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, and learning the mindset and behaviors that lead to entrepreneurial success. These are core tenets of the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship.
Learn from leading faculty in UC Berkeley's College of Engineering and from seasoned entrepreneurs. Grow your network, find your new team, and immerse yourself in the dynamic Berkeley and Silicon Valley ecosystem.
Applications for Spring 2020 now open
Apply by September 30, 2019 for SCET global partners.
Apply by November 30, 2019 for all other students.
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
All of the topics below are approached from an entrepreneur's perspective. Startup Semester requires students to enroll in 12 units.
*Intro to Technopreneurship & Silicon Valley (2 units)
*Newton Distinguished Lecture Series (1 unit)
*Challenge Lab (4 units)
Product Design (3 units)
Product Management (3 units)
Technology Entrepreneurship (3 units)
Technology Firm Leadership (3 units)
Data -X for New Ventures (3 units)
* Required courses
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.