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

March 12 2017

BPEP has launched of the Science Fellows Program in collaboration with the CITRIS Foundry, the University of California accelerator for founders building transformative technology companies. The Science Fellows Program (SFP) will connect postdoctoral scientists with the startups at CITRIS Foundry, and the general entrepreneurial community at the University of California, Berkeley. See more details here.

BPEP Workshops & Events



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Wednesday April 19th, 2017 from 5-7:00 in Bancroft hotel (Bancroft Way x College Ave)

BPEP PIEP Career Fair

The best start-ups need the most talented employees, and together with the Postdoc Industry Exploration Program ( we are organizing the second BPEP/PIEP job fair, where we start-ups from the Bay Area can present their company and look for new recruits! (full description)

Bench to market

Thursday March 30th, 2017 from 4:30-7:00 in Bancroft hotel (Bancroft Way x College Ave)
with UC Berkeley Vice Chancellor for Research, Paul Alivisatos. (full description)

BPEP Paul Alivisatos

Intro class & Science Fellows Program

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 in Stanley Hall 105

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