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News Highlights

  • LAUNCH Startup Accelerator Announces 2015 Participants

    LAUNCHToday LAUNCH announced its 2015 participants: beginning in February, the 16 teams will work with a team of mentors and UC Berkeley faculty to bring their market-validated products to the next stage. Read more.

  • Announcing the Winners of the Intel Global Challenge

    Intel Global ChallengeThe 2014 Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley, with $100,000 in prizes on the line, attracted 20,000 teams from 60 countries. The eight finalists presented to judges at the Haas School on November 6. The Grand Prize winner was Lab4U, a Chilean startup which developed technologies to turn cell phones into pocket-sized labs. Read more.

  • Intel Make It Wearable Challenge Winners Announced

    Intel Make it WearableNixie was named the grand prize winner of the Intel Make It Wearable challenge at the finals in San Francisco on Monday, November 3. Nixie’s team, including UC Berkeley graduate Jelena Jovanovic, developed the first wearable camera that can fly. All finalists participated in the Lester Center’s accelerator program. Read more.

  • Haas Alumni Firms on the Fast Track

    Kevin CaseyNew Avenue, founded by Kevin Casey (MBA 09), was one of five firms led by Haas alumni that recently made the San Francisco Business Times’ Fast 100 list of the Bay Area’s fastest growing companies. TubeMogul, Back to the Roots, Modify Watches, and cPrime were also honored. 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.