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Entrepreneurship

As an ever-changing business climate reveals new opportunities for savvy entrepreneurs, the Berkeley-Haas offers you the skills and knowledge to create and launch your own high-potential enterprises.

Berkeley-Haas was one of the first business schools in the nation to offer courses in entrepreneurship and business creation. Among the faculty are real-world authorities such as lecturer David Charron, a serial entrepreneur and founder of several companies, including publicly traded Scientific Learning Corporation.

Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship Program

The Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship Program is internationally recognized for providing leading-edge entrepreneurship education and scholarly research in innovation at the hub of the UC Berkeley and the San Francisco Bay Area’s collaborative, multidisciplinary startup community. 

The Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship Program classes, events, and programs are designed to provide the resources and experiences to help students interested in exploring entrepreneurship and starting companies get the most out of their time on the Berkeley campus and in Silicon Valley.

Programs and events include:

  • UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition - among the top university competitions in the nation for quantity of prize money and participation by Silicon Valley venture capitalists.
  • Global Social Venture Competition - aimed at aspiring entrepreneurs who can offer solutions to social and environmental problems while demonstrating a healthy business model.
  • Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum - a gathering place for UC Berkeley students and the Bay Area community to meet, exchange information, and develop productive relationships with entrepreneurs, advisors, and funders.
  • UC Berkeley Startup Accelerator at Skydeck - a jointly-run program with the UC Berkeley College of Engineering's Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology and the Vice Chancellor for Research, aimed at accelerating the launch of fundable startup companies with scalable business models.

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