Posts Tagged ‘Berkeley’

UC Berkeley Launches Accelerator to Support Blockchain Startups

The University of California, Berkeley has just announced the formation of a new blockchain-focused accelerator, the Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator. The new accelerator will help entrepreneurs pursue ventures in the blockchain space, tap into the vast resources of UC Berkeley and Silicon Valley, and receive expert industry guidance to create high-value blockchain startups. The effort was…

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B@B Wins 2nd and 3rd Place at Ethereal Conference

Consensys hosted its first ever Ethereal Hackathon in partnership with Blockchain @ Berkeley on Saturday, Oct. 21 and 22nd. Consensys is a venture production studio and software development consultancy that builds enterprise solutions, decentralized applications, and other tools for the blockchain environment mostly centered on Ethereum (an open source blockchain based platform. Blockchain is a…

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Bootcamp Spotlight: Team Fishent

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology had its bi-annual Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp (BMoE) this past week, hosting a variety of teams, individuals, and mentors from around the globe. One team consisting of individuals from Denmark and Norway as well as fellow UC Berkeley students proposed an idea called Fishent. Fishent utilizes sensor…

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Advice from VCs Anastasia Ashman and Pamela Day

Last month at the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp (BMoE), we had the chance to speak with two inspiring entrepreneurs and mentors — Anastasia Ashman and Pamela Day. They shared their personal journeys as entrepreneurs and innovators, provided valuable advice for starting ventures, and highlighted why they’re fans of the BMoE program.     Tell…

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Global Venture Lab 2017

On behalf of the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, we would like to invite you to the 8th Global Venture Lab at UC Berkeley. The Global Venture Lab (GVL) is an international summit of academics, entrepreneurs, and innovators sharing common research and educational programs to spur new industry and economic growth. Since our first…

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Rob Solomon: From Cal Grad to CEO of GoFundMe

This week, students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series had the distinct pleasure of hearing a fireside chat with Rob Solomon—a Cal grad and CEO of GoFundMe—moderated by UC Berkeley’s Chair of Industrial Engineering, Dr. Ken Goldberg. Both incredibly accomplished in their own rights, the two professionals created a timeline for Solomon’s experiences at…

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An Introduction to the Newton Lecture Series – Ikhlaq Sidhu

Introduction to the Series: The third week of the Newton Lecture Series brought an introduction to the goals of the lecture series itself. Ikhlaq Sidhu, founding director of the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, took time out of his busy schedule to meet with students in the series and discuss the SCET’s long-standing investment in…

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Visiting Professor Jes Broeng discusses insights learned at UC Berkeley

Laser Focus World interviewed Visiting Professor Jes Broeng about his stay at University of California, Berkeley. Professor Jes Broeng is a professor at the Technical University of Denmark, a photonics entrepreneur, a mentor for the Nordic Mentor Network for Entrepreneurship, and an angel investor. Currently, he is a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley in the…

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Management of Technology Innovation Program Finals

Friday, December 2nd, 2016 saw the culmination of hard work students enrolled in MTI had put in all semester as groups presented their pitches to Naeem Zafar, serial entrepreneur and director of the MTI Program, Professor Ikhlaq Sidhu, Director and Chief Scientist of SCET, and a panel of prominent VCs and mentors at SCET. Over…

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