Lab (GVL) Summit. Throughout the two-day summit, professors from various countries spoke about how … Read More

Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer surprises Cal students with fireside chat, shares leadership insight and career experiences

By Brenna Smith | September 25, 2017

During the week of Sept.11, students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series had the honor to learn from Marissa Mayer, former Yahoo CEO and longtime executive at Google. Mayer has been at the helm of some of the most successful products Google … Read More

Bootcamp Spotlight: Team Fishent

By Meghana Krishnakumar | September 19, 2017

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology had its bi-annual Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp (BMoE) this past week, hosting a variety of teams, individuals, and mentors from around the globe. One team consisting of individuals from Denmark and Norway … Read More

Advice from VCs Anastasia Ashman and Pamela Day

By Harika Kalluri | September 11, 2017

Last month at the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp (BMoE), we had the chance to speak with two inspiring entrepreneurs and mentors — Anastasia Ashman and Pamela Day. They shared their personal journeys as entrepreneurs and innovators, provided valuable advice … Read More

More Visa Options for International Students to Consider: The L-1 Visa for Employees of International Companies and the E-2 Investor Visa

By Nadia Yakoob | September 5, 2017

At the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, we welcome many international students to our programs. But what happens after graduation? Our thanks to SCET mentor Nadia Yakoob for contributing the article below to help students understand options for staying … Read More

SCET’s new partnership brings Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship to Denmark

By Catherine Li | August 24, 2017

SCET is supporting the Technical University of Denmark’s new Open Entrepreneurship Initiative to help bridge the gap between entrepreneurs and researchers in Denmark with the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (BMoE), a hands-on approach to learning entrepreneurship that emphasizes understanding the … Read More