Berkeley M.E.T.’s Founding Class reunited this fall to celebrate their achievements and graduation
The entrepreneurial spirit is thriving at UC Berkeley. Rich Lyons, the Chief Innovation and Entrepreneurship Officer at UC Berkeley, led a fireside chat addressing entrepreneurship at Berkeley along with tips and recommendations for future entrepreneurial leaders. During the event, Dr. Lyons shared Berkeley’s recent #2 ranking for entrepreneurship by PitchBook.
M.E.T. 2023 students Pedro Pachuca, James Li, and Mason Freeny are the co-founders of SportVue, a start-up aimed at revolutionizing the way sport players train.
Elianna Peng is a sophomore from Anaheim, California, studying mechanical engineering and business in the Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology Program (M.E.T.) at Haas. On campus, she is a member of Berkeley ABA and Enactus. Outside of her professional interests, she enjoys learning about film and psychology, playing sports, and visiting new eateries with friends.
Manav Rathod is a junior studying EECS and Business in the Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology Program (MET) program planning to graduate in Spring 2021. He is originally from Okemos, Michigan. On campus, Manav is involved in the MET student board, the Metrobot Project, and the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR), as well as serving as a staff member for various computer science classes. Outside of his various professional interests, Manav enjoys reading non-fiction books about tech, learning about human psychology and philosophy, education, leadership, playing board games, and going on walks around campus with his friends.
The M.E.T. team is thrilled to announce Dr. Saikat Chaudhuri as the inaugural Faculty Director for the M.E.T. Program, after an extensive international search conducted by a committee with faculty and administrators from the College of Engineering and the Haas School of Business.
Year in review
Shubham Banerjee is a typical teenager—playing football, losing himself in video games, doing homework—except when it comes to his career ambitions. The high school senior says he’s known for several years that he wants to found and lead a company, to be a “legendary CEO.” The founding part should come easy: At age 13, Banerjee … Continue Reading »
Growing up in the Silicon Valley, Arvind Sridhar says he always had the feeling that he could change the world. In high school he pursued research in biomedical engineering and worked on tissue regeneration projects for organ replacement, using high-level computer code and programs to analyze his tissue data. On top of that, Sridhar founded … Continue Reading »