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! They raised $1.5 million from over 9,000 backers. Prynt turns your smartphone into a instant camera. Recreate the magical experience of sharing physical photos with friends, and enhance it by brining your pictures to life on your smartphone.