The UC Berkeley Bridge

The entrepreneurship program in Europe, linking Europe to Silicon Valley

UC Berkeley x Schoolab: The Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Program. In France, many people talk about entrepreneurship, and we can cite the best principles, the best methods, without touching on what entrepreneurship really is. What if instead of talking about entrepreneurship, you live it? Not just through books, videos, master classes or any other conferences… but be there for real.

Entrepreneurship in the United States and France

  • Live 4 full months at UC Berkeley, from August to December and learn everything you need to know to find your idea, test your concept, and find the perfect co-founders/VCs.
  • The next semester, continue your experience at Schoolab to speed up your project! Choose Schoolab Paris, San Francisco or Ho Chi Minh City!

Rafaël Cohen
Co-fondateur de Groover, alumni Le Bridge
“ Schoolab was clearly the trigger for my entrepreneurial life. I joined the Bridge program at UC Berkeley University, where I met my current associates, this program has allowed us to adopt a more American culture of entrepreneurship that encourages fast and unset limits. ”

1 year between Paris, San Francisco, Ho Chi Minh City

We offer you more than a bridge, we offer you 10 months to change your life

4 months of classes at UC Berkeley. You will participate in the Bridge Fellows Entrepreneurship program at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology from August to December: participate in all courses offered by the Faculty of Berkeley and benefit from both an entrepreneurship network and hallmark Berkeley innovation...
Bridge Entrepreneurship targets students from all walks of life interested in innovation and startup creation. We believe you need to have fun to optimize your entrepreneurial adventure. Be prepared to play, face an extremely innovative approach, be surprised, discover and be inspired.
You will then be incubated in Schoolab from April to September in our early-stage Starter incubation program in Paris. Meet mentors and experts to develop your project. You can also spend the second part of the program at Schoolab San Francisco or Vietnam.
You don;t need to have a project idea before you start the program. Several workshops and workshops will be organized on site to help you find subjects and a team.
Schoolab - Some advices to start your business

Questions about the Bridge startup incubation program?

What awaits you when you participate in The Bridge Program? It is a year-long entrepreneurship program that brings together students from different schools (School 42, ESSEC, HEC, Science Po, Dauphine, etc.) and recent graduates. You will be going to UC Berkeley with students from schools around the world.

  • When does the program begin and end?

    The program (course – incubation) begins in mid-August 2020 and ends no later than September 30, 2021

    • Mid-August to mid-December: course at UC Berkeley
    • January – October 1: mentoring and acceleration at Schoolab (dates vary depending on the place of incubation)
  • Who can participate in the Bridge?

    We believe that multidisciplinarity is an excellent catalyst for innovation and entrepreneurship. Bridge Entrepreneurship is designed for graduate students and young professionals from all disciplines and backgrounds, provided they are passionate and motivated.

  • How much does the program cost?

    The one-year program (UC Berkeley track – Incubation) costs 27,000 euros. Please note that this does not include living expenses (food, accommodation, transportation, flights).

    As a future entrepreneur, don’t hesitate to crowdfund your program!

  • I have to go back to university in September 2020. Can I complete the program earlier?

    During the second part, you can do both, our elders did it! Get in touch to talk about it.

  • Will I graduate from UC Berkeley?

    You will have a graduation ceremony to obtain your uc Berkeley certificate at the end of the first 4 months. If you want to validate the credit with your school, contact us now, it’s possible!

  • What is the deadline for applications?

    There are various closing dates: December 30, 2019, February 10, 2020, March 16, 2020, April 20, 2020.

  • Do I need to have a start-up project or an idea to apply?

    You don’t need to have a business idea to apply to LeBridge Entrepreneurship. Practical courses at Berkeley, meetings with entrepreneurs, interacting with other students and Silicon Valley starters will give you many ideas.

Our various startup programs

Schoolab supports entrepreneurs at all levels of development: from the idea to understanding the real customer need, from prototype to first sales, from growth to first fundraiser


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