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- The Other “F” Word: Capitalizing on Failure
Haas faculty and Lester Center Senior Fellows John Danner and Mark Coopersmith have combined their years of experience as senior-level executives, advisors and thought leaders to offer a process for harnessing lessons learned to improve future outcomes. Get a preview of their upcoming book at the Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum on February 12. Read about the book Read about the event and register
- Andreessen Horowitz Partner Scott Kupor Joins Haas
Scott Kupor, managing partner and COO at Andreessen Horowitz—the VC firm that’s invested in such social media powerhouses as Twitter and Facebook—joins Haas as an executive-in-residence. Scott is co-teaching the spring MBA Entrepreneurship class with Carl Nichols. Read more.
- LAUNCH Startup Accelerator Announces 2015 Participants
Today 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.
- Haas Alumni Firms on the Fast Track
New 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
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.