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M.E.T. Entrepreneurial Fellows Program (EFP)

The M.E.T. Entrepreneurial Fellows Program is a program envisioned by the M.E.T. community and made possible by generous support from the M.E.T. Advisory Board. Each student selected receives a grant of $2000/month ($6000 total) for 10-12 weeks of internship engagement with an affiliated startup partner between June and August.

Startup Requirements

  • Currently affiliated with a UC Berkeley or M.E.T. -approved startup accelerator or fund.

  • Be Pre-Seed, Seed, or Series A funded with 3-30 employees.

  • Cannot be a current undergraduate student-founded startup from any college or university (including student).

  • Maximum of (2) M.E.T. student interns at each affiliated startup.

Student Expectations

  • An enrolled M.E.T. student not already committed to a summer 2022 internship and able to complete a full-time internship (10-12 weeks) between June – August, 2022.

M.E.T. Program Commitment

  • M.E.T. students selected for a startup internship receive a monthly grant via the Entrepreneurship Fellows Program Fund.

How to Apply

1. Attend the April Meet & Greet.

2. Email the employer your resume with the subject line [COMPANY NAME] April Meet & Greet Follow-up – [student name]. If interested, the startups will then coordinate a time to interview with you. Once you accept your internship offer, submit your application to the Entrepreneurial Fellows Program: Student Application.

Each participating startup can only accommodate (2) M.E.T. students. We encourage students to maximize their prospect of securing a summer internship by applying and interviewing with at least 5 organizations.

*If you find a startup venture outside of the listed participating companies, please make sure they meet program requirements: (1) Be currently affiliated with a UC Berkeley or M.E.T. approved startup accelerator or fund, (2) be Pre-Seed, Seed or Series A funded with 3-30 employees, and (3) not be a current UC Berkeley undergraduate student-founded startup.

3. Submit your Entrepreneurial Fellows Program application after accepting a role with a startup.

You must be signed in to your @berkeley email account to access the form. Please do not submit an application until you’ve been offered an internship.

Application materials include: resume, unofficial transcript, and offer letter. Students must submit the Entrepreneurial Fellows Application by May 6.

4. Wait for a decision notification from the M.E.T. Entrepreneurial Fellows Program Committee.

M.E.T. Approved Partners

Berkeley SkyDeck is UC Berkeley’s premier startup accelerator and incubator program. They support startups founded by UC Berkeley students, alumni, and faculty who are seeking to bring their scientific and technical discoveries to market and commercialize groundbreaking UC Berkeley research.

EvoNexus is a technology startup incubator with locations in San Diego, Orange County, and Silicon Valley. The EvoNexus Silicon Valley FinTech Incubator was launched in October 2019 with founding sponsors and banking giants, Franklin Templeton and Royal Bank of Canada in San Mateo.

IndieBio is the first accelerator to use radical ideas in biology as a technology to disrupt markets outside healthcare. The portfolio of companies now has a cumulative enterprise value of nearly $4 billion — despite the average company being only 3 years old.

The House Fund offers pre-seed and early stage venture capital fund investing in Berkeley’s top alumni, faculty, and student startups.

SAP.iO Foundries make up SAP’s global network of equity-free startup accelerators. They help promising startups integrate with SAP solutions and accelerate their entry into a curated, inclusive ecosystem whose offerings can be easily accessed and deployed by SAP customers.

TechStars is a mentorship-driven accelerator, investing $120K and providing hands-on mentorship and access to the startups in the TechStars network.

Y Combinator provides a small amount of seed funding for startups and works with them to flesh out ideas and help founders partner with investors and acquirers.

Students are welcome to find a startup venture outside of the Meet & Greet participants, but it’s their individual responsibility to make sure the organization meets EFP requirements: (1) currently affiliated with a UC Berkeley or M.E.T. approved startup accelerator or fund, and (2) Pre-Seed, Seed, or Series A funded with 3-30 employees. The startup cannot be a current undergraduate student-founded startup from any college or university.

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