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The Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship is an award-winning, globally recognized pedagogy developed at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, designed to educate aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators.

In addition to providing frameworks and connections, the Berkeley Method is focused on helping students develop the mindsets and behaviors needed to achieve success. One way to learn some of these mindsets and behaviors is to take a course or be advised by the faculty who have also started new ventures and/or commercialized innovation.  In the spirit of helping students, we highlight these innovative faculty at Berkeley for courses and guidance (see below).  

This perspective on behaviors and mindsets is also one reason why the SCET features some of the world’s most distinguished innovators, entrepreneurs and faculty in our courses, such as the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series course.  And if you are curious about your own mindsets and behaviors, just take our Berkeley Innovation Index survey to help quantify your ability to innovate.

Berkeley Entrepreneurial Faculty Spotlights

pieter

Pieter Abbeel

EECS

Ventures:
Covariant, Gradescope

Portrait of Alice M. Agogino

Alice Agogino

Mechanical Engineering

Ventures:
Squishy Robotics

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Alexandre Bayen

EECS

Ventures:
SafelyYou

Portrait of Bernhard Boser

Bernhard Boser

EECS

Ventures:
Chirp Microsystems

Portrait of Eric Brewer

Eric Brewer

EECS

Ventures:
Inktomi

Portrait of John Canny

John Canny

EECS

Ventures:
Tigerobo

Portrait of James W. Evans

James W. Evans

Materials Science & Engineering

Ventures:
Wireless Industrial Technologies

Portrait of Ashok Gadgil

Ashok Gadgil

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Ventures:
Global Water Labs

Portrait of Ken Goldberg

Ken Goldberg

EECS

Ventures:
Ambi Robotics

Portrait of Bjorn Hartmann

Bjorn Hartmann

EECS

Ventures:
Swarm Lab at Berkeley

Portrait of Slav W. Hermanowicz

Slawomir Hermanowicz

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Ventures:
Sustainability and Water,
Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute

Portrait of Amy Herr

Amy Herr

Bioengineering

Ventures:
Zephyrus Biosciences (acquired by Bio-techne)

Portrait of Randy Katz

Randy Katz

EECS

Ventures:
Synesis Advisors

Portrait of Homayoon Kazerooni

Homayoon Kazerooni

Mechanical Engineering

Ventures:
SuitX

Portrait of Jay D. Keasling

Jay D. Keasling

Chemistry

Ventures:
Demetrix

Portrait of Kurt Keutzer

Kurt Keutzer

EECS

Ventures:
Deepscale (acquired by Tesla) 

Portrait of Luke Lee

Luke Lee

Bioengineering

Ventures:
Biomedical Institute for Global Healthcare Research & Technology 

Portrait of Tsu-Jae Liu

Tsu-Jae Liu

EECS

Ventures:
Progressant Technologies

Portrait of Vern Paxson

Vern Paxson

EECS

Ventures:
Corelight

Portrait of Kameshwar POOLLA

Kameshwar Poolla

EECS

Ventures:
OnWafer Technologies (acquired by KLA-Tencor)

Portrait of Jan M. Rabaey

Jan M. Rabey

EECS

Ventures:
Cortera Neurotechnologies

Portrait of Seth Sanders

Seth Sanders

EECS

Ventures:
Amber Kinetics

Portrait of Alberto SANGIOVANNI-VINCENTELLI

Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli

EECS

Ventures:
Cadence and Synopsys, PARADES, ALES

Photo of Ikhlaq Sidhu

Ikhlaq Sidhu

SCET

Ventures:
SCET, Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship, Berkeley Method of Innovation Leadership, Data-X Lab, Innovation and Engineering

Ken Singer

Kenneth Singer

SCET

Ventures:
Applied Innovation Institute, AppCentral, Adjectivity

Portrait of Ion Stoica

Ion Stoica

EECS

Ventures:
Conviva, Databricks, Anyscale

Portrait of Vivek SUBRAMANIAN

Vivek Subramanian

EECS

Ventures:
Locix

Portrait of Jean Warland

Jean Walrand

EECS

Ventures:
Dhaani Systems

Portrait of John Zysman

John Zysman

Political Science

Ventures:
Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy

Photo of Gerald Friedland

Gerald Friedland

EECS

Ventures:
Brainome