Berkeley Postdoctoral Entrepreneur Program (BPEP) aims to foster entrepreneurship in the UC Berkeley postdoctoral and graduate community. We provide tools, mentoring, and a platform for science-business communication to enable research innovations to move into the marketplace.  We believe entrepreneurship is an integral part of UC Berkeley's ethos, and aim to build a community of entrepreneurship among UC Berkeley's postdocs.

 

News and Announcements

If you're interested in events and opportunities for entrepreneurs, see bellow or follow our Twitter feed directly!

 

 

 

 

 

BPEP Workshops & Events

 UPCOMING EVENTS

Government Funding

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM, 106 Stanley Hall

Register


You just finished writing your first Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for your startup.  Great job on the hard work!  But.. hmm it seems there is more to it than submitting paperwork! Learn how to put the icing on your application and move from 90% fundable to 100%.


PAST EVENTS


 

Bench to Market!

Monday, March 28, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM, 105 Stanley Hall

Bench to Market 2016

How to bring a product from the bench to the world?
Learn from entrepreneurs about the bench state of a product, decide to start a business, how to obtain funding, and how to approach the market.

SPEAKERS

  • Valitor: Pharmacology and Drug delivery startup with Berkeley Skydeck at QB3 Garage@Berkeley. Wesley Jackson is Chief Science Officer.
  • Nodexus: Microfluidics to biomedical sample screening company with Berkeley Skydeck at QB3 Garage@Berkeley. Karthik Balakrishnan CEO and Anand Kesavaraju CSO.
  • Maxterial: Protective surface materials company with Breakout Labs in San Pablo CA. Mehdi Kargar CEO and Atieh Haghdoost CTO.

 

Unshackled: Startups for immigrant entrepreneurs

Thursday February 4th at 6pm in Stanley Hall on UC Berkeley Campus.

Rita Georges, Managing Attorney with Serotte Law Firm, LLC
Manan Mehta, Founding Partner at Unshackled
Jorge Calderon, Founder and CEO of Carett
Andrej Danko, Co-founder & CTO at Shortlist

Video

Women in Entrepreneurship

November 19, 2015 at UC Berkeley, Stanley Hall 105.
Photos.

 

How to raise seed/Angel money for early stage startups? Resources on and off-campus

October 29, 2015 at UC Berkeley, Stanley Hall 105.
Full description. Video. Photos.

 

Government funds and startups; SBIR, Foundations

September 23, 2015 at UC Berkeley, Stanley Hall 105.
Full description.
 Video. Photos.

 

Basics of starting a company: How to pick co-founders and team

August 27, 2015 at UC Berkeley, Stanley Hall 105.
Full description. Video. Photos.

 

Intellectual Property

July 2015 at UC Berkeley, Stanley Hall 105.
Video. Photos.

 

Bench to Market

June 2015.
Video. Photos.

 

Ph.D. to Startup Workshop Series 1

Intellectual Property - The role of the tech transfer office and law firms in patenting and launching your startup for Graduate Students, Postdocs and Faculty.

Full description.

 

Ph.D. to Startup Workshop Series 2

Enablers and Barriers to Entrepreneurship for Graduate Students, Postdocs and Faculty.

Full description.

 

Enabling startups by international entrepreneurs.

February 11th, 2015 6pm @Stanley Hall. Details here. Thank you everyone for coming!

 


 

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