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- “Make it Wearable” Heads to Haas
The 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
Lester 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!
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
Lester 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!
“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.
- Lester Center Faculty make “Club 6″
We are proud to announce our “Club 6″ Faculty from spring semester – those who rate 6 to 7 (the highest level) in student ratings. Our Club 6 professors are: Toby Stuart (pictured), Kurt Beyer, Steven Blank, Rob Chandra, David Charron, Sean Foote, Randy Haykin, and Jim Hornthal.
- FT: Two very determined entrepreneurs from Berkeley-Haas
The Financial Times features Berkeley-Haas alums Brett Wilson and John Hughes (MBA 07), who discuss how the LAUNCH Competition, which they won in 2007, contributed to the success of TubeMogul.
Brett was also recently featured in the
NYT Corner Office.
- UC Berkeley Secures Two $100K Grants at FOUNDER.org World Founder Forum
LAUNCH Grand Prize Winner ReMeeting and Berkeley-Haas Startup PlushCare take home two of just ten FOUNDER.org $100K grants at the World Founder Forum in Paris. Read more.