If you’re interested in both engineering and business, chances are you think of yourself as an entrepreneur. You’re the kind of person who takes the initiative to turn great ideas into real-world solutions.
As an M.E.T. student, you’ll join a hive of entrepreneurial activity here on the Berkeley campus. The Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship Program and the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology can help you integrate your engineering and business coursework with opportunities to get hands-on experience launching new ventures.
According to the venture-capital research outfit Pitchbook, more start-up founders and companies come out of Berkeley and Stanford than from any other university. Here’s just a sampling of Berkeley alumni in entrepreneurial careers:
- The man behind Pokémon Go, John Hanke, MBA’96, CEO of Niantic Labs
- Christine Ho, B.S.’05, Ph.D.’10 MSE, and Brooks Kincaid, MBA’11, cofounders of Imprint Energy, whose flexible battery is revolutionizing the wearable and Internet of Things markets
- Connor Landgraf, B.S.’13, M.Eng.’14 BioE, whose Eko Devices smart stethoscope was named a 2015 Best Invention by Time magazine
- University Medalist and Rhodes Scholar Ankur Luthra, B.S.’03 EECS & B.S.’03 Business, founder of the investment firm Finchwood Capital