Accelerating Berkeley startups at SkyDeck

Exterior of Skydeck offices in downtown Berkeley

6/11/2018 TechCrunch - TechCrunch profiles Skydeck, the UC Berkeley tech incubator that has developed an acceleration program to launch a series of successful startups, including Chirpo, LimeBike and Kiwi.

Those four-wheeled robots on campus, explained

Kiwi robot transporting food in downtown Berkeley

5/31/2018 - The presence of talented EECS student engineers, along with plenty of hungry students and a gourmet local food scene, goes a long way to explain the decision by Felipe Chavez to launch his robot-powered meal delivery startup Kiwi in Berkeley.

The hidden social mission behind a trending toy

Marissa Louie with several of her plush friends

3/13/2018 - A herd of stuffed animals with mix-and-match parts paid a visit to a Sutardja Center classroom to help students learn how they can design products to have a social impact — a subject dear to the heart of Animoodles CEO (and industrial engineering alumna) Marissa Louie.

How to build a viral app

Nikita Bier (right) being interviewed by Jeremy Fiance of the House Fund

2/6/2018 Sutardja Center - Telling a Newton Lecture Series audience that he got "really good at failing," Berkeley alumnus Nikita Bier recounted his difficult journey to creating TBH, a viral app that allows teenagers to anonymously compliment each other through a series of polls.

AI innovation at The House

AI@TheHouse co-founders.

1/17/2018 - In collaboration with several Berkeley Engineering faculty, the Berkeley-based startup institute The House has formed a new AI-focused startup accelerator.

The future of engineering education

John DeNero teaching CS 61A

11/1/2017 Executive Associate Dean Phil Kaminsky writes about how the emerging triad of technology, entrepreneurship and design are being used to reimagine how engineers are prepared.

In undergrad startup class, students learn to build the future

DeCal class creators Zuhayeer Musa and Jimmy Liu

10/2/2017 - The student-run DeCal class “How to Build the Future,” created by computer science students Jimmy Liu and Zuhayeer Musa in collaboration with EECS professor Scott Shenker, encourages aspiring entrepreneurs by providing direct experience from world-renowned founders and professors.

New alt.meat lab aims to win over meat lovers

UC Berkeley students Joshua Nixon and Kimberlie Le serving their plant-based fish product to Christie Legally, senior scientist at the Good Food Institute

8/23/2017 - The Sutardja Center is launching a new Alternative Meats Lab to give students a leg up on a trillion-dollar market opportunity: transforming the meat industry. The lab at Berkeley will use the latest technology tools and techniques to engineer plant-based meat alternatives.