Entrepreneurship

The fast track to being a CEO-Engineer

Business and engineering degrees

3/8/2019 Bloomberg Businessweek - Interest in combined programs that allow students to earn a degree in both engineering and business — like Berkeley’s Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology (MET) program — is increasing among students and prospective employers.

Berkeley launches accelerator to support blockchain startups

1/29/2019 - UC Berkeley is launching a new blockchain-focused accelerator. The Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator will help entrepreneurs pursue ventures in the blockchain space, tap into the vast resources of the campus and Silicon Valley, and receive expert industry guidance to create high-value blockchain startups.

Evan Rambo making plays in world of sports technology

Evan Rambo at football practice in Memorial Stadium

8/13/2018 San Francisco Chronicle - Cal football safety Evan Rambo teamed up with students from materials science and engineering, chemical biology and EECS to develop force-tracking wearable technology, a concept that won the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship of Technology' Collider Cup competition.

Working in sync

8/2/2018 Cal Sports Quarterly - The Sutardja Center's unique Sports Tech Collider Sprint brings together a cross-section of student athletes and STEM majors to explore ways that entrepreneurship and technology innovation can create competitive advantages for athletes and sports teams.

Ikhlaq Sidhu wins education innovation award

Ikhlaq Sidhu

7/31/2018 - IEOR professor Ikhlaq Sidhu, faculty director and chief scientist at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, has been awarded the 2018 Major Education Innovation Award by the IEEE Educational Activities Board for his contributions in entrepreneurship pedagogy and innovative teaching methods.

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.

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