Berkeley-Haas is spearheading an educational program funded by a $3.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that aims to commercialize university research and foster innovation. The three-year grant will create one of three new Innovation Corps Nodes (or I-Nodes) that the NSF is establishing across the nation. The goal of the NSF program is to increase the impact of NSF-funded research by setting up innovation ecosystems within universities that will train the next [...]

Three Haas professors are bypassing traditional grants and going straight to crowdfunding to raise money for a study on how to get people in rural Uganda to replace dangerous kerosene lanterns with life-changing solar lamps. Professor David Levine and Assistant Professors William Fuchs and Brett Green have launched a campaign on Indiegogo—a crowdfunding website co-founded by Haas alumni Danae Ringelmann and Eric Schell, both MBA 08—to research the barriers to widespread adoption of low-cost solar [...]

Second Place in Emory’s Leadership in Healthcare Case Competition: Felice Espiritu, Christine Chu, Alana Tucker, and Alex Leung. Taking pains to understand the different needs of health care executives and doctors garnered second prize for a Berkeley MBA team in the Emory Leadership in Healthcare Case Competition Feb. 15 at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. The Haas team, which took home a $2,500 prize, consisted of full-time students Christine Chu, Felice Espiritu, and Alana Tucker, [...]

Silicon Valley venture capitalist Heidi Roizen, the subject of a popular case study on networking, will give the final keynote address at the 17th annual Women in Leadership Conference April 6 at the Haas School of Business. With a focus on pathbending leadership and the four Berkeley-Haas Defining Principles, this year’s conference will explore the type of leaders that help drive business towards a more sustainable, healthy, and just future. Roizen, a venture partner with Draper Fisher [...]

Education Leadership Competition Winners: Alma Rico, Vishal Shah, Sheila Bharucha, and Eddie Medina, all MBA 14. An interdisciplinary team proved to be a “secret weapon” for the second-place Berkeley winner in the Education Leadership Case Competition at Haas Feb. 15-16. The team included full-time MBA students Eddie Medina, Alma Rico, and Vishal Shah, all MBA 14. Sheila Bharucha, MPP 13, a student at Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, rounded out the team and, according [...]

With Latin America representing 8 percent of global GDP, the region’s role as an important destination for local and foreign investment will take center stage at the fourth annual Latin American Business Conference at Haas on April 5. Titled “Creating Value in a Thriving Region,” the full-day conference is organized by the Latin American and Hispanic Business Association. “Latin America is becoming a key region in the world,” says conference organizer Sandro Del Rosario, MBA [...]

The Haas School’s Center for Responsible Business (CRB) has been named the new secretariat for the United States Network of the United Nations Global Compact. As secretariat, the center will play a major role in helping the nearly 500-organization U.S. Network support the U.N. Global Compact’s goals in such areas as human rights, labor conditions, environment, and anti-corruption.  “The Global Compact asks companies to embrace universal principles and to partner with the United Nations,” says [...]

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