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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When climbing the hill like roads to the Goldman School of Policy, the location of my Technology Entrepreneurship class, I couldn’t help but focus on my excitement, so much that the irregularity in my breath didn’t even bother me. For the first class, I arrived 15 minutes early. I was so excited, and contrary to…

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The UN estimates that there are over 68 million people around the world who have been forcibly displaced from their homes. Even more live in states of economic, social and political instability. While asylum-seekers wait for their claims to be processed, they reside in detention centers with no entitlement to the freedom of movement, residency,…

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At this semester’s Collider Cup, alternative meat startup Planted Poultry cinched the top prize with their groundbreaking innovation: a faux chicken drumstick. Born out of the Sutardja Center’s Alt.meat Challenge Lab, the team wanted to tackle the fact that most plant-based alternative meats tend to be really dry. Initially, they hypothesized that the dryness is…

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Through a global partnership with the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, students from the Amravati campus and Chennai Campus at Sri Ramaswami Memorial University (SRM) in India are studying as a part of Startup Semester at UC Berkeley this semester. We spoke to four SRM students with technical and entrepreneurship education backgrounds about their…

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About LAUNCH LAUNCH is The University of California’s startup accelerator, purposed to transform early-stage startups into fundable companies. During the fall, judges select a small group of startups in the UC system. Teams are then paired with serial-entrepreneur mentors and led through a rigorous curriculum with UC Berkeley faculty. LAUNCH hosts two bootcamps and one…

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As Fall semester came to a close, student teams from entrepreneurship classes offered through the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology competed in the first annual Collider Cup. The event required participants to present their end-of-the year projects to real movers and shakers in the startup space, resulting in one stand-out team taking the prize…

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