News and Announcements

COMING NEXT:

  • BPEP is resuming its series of events online with the first one on July 16th. Join us on 16th July (4:30 - 6:30pm) for our online event “Innovate”. The event will include an introduction of BPEP, the Start-up Sponsorship Program and a panel discussion with current postdocs on their expectations from BPEP.

  • We are happy to announce the launch of a scholarship program to Postdocs and Visiting Scholars (VSPA affiliates) to explore launching startups that are based on research produced at UC Berkeley. The scholarship ($500) will help access resources provided by qb3 Startup in a box program. From incorporation to operation to growth, this program provides support and resources to entrepreneurs, in addition to access to their SBIR workshops. This scholarship program is limited to UC Berkeley VSPA affiliates with active appointments, who have a Ph.D. degree. Additional preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate their service to the entrepreneurial community at UC Berkeley. The scholarship program is enabled by a generous sponsorship by the Visiting Scholars and Postdoctoral Affairs Program (VSPA). Thanks to Yvette Lane-Newton, the Director of the VSPA , who has been instrumental in making this happen.

  • We are extremely pleased to announce that Bacchus Therapeutics, founded by Arvin Gouw (Former Chair, BPEP) has been awarded the AbbVie Golden Ticket. Bacchus Therapeutics is a biotech company developing novel compounds that exploit cancer's hypermetabolic state by targeting cancer-specific metabolic pathways. Their proprietary compounds cause regression of incurable MYC cancers and prolong survival in our preclinical mouse models bearing human tumors.

Our Goals

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post-docs Job Portal

Berkeley Postdocoral Entrepreneurship Program (BPEP) is happy to announce the launch of BPEP job portal for postdocs at UC Berkeley  in collaboration with the Visiting Scholars and Postdoc Affairs office at UC Berkeley. Click here to access the job portal and find job openings.

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