The Heart of Berkeley's Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
The Pantas and Ting Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) is where aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators take deep dives into the world of technology entrepreneurship and innovation. SCET offers programs to Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students from all majors, including courses on innovation and entrepreneurship and immersive summer programs through which students can earn the Certificate in Entrepreneurship & Technology.
Programs for Students
The Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Technology
The SCET Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Technology is open to any UC Berkeley student from any major. There is also no application to be able to pursue the Certificate, only a completion application. Students can earn the Certificate by completing any of our three tracks: coursework, startup, or study abroad.
Our courses in entrepreneurship and innovation are open to all Cal students, regardless of major–we welcome students from diverse backgrounds because we believe that the collision of different perspectives and skills generates new and exciting ideas.
The Collider Cup is SCET's showcase of innovative student teams coming out of SCET courses. Come watch teams pitch to panels of professors, investors and industry experts as they vie to win the grand prize, the Collider Cup!
Global Entrepreneurship & Innovation Summer Program
The SCET Global Entrepreneurship & Innovation program allows students to receive the SCET Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Technology upon successful completion of a summer abroad program in Portugal.
SCET Student Innovation Fellows
As participants in the SCET Student Innovation Fellows program, students engage in entrepreneurship and innovation experiences through comfort zone challenges, events with distinguished entrepreneurs, innovation competitions, and the creation of new venture projects.
Summer Venture Lab
The Summer Venture Lab Program provides undergraduate and graduate-level students 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.
Students will honestly address real and difficult startup challenges to seek the truth about the future for each idea, team, and market opportunity. Teams will work in a hands-on collaborative environment actively engaging their own startup’s challenges while also helping their classmates, learning from the instructor, each other, and outside speakers & mentors.
A great idea is at the core of every successful venture, but finding the right team, funding, mentors and other resources are also critical for success. SCET works to gather resources for students below to support your startup journey.
"I've found a home at SCET. Over the past few semesters, I've grown immensely, having met very inspiring people and doing things I never expected to such as conducting research and helping run classes. I'm extremely lucky to be here, and can't wait for more exciting experiences!"
– MUDIT GOYAL, B.A. COGNITIVE SCIENCE '19
Featured Courses and Labs
The Newton Series
The Newton Lecture Series invites distinguished innovators to share lessons from their own successes and failures.
Challenge Lab courses lead students through the entire venture creation process, from idea to pitch.
The Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship bootcamp facilitates immersive learning for new venture creation.
The Data-X course surveys a variety of key concepts essential to designing data science applications and systems.
The Alt: Meat Lab aims to research and educate about the plant-based food of the future through a research lab and a course.