Startup Semester at Berkeley

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Become an entrepreneur at UC Berkeley.

PROGRAM DATES

DEADLINE

LOCATION

October 24 - December 20, 2024

March 31, 2024

University of California, Berkeley

PROGRAM DATES

October 24 - December 20, 2024

DEADLINE

March 31, 2024

LOCATION

University of California, Berkeley

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Join the Silicon Valley Innovation Ecosystem

Join the world’s #1 Global Innovation Ecosystem!

Startup Semester is built on the belief that entrepreneurial skills are universally valuable. The program is designed for aspiring entrepreneurs, technologists, and innovators.

  • Study abroad at the world’s #1 public university
  • Immerse yourself in the Silicon Valley ecosystem
  • Develop the mindset & behaviors required to succeed
  • Practice hands-on venture-building
  • Learn how to innovate within established companies
  • Be a part of a global network of technology enthusiasts

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Startup Semester allowed me to meet people from all over the world and make new connections as I developed my startup project in the Bay Area ecosystem."

James Wu, Fall semester of 2023

Choose Your Track

TRACK 1

Venture Discovery

Designed for undergraduates, our Venture Discovery Track is designed to inspire students who want to explore different technologies, industries, and opportunities for new ventures.

  • Explore emerging technologies
  • Create social impact through technology
  • Innovate and lead from within
  • Future proof a family-owned business
  • Join a global network of entrepreneurs

Requirements: Venture Discovery requires an F1 visa and 12 academic units with at least 8 units of SCET coursework.

TRACK 2

Curriculum

The Student Experience

Hear what students are saying about the program and how it helped accelerate their startup projects.

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The application for Fall 2024 is due March 31, 2024.

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