Entrepreneurship

Globe Ambassadors

Berkeley students get a global perspective of technology innovation

07/09/19 — Twenty UC Berkeley students - most with limited travel experience, including some who have never left the United States - went on a whirlwind educational tour of Singapore and the Philippines earlier this summer to learn firsthand how technology innovation and application is approached in countries outside of the United States.
Bar chart ranking graduating startup founders from US public universities

Berkeley grads dominate funded founders ranking

05/30/19 TechCrunch — Berkeley is far ahead of its peers in a new survey that ranks which U.S. universities have graduated the most founders of startups that raised $1 million or more in roughly the past year.
Heat-powered hat

Heat-powered hat

05/01/19 — Berkeley students have created WeLumen8, a baseball cap with built-in LED lights powered by human heat.
Business and engineering degrees

The fast track to being a CEO-Engineer

03/08/19 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

01/29/19 — 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 at football practice in Memorial Stadium

Evan Rambo making plays in world of sports technology

08/13/18 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

08/02/18 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

Ikhlaq Sidhu wins education innovation award

08/01/18 — 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.
Exterior of Skydeck offices in downtown Berkeley

Accelerating Berkeley startups at SkyDeck

06/11/18 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.
Kiwi robot transporting food in downtown Berkeley

Those four-wheeled robots on campus, explained

05/31/18 — 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.
Marissa Louie with several of her plush friends

The hidden social mission behind a trending toy

03/13/18 — 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.
Nikita Bier (right) being interviewed by Jeremy Fiance of the House Fund

How to build a viral app

02/06/18 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.