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 make 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.
Fall 2020 Applications are due by June 29, 2020
Who Should Apply?
This exclusive full semester program is targeted at upper-division undergraduates from multiple disciplines. Startup Semester will provide qualified students from around the world access to qualified faculty and curriculum that will allow them to thrive 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 your research.
- Experiencing the entrepreneurial culture of Silicon Valley and the Bay Area.
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 units, with nine of those from SCET course offerings:
INDENG 95 - A. Richard Newton Lecture Series (1 unit).
INDENG 185 - Challenge Lab (4 units).
SCET Elective (3 units).
Other Elective (4 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.