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Startup Semester at Berkeley

Become an Entrepreneur at Berkeley

Join us for a semester to take entrepreneurship courses, grow your global network, and develop your next big idea

Join us for Startup Semester:  It all starts here!

Startup semester emphasizes hands-on venture-building. Using the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship, we will help you grow your network, find your new team, and immerse yourself in the dynamic Berkeley and Silicon Valley ecosystem.

Our team of Berkeley faculty, industry experts and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs will be sure you learn the mindset and behaviors that drive success. We focus on leadership, innovation and execution to prepare you for your role as a founder, business or technical leader in today's dynamic global economy.

 

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Spring 2020 Applications are due by November 18, 2019

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What academic institution are you currently attending? (required)

What is your major?

Statement of Purpose (required)

Resume (required)

Academic Transcripts (required)

English Proficiency Document (required)

First Name (required)

Last Name (required)

Email (required)

What academic institution are you currently attending? (required)

What is your major?

Statement of Purpose (required)

Resume (required)

Academic Transcripts (required)

English Proficiency Document


Having trouble submitting? You may also submit the information above manually to scet-ops@berkeley.edu

Who Should Apply?

This exclusive full semester program, targeted at upper division undergraduates from multiple disciplines, will provide qualified students from around the world access to faculty and curriculum in a globally recognized entrepreneurship program.

The program is created for students who are interested in:

  • Increasing their technical knowledge of entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Advancing a startup or startup idea
  • Understanding how to commercialize research
  • Experiencing the entrepreneurial culture of Silicon Valley and the Bay Area

Curriculum

Startup Semester is proud to partner with UC Berkeley Extension to provide students access to our program through the F1 Visa Program.

Students are required to take 12 academic, with nine of those units from SCET course offerings:

INDENG 95 Newton Lecture Series (1 unit)

INDENG 190G Silicon Valley Immersion (1 unit)

INDENG 185 Challenge Lab (4 units)

SCET Elective (3 units)

Other Elective (3 units)

Startup Semester at Berkeley

Students had the opportunity to participate in a Smart Cities & Mobility seminar conducted by Dr. Susan Shaheen, one of the leading transportation and smart cities researchers in the United States.

Santander Group Scholars

Santander Group scholarship winners pose outside our SCET offices after a Business Model Innovation workshop, lead by our partner SchooLab Innovation Lab in San Francisco.

Graduation Event

At the end of each semester, we celebrate our accomplishments with a fun graduation event for all Startup Semester participants.

Courses

Core Requirements

FAQ / Contact Us

If you have further questions about Startup Semester at Berkeley, please contact David Law at dlaw@berkeley.edu or Susan Giesecke at sgiesecke@berkeley.edu!

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