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The Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Winners Announced Fall 2017

By Meghana Krishnakumar | August 21, 2017

Written by Catherine Li and Meghana Krishnakumar  During the week of August 14th, 2017, SCET had its bi-annual Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (BMoE) Bootcamp showcasing students from over 15 countries. This semester’s bootcamp consisted of lecture talks by experienced technology and … Read More

Beyond the Molecule and Beyond the Device: Machine Learning and the Future of Healthcare

By Shomit Ghose | August 21, 2017

“The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads. That sucks.” – Jeffrey Hammerbacher, Facebook Hammerbacher’s Lament Are we fated to suffer Hammerbacher’s Lament, with our best minds, and our best data, solely serving … Read More

Announcing BEGIN: Berkeley’s New Gateway to Innovation

By Harika Kalluri | August 18, 2017

The University of California, Berkeley has created its first ever virtual hub for innovation on campus, named Berkeley Begin – the Berkeley Gateway to Innovation. Now entrepreneurs can more easily connect with Berkeley’s robust network of innovation courses, incubators, accelerators, funding, and … Read More

UC Berkeley Sutardja Center launches new lab to take on $1 trillion meat industry

By Keith McAleer | August 17, 2017

The new alt.meat lab will enable engineering, science, and entrepreneurship students to utilize high-tech approaches to create plant-based meat alternatives targeted at satisfying meat lovers The University of California, Berkeley is creating a new Alternative Meats Lab (alt.meat lab) to … Read More

Reflecting on “Why” for UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology

By Ikhlaq | August 1, 2017

Let’s Reflect: We are now in the 12th year of our journey with the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology.  Overall, it has been a prolific experience at Berkeley as we have taught over 5,000 students, developed over 100 new … Read More

Sutardja Center to help advance entrepreneurship in India

By Keith McAleer | July 31, 2017

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) at the University of California, Berkeley has entered into a partnership with Sri Ramaswami Memorial University (SRM) to help establish new centers for innovation and entrepreneurship in India. SRM wishes to embrace … Read More

Innovation Workshop Held for William Demant Executive Team at Sutardja Center

By Jocelyn Weber Phipps | June 26, 2017

The Sutardja Center was pleased to welcome the executive team from William Demant this week to our Innovation Collider space at the Cal Memorial Stadium.  The custom workshop was focused on entrepreneurship and innovation in mature companies. William Demant, based in … Read More

Tesla Co-Founder Marc Tarpenning Visits ELPP

By Yoojin Chung | June 22, 2017

On June 5th, the University of California, Berkeley’s Engineering Leadership Professional Program (ELPP) had the pleasure of hearing from Marc Tarpenning — the co-founder of Tesla, a car company which recently surpassed Ford in market value as investors bet on … Read More

Global Venture Lab 2017

By Adam Dada | June 8, 2017

On behalf of the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, we would like to invite you to the 8th Global Venture Lab at UC Berkeley. The Global Venture Lab (GVL) is an international summit of academics, entrepreneurs, and innovators sharing … Read More

Students Pitch Transnational Security Tools in Washington D.C.

By Adam Dada | June 5, 2017

Eight weeks of ideation, prototyping, and pitches led 17 UC Berkeley students to Washington D.C. where they presented their hard work to Treasury Department officials as well as the defense and intelligence communities. Reflecting on this amazing experience, the Collider participants want other … Read More

Free Ventures Demo Day: From Seed to Startup

By Meghana Krishnakumar | May 18, 2017

On May 2nd, 2017, Free Ventures hosted its semi-annual Demo Day showcasing six startups at The House near UC Berkeley. Unlike past semesters, this year’s Demo Day was closed to the general public to allow Berkeley students, investors, mentors and … Read More

Why You Should Learn Data-X

By Meghana Krishnakumar | May 17, 2017

This semester, The Sutardja Center created a new course, Data-X, which allowed students to team up to tackle technically complex problems. In the course, students identified real-world problems, collected data, and created applications to find solutions. Click on the picture … Read More

Engineered Influence: Weak Data, Machine Learning & Behavioral Economics

By Shomit Ghose | May 17, 2017

This article is will be published in the 2017 Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology’s annual journal AIR (Applied Innovation Review) in June 2017. You can see the 2016 version here. Shomit Ghose is a UC Berkeley alum and mentor, … Read More

Students serve up next generation plant-based seafood

By Keith McAleer | May 17, 2017

On May 3rd, Team Dory (Kimberlie Le and Joshua Nixon) cooked up a flaky, fatty, fishy plant-based salmon to win the plant-based seafood collider finals. The challenge for this collider was to develop a roadmap for a company selling plant-based … Read More

Data-X: An Experimental Course Model that is Working

By Ikhlaq | May 8, 2017

I’d like to start by congratulating all the teams that participated in our first Data-X course this spring. We just watched the final presentations, and it has been a great experience. Three months ago, we were just introducing the basic … Read More

This Summer: Join students in Jordan to Startup with Purpose

By Danielle Vivo | May 1, 2017

  Startup with Purpose is an exciting fast-paced entrepreneurship program aimed at promoting technological innovation through collaboration between young entrepreneurs from around the world. This summer, we are hosting a 9-day bootcamp at King’s Academy in Madaba, Jordan, from July … Read More

The O-1 Visa for Individuals of Extraordinary Ability

By Nadia Yakoob | May 1, 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

What’s New in Zealand

By Ikhlaq | May 1, 2017

I just got back from New Zealand two weeks ago. It is amazing what is happening there in the area of entrepreneurship and innovation. My role has been to participate in a committee that can allocate up to $30M per … Read More

John Hanke: Google Maps and Pokémon Go

By Ani Vahradyan | May 1, 2017

This week, students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series had the opportunity to hear a fireside chat with John Hanke—a Cal grad and CEO of Niantic, which produced the wildly popular app Pokémon Go—moderated by Dr. Bjoern Hartmann, EECS … Read More

An Update on Big Data Trends in 2017

By Saad Hirani | April 26, 2017

2016 was a very eventful year for the ever-growing world of big data, with more and more organizations using storage and processing methods that have developed in the field to extract more value from their business through data of all … Read More

Amy Herr–Changing the World One Cell at a Time

By Meghana Krishnakumar | April 26, 2017

This week in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series, students had the honor to learn from Amy Herr, the Lester John & Lynne Dewar Lloyd distinguished Professor of BioEngineering at the University of California, Berkeley. Herr was recently recognized with … Read More

Checking in on our plant-based seafood collider

By Keith McAleer | April 19, 2017

In a first of its kind effort, the SCET is leveraging its innovation collider to work on the environmental problems caused by overfishing. The ocean is often thought of as harboring a nearly endless supply of seafood for humans. At … Read More

Announcing the Designing Cities for Autonomous Vehicles Collider Winners

By Meghana Krishnakumar | April 19, 2017

On April 7th, five teams composed of Undergraduate and Graduate Berkeley students presented their proof-of-concept for new companies that would create a more efficient and safe environment so that autonomous and human-driven vehicles can be used in harmony. The goal … Read More

Blockchain: We’re Barely Getting Started

By Carlos Ramos de la Vega | April 19, 2017

It has now been more than six years since a research paper released under the pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto marked the beginning of a transformation of the mechanisms that we currently use for the transfer and safe-keeping of information at … Read More

Join SCET at Cal Day 2017!

By Saad Hirani | April 18, 2017

Each year, the UC Berkeley campus hosts an open house to welcome prospective students, current students, the Berkeley community and families in an attempt to spread better awareness about clubs, departments, classes, professors and initiatives at Cal. This year there will … Read More

A Quick Artificial Intelligence Update

By Saad Hirani | April 12, 2017

Artificial Intelligence is offering the kind of revolution mankind first saw a 100 years ago with electricity, with Andrew Ng, the former Chief Scientist at Baidu claiming he can’t think of an industry it won’t disrupt in the next 10 … Read More

Visa Options for Working and Living in the U.S.: Requirements for the H-1B Visa

By Nadia Yakoob | April 10, 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

Rob Solomon: From Cal Grad to CEO of GoFundMe

By Ani Vahradyan | April 9, 2017

This week, students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series had the distinct pleasure of hearing a fireside chat with Rob Solomon—a Cal grad and CEO of GoFundMe—moderated by UC Berkeley’s Chair of Industrial Engineering, Dr. Ken Goldberg. Both incredibly … Read More

Disrupting Brazil: UFMG in Berkeley – Part II

By Carlos Ramos de la Vega | April 4, 2017

This is our second interview of a two-part issue that depicts the partnership between the College of Engineering at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Brazil and UC Berkeley. Through a series of interviews, the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship … Read More

Is Your Transformation Working?

By Ikhlaq | April 1, 2017

  As we discussed in earlier posts, firms like Amazon, Apple, Google, and many others are shining examples of companies that have successfully transformed and adapted over the past decade. In fact, most firms today realize they need to adapt … Read More