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- Steve Blank in the Berkeley Blog:
Why Companies are not Startups
Lester Center lecturer and lean startup guru Steve Blank writes about the essential differences between startups and established companies. Read More.
- Congratulations to the 2014 VCIC winning team Evolve Ventures!
Evolve Ventures is advancing to the International Finals of the Venture Capital Investment Competition after beating out five other teams at the UC Berkeley round and again at the Silicon Valley regional round held on the Cisco campus last week. The team will head to the University of North Carolina this April. Read more.
- Cal alum-founded Indiegogo raises $40M
Indiegogo, founded by Danae Ringelmann (pictured) and Eric Schell (both MBA 08), and Slava Rubin, has raised $40 million in a Series B funding round to push its mobile product and grow internationally.
- CBS/KPIX-5: Berkeley-Haas Catering To Students’ Startup Dreams
Video report from CBS/KPIX-5 on December 20, 2013: “The Haas School of Business is part of a growing trend among business schools making over their curriculum to cater to aspiring entrepreneurs. Ryan Takeo reports.” Watch the video.
- BizEd Features Haas: Bringing Ideas To Market
Academics, business expert and government leaders agree that innovation is the key to economic growth. The NSF I-Corp Bay Area node, centered at the Haas School of Business helps get innovation out of the lab and into startups with a focus on driving business success. Read more.
- Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurs Make Fortune’s 40 Under 40 List
Lester Center alumni are among Fortune’s prestigious 40 Under 40 list. Check out the profile of Indiegogo’s Danae Ringelmann & Eric Schell here and the profile of Revolution Food’s Kristin Groos Richmond & Kirsten Saenz Tobey here.