Berkeley Launch Winner on Forbes 30 under 30!

Another BerkeleyLaunch winner in Forbes 30 under 30 list! Congrats to Austin Walker and his company InnoVein for their fantastic achievement! Walker's company, Innovein, which is working on a prosthetic valve and is one of just a few medical device startups to get a...

Eleven Startups Receive New Round of Dean’s Seed Grants

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...

Byte Foods raises $5.5 million for smart vending machines

A San Rafael-based startup called Byte Foods has raised $5.5 million in seed funding to popularize its smart vending machines and delivery service stocking them with nutritious food and drinks from local vendors.The machines feature a menu display that users can...

Augmented Reality Hackathon Was A Hit!

The Haas-based, student run Berkeley Entrepreneurs Association partnered with Engineering’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology to promote the hack and make sure teams were as fully integrated with the necessary mix of business and tech skills. BHEP...

Announcing Javelin Venture Partners IV

JVP-IV will invest $125M into technology start-ups with amazing teams, compelling businesses, and that certain magic that get our neurons firing. We’ve found that this fund size is our sweet spot, allowing us to pick from our favorite seed deals, Series A’s and even a...

Hult Prize Competition at Berkeley on November 28

BHEP is hosting the Hult Prize Foundation competition at UC Berkeley on November 28. This year’s challenge is: Reawakening Human Potential: building sustainable, scalable start-up enterprises that will restore the rights and dignity of 10 million refugees by 2022....

Evening & Weekend Students Fight Lyme, One Hackathon at a Time

Their team, called LymeDot, already won the first-ever hackathon to find innovative solutions to fight the disease, held at UC Berkeley last April. The hackathon was bi-coastal at both the Berkeley-Haas Innovation Lab/Skydeck at UC Berkeley and MIT in Cambridge, MA....

Sydney startup Solar Analytics raises $4.4 million to expand globally

Sydney startup Solar Analytics has raised $4.4 million in a Series A round to globally accelerate the expansion of its smart tech products. Solar Analytics received follow-on investment from seed investor AGL Energy Limited along with new private investments from...

Startups find Success on UC Campuses

A study commissioned by the UC Office of the President found that companies started by UC faculty, staff and recent graduates and headquartered in California support over 140,000 jobs, while adding $20.1 billion to the California economy. In total, all UC startups —...