#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

1st Berkeley AccelerateHER Is A Wrap

The first University of California, Berkeley AccelerateHer @ Berkeley (AxH) is a wrap! The program consisted of two Startup Weekends last Fall for 20 teams with at least one team member identifying as Female. Three teams (Revision, Bubble & Goodi, pictured) were selected for a semester long program of mentoring. On Saturday, teams presented their final projects … Continue reading 1st Berkeley AccelerateHER Is A Wrap

April Wrap Up: Sustainability for Earth Day

April NSF I-Corps wrapped this week with stellar teams from UC Berkeley, Stanford, Stanford GSB, Carnegie Mellon and Berkeley Labs. Appropriately for the week of Earth Day, multiple teams focused on sustainability and environmental impact mitigation solutions. Mars Materials (pictured) conducted customer discovery for their solution converting methane into high value products. Verne explored usage of … Continue reading April Wrap Up: Sustainability for Earth Day