Creating a Customized Program for Your Institution

As a Global Partner, a key benefit is the opportunity to collaborate on a custom program for your graduate students and professionals, leveraging topics around leadership, innovation and ventures.

The virtual or in-person program may:

  • be delivered as a standalone, or 
  • incorporate one of our current open enrollment programs into your curriculum

Merging the best of academic instruction, interactive exchange and proactive application to impact leadership and innovation, UC Berkeley's Sutardja Center is the ideal partner to take your professionals to the next level and deliver tangible results. Partner with us to customize material to your unique needs. Contact us at to get started. 

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As an alternative to our custom professional programing, your institution can choose to work with our select approved program providers teaching either Berkeley Fundamentals of Innovation or Berkeley Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship.  We contract with select Sutardja Center industry fellows who leverage The Berkeley Method for instruction.  This method features a journey-based approach, taught with an inductive learning pedagogy providing insights on framework, mindset and ecosystem.

Your professionals and graduate studeBents learn Silicon Valley secrets to success and benefit from program certification and access to the Sutardja Center and its ecosystem. With three steps you can connect, inspire and empower your graduate students and professionals.


Connect, Inspire and
Empower Your Professionals

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Partner with our Approved Program
Providers and Industry Fellows.
(Note: approved providers are your
point of contact for all details
including pricing, venue and timing.)

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Students supplement instruction with access to Canvas website to receive certificate in either
Berkeley Fundamentals of Innovation or Berkeley Fundamentals of

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Students receive
certification upon
evaluation and
program completion.

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The Berkeley Method

Developed at the UC Berkeley Sutardja Center and used by approved partners, the method ensures that students are taught using a journey based approach with inductive learning. The training focuses on three main pillars of framework, mindset and ecosystem as it relates to innovation success.



The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) is UC Berkeley's global hub for the study and practice of entrepreneurship/ventures and technology innovation. Our mission is to empower innovators to positively change the world. Since 2005, SCET has created the foundation of Berkeley’s entrepreneurship ecosystem including SkyDeck, the Fung Institute, the Engineering Leadership Professional Program, Global Venture Lab, and an extensive ecosystem of Silicon Valley and Global partners.

Please contact our list of SCET Fellow for more information:

<a href=""target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Gigi Wang <br> Executive Chair, SCET BMoE</a>

Gigi Wang
Industry Fellow, Sutardja Center


Rick Rasmussen
Industry Fellow, Sutardja Center


Mark Searle
Industry Fellow, Sutardja Center