Mission & Vision

The mission of BPEP is to foster entrepreneurship among UC Berkeley’s postdocs, visiting scholars and graduate students, through education, awareness, and hands-on opportunities. We connect aspiring entrepreneurs with mentors, resources, and partners. Situated in a vibrant business climate and with access to the greatest pool of postdoc talent in the world, BPEP catalyzes productive collaboration on scientifically complex challenges with lasting economic benefits.

The vision of the Berkeley Postdoc Entrepreneurship Program (BPEP) is to create an empowered UC Berkeley postdoctoral and graduate student community by providing them tools to translate their research to products via startups.

"Idea to Funding" Workshop Series

The Berkeley Postdoc Entrepreneurship Program organizes a monthly workshop series titled "Idea to funding". Since most postdocs and graduate students might potentially start their entrepreneurship journey, the workshop series will primarily focus on education and resources needed for the very initial stages of the journey. Check out the calendar and make sure you register for future events.

Upcoming Events

2023 Fall

Event of the Month

How to plan for fundraising for academic researchers launching Startups

October 19th @ 6:00 - 7:30

Attend this event to learn about how researchers at academic labs need to think about fundraising while spinning out their research to build products at startups.

2023 Events

November TBD

Accelerators and Incubators

October 19

How to plan for fundraising for academic researchers launching Startups

September 21

Intellectual Property Strategies for Startups and Immigration Challenges

August 24

Idea Evaluation: What deeptech founders did before launching their startups

April 27

Handling difficult conversations for founders and early stage employees

March 23

Picking a Startup Advisor

February 23

Psychology of deep tech startup founders: From the idea to the startup

Past event Playlist

Bench to Market : Idea Evaluation and Commercialization for Product-market Fit (BPEP 2015)