Contributions by Keith McAleer, photography by Daniel Rozenblit.
On Friday May 6, Startup Semester students and the LeBridge Startup Fellows had their Certificate Ceremony to celebrate the culmination of their semester at UC Berkeley. Global Academic Programs Director David Law, shared a few words of encouragement and advice with the students:
This semester in all your classes you focused on learning by doing, applying what you learned to some really great projects and companies. We focused on the mindset and behaviors of successful entrepreneurs and leaders: Curiosity, critical thinking, collaboration, competitiveness and conflict (the healthy kind), determination, resilience, and grit.
Global Program Director, David Law
During their semester, the students engaged in a rigorous curriculum of technology innovation courses to build new venture projects, develop their innovation mindset, and experience the rich and robust startup ecosystem at UC Berkeley. There were 21 Startup Semester students and 20 LeBridge Startup Fellows in this cohort, representing 10 countries from around the world. In the course of the semester, students were able to form multidisciplinary teams and work on different startup projects in each of their classes.
As part of their UC Berkeley experience, students also took advantage of the resources the university has to offer by applying to different opportunities such as the UC LAUNCH Accelerator, the Blockchain Xcelerator and the Pad-13 program at Skydeck.
Learn more about this cohort at Global Student Profiles
The Startup Semester program, and the LeBridge Startup Fellows program are possible thanks to the dedication and effort of SCET's Faculty and Staff, and SCET's Global Partner Universities from around the world. This Spring semester cohort students are:
Le Bridge Fellows
Carla Lima Junguittu
David Cayuela Penalva
Fernando Gutiérrez Luna
Gonzalo García Iranzo
Jaume Merino Murgui
Jesús Deusa Alonso
Jose T. Sánchez Esparza
Congratulations to all the students for their hard work this semester. We look forward to seeing how they bring their innovation skills throughout the world to make a positive impact in their future projects.