Today I'm excited to share podcast with Ihlaq Sidhu, a founder of SCET (the Sutardja Center of Entrepreneurship and Technology). Founded 2005, SCET has created the foundation of Berkeley’s entrepreneurship ecosystem. A lot of initiatives were started there such as SkyDeck, the Fung Institute, the Engineering Leadership Professional Program, Global Venture Lab, and an extensive ecosystem of Silicon Valley and Global partners, Blockhain Lab. The Center is also known for developing the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneruship, an internationally recognized approach to teaching technology entrepreneurship to undergraduates, innovation to Ph.D. students, and technology firm leadership to professionals and executives. Listen to us today to know more. 

Today we share a podcast with Kouroush Zamanizadeh (EWMBA '18). He is the COO and co-founder of Ping Inc. Awarded 2017’s LegalTech Startup of the Year by the American Bar Association, Ping is an enterprise SaaS company that automates timekeeping for lawyers and provides analytics on time and billing data for law firms. Kouroush shares with us the founders' journey from quitting their jobs and flying to London to land their first client, to finding and building a support system around your startup. Listen to hear why going all-in on your start-Up might not be the best idea, how to bootstrap your business and a lot more. 

Haas School of Business students perspective on developing of UC Berkeley Entrepreneurs Ecosystem. Do we have enough VC from UC Berkeley? How to form diverse team? 

Han Jin is co-founder and CEO of Lucid, the creators of the first consumer “VR180 3D” camera. Han graduated with his Berkeley MEng in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR) with the Class of 2012, the Fung Institute’s inaugural graduating class. So far Lucid has raised $2.8 million. This year Han Jin was named  “30 Under 30” in Consumer Technology in Forbes’ 2018. Listen to our podcast. A path to entrepreneurship, recent success of LucidCam and startups failures that usually gives us more important lessons than achievements.