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Accelerate your early-stage startup this summer at UC Berkeley

PROGRAM DATES

DEADLINE

LOCATION

May 22 - June 30, 2024

May 12, 2024 (or May 17 for Cal students with U.S. citizenship)

Berkeley, CA

PROGRAM DATES

May 22 - June 30, 2024

DEADLINE

May 12, 2024 (or May 17 for Cal students with U.S. citizenship)

LOCATION

Berkeley, CA

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Accelerate Your Early Stage Startup at SCET's Summer Venture Lab

SCET’s Summer Venture Lab Program (May 20 – June 28, 2024) provides student founders the opportunity to take their new venture project or research one step closer to market. Utilizing the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship, the curriculum provides best practices along with an emphasis on leadership, mindset, and networking in one of the most robust entrepreneurial ecosystems in the world.

About SVL

Designed to accelerate your early-stage venture, our program begins with an honest, fact-based assessment of what stage your startup is in, then we prioritize decision-making and establish aggressive but realistic milestones to measure success. We emphasize a deep understanding of the customer and market, product-market fit, paths to market and the importance of storytelling in the Silicon Valley context.

Applicants will earn 6 academic units and a certificate of completion. Note:  Students are responsible for working with their home university on acceptance of course credits toward their respective degree programs.

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The program helped my startup tremendously. When I first came into the program, I was a little confused about the direction I wanted to take my company. The program really helped me get my footing and understand what to do next in terms of customer discovery, the business model and other important aspects of running a business."

DANIEL TSENTSIPER, CEO, VERIPLY

Applying to SVL

Eligibility

Preference is given to students enrolled in master’s or PhD programs. Exceptions may be made for accomplished undergraduates with compelling projects.

All students must be in good academic standing (GPA of at least 3.0) and be proficient in English (TOEFL 90, IELTS 6.5 or DuoLingo 115).

Applicants must have a technology or science-based project and a team (at least one other founder or team member). This may be a new venture project or a commercialization of research. Note: it is not required that the entire team enroll in the course, but projects with only one team member will not be accepted.

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What to Expect from SVL

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

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