Thirty-nine teams, including 16 from Haas, are competing for larger cash prizes and a new $100,000 grant and mentorship program in this year’s UC Berkeley Startup Competition, a marquee entrepreneurship event at the university. Teams will practice their pitches and get feedback from lawyers, entrepreneurs, and VCs at an upcoming Launchpad event April 3. Then the 39 teams will compete in the April 23 semifinals. Teams compete in four tracks: IT & Web, Life Sciences, [...]

“Real Estate Markets: Cautious Optimism or Another Bubble?” will be the complex question posed at the 18th Annual Fisher Center Real Estate Conference on April 22 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Keynote speaker and Fisher Center Chairman Ken Rosen will share his popular annual real estate forecast at the conference, which runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A second keynote speaker will be confirmed soon. The annual conference, organized by the Fisher [...]

Alumnus and entrepreneur Hansoo Lee, MBA 10, passed away March 4 after a 15-month battle with lung cancer. A memorial for Lee was held today in San Francisco, and classmates are currently setting up an entrepreneurship fellowship in his name. Lee came to Berkeley-Haas knowing that he wanted to pursue a career in entrepreneurship. Once here, he encouraged prospective students to do the same by graciously participating in a Lester Center promotional video highlighting the [...]

UC Berkeley edged out Stanford to place fifth among the world’s top universities in the Times Higher Education magazine of Great Britain’s “World Reputation Rankings” released earlier this month. In the reputation ranking, UC Berkeley earned a score of 72.4 on a 100-point scale, with Stanford trailing in sixth place with a score of 70.6. The Times article noted that to date, more than 20 Berkeley faculty members have become Nobel laureates. In an analysis [...]

We’re in the midst of our two-week spring break and Tuck students and partners have taken off for all corners of the globe. The highest concentration of Tuckies is in Sun Valley (see Claire’s post below). Below is just a sampling of what other Tuckies are up to during the break. Gabe Where: Costa Rica With: Four other T’14s Why: “Fun in the sun!” Suzanne Where: Morocco With: Six other T’13s Why: “Camels, chicken tangine, [...]

We’re in the middle of Tuck’s two-week spring break.  Many students are on international learning expeditions all over the world (faculty-led trips are currently ongoing in Japan, China, Israel, and South Africa).  Other students have left the Upper Valley on self-planned trips.  Some are kick-starting their First Year Projects (FYPs), which formally take place during spring term.  Others are traveling for reasons unrelated to school: simply to relax, explore, and/or visit family.  Some folks are [...]

Does the United States need a strong dollar policy? Faculty and industry experts, including Frederic Mishkin, the Alfred Lerner Professor of Banking and Financial Institutions, debated the idea on Wednesday, March 13, at the forum, America Doesn’t Need a Strong Dollar Policy, cosponsored by the The Richard Paul Richman Center for Business Law, and Public Policy. For the spirited discussion, which was recorded for both PBS and NPR by Intelligence Squared, Mishkin teamed up with [...]

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