UC Berkeley Le Bridge

The entrepreneurship program in Europe, linking Europe to Silicon Valley

UC Berkeley x Schoolab: The Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Program. 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

  • From September to December, discover entrepreneurship with Schoolab and UC Berkeley, at home digitally or at Schoolab Paris. Find your team, a business idea and validate it while also learning to be a great Product Owner!

  • Live 4 full months at UC Berkeley, from January to May and learn everything you need to know to validate your idea and grow your business. Meet with future mentors and VCs.

  • End the program, from may to august, at Schoolab Paris, San Francisco or Ho Chi Minh City to scale your business in either of theses innovation hubs.

Rafaël Cohen
Co-founder Groover, alumnus 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

Le 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.
4 months of classes at UC Berkeley. You will participate in the Bridge Fellows Entrepreneurship program at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology: participate in all courses offered by the Faculty of Berkeley and benefit from both an entrepreneurship network and hallmark Berkeley innovation...
At Schoolab, in Paris, San Francisco or Ho Chi Ming City, meet mentors and experts to develop your project. Choose which market is the most attractive for you and your business!
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 business ideas 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 September 2020 and ends no later in August 2021.

    • September – December : At home (digital) or at Schoolab Paris with a training from Schoolab and UC Berkeley
    • January – May : classes at UC Berkeley
    • May – August : at Schoolab San Francisco, Paris or Ho Chi Minh City.
  • 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 30,000$. Please note that this does not include living expenses (food, accommodation, transportation, flights).

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

  • Will I graduate from UC Berkeley?

    You will have a graduation ceremony to obtain your uc Berkeley certificate at the end of the second semester. If you want to validate the credit (12 UC Berkeley Units) with your school, contact us now, it’s possible!

  • What is the deadline for applications?

    We now take applications on a rolling basis, until summer 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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