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Entrepreneurship

Designing augmented reality glassesAccording to the venture-capital research outfit Pitchbook, more start-up founders and companies come out of Berkeley and Stanford than from any other university.

As an M.E.T. student, you’ll join a hive of entrepreneurial activity here at Berkeley. You can take your great ideas to the Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship Program or the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology and get hands-on experience launching new ventures, working closely with industry mentors.

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