News and Announcements

Berkeley Postdoc Entrepreneurship Program (BPEP) Workshop for 2018-2019 Academic year. 

When: Novamber 15th, 2018- 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST
Where: Stanley Hall, Room 106, Berkeley, CA 94709
Title : How to speed up your startup growth? Identifying early mentors and partners. 

Berkeley Postdoc 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 to access  job portal and find job openings.


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. 

BPEP is happy to announce partnerships with SkyDeck, the campus premier startup accelerator program and Bakar fellows program at UC Berkeley. The Bakar fellows program fosters faculty entrepreneurship. 











BPEP Workshops & Events

BPEP "Idea to Funding" workshop series- Fall'18

1. Idea evaluation- “Lab to market”- August 16, 2018. 6.00-9.00 pm at SkyDeck.
2. Pre-seed fund raising- Grants, Incubators & accelerators: September 20
3. Resources for Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Lab Space, Equipment, and Mentorship - October 25th
4. Path to markets/customers: Identifying mentors, Early stage partnering with established companies, Outsourcing.November 15th, 2018.

 Apply now for our next FORM+FUND workshop series!

Applications are open for our Fall 2018 FORM+FUND workshop series! Apply here 

Apps close September 1: If you'd like to learn the legal, financial, and organizational aspects of starting and scaling a business, you're invited to apply to be a FORM+FUND Fellow for Fall 2018. You can find the application here. F+F Fellows are given priority registration for each of the sessions, are eligible for a FORM+FUND Fellowship certificate, and can sign up for attorney office hours during the semester. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis through the end of August with the first workshop scheduled for September 4, 2018. The schedule for the seven sessions (subject to change) can be found here.

The FORM+FUND Series is comprised of two-hour sessions that address critical operational, financial, and legal components of starting and scaling a successful business. Each session also features office hours hosted by leading Silicon Valley attorneys and venture capitalists. Workshop capacity is extremely limited and priority will be given to entrepreneurs that enroll in the full series. These entrepreneurs, our Form+Fund Fellows, will also be awarded a Form+Fund Fellowship certificate and priority enrollment at the Startup@BerkeleyLaw Investor Showcase.
Please complete the application by August 27, 2018.

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Startup Opportunities & Challenges in US and Abroad

Thursday, September 28th, 2017 from 6pm in Stanley Hall 105 (UC Berkeley Campus)

Nurturing entrepreneurship has always been one of the main goals of academic and government intuitions all over the world. The US has played important and critical roles in promoting innovation and entrepreneurship, but this is a global phenomena. US inventors have global interests, and international entrepreneurs have made great strides in the US as well. (full description)


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

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)

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