SCET's End of Semester Showcase

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

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 2023 Collider Cup will take place on Friday, May 5, 2023 from 9:00AM to 12:00PM PST at Sibley Auditorium at the Bechtel Engineering Center.

<a href=""_blank">Jay Onda, Investor</a>


Marubeni Ventures Inc.

Sandy Diao


Growth @ Descript

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Berkeley SkyDeck Fund



Girls Future Ready


  • Be part of the TechCrunch delegation + tickets
  • Entry to SkyDeck Pad-13
  • Interview with Cal Innovation Fund
  • AWS credits $5,000
  • Priority registration to SCET classes
  • Be part of the TechCrunch delegation + tickets
  • Interview with SkyDeck
  • AWS credits $1,000
  • Priority registration to SCET classes
  • Be part of the TechCrunch delegation + tickets
  • AWS credits $1,000
  • Priority registration to SCET classes


Collider Cup XII is a showcase and pitch competition for Berkeley SCET students. The event will award 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Most Innovative, and People's Choice awards to competing teams. Below are some partners and prizes that will be award to winners.

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SkyDeck Pad-13 Prize

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

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.


Amazon AWS Prize

The 1st place team will receive $5,000 in AWS credits and access to the entrepreneurs on the AWS Startup BD team. The 2nd and 3rd place teams will receive $1,000 in AWS credits.

Whether you're looking for compute power, database storage, content delivery, or other functionality, AWS has the services to help you build sophisticated applications with increased flexibility, scalability and reliability.


SCET Prize

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams will receive priority registration for SCET Fall 2023 courses. (Courses with applications are subject to instructor approval.)

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


Tech Crunch Prize

The top three teams will receive founder passes to TechCrunch Disrupt 2023! They will also help lead the Berkeley delegration at TechCrunch Disrupt, and receive custom networking training from SCET alumni.

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Aura Tea Prize

The course with the highest percent of course evaluations completed and the highest percent of students present at the Collider Cup a prize.

Aura Tea is brimming with antioxidants, the disease-fighting compounds that help your body fight against illness. Try our better-for-you boba!

Past Winners

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

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SCET takes Collider Cup VI online, with team Crop Up snagging the top prize

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“Don’t Be A Stranger” snags top prize at SCET’s Fall 2019 Collider Cup

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Planted Poultry snags top prize at Collider Cup IV

At this semester’s Collider Cup, alternative meat startup Planted Poultry cinched the top prize with…

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