Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship

Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum

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In Brief:

For nearly 25 years, the Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum has provided a gathering place for UC Berkeley students and the Bay Area community to meet with, and learn from, seasoned entrepreneurs.

All programs begin with a networking hour from 6:30 to 7:30 PM with complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres. A presentation follows at 7:30 PM. Registration is required and available on each event page.

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Thanks to our event sponsors:

BPM    Fenwick & West

 

 

Subscription discount for friends of Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship from our media sponsor:

San Francisco Business Times

2016 Forum Sessions:
Lily Sarafan

Special Guest:
Lily Sarafan

Building Innovation Economies – from Silicon Valley to the Middle East

Thursday, October 6, 2016
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

 

 

 

2015 Forum Sessions:
Scott Adams

Special Guest:
Scott Adams

The Entrepreneurial Mindset: A Conversation With Three Successful Food Entrepreneurs

Thursday, November 5, 2015
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

 

 

 


Sam Angus

Moderated by
Sam Angus
of Fenwick & West

2015-16 Angel & Venture Capital Financing Overview

Thursday, September 17, 2015
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Click here for video of the event.

 

 

 


LAUNCH

17th Annual UC Berkeley Startup Competition
Public Finals & Awards Ceremony

Thursday, April 30, 2015
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Click here for video of the event.


John Danner and Mark Coopersmith

John Danner and Mark Coopersmith

The Other F Word: Failure and How Successful Leaders Put It to Work

Thursday, February 12, 2015
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Click here for video of the event.

 

 

2014 Forum Sessions:
Guy Kawasaki

Special Guest:
Guy Kawasaki

The Top 10 Mistakes of Entrepreneurs with Guy Kawasaki

Thursday, September 25, 2014
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

[Presentation pdf][video

 

 

 


Sam Angus

Moderated by
Sam Angus
of Fenwick & West

2014-15 Angel & Venture Capital Financing Overview

Thursday, August 28, 2014
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
[Presentation pdf][video

 

 

 

 


LAUNCH

16th Annual UC Berkeley Startup Competition
Public Finals & Awards Ceremony

Thursday, April 24, 2014
5:30 pm – 9:00pm
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Michael Sippey

Michael Sippey

The Pocket-Sized Platform Shift featuring Michael Sippey, former VP of Product at Twitter

Monday, March 10, 2014
6:30 pm – 8:30pm

[video on YouTube]

2013 Forum Sessions:
Lisa Gansky
Tuesday, November 19, 2013The Sharing Economy


Moderated by Lisa Gansky, co-founder of ofoto
[presentation pdf] [video on YouTube] [10-minute highlight video on YouTube]

Sam Angus

August 29, 2013

2012-13 Angel & Venture Capital Financing Overview

featuring moderator Sam Angus and other distinguished speakers


UC Berkeley Startup Competition

April 25, 2013

15th Annual UC Berkeley Startup Competition
Finalist Presentations and Awards Ceremony


Sam Angus

March 21, 2013

The Power of Mobile in Emerging Markets

in cooperation with the Global Social Venture Competition


2012 Forum Sessions
 


Intel Global Challenge

November 8, 2012

Technology Entrepreneurship on the Global Stage:
8th Annual Intel Global Challenge (IGC) at UC Berkeley


Sam Angus

August 30, 2012

2012-13 Angel & Venture Capital Financing Overview

featuring moderator Sam Angus and other distinguished speakers


UC Berkeley Startup Competition

April 26, 2012

14th Annual UC Berkeley Startup Competition
Finalist Presentations and Awards Ceremony


Click here to read about the winners and the event

Click here for the the Finals video on YouTube

Click here for the Program PDF


Brian Cayce


March 22, 2012


Entrepreneurs and the Decisions They Make

featuring Brian Cayce, Vice President, Gray Ghost Ventures


David Weild

February 23, 2012

Getting Funded – What Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know About IPOs

featuring David Weild, Founder and Chairman, Capital Markets Advisory Partners, and former Vice Chairman of the NASDAQ Stock Market


Sam Angus

January 26, 2012

Innovative Entrepreneurs in Music

featuring Larry Marcus and other distinguished speakers



2011 Forum Sessions
 


Intel Global Challenge

November 10, 2011

Technology Entrepreneurship on the Global Stage:
The 7th Annual Intel Global Challenge (IGC) at UC Berkeley


Dale Sartor

October 27, 2011

Power Hungry:
Developments in Energy-Efficiency Technologies for Data Centers


featuring Dale Sartor of LBNL and other distinguished speakers


Noah Alper

September 22, 2011

Food Entrepreneurship: Surviving the Recession –
Strategies to Remain Profitable in Hard Times

featuring Noah’s Founder Noah Alper and other distinguished speakers


Sam Angus

August 25, 2011

2011-12 Angel & Venture Capital Financing Overview

featuring moderator Sam Angus and other distinguished speakers


bplan
April 28, 2011

13th Annual UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition
Finalist Presentations and Awards Ceremony


William Rosenzweig
March 31, 2011

Transparency as a Business Strategy featuring moderator William Rosenzweig


Steve Blank
February 24, 2011

The Secret History of Silicon Valley featuring entrepreneur Steve Blank


Dr. Cheng Liu

January 27, 2011

Falloff or Pharmageddon?
Is the Venture Capital Model for Biotechnology Startups Broken?

featuring Dr. Cheng Liu and other distinguished speakers



2010 Forum Sessions
 


IBTEC
November 18, 2010

Technology Entrepreneurship on the Global Stage:
6th Annual Intel+UC Berkeley Technology Entrepreneurship Challenge


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October 28, 2010

Financing Clean Energy/Cleantech: Politics, Policy and Private Equity

sponsored by Reed Smith LLP


Laila Tarraf
September 23, 2010

Food Entrepreneurship: The Story of Two Local Companiesfeaturing Laila Tarraf of Peet’s and John Foraker of Annie’s, Inc.


Ray Rothrock

August 26, 2010

2010-2011 Angel and Venture Capital Investment Overview

featuring Ray Rothrock and other distinguished panelists


IBTEC

April 29, 2010

UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition Finals and Awards Ceremony


Julie Gerberding

March 18, 2010

The Greening of Health: the Convergence of Health and Sustainability

featuring Julie Gerberding, Former Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other distinguished panelists


Jeff Hagan
February 25, 2010

Going Public in 2010: Is the Window Opening? featuring Jeffrey Hagan, Managing Director of Investment Banking at Canaccord Adams, and other distinguished panelists


Tim Harris

January 28, 2010

Angel Investors: Alternative Financing?

featuring Tim Harris, Partner, Morrison & Foerster, and other distinguished panelists


2009 Forum Sessions
 


IBTEC
November 19, 2009

Technology Entrepreneurship on the Global Stage:
5th Annual Intel+UC Berkeley Technology Entrepreneurship Challenge


Laura Oliphant

October 22, 2009

Moore’s Law: 40 Years Later

moderated by Laura Oliphant of Intel, and featuring other distinguished panelists


Chris Somerville
September 24, 2009

2009 Angel & Venture Capital Investment Overviewmoderated by Sam Angus of Fenwick & West, and featuring other distinguished panelists


Kay-yut Chen

August 27, 2009

Innovating at Scale within Google

featuring John Hanke, VP Product Management, Google Earth, Local and Maps


bplan
April 30, 2009

UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition Finals and Awards Ceremony


Faysal

March 19, 2009

Surviving and Thriving During the Downturn

featuring Faysal Sohail, Managing Director, CMEA Capital, and other distinguished panelists


Chris Somerville
February 26, 2009

Earth, Wind & Fire: The Clean Tech Opportunity Today featuring Dr. Chris Somerville,
Energy Biosciences Institute, and other distinguished panelists


Kay-yut Chen

January 22, 2009

Prediction Markets: Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Fortune Telling

featuring Kay-Yut Chen,
Principal Scientist, HP Labs, and other distinguished panelists