Innovation as a Team Sport

"How would you get more people who aren’t eating butter to eat butter?” Sixty-five UC Berkeley grad students puzzled over this light-hearted question as they vied for just 25 slots in the public health innovations course Eat.Think.Design. Course instructor Jaspal...

New Berkeley Undergraduate Program to Develop Technology Entrepreneurs

A new undergraduate program that integrates the study of engineering and business launched today at the University of California, Berkeley. The Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology Program (M.E.T.) will be taught at Berkeley’s top-ranked Haas School of Business...

The Man Behind Pokémon Go: John Hanke, MBA 96

John Hanke, MBA 96 and CEO of Niantic Labs, is the driving force behind Pokémon Go, the hottest craze to hit smartphones—ever. Since its release just a week ago, the “augmented reality” game has sent millions of phone-toting players to the streets on the hunt for...

John Danner on Starting a Business in a Small City

John Danner, senior fellow in entrepreneurship at Berkeley-Haas, recently spoke with WalletHub about the prospects of starting a business in a small city: "In an era of widespread connectivity and easy access to resources almost without regard to location, the balance...

Haas’ Dan Fishman in Poets & Quants “Best & Brightest MBAs”

Dan Fishman, a supporter of our entrepreneurship program, was one of three FTMBA students to appear in Poets & Quants "The Best & Brightest MBAs In The Class of 2016." To produce its list, Poets & Quants reached out to 62 leading full-time MBA programs worldwide, each...

Startup Seed Grants Awarded

After some incredibly fierce competition, we're proud to announce the next ten Dean's Seed Fund grantees! Bitcoin Umbrella Human Capital Mules for Schools Paradigm Shift Peer Play Planet Murple Smiley Go Social Force TeAlchemy Together Green Grantees represent: 4 Haas...

Hacking Lyme Disease at Haas

The first-ever hackathon to find innovative solutions to fight Lyme Disease—a potentially devastating tick-borne illness that infects some 329,000 people per year—took place at the Berkeley-Haas Innovation Lab and Skydeck over the weekend of April 16 and 17. The...

Berkeley alum Jeremy Fiance launches $6m House Fund

Jeremy Fiance, a 2014 UC Berkeley graduate, is amplifying the campus startup culture by launching the $6 million House Fund, the first venture capital fund focused on campus student, alumni and faculty startups. In the eyes of Rhonda Shrader, the director of the...

VCIC 2016 Winners Announced

UPDATE: Berkeley-Haas team takes 1st place in the Silicon Valley Round of the Venture Capital Investment Competition!Kangaroo Capital beat Stanford and 4 other schools in the regionals—now they’re aiming for the $10K grand prize at the VCIC Global Finals at UNC in...