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Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Europe

Berkeley Study Abroad 

Learn to build a startup while studying abroad in Portugal

Summer Abroad Program: July 5th to August 2nd

Join the European Innovation Academy in Cascais, Portugal 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.

Berkeley students spend the first week in Porto, Portugal for a series of challenges, leadership training, and team formation built on the foundations of the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship. Afterwards, you will travel to Cascais to collaborate with over 60 mentors and 400 students from all over the world.

Don't miss your chance to hear from highly successful entrepreneurs and gain invaluable insight into starting your own company. Whether you’re a seasoned student entrepreneur or have barely heard of Silicon Valley, EIA gives you an incredible opportunity to explore your passion and potential within the startup scene and the world of business.

Info Session 1

Wed Jan 29, 2020
6pm – 7pm

Info Session 2

Tue Feb 11, 2020
7pm – 8pm

Applications Open

February 3, 2020


Info Session 3

Thu Feb 27, 2020
6pm – 7pm

Info Session 4

Fri Mar 13, 2020
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Application Pizza Party

Fri, Mar 13, 2020
6:30pm - 9:30pm

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Find more information about how to apply on the UC Berkeley Summer Abroad website.

Week 1 | Berkeley Leadership Week


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


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.

Get the SCET certificate

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

Meet the Berkeley Leadership Team

Ken Singer

Ken Singer

<a href="" target="_blank">Stephen Torres, SCET Lecturer, Serial Entrepreneur</a>

Stephen Torres


Emma DeSilva


Anna Ashai

<a href="">Danielle Vivo - Program Manager, Uber</a>

Danielle Vivo