Berkeley’s Computer Science curriculum and Business curriculum trained many graduate and undergraduate students with a high level of technical and theoretical ability. However, UC Berkeley is only ranked the 4th by number of founders who raised more than $1M based on report from Crunch base. Having a large number of students with ambition and technical skills, Decode Silicon Valley Start-up Success aim to provide a structured and interactive course to teach students about startup culture, cycle, and eventually encourage them to start their own startup journeys. Decode Silicon Valley start-up success bridges the gap.
We teach start-up intelligence. Our curriculum consists of guest speakers from top entrepreneurs and investors in Bay area and also hands-on assignments and projects to help students build their portfolio. By the end of our course, students will be able to:
- Learn the fundamentals of starting a new venture.
- Identify, define, and characterize problems
- Spot opportunities for innovation
- Segment and analyze opportunities
- Evaluate and choose innovation diffusion pathways
- Evaluate and choose models of new ventures
- Conduct customer and market research both qualitatively and quantitatively
- Design customer journey
- Establish foundation of product development
- Evaluate and choose market strategy
- Develop an in depth understanding of your customer
- Identify and quantify sources of value
- Map and influence customer decision making process
As a result, this course will prepare students for starting up their own company or join an early-stage start-up. However, students can enroll in the course even if they aren’t planning on starting up, lots of concepts and skills about entrepreneurship are highly transferable to other aspects of career development.
There are no prerequisites for this course. We're working really hard to make the material accessible for all backgrounds.
This class will count toward the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology Certificate.
Join the INFO Session to learn more!
COVID-19 Update: All instructions and course related activities will be held remotely via ZOOM due to the pandemic for Fall 2020.
Class time: Sep 14-Nov 16 6-8PM PST Weekly on Monday via Zoom
Application Deadline: Sep 11th 2020, 11:59PM PST
Application Result: Sep 12th 2020 PST
Official Add/Drop Deadline: Sep 16th 11:59 PM PST
INFO Session: Mon Aug 31st 6-7PM PST via ZOOM:
Meeting ID: 947 6829 9313
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