2015 Events and Before

2015 events

Women in Entrepreneurship

November 19, 2015 at UC Berkeley, Stanley Hall 105.
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How to raise seed/Angel money for early stage startups? Resources on and off-campus

October 29, 2015 at UC Berkeley, Stanley Hall 105.
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Government funds and startups: SBIR, Foundations

September 23, 2015 at UC Berkeley, Stanley Hall 105.
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Basics of starting a company: How to pick co-founders and team 

August 27, 2015 at UC Berkeley, Stanley Hall 105.
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Intellectual Property 

July 2015 at UC Berkeley, Stanley Hall 105.

Bench to Market 

June 2015.

Ph.D. to Startup Workshop Series: 2 - Intellectual Property

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: 1 - Enablers and Barriers to Entrepreneurship

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!

2014 events

1. Women entrepreneurs in high-tech startups. August 11th, 2014 at 5:30pm @Skydeck|Berkeley. Details here.

2. How does working at a startup differ from working ... well, anywhere else. April 15th. Stanley Hall 105/106. Details here.

3. Cross-Campus Entrepreneurs' Mixer: February 28th, 2014 at 4:30pm @Skydeck|Berkeley! Details: here

Fall 2013 events

1.  The value proposition: What’s unique about your idea? August 27, 4pm at SkyDeck

2.  Intellectual Property: the Foundation of your Company. September 19, 5:30pm, 105 Stanley Hall

3.  Financing your company: Government grants, Angel investors and Venture Capital. September 30, 5:30pm, 105 Stanley Hall

4.  Financing your company: Corporate structure and managing debt. October 21, 5:30pm, 105 Stanley Hall

5.  Highlight of the season: Pitch competition. November 18, 5:30pm at SkyDeck. All information can be found here.

Slides and presentations from our Fall 2013 workshop series can be found here.

Spring 2013 events

The Art of Selling. February 21st, 5:30-8:30pm, 105 Stanley Hall.

Stories from the Trenches. March 19th, 5:30-7:30pm, 105 Stanley Hall.

Entrepreneurship Mixer. Friday May 3rd , 2013,  5:00 pm – 6:30 pm, Skydeck. For all Entrepreneurs, who  always wished they could connect to the entrepreneurship pulse of campus.  Held at SkyDeck | Berkeley.  A unique gathering of students from the business, science and social science graduate communities, who wished to  collaborate, share ideas, and meet like-minded entrepreneurs while building a broad network across Berkeley’s leading entrepreneurship programs. For people from all departments.  Started with a 15-minute talk featuring a SkyDeck CEO, followed by networking games and mingling. 

Immigration and Entrepreneurship. May 21st,  6:00 pm – 8:30 pm,105 Stanley Hall. 

Fall 2012 events

Bench to Market: Idea Evaluation and Commercialization foue r Postdocs and Ph.D.s. August 10th, 8:00am-6:00pm, Skydeck. This was the first event of its kind for us. We had a day-long, hands-on workshop, where a group of 40 attendees learned about the basics of idea commercialization from Mike Cohen from UC BErkeley's Office of Technology Licensing, Drew Isaacs, Professor of business at the Haas School of Business and John Elstrott, Entrepreneur and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Tulane University. The participants then formed into teams, that worked with a group of mentors on polishing and perfecting a set of startup ideas, ending with a pitch session and critical Q&A from potential funders. The best part? The startup ideas were all contributed by the participants themselves! Presentations: Here are Peter Fiske's slides from the event.

An Introduction to Entrepreneurship. September 18th,  5:45-7:30pm, 105 Stanley Hall.

Intellectual Property. October 23rd, 5:45-7:30pm, 105 Stanley Hall.

How to Finance your Idea. November 29th, 5:45-7:30pm, 105 Stanley Hall.

The Art of Pitching and Pitch Competition. December 17th, 5:45-8:30pm, Skydeck.

Spring 2012 events

Lean Startups. January 18th, 5:45-8:45pm, 105 Stanley Hall. 

Immigration and Entrepreneurship. March 29th, 5:45-7:30pm, 105 Stanley Hall. 

Fall 2011 events

BPEP Workshop: Intellectual Property. October 6th, 5:45-7:30pm, 105 Stanley Hall. 

BPEP Workshop: Pitch Session. November 1st, 5:45-9:00pm, 105 Stanley Hall. 

BPEP Workshop: How to finance your idea. November 17th, 5:45-8:30pm, 105 Stanley Hall. 

BPEP Workshop: How to finance your idea: SBIR/STTR grants. December 1st, 5:45-8:30pm, 105 Stanley Hall.