Challenge Labs

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Challenge Labs (INDENG 185) are 4 unit classes for students of all academic backgrounds who seek a rigorous, interactive, team-based, and hands-on learning experience in entrepreneurship and technology. This course uses a unique pedagogy, The Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship that involves the use of games, industry guest speakers, team exercises, videos and labs to cover the early part of the startup lifecycle. Each Challenge Lab has a different theme so it may be repeated but students should not take more than one in a single semester. In this highly experiential course, students form start-up teams to create technology solutions or services to address a broadly-defined problem posed by an industry partner or social challenge. See below for the current and previous Challenge Lab topics.

Fall 2021

INDENG 185-001  |  Alternative Meat: Product Design & Customer Needfinding (Anne Fletcher)

INDENG 185-002  |  Amazoogle: Creating Data-Driven Startup Ventures (Gert Christen and Shomit Ghose)

INDENG 185-004  |  Education, Technology & Entrepreneurship (Shuo Chen and Christyna Serrano)

Spring 2021

INDENG 185-002  |  Innovating Through Crisis (Ken Singer)

INDENG 185-003  |  AltMeat: Product Design of Plant-Based Foods (Ricardo San Martin)

Fall 2020

INDENG 185-002  |  Emerging Technologies and Social Impact Challenge Lab (Luke Kowalski)

INDENG 185-003  |  Alternative Meat: Product Design & Customer Needfinding (Anne Fletcher)

Spring 2020

INDENG 185-001  |  Emerging Technologies and Social Impact Challenge Lab (Luke Kowalski)

INDENG 185-002 | Amazoogle (Shomit Ghose)

INDENG 185-003 | Sports Tech (Stephen Torres, Ken Singer)

INDENG 185-004  |  AltMeat: Product Design of Plant-Based Foods (Ricardo San Martin)

Fall 2019

INDENG 185-001 | Amazoogle (Shomit Ghose)

INDENG 185-002 | Emerging Technologies and Social Impact Challenge Lab (Luke Kowalski)

INDENG 185-003 | Blockchain, Privacy and Healthcare (Mehdi Maghsoodnia)

INDENG 185-004 | Smart Villages (Gert Christen)

INDENG 185-005 | Disrupt Berkeley (Rick Rasmussen)

INDENG 185-007 | Product Design & Customer Needfinding: Alternative Meat (Anne Fletcher)

Refer to our Courses page for a full list of SCET courses and our

Certificate page for more information on our Certificate in Entrepreneurship & Technology.

Contact

Contact SCET Academic Program Manager Michelle Lee at lee.2293@berkeley.edu for additional questions.