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SCET's End of Semester Showcase

Friday, May 3 · 2:30pm - 6pm PDT

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The Collider Cup is SCET's all-star showcase of the best student teams each semester. Come watch teams pitch to panels of professors, investors and industry experts as they vie to win the grand prize, the Collider Cup!

Every semester we partner with an investment fund/angel investors who offer our students an opportunity for potential funding of their startup/student venture.

We also preview SCET's classes for the next semester and provide more information on our Certificate in Entrepreneurship & Technology. Students can learn more about our classes and on how to become involved at SCET and our programs.

About the Collider Cup

The Collider Cup is SCET's all-star showcase of the best student teams each semester. Come watch teams pitch to panels of professors, investors and industry experts as they vie to win the grand prize, the Collider Cup!

Every semester we partner with an investment fund/angel investors who offer our students an opportunity for potential funding of their startup/student venture.

We also preview SCET's classes for the next semester and provide more information on our Certificate in Entrepreneurship & Technology. Students can learn more about our classes and on how to become involved at SCET and our programs.

! NEW

Collider Cup Alumni Expo

Calling all SCET Student Alumni to win a chance to Pear VC's early stage BootCamp! This semester for the first time, SCET will be having an SCET student alumni expo prior to the start of the Collider Cup. At least one team member needs to have taken one SCET course prior to Spring 2024. Any student who has taken an SCET course is eligible to participate.

  • Who: SCET Student Alumni who have completed at least 1 SCET course prior to Spring 2024
  • What: Showcase your start-up venture at the expo to students, administrators, instructors and industry guests. Attendees will cast their vote for the best SCET alumni team.
  • When: Prior to the Collider Cup on May 3rd 2 p.m. where they will be able to highlight their venture to Collider Cup attendees.
  • How: Apply here by April 17.  Selected teams will be announced by April 24th
  • Prize: The winning team, announced at the end of the Collider Cup, will be invited for an interview with Pear VC for a chance to be admitted to their early stage bootcamp.

Who Should Attend

Everyone who is interested to learn more about SCET should attend - whether you want to take SCET classes in future or meet professors and industry professionals! Be sure to RSVP to join us.

When and Where

The Spring 2024 Collider Cup will take place on Friday, May 3rd from 2:30PM to 6:00PM PDT at Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall.

Judges

<a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/jay-onda/"_blank">Jay Onda, Investor</a>

JUDGE

Marubeni Ventures Inc.

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JUDGE

Growth Marketing

stacey king

JUDGE

VC | Climate Tech

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EMCEE

Public Health & Data Science

Prizes and Partners

SkyDeck offers all the benefits of a traditional accelerator along with the vast resources of the world's number one ranked public university. Formed as a partnership between UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, the College of Engineering, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, SkyDeck offers a powerful environment for startups to grow and launch. The robust and vibrant ecosystem includes a deep network of advisors, industry partners, and accredited investors.

The 1st place team will automatically be accepted into the SkyDeck Pad-13 Incubator program. The 2nd place team will receive an interview with SkyDeck staff.

PearVC are specialists in pre-seed and seed, who partner with founders at the earliest stages to turn great ideas into category-defining companies.

The 1st place team will be invited for an interview with Pear VC for a chance to be admitted to their early stage bootcamp.

Disrupt is where you'll find innovation for every stage of your startup journey. Whether you're a budding founder with a revolutionary idea, a seasoned startup looking to scale, or an investor seeking the next big thing, Disrupt offers unparalleled resources, connections, and expert insights to propel your venture forward.

Students will be a part of the berkeley delegation and receive founder tickets to techcrunch disrupt.

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology is the premier institution on the UC Berkeley campus for the study and practice of technology-centric entrepreneurship and innovation.

Winning teams will receive professional development opportunities from SCET specialists.

About At Large Bid

Every semester the first-place student venture team from each of SCET's courses is automatically entered into the Collider Cup competition. At the At Large Bid, second-place teams from each class compete for a chance to pitch at the Collider Cup.

Past Winners

Group photo of Collider Cup teams, judges, and staff

Announcing the winners for Collider Cup XIII!

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Collider Cup XII wrap-up – Winners announced and SCET recognizes its teaching staff

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Students pitch next generation venture projects at Collider Cup XI

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Team Red Box - Team: Riya Kumar, CEO; Jiwon Shin, UI/UX; Jeremy Smith, Operations

SCET Announces Collider Cup X Winners and Celebrates Outstanding Faculty, Students, and Staff

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NovaXS Biotech Takes Top Spot at Collider Cup IX

The UC Berkeley Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) held Collider Cup IX, its…

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