Sign up to be a SCET Innovation Fellow
Always Open Challenges. Start Playing Anytime!

  • Register to start playing any time during the Spring 2022 semester!
  • Participate in immersive entrepreneurial experiences
  • Build genuine connections with community of SCET students, alumni and industry
  • Learn new skills to launch your career

Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made?

SCET founding director, Ikhlaq Sidhu, makes a guest appearance on the New Zealand cable morning show Breakfast, where he comments on whether entrepreneurs are born or made and explains Berkeley’s approach to developing entrepreneurs.

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Grow Your Entrepreneurial Mindset

SCET student innovation fellows will engage with the program over 12 weeks from Feb. - Apr. through a series of in-person and virtual tasks and opportunities. Upon successful completion of the program, fellows will be awarded a SCET Entrepreneurship and Technology Fellowship Title that can be added to your resume/CV. Students are allowed to join anytime during the 12 week period.

How to Play

The SCET Innovation Fellows program is structured as a game to encourage students to push themselves out of their comfort zone and grow by trying new entrepreneurial experiences.

Challenge Archive

Certificate and Prizes

The SCET Student Innovation Fellows program offers the SCET Innovation Fellow Certificate for students that participate in the program. In order to receive the badge, you must qualify by completing one of the tier criteria below.

Certificate Tiers

Gold Tier Innovation Fellow ....................................
Silver Tier Innovation Fellow ..................................
Bronze Tier Innovation Fellow ...............................
Weekly Challenge Champion ..................................
Kaggle Winner ...............................................................
NFT Winner ....................................................................

 

157-190 points
124-156 points
80-123 points
Participate in all 12 weekly challenges
Win the Kaggle competition
Winner of Most Innovative NFT

Certificate Tiers

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Prizes

*Students who receive Bronze, Silver and Gold Tiers are eligible for the following prizes.

  • Surfing with an entrepreneur, Harry Tannenbaum
  • Participate in an Escape Room with entrepreneur, Kimberlie Le
  • Play video games with entrepreneurs Mike Li and Kevin Chou
  • Lunch with Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu, College of Engineering at UC Berkeley
  • Lunch with Rich Lyons, Chief Innovation Officer at UC Berkeley
  • Swag from lululemon
  • Caviar gift certificates
  • Cal Athletics Tickets
  • Back to the Roots food and flower home kits
  • Prototyping session with Olivia Wong (1 hour), Senior Partner of Prototype Thinking Labs
  • SCET Mentor Studio Session (30 minutes)-career coaching or start up mentoring
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Program Details

Who is Eligible?

Any UC Berkeley student interested in Entrepreneurship and Technology

When can I sign up?

The application deadline is ongoing. Students are welcome to join at anytime throughout the semester!

Other Questions?

Slack @JenniferNice or email jennifernice@berkeley.edu for questions about the program.

Resources

Books

Tools

  • Pitchbook - UC Berkeley students can access Pitchbook for free through the library to research startups, entrepreneurs, deals, and industry trends.

Challenges & Competitions

A special thank you to Professor Robert L. "Bob" Powell for his generous and insightful contribution to the gaming point system. Bob shared his domain expertise in game theory to develop the individual components in the point system and game tiers. Bob expressed immense excitement for the opportunities provided by the SCET Innovation Fellowship.