We were proud to honor our outgoing cohort of Startup Semester students at their graduation ceremony, held on Friday, May 8, 2020. Our Spring 2020 cohort features 18 students, hailing from 5 different countries. The event highlighted short speeches by three participants — Anushka Purohit, Anupam Tiwari and Anant Mishra — who reflected on their classes, Startup…

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For Startup Semester students from Brazil, a big win at HackBrazil was only one step in their journey to shake the healthcare industry. Their startup, Blue, integrates data and uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to predict chronic disease. Pedro Freire, founder and CEO at Blue is a business graduate at Insper, student in MIT’s…

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As the semester wraps up, we not only rush to finish projects and study for finals, but it’s also a time to look back on experiences we have gained and new friends we have met. The Sutardja Center welcomed four bright seniors from the Hague University in the Netherlands this fall – Maria Estella, Erik…

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In June, graduate students Woo-Seok Go and Jeong-Sun Park arrived in Berkeley with the Seawater Battery, a novel product designed to combat environmental problems and increasing electricity demands. Unlike a traditional battery, the Seawater battery produces charge through the flow of the sodium ions found in seawater and can additionally be used for water purification…

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