Posts Tagged ‘UC Berkeley’

Startup Semester students talk diversity, experiences at UC Berkeley

Through a global partnership with the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, students from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), and Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) are studying at UC Berkeley this semester. As part of the Startup Semester study abroad program, they are learning about about entrepreneurship and technology while growing…

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Which UC Berkeley entrepreneur are you?

The University of California, Berkeley has been one of the most successful universities in the world at producing alumni that have gone on to start innovative companies. So, which entrepreneur do you most resemble? Take our quiz to find out!

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Injecting noise: students build tools to protect individual privacy from artificial intelligence

(This article has also been translated to Russian here.) Artificial intelligence is giving companies unprecedented insights into our personal information. Can individuals protect their privacy by using applications that add fake data to our online behavior? Recently, the credit-reporting agency EquiFax leaked the social security numbers for almost half of all Americans, causing much anxiety…

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Haas Alum and Traveling Spoon Co-Founder Aashi Vel encourages students to pursue ventures that ‘tug at their heart’

Students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series attended a fireside chat with Cal alum and Traveling Spoon Co-founder Aashi Vel. Since graduating in 2011 with an MBA from the Haas School of Business, Vel and her partner Steph Lawrence have turned Traveling Spoon into a business venture spanning 18 countries and counting. During her…

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Berkeley alum and former White House Deputy CTO Ryan Panchadsaram talks to students about civic service and fostering curiosity

Students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series attended a fireside chat last week with Cal alumni and Kenneth Priestly Leadership Award recipient Ryan Panchadsaram. Since graduating ten years ago, Panchadsaram’s career has taken him many different places, from working at Microsoft to launching his own healthcare startup to advising the president of the United…

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John Hanke: Google Maps and Pokémon Go

This week, students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series had the opportunity to hear a fireside chat with John Hanke—a Cal grad and CEO of Niantic, which produced the wildly popular app Pokémon Go—moderated by Dr. Bjoern Hartmann, EECS professor and director of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation at UC Berkeley. The two…

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Amy Herr–Changing the World One Cell at a Time

This week in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series, students had the honor to learn from Amy Herr, the Lester John & Lynne Dewar Lloyd distinguished Professor of BioEngineering at the University of California, Berkeley. Herr was recently recognized with the 2016 Mid-Career Achievement Award from the American Electrophoresis Society (AES) and continues to make…

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Panel of Cal Grads joins Newton Lecture Series

Another exciting week at the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series brought a panel of all-Cal-alumni speakers to Berkeley. These speakers—Jeff Huang (Facebook), Sanjay Jeyakumar (Twitter), and Padmini Pyapali (Uber)—shared their unique insights into entrepreneurship and technology. Moderated by Amit Kumar (Accel Partners), a familiar face for the series, the panelists spoke of their studies at…

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Jason Creadore: Civil Maps

This week, the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series welcomed Jason Creadore, cofounder of Civil Maps. The entrepreneur shared his insights, telling the student audience about his startup journey, and transition from finance to tech. Early Work and Education Creadore graduated from Lehigh University in 2010, and shortly thereafter went on to work for JP Morgan and the…

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Student Panel takes over Newton Lecture Series

This week, the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series switched gears to hear from a new set of speakers—the students. Moderated by associate instructor Victoria Howell, these students shared their unique experiences with their peers and took questions in an engaging and organic lecture. Sahar Yousef Yousef, now a 5th year PhD student studying cognitive neuroscience in…

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