Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship

Overview of Alumni Programs

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Our Students Need Your Expertise & Support


There are many ways to go Beyond Yourself by supporting our students while being a Student Always.
Mentoring is the most valuable form of support to our students and our programs:

Mentor UC Berkeley Entrepreneurs

Mentor Haas as well as student entrepreneurs across the campus during Mentoring Hours. Contact adeeba@berkeley.edu for details.

 

Mentor UC Berkeley NSF I-Corps Teams

Mentor top UC Berkeley faculty/postdoc teams participating in the National NSF I-Corps Lean Startup training program. Click here for more information.

Ask your Company to Sponsor an Entrepreneurship Program

The Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship Program relies on the ongoing affiliations with our company partners, including venture capital firms, law firms, and startups. Sponsorship provides your company with a linkage to a world class institution in the heart of Silicon Valley that is producing some of the brightest startup minds. To learn more about how your company can partner with the Lester Center, visit our sponsorship opportunities page or contact Rhonda Shrader at rhonda_shrader@berkeley.edu.

Hire Haas

The Haas School makes it easy to connect with a diversely talented, global alumni community united by a commitment to excellence and innovation. Post a job listing free of charge, or arrange for Haas staff to post for you. Employers may also search the Berkeley MBA Experienced-Hire Resume Database at no cost, which lists about 2,800 experienced candidates.

To post a job click “Post Jobs” at http://haas.berkeley.edu/alumni.   Jobs you post will appear in the Haas@Cal “Careers” section and are searchable by various criteria.

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Give to Cal

Support entrepreneurship at Cal, the world’s great public university with its unique social mission. Make a gift to the Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship Program – even the smallest amount helps. It supports our business competitions, events for entrepreneurs, and the UC Berkeley Startup Accelerator @ Skydeck.

Attend an Executive Education Course on Entrepreneurship or Innovation

Our faculty partner with UC Berkeley’s Center for Executive Education (CEE) to offer courses in entrepreneurship, innovation and venture capital. Learn from our world-class faculty including Toby Stuart, Andre Marquis, Jerry Engel, David Charron, Drew Isaacs and more.

Current topics include:

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Audit an MBA Entrepreneurship Course

Berkeley MBA alumni are invited to audit a graduate-level course each fall and spring semester at the Haas School for free — a benefit made possible by the Haas Annual Fund. The application process is announced by email each July 15th and Dec 15th. Please make sure your preferred email address is current in our database by emailing us at alumnihelp@haas.berkeley.edu.

For more information please contact alumnihelp@haas.berkeley.edu.

Participate in CalFounders

Cal Founders is a forum for experienced alumni to have confidential and informative discussions about pressing business issues in a risk-free setting. The group is open to UC Berkeley Alumni who are actively engaged in their startup as a Founder/Co-Founder.

Calfounders is a robust and thriving professional network, over 500 Founders strong and supported by a Team of Mentors.  Our entrepreneurs and mentors encompass a diverse range of industries and expertise.  Supported in part by Cal-alumni sponsors, venture investors and a deep mentorship network, Michael Berolzheimer (MBA ’07) and Cynthia Maxey donate their time to nurture & cultivate the incredibly strong talent pool that emerges from Cal.

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Schedule Advising in Startup Careers

The Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship Program is working with the Haas Career Management Group to expand opportunities for students and alumni interested in working with startups. Deepak Gupta serves as an industry expert in the MBA Career Management Group. He provides career-related advising for students and alumni who are seeking job opportunities in startups. This service complements the student and alumni services of the Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship Program.  Based on his experiences at various startups, accelerators and venture capital, Deepak provides a unique perspective for students and alumni who are interested in this space. You can reach Deepak at deepak_gupta@haas.berkeley.edu.

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Apply to the Skydeck Accelerator

 

The purpose of the Skydeck accelerator is to produce fundable startup companies with scalable business models. This new approach to incubation at Berkeley matches an exclusive group of companies with high-quality mentors with deep expertise and connections in industry and venture capital. Skydeck offers premium, fully equipped office space in the heart of Berkeley, with excellent transit options and close proximity to campus. There is ample conference, meeting, and event space, not to mention stunning 360 degree views of the Bay and Hills.  SkyDeck is a joint venture of UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering, the Haas School of Business, and the Vice Chancellor for Research Office.

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