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News Highlights

  • “Make it Wearable” Heads to Haas

    Intel Make it WearableThe Intel “Make it Wearable” Competition showcases the latest advances in wearable technology, challenging teams to build products that fit into people’s lives seamlessly. The 10 finalists are participating in the lean startup and accelerator program led by Lester Center Executive Director Andre Marquis. Read more.

  • How Going Lean May Save Lives

    Steve BlankLester Center instructor Steve Blank is leading a pilot National Science Foundation/National Institutes of Health program to commercialize life science ideas—ranging from improved imaging for cancer surgery to drugs with fewer side effects. The goal of the program is to bring innovations to market “with lightning speed,” Blank says. Read more.

  • Enter the UC Berkeley Startup Competition!

    UC Berkeley Startup Competition
    LAUNCH: The UC Startup Berkeley Competition can accelerate your startup to get it to fundable. Applications are due on Thursday, November 20. Read about the application process here.

  • Coopersmith on Teamwork and Shared Values

    Mark CoopersmithLester Center Senior Fellow Mark Coopersmith was quoted in an Entrepreneur Magazine article titled
    “5 Things You Must Do to Successfully Launch a Business.” He stressed the importance of assembling the right team: “Build the team early, and build it around shared values.”  Read more.

  • Need Funding? You’re In The Right Place!

    Steve Bengston“Over half the money invested in the US is in Silicon Valley this year,” according to Steve Bengston of PricewaterhouseCoopers (pictured). Bengston presented key findings from the MoneyTree report to kick off this year’s first Berkeley Entrepreneur’s Forum. Read more. Watch the Forum video.