02/21/17 California magazine — From the Sutardja Center to SkyDeck to a new searchable online network, UC Berkeley is working to streamline and improve the campus's web of classes, accelerators, incubators, competitions and other resources for startups.
01/19/17 — UC Berkeley has been awarded a $2.2 million grant from the State of California to help leading centers and programs accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship on campus.
01/18/17 — Bioengineering professor, Amy Herr, has been named the faculty director of the Bakar Fellows Program. The program supports the commercialization of faculty-led research with potential for positive impact in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and related areas (STEM+).
01/04/17 New York Times — Clean tech companies are aiming for a comeback in their quest to use genetic editing to make industrial chemicals. Among them is Lygos, spun out of Berkeley bioengineering in 2011 to create malonic acid from yeast (instead of the usual cyanide) for use in fragrances and cosmetics.
12/20/16 — Justin Whiteley (B.S.'10 NE & ME) and Ian Hamilton, an alumnus of the Nuclear Innovation Boot Camp, are part of the first cohort for Chain Reaction Innovations, a start-up hub for sustainable energy innovators embedded at Argonne National Laboratory.
12/16/16 — As part of a keynote appearance at the Growing Entrepreneurs Summit in New Zealand, Sutardja Center Chief Scientist Ikhlaq Sidhu appeared on New Zealand television, speaking on whether entrepreneurs are born or made and explaining Berkeley's approach to developing entrepreneurs.
11/08/16 University of California — With the launch this fall of the Fung Fellowship program, tech visionary Coleman Fung, public health and engineering leaders and curious UC Berkeley students joined forces to create a new educational paradigm.
11/01/16 — The Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership marked its five-year anniversary this fall by opening expanded offices at Shires Hall.
11/01/16 — The College of Engineering and Haas School of Business launch the Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology double-degree undergraduate program.
11/01/16 — Dean Sastry announces a new partnership with Haas School of Business and the creation of the Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology program.
11/01/16 — Two alumni have co-founded New Sun Road, a technology company committed to implementing solutions to climate change and global energy poverty.
10/24/16 — A team of undergraduates has found early success with a company that builds beacons to make the Internet of Things more intuitive.
09/27/16 Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology — SCET alum Chai Mishra believes his new food delivery service, Movebutter, will not only change the way we shop for food, but will make the entire food value chain more affordable, equitable and ethical.
09/20/16 — The goal of the new M.E.T. program is to prepare future tech leaders by combining business savvy and engineering.
09/14/16 — In the tech entrepreneurship race, Berkeley alumni created the most companies over the past decade, while Stanford graduated the most company founders, according to the industry analytics firm PitchBook.
08/23/16 — Cameron Baradar (B.S'15 EECS) is launching the startup of startups in hopes of bolstering Berkeley's entrepreneurship community.
08/23/16 — The M.E.T. Program, our exciting new partnership with the Haas School of Business, will guide students to earn two full B.S. degrees - one in engineering, one in business.
06/02/16 Medium — A roundup from the University of California features two startups - Bolt Threads' "stronger-than-steel" synthetic silk, and Eko Devices' digital recorder for stethoscopes - that emerged from Berkeley Engineering research.
04/25/16 Foundation Capital — David Breslauer (Ph.D.'10 BioE), co-founder and and chief scientific officer at Bolt Threads, spoke at SXSW this month about what it takes to bring a technology like synthetic silk out of a lab and into a marketplace of your own creation.
04/18/16 Tech Crunch — Jeremy Fiance, 24, whose 2014 interdisciplinary studies degree combined engineering, design and business, is giving back to his alma mater in a unique way with the launch of the House Fund, a $6 million venture capital fund whose sole goal is to invest in startups coming out of UC Berkeley.