Panel of Cal Grads joins Newton Lecture Series

By Ani Vahradyan | March 28, 2017

Another exciting week at the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series brought a panel of all-Cal-alumni speakers to Berkeley. These speakers—Jeff Huang (Facebook), Sanjay Jeyakumar (Twitter), and Padmini Pyapali (Uber)—shared their unique insights into entrepreneurship and technology. Moderated by Amit Kumar … Read More

Engineering Leadership Professional Program Joined by Keyssa CEO & VP

By Jocelyn Weber Phipps | March 28, 2017

  Last night, the Engineering Leadership Professional Program had the pleasure of being joined by Eric Almgren and Steve Venuti of Keyssa’s leadership team, who provided first-hand insights on the new Keyssa case (Keyssa: Unraveling the Laws of Physics). The … Read More

CITRIS Foundry Hosts Demo Day

By Saad Hirani | March 24, 2017

This week the CITRIS Foundry, SCET’s entrepreneurship partner and the UC system’s accelerator for founders building transformative technology companies, held its biannual Demo Day, where its Spring 2016 cohort pitched their business ventures and displayed progress they had made over … Read More

Guidance for Entrepreneurship at Universities

By Ikhlaq | March 23, 2017

Advance note: This article has been written with the purpose of collecting feedback. Like many institutions today, the administration is grappling with the evolution and policy of entrepreneurship as a promoted activity.  On behalf of many interested stakeholders, we welcome … Read More

Disrupting Brazil: UFMG in Berkeley – Part I

By Carlos Ramos de la Vega | March 22, 2017

Cal is known for attracting top talent from all around the world, from Southeast Asia to the Southern Cone. While this university is nothing more than a combination of individuals from all walks of life, there are no two identical … Read More

Is Your Data Strategy Working Hard Enough?

By Ikhlaq | March 20, 2017

Every firm is under pressure to adapt and reinvent, and innovative firms know how to do this. Amazon started by selling retail products over the Internet, but later transformed to offer IT Cloud services as Amazon Web Services. Apple is … Read More

Jason Creadore: Civil Maps

By Ani Vahradyan | March 19, 2017

This week, the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series welcomed Jason Creadore, cofounder of Civil Maps. The entrepreneur shared his insights, telling the student audience about his startup journey, and transition from finance to tech. Early Work and Education Creadore graduated from Lehigh … Read More

Students find Solutions to Transnational Security

By Vruti Desai | March 17, 2017

For the past month students have been developing solutions to transnational security. They have been looking for ways to leverage the latest in data science tools and technologies to increase the productivity of experts and analysts trying to stay one … Read More

What Next? Visa Options for Working and Living in the US After Graduation

By Nadia Yakoob | March 15, 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

Student Panel takes over Newton Lecture Series

By Ani Vahradyan | March 8, 2017

This week, the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series switched gears to hear from a new set of speakers—the students. Moderated by associate instructor Victoria Howell, these students shared their unique experiences with their peers and took questions in an engaging and … Read More

Keeping it Personal: Machine Learning Meets EgoVid

By Carlos Ramos de la Vega | March 8, 2017

  According to IBM, the cognitive computing market size presents a $2 trillion dollar opportunity over the next decade. One of the biggest components of this metric falls into the category of machine learning. While many have been using it … Read More

A Founder’s Night: Hap Klopp & Marc Tarpenning

By Vruti Desai | March 6, 2017

What is life like as an entrepreneur? What does failure mean to you? How do you find the right cofounders? These were a few of the many questions answered on Tuesday, February 28th at Banatao Auditorium by the Co-Founder of … Read More

Summer Abroad Deadline to Apply is Friday, March 10th !!!

By Danielle Vivo | March 4, 2017

The Deadline to Apply for the most fun and Dynamic Summer Abroad Program is March 10th – NEXT FRIDAY !!! Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Europe is a dynamic, hands-on program where you earn 6 Industrial Engineering credits while collaborating with … Read More

Artificial Intelligence for Games: Why it Matters

By Ted Xiao | March 1, 2017

While artificial intelligence agents defeating human competitors in popular games is nothing new, recent benchmarks have evolved at a rate and extent that is truly remarkable. In the past, we’ve seen computers beat the world chess champion [1], defeat Jeopardy! … Read More

Alston and Brienne Ghafourifar: Entefy

By Ani Vahradyan | March 1, 2017

This week, the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series welcomed brother-and-sister entrepreneurs, Alston and Brienne Ghafourifar, co-founders of Entefy. This dynamic duo is working to create a universal communicator—something that can optimize and personalize how people communicate and interact with others, their … Read More

Ikhlaq Sidhu hosts workshop to help universities accelerate innovation through industry collaboration

By Keith McAleer | March 1, 2017

Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology’s faculty director and founder, Dr. Ikhlaq Sihdu, recently hosted a workshop at Hamid bin Khalifa University (HBKU) in Qatar to explore how university scientists and researchers can spur innovation through industry collaboration. Ikhlaq delivered … Read More

Plant-based Seafood Collider Kickoff Event

By Vruti Desai | February 27, 2017

On February 23, students with backgrounds in Biotechnology, Nutrition, Chemical Engineering, Biology, Biochemistry, Material Sciences, and Electrical Engineering came together for the Plant-based Seafood Collider Kickoff Event. According to the World Wildlife Fund, “For centuries, our seas and oceans have … Read More

David Friedberg: Astrophysics, Eatsa, and Everything In Between

By Ani Vahradyan | February 22, 2017

This week’s Newton Lecture Series featured David Friedberg, best known to Berkeley students as the man who brought Eatsa—a tech-based restaurant seeking to revolutionize the production process—to our city. Friedberg’s resume, however, extends far beyond this quinoa-inspired endeavor. Education and … Read More

HEC’s Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs

By Saad Hirani | February 21, 2017

HEC Paris, a European Business School located in the southern suburbs of Paris, specializes in education and research management, and offers a range of entrepreneurship related programs to increase the exposure of students to industry. HEC’s mission statement enables students to … Read More

This Summer Join The Most Fun and Dynamic Summer Abroad Program at UC Berkeley

By Danielle Vivo | February 11, 2017

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Europe – A dynamic program where students earn 6 IND ENG units and travel while starting their own company!   For the past 4 summers, UC Berkeley students from diverse majors have traveled to Europe to … Read More

Ikhlaq Sidhu to speak at Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Asia Conference in April

By Keith McAleer | February 8, 2017

SCET Chief Scientist and professor Ikhlaq Sidhu has been invited to speak at the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Asia 2017 Conference, which will take place from April 23-27 at the Hong Kong Science Park. Dr. Sidhu will deliver … Read More

Amit Kumar: From EECS to Venture Capitalist

By Ani Vahradyan | February 7, 2017

This week of the Newton Lecture Series brought yet another example of diversity in entrepreneurship. Amit Kumar joined students on Tuesday to discuss his path from an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Major at Berkeley to an entrepreneur to a … Read More

Challenge Lab: Search for Meat Substitutes

By Kaitlen Nguyen | February 2, 2017

    This semester, Professor Ricardo San Martin will be leading a Challenge Lab and a diverse set of students tasked with finding new meat substitutes. Challenge Lab is a competition-based format that encourages students to solve complex problems for real industry … Read More

Data Science and Transnational Security Collider Kickoff Event

By Vruti Desai | February 1, 2017

With terrorist attacks growing in size and frequency around the world, more organizations are trying to develop tools and technologies to stop the financing of terrorism. Terrorist Financing is the process by which terrorists fund their operations in order to perform … Read More

An Introduction to the Newton Lecture Series – Ikhlaq Sidhu

By Ani Vahradyan | January 31, 2017

Introduction to the Series: The third week of the Newton Lecture Series brought an introduction to the goals of the lecture series itself. Ikhlaq Sidhu, founding director of the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, took time out of his busy … Read More

Summer Abroad – Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Europe – Application Now Open

By Danielle Vivo | January 31, 2017

  Summer Abroad – Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Europe – Application Now Open This July join 500 students from around the world at the most fun and dynamic summer abroad program in Berkeley! Through this program, you will visit Turin, … Read More

Applied Innovation Review – Call for Submissions

By Lillian Dong | January 31, 2017

UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology is now accepting submissions for the Applied Innovation Review (AIR) 2017 — an online and in-print publication on special topics in Technology Business Innovation, New Venture Models and Education in Entrepreneurship and … Read More

Visiting Professor Jes Broeng discusses insights learned at UC Berkeley

By Eugene Pang | January 31, 2017

Laser Focus World interviewed Visiting Professor Jes Broeng about his stay at University of California, Berkeley. Professor Jes Broeng is a professor at the Technical University of Denmark, a photonics entrepreneur, a mentor for the Nordic Mentor Network for Entrepreneurship, … Read More

Designing Cities for Autonomous Vehicles Innovation Collider Kickoff

By Vruti Desai | January 29, 2017

Imagine having seamless connectivity and driving without any traffic congestion. Imagine an intersection that warns you if there is a collision just seconds ahead. Whether a car is human operated or autonomous, sensing the environment from a car’s vantage point … Read More

Ama Marston – Transformative Resilience

By Ani Vahradyan | January 24, 2017

The second week of the Newton Lecture Series already stood as a testament to how diverse the speakers of this semester will be. Ama Marston, a graduate of both UC Santa Cruz and Columbia University, stood before her audience and … Read More