Eleven early-stage student startups—including a proposal to fight obesity with a new kind of nutrition bar and a forest products company that reduces wildfire hazards by culling wood from the millions of “beetle kill” trees in California’s mountains—have been selected from a record 40 applicants to receive Dean’s Seed Fund grants this spring. All grantees receive $5,000 as well as work space in the Berkeley-Haas incubator in downtown Berkeley. The grant money can be used for prototype development and customer discovery activities. This year’s award judges included members of the venture capital community and faculty. Read More.