Semesterly student-run accelerator program for both undergraduate and graduate students. Participants receive 2 upper-division CS units, need-based funding, industry-specific mentorship, weekly workshops, and workspace.
Student-run health tech incubator that helps interdisciplinary teams of students develop technical skills and navigate through the design process to the development of a viable prototype and business plan to bring it to market.
Incubator program for UC Berkeley startups. Provides workspace, unique programming, speaker series, and mentorship. A collaboration between the College of Engineering, the Haas School of Business, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.
The Foundry @ CITRIS
Incubator program for grad and undergrad entrepreneurs focused on startups at the intersection of hardware and software. Provides seed funding, access to a rapid prototyping lab, and hands-on mentorship. Part of CITRIS.
Incubator program and resource center for undergraduate and graduate students. Provides workspace, personalized mentoring, and a community of student-entrepreneurs. Run by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology.
Computer Science club with a focus on hacking and hackathons. Regularly holds hackathons, technical workshops, and office hours.
CET Student Association
Student group organizing speaker series and events relating to entrepreneurship. Part of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology.
Computer Science Undergraduate Association
Computer Science club open to all students interested in computer science. Holds a variety of both technical and social events throughout the year including hackathons, info sessions, social parties, and gaming nights.
Electrical engineering student group. Holds technical workshops and infosessions throughout the year.
Undergraduate human-centered design group. Members come from a wide range of disciplines, but share a love of design thinking and innovation. Provides hands-on experience with the entire design process, from conducting user research to building and marketing prototypes. Holds designathons.
Student club for graphic designers and photographers. Conducts a DeCal and holds workshops covering a broad range of design topics.
Berkeley Entrepreneurs Association
Entreprenurship association providing a variety of resources to members. Writes a weekly newsletter featuring job postings. Hosts both formal and informal events.
Berkeley Postdoctoral Entrepreneurs Program
Entrepreneurship association for the postdoctoral and graduate communities. Provides tools, mentoring, and a platform for science-business communication to encourage research innovations to move into the marketplace.
Entrepreneurship association for UC Berkeley alumni. Holds members-only meetings which serve as an informal advisory board for each entrepreneurs' independent companies.
LAUNCH: The UC Berkeley Startup Competition and Accelerator
Accelerator and competition for early stage UC-affiliated startups. Provides a rigorous curriculum from world class faculty, intensive mentoring, and the tools to get to fundable. Run by the Lester Center. Formerly known as Bplan.
Annual social impact startup competition. Provides funding, support, and encouragement to interdisciplinary teams of students. Run by the Blum Center.
- Global Social Venture Competition
Yearly collegiate hackathon for students interested in creating new software and hardware products. Lasts 36 hours and takes place in the fall semester.
Fellowships & Fratenities
Kairos Society Fellowship
Entrepreneurship fellowship connecting like-minded individuals to help members achieve their entrepreneurial goals. Provides one-on-one mentorship and resources to members. Hosts both internal and external events.
Haas Venture Fellows
A select group of Berkeley MBA students at the Haas School of Business who do real world projects to strengthen ties between Bay Area entrepreneurs, the venture capital industry, and the Lester Center.
Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (CET)
Conducts a number of courses on entrepreneurship and engineering leadership. Features global programs and a Startup Bootcamp revolving around the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship. Part of the College of Engineering.
Lester Center for Entrepreneurship
Regularly holds speaker series and infosessions on a breadth of business topics. Part of the Haas School of Business.
These organizations have an active presence on campus through associate programs or direct involvement.
Alsop Louie Partners
Early-stage venture capitalist firm investing in disruptive technology and media startups.
Seed-stage venture capitalist firm investing in new media startups and other Berkeley companies.
Dorm Room Fund
Student-run branch of First Round Capital investing up to $20k in student startups.