Learn2Launch, the Silicon Valley Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program, at the University of California, Berkeley is an intensive, immersive, and hands-on approach to the study of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Want to start a new venture or test your ideas?  Looking to build a team around an existing idea?  Seeking to learn from and network with experienced entrepreneurs?  

Learn2Launch your new venture with us in the heart of Silicon Valley!


This graduate-level program is a semester-long curriculum that combines lectures, workshops, field trips, and discussions with renowned Berkeley faculty from engineering, business, law, communications, and other disciplines, and guest lecturers by some the most dynamic innovators in the Silicon Valley. Students will be exposed to the “Silicon Valley” style of entrepreneurship first-hand, by visiting incubators and accelerators, venture capital firms, funding events, technology showcases, and other formal and informal events.

"Learning entrepreneurship shouldn't be about being in a class and talking about methods and business plans; it is about giving ideas a chance to succeed or fail quickly and learning from that.  That's exactly what the program at Berkeley taught me:  get out of the building."
Clement Perrot, Program Alumni 2013
"This program isn't just practice.  You are in the heart of Silicon Valley,the epicenter of innovation,and it is time to compete."
Ken Singer, Managing Director, CET
A great Bay Area experience for entrepreneurship. It doesn't matter if you have a project nor not, you will find a team.
Student, Fall 2014


Classroom, workshops and field trips delve into all aspects of new venture formation.  From ideation to prototype in one semester, the program gives students a deep understanding of innovation and the entrepreneurial process.  Forming startup teams, students follow an intensive "lean launch" process and learn how to scale their new ventures

Success Stories

Founded by two program alumni one month after completing the program, Prynt had one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns of 2015! Prynt combines Instant Photography and Augmented Reality, turning your smartphone into a magic Instant Printer. Any photos or videos from your phone or social media gets printed instantly on sticker paper. Plus, when you print from a video, the selected frame come back to life through Augmented Reality, showing you the full memory. The product is available at Best Buy, Urban Outfitters, Amazon, Bloomingdales (also available in France and UK), and we've raised our Series A at the end of 2016.
Doctrine is the Google for law: We use the latest technologies in machine learning and natural language processing to analyze French and European court decisions and legal briefs and provide deep insights and data analytics solutions to lawyers. Doctrine raised €2M in seed capital and is now used by one third of the French Legal500. Our goal is now to expand to the rest of Europe.
EzyGain developed a smart medical device for walking and gait rehabilitation, patented in the EU and US, called ema®. This connected treadmill with a weight bearing structure, lifts and secures the patient from their wheelchair and lightens his/her weight for easier physical rehab. Sensors inside the treadmill are connected to a touch pad (iPad or Android) facing the patient. It brings a live biofeedback, gait parameters, and most important, a cognitive stimulation to create a double task to enhance the patient’s rehabilitation. Ema® is very innovative in the way that it democratize high end technologies for small structures. EzyGain allows a afford able way for many more small rehad facilities and retirement homes to provide great exercise to their clients.