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. Do you want to start a new venture or test your ideas? Are you looking to build a team around an existing idea? Are you seeking to learn from and network with experienced entrepreneurs? If so, 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.
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
"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