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Entrepreneurship

Designing augmented reality glassesIf 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