July I-Corps @ UC Berkeley: Wrap Up

Another strong cohort this month with teams from across the Bay Area (UC Berkeley, UCSF, Stanford, SFSU) and beyond, including UNR, Harvard Medical School and three Yale-affiliated teams! One standout team that's well poised for Nationals is KovaDx. The team was also recently award a summer-long Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars Fellowship.  KovaDx is developing … Continue reading July I-Corps @ UC Berkeley: Wrap Up

July I-Corps @ UC Davis: AgTech Rules

The Bay Area Node took the show on the road...metaphorically speaking, to train sixteen UC Davis teams in a special edition of NSF I-Corps! Technologies ranged from machine vision for seed sorting to a specially-engineered supplement mitigating methane emissions from cows.  Teams ranged from a Chemistry professor working with tea plants to grad students developing … Continue reading July I-Corps @ UC Davis: AgTech Rules

#FemaleFounderFriday: Dr. Maria Keeps Crushing It

When Maria Artunduaga, MD was an MTM student at Cal, she teamed up with EWMBA students for Berkeley Haas' Lean LaunchPad class. Respira Labs' solution for monitoring lung function in COPD patients was Steve Blank's favorite team...and that was just the beginning.  Respira went on to seize every opportunity, including UC LAUNCH Accelerator & NSF … Continue reading #FemaleFounderFriday: Dr. Maria Keeps Crushing It

NSF + NIH = Student Win

The Biodesign Immersion Experience (BIE) is an NIH-sponsored 8-week summer program focusing on the critical aspect of translating bioengineering innovations from the lab out into the world. Fellows include top UC Berkeley undergraduate/graduate students and clinical clients from UCSF. Leading the program is Amy Herr--rock star UC Berkeley BioE professor and entrepreneur (Zephyrus Biosciences, the … Continue reading NSF + NIH = Student Win

#FemaleFounderFriday: The Value of Persistence

This #FemaleFounderFriday, we celebrate UC Berkeley BioE alum Charvi Shetty and the value of persistence! 😍 Aluna (formerly Knox Medical Diagnostics) was one of our early UC LAUNCH Accelerator teams and has been steadily building through multiple grants (NSF SBIR/STTR) and other accelerators (CITRIS Foundry, IndieBio, Plug&Play, QB3, MassChallenge). The company's device received FDA approval … Continue reading #FemaleFounderFriday: The Value of Persistence

Catena Biosciences: Crushing Vaccine Development

What happens when a Chemistry PhD student from Jennifer Doudna's and Matt Francis' labs wants to explore entrepreneurship?  Why, he heads up the hill to Haas, of course! Marco Lobba had heard about Kurt Beyer’s 295A Entrepreneurship course and showed up for the first evening with a stunning idea using new techniques from UC Berkeley-UCSF’s … Continue reading Catena Biosciences: Crushing Vaccine Development

#FemaleFounderFriday Celebrates National Team Aila Health

This #FemaleFounderFriday, we celebrate Berkeley Haas #EWMBA '20, Rory Stanton, founder of Aila Health! 🐻 ​Aila Health brings AI-driven precision health to patients in their homes. The need for remote management has grown exponentially, as patients and health systems self-manage COVID-19 and other conditions at home. Rory is a case study in grit and resourcefulness as she … Continue reading #FemaleFounderFriday Celebrates National Team Aila Health

May I-Corps Wrap Up: 20 Teams & Aha Moments

Blockchain, AI & Faculty research from across UC Berkeley (BioE, I-School) were the big themes for this month's cohort. 20 teams from Cal, Stanford, MIT, UCSC and Johns Hopkins brought their A-games and were rewarded with some stellar insights worth sharing: Stanford's Biodock AI: "Interviews are equally if not more important than building the MVP…our … Continue reading May I-Corps Wrap Up: 20 Teams & Aha Moments

Incoming Students Going #BeyondYourself for COVID-19 Project

Incoming Berkeley Haas MBA students are already embodying the Defining Principle of going #BeyondYourself. 🐻 When we announced a special COVID-19 Startup Marketplace project with UC Berkeley BioEngineering Professor Kevin Healy's lab, three Haas admits from around the 🌍🌎🌏 quickly answered the call. The team is being led by UCB-UCSF Masters in Translational Medicine candidate Annam Quraishi, aka … Continue reading Incoming Students Going #BeyondYourself for COVID-19 Project