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Summer Abroad

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Europe

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Europe - VIRTUAL FOR 2021

Join the European Innovation Academy for an intensive, fast-paced learning experience, where you will learn from venture capitalists, serial entrepreneurs, executives from Silicon Valley companies, and experts from across the globe.

The European Innovation Academy (EIA) is the largest entrepreneurship course focused on technological innovations.

The accelerated online program turns an idea into a startup in just 15 days! The goal of this course is to give students a hands-on, real-life experience creating a startup with students from around the world.

The course challenges participants to innovate, overcome obstacles, and grow rapidly; with the goal of creating a business valued at 100M EUR or more. The course is led by the top tech speakers, mentors, and investors from around the world who leverage the skills, mindset, and knowledge, necessary to coach and inspire participants to achieve set goals.

The program is divided into 3 parts:

IEOR 192: Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (2 units) - Graded or P/NP

The Berkeley Leadership Week: The first week of the program leverages the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (BMoE) methodology to prepare students to build startups in the next phase of the program. This week focuses on building leadership skills through experiential learning.

IEOR 185: Challenge Lab (4 units) - Graded or P/NP

UC Berkeley Students will join the world’s largest extreme entrepreneurship program - The European Innovation Academy - Where they will develop an idea for a tech start-up in 15 days.

PRACTICUM Experience (TBD)

Students will have the opportunity to conduct project-based work directly with an established international company to gain the experience and skills needed to become a leader in the field.

Items to note:

 

Dates: July 11 - July 30, 2021 (Subject to Change)
Units: 6 units
Language of Instruction: English

Eligibility:

  • At least one year of college coursework completed by the start of the program
  • 2.0 GPA or higher

Application:

  • Application opens February 1, 2021
  • All applicants must complete a 15-minute pre-application advising session before submitting an application. Applicants can apply (coming soon) to schedule a session.
  • Space is limited and applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Deadline to apply is March 15, 2021

Week 1 | Berkeley Leadership Week

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IEOR 192: Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (2 units)

Held in Porto, Portugal

The first week of the program leverages the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (BMoE) methodology to prepare students to build startups in the next phase of the program. This week focus on building leadership skills through experiential learning.

Week 2-4 | European Innovation Academy

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IEOR 185: Challenge Lab (4 units)

Held in Cascais, Portugal

UC Berkeley Students will join the world’s largest extreme entrepreneurship program - The European Innovation Academy - Where  they will develop an idea to a tech start-up in 15 days.

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    You will automatically receive the UC Berkeley Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Technology after you complete the program. 

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