BERKELEY METHOD OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP BOOTCAMP

BUILD A NEW VENTURE IN 5 DAYS

The Pantas and Ting Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) hosts the bi-annual Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp (BMoE), an intense 4 1/2 day venture workshop held at UC Berkeley. Typically offered the week before the fall and spring semesters, the bootcamp is comprised of UC Berkeley students, global participants, and working professionals wishing to learn entrepreneurship and innovation skills and gain experience with building new ventures with interdisciplinary teams from around the world.

The next bootcamp will be held in the spring 2023 semester January 9-13, 2023 and will be in-person.

The bootcamp facilitates immersive learning for new venture creation. This workshop offers a one-of-a-kind experience in one of the premier institutions in Silicon Valley. During the program, participants will attend sessions that weave together lectures and interactive game-based exercises, receive one-on-one mentoring from SCET faculty and industry experts; and learn in a collaborative environment.

This course offers the opportunity to understand the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (BMoE) in an intensive format. The BMoE curriculum conveys the latest approaches for training global technology entrepreneurs. This method leverages insights on strategy, tactics, culture, and psychology with an accompanying entrepreneurial infrastructure. The curriculum is structured to provide an optimal global entrepreneurship experience from real life experiences.

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Participant Experience

Work on idea generation and how to turn ideas into new ventures and taking it to market while integrating concepts including customer-focused design thinking and innovation in business models, and receiving input and advice from real-life entrepreneurs, investors, and marketing specialists

Pitch your idea to an experienced panel of experts and potential investors

Collaborate with our experts and advance your idea to the next level

Establish or optimize to form startup teams, learn mechanics of a start-up and setting major milestones

Use case studies to facilitate and hone ideas, attend special modules on ideation, sales, pitch and funding (sample Modules/Videos)

Instructor

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Gigi Wang
SCET Faculty and Industry Fellow

Gigi Wang is a leader in global entrepreneurship and innovation and heads up MG-Team, LLC, a consulting firm focusing on entrepreneurship and innovation programs. She is an Industry Fellow & Faculty at UC Berkeley's Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Chair Emeritus of the VLAB (formerly MIT/Stanford Venture Lab), and on the advisories board of Mobility Ventures, iGlobe Partners and others. Gigi is a frequent conference speaker and conducts entrepreneurship/innovation workshops for start-ups, corporates, incubators, and universities around the world, along with offering biz dev services to help companies scale. She has mentored and advised hundreds of of start-ups from around the world.

Learn more

Professional students interested in joining the next bootcamp may contact instructor, Gigi Wang: gigiwang@berkeley.edu.