Crisis Lab

UC Berkeley SCET Certification Program in Entrepreneurship and Technology

Pandemics … Economic meltdowns … Terrorism … Climate Change. Crisis is the new normal. Innovation is the answer.

Whether you are an entrepreneur or business professional, in order to thrive in this new normal, you must be prepared to lead in the creation of new solutions to emerging problems. Identifying systemic problems hidden from view and developing financially and environmentally sustainable solutions is key.

Who This Program is For

  • Product Managers, Consultants, Strategy, Business Development and Marketing professionals wanting to pursue opportunities for growth in their careers

  • Startup founders looking to meet cofounders, validate their idea, raise funds or scale their business and deliver operational excellence

  • Technology and Design Enthusiasts looking to build an entrepreneurial mindset and who wish to attain a broader skill set in the wake of their organization’s digital transformation

Ken Singer
Chief Learning Officer, UC Berkeley SCET
“ For this program, we are looking for aspiring leaders, motivated hackers, and creative problem solvers across all academic disciplines. If you are a roll-up-your-sleeves ‘doer’ this class was designed for you. We want to challenge participants to be part of the problem-solving, rather than just waiting for this thing to end. Startup Founders who want to meet co-founders, investors, mentors, or just learn skills to prepare them for a career are a great fit. ”

Master the Innovation Toolkit and Accelerate your Career

Learn Design Thinking, Lean Startup and The Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship

8 weeks of rigorous, interactive, team-based, and hands-on learning experience in entrepreneurship and technology, delivered remotely.
Attend live lectures and get 1 on 1 mentorship from UC Berkeley Professors and Silicon Valley CEOs
Graduate with a Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from UC Berkeley SCET
Continue to work on your projects through a specialized invite only acceleration and leadership program.

Earn a Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the No. 1 Ranked US University

SCET has course has a 14-year history of churning out new companies, such as Eko Devices, which created a smart stethoscope to empower doctors and recently received $65M in Series C funding and Perimeter, which uses computer vision technology to assist firefighters with finding and containing wildfires. Most recently, Challenge Lab alumni Joshua Nixon and Kimberlie Le were featured in Forbes 30 under 30 for their work founding Prime Roots, an alternative meats company with $18M in venture funding.

Learn from Silicon Valley Thought Leaders

Mathieu Aguesse
CEO at Schoolab, San Francisco
Mathieu is an expert in innovation methodologies and is currently leading the Schoolab team in San Francisco. Mathieu was also a co-founder of his own award-winning startup, Ecoop, which creates a direct to consumers marketplace for organic and independent farmers, leveraging a community-oriented supply chain solution based on gamification and algorithms.
Ken Singer
Chief Learning Officer & Managing Director at UC Berkeley SCET
Ken is a serial entrepreneur, technology executive, university lecturer, and director and advisor to numerous startups, universities and governments throughout Europe and the Americas. Ken is on the board of several startups and continues to advise and invest in some of the most promising mobile companies in the Silicon Valley and Europe.
Mark Searle
CEO at Innovation Acceleration Group
Mark is an award-winning international serial entrepreneur in domains ranging from 3D printing & rapid prototyping to enterprise software, cloud computing and consumer Internet. He brings 20 years of experience as co-founder, CEO and COO of a number of early-stage and growth-stage technology startup companies. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an AB with honors from Princeton University.
David Law
Director of Global Academic and Startup Programs at UC Berkeley SCET
David is the founder and CEO of Venture Dojo, an experiential learning environment for global innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders. He also manages several startup programs for UC Berkeley SCET around the world.
Chris Burry
CEO at US Market Access Center
Chris is a member of US MAC’s management team. Prior to that he was a founding member of Avanade, a joint venture between Microsoft and Andersen Consulting. Founded in 2000, Avanade has grown to 9,500 global employees and annual revenues of over $850 million, with offices in 22 countries and projects in 30.

Learn the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship

This program offers the opportunity to understand the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (BMoE) in an intensive format. The BMoE curriculum conveys the latest approaches for training global technology entrepreneurs. This method leverages insights on strategy, tactics, culture, and psychology with an accompanying entrepreneurial infrastructure. The curriculum is structured to provide an optimal global entrepreneurship experience from real life experiences.


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Interested? Download the Program Brochure.