Best Practices Series

The Entrepreneurial Best Practices Series features practitioners from the UC Berkeley and Silicon Valley communities who come to Berkeley-Haas to speak about the practical aspects of starting and running an entrepreneurial venture.  The series is timed to match the academic year and also the startup competition season, particularly the UC Berkeley Startup Competition and the Global Social Venture Competition. Entrepreneurs from the UC Berkeley campus and the external community are encouraged to attend.

We look forward to seeing you at one of the upcoming sessions.

Spring 2014 Sessions

Brady Berg

Moderator: Brady Berg


Wednesday, March 5, 2014:

Overview of Early-Stage Financing Structures

[presentation pdf]



Matt Kirmayer

Matt Kirmayer


Thursday, March 20, 2014:

Startup War Stories





Rebecca Lynn

Rebecca Lynn
(MBA/JD 08)


Monday, April 7, 2014:

Secrets to the Successful Business Pitch:
Tips from VCs and Entrepreneurs

[presentation pdf]



Fall 2013 Sessions

Moderator: Steve Hahn Wednesday, October 2, 2013:
Opportunity Recognition & Startup Competitions Launch

Moderator: Steve Hahn



Speaker: David Riemer

Monday, October 28, 2013:

Getting Your Story Straight-The Power of a Clear Product Narrative

Speaker: David Riemer
[presentation PDF]
[video summary from HandsonTV]


Julia Sze

Speaker: Julia Sze

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Raising Capital for Social Ventures




Sara Duval Harrington

Speaker: Sara Duval Harrington

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs

[presentation pdf]





For previous years Best Practices Session video on YouTube, please click here.