There’s no better place to explore building a startup than during your time as a student at UC Berkeley. Surrounded by ambitious & talented people and industry-leading professors, there’s endless potential to create the next big thing. This course is designed to teach and inspire students to use their knowledge to build startups. We will be going over the basic building blocks of a successful startup and connect this knowledge to emerging fields. In addition, we will be providing an overview of the startup scene at Berkeley, pointing out resources ready to help students get a head start.
The course meets twice a week. The first class of the week will feature an entrepreneur to share his experiences and knowledge in a particular area of building a startup. The second class of the week will feature a guest professor or introduce you to a resource on campus to help you build your venture.
Current speakers include Kevin Hartz (co-founder EventBrite) and Jack McCauley (co-founder Oculus).
Assignments will include preparing well-drafted and insightful questions for each speaker on a weekly basis. Each homework will be worth 1 point and in order to pass the class, you must have at least 7 points by the end of the semester. There will also be a short paper (2 pages) at the end of the semester based on student’s comprehension of articles (i.e. Paul Graham’s Essays)
Attendance is mandatory and will be taken every class period. In the case of an absence, please notify us ahead of time; you can also keep up with the speaker series online as we’ll likely record them. Students with more than a total of 4 absences will be failed.
Presented by The House. Visit us at www.thehouse.build or on 2560 Bancroft Way.
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