Upcoming Events

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April 23, 2014

Kloud Kantina – Happy (work) Hour

Jkloud_kantinaoin the Kloudless Team for a happy (work) hour, complete with free pizza and drinks for all!

Bring some work or your personal projects. Get feedback. Give feedback. Eat, drink, meet awesome people.


Chatting with us about APIs and giving us feedback about ours = Leaving with some snazzy Kloudless swag.
For more info about Kloudless, visit developers.kloudless.com

Start: April 23, 2014 6:00 pm
End: April 23, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Kloudless HQ
2075 Allston Way #203, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

April 24, 2014

Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum: UC Berkeley Startup Competition Finals

Launch-Logo-Resized-300x129The UC Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum will present a very special program on April 24th when it showcases the finalists of the 2014 UC Berkeley Startup Competition. Celebrating its 16th year, LAUNCH: The UC Berkeley Startup Competition provides entrepreneurs with the best possible resources – including education, networking, team creation, mentorship and new venture financing – to help turn innovative ideas into real businesses. Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum audience members will be invited to participate in the selection of the People’s Choice Award and the Elevator Pitch Award, which carry a $5,000 and $2,500 prize respectively.

5.30 – 7.00 Networking + Refreshments

7.00-9.00 Presentations + Awards

Start: April 24, 2014 5:30 pm
End: April 24, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Anderson Auditorium, Haas School of Business
2220 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, CA, 94720, United States
Cost: 0-$40

April 25, 2014

What You Need to Know About Equity (and more!)

GregWith offices in San Francisco and Berkeley, Greg L. Beattie represents clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area at Veritas Corporate Law, P.C. He focuses his practice on corporate and technology law, representing a variety of businesses in the retail, distribution, service and manufacturing sectors primarily in the technology  and consumer packaged goods industries, often being retained as their outside general counsel. While most of his time is spent on corporate law, from startups through mergers and acquisitions, he also assists companies with their legal needs in securities, raising capital, licensing, investor relations and technology protection and transfers.

After completing his bachelor’s degree at Stanford University, Mr. Beattie continued on to Harvard Law School, where he earned his juris doctorate degree and graduated cum laude. After his admission to the California State Bar in 1980, he clerked under California Supreme Court Justice Stanley Mosk. Mr. Beattie also served as chair of the Venture and Technology Practice Group at Reed Smith, LLP, a large law firm with offices in the U.S. and overseas, and as the General Counsel of UB Networks, a local-area-network manufacturing company.

In addition to his professional work in the community, Mr. Beattie volunteers for a number of groups. He founded the Bay Area Food and Beverage Investor Fair and the East Bay Venture Forum, and served as President of the Alameda Chamber of Commerce and the Alameda Historical Society. He has also served as Chairman of the Acoustic Vortex, a nonprofit group that promotes acoustic music and young performers.

Lecture 4-5 PM

Happy Hour 5-6 PM

Start: April 25, 2014 4:00 pm
End: April 25, 2014 6:00 pm
Venue: SkyDeck | Berkeley
2150 Shattuck Avenue, Penthouse, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

April 29, 2014

QB3/Berkeley IPIRA Summer 2014 NSF SBIR Bootcamp

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Please note that this is a two part workshop (4/29 and 5/27) and will exclusively focus on the specifics of the NSF application. This NSF SBIR/STTR workshop will address specific differences between the NSF and NIH applications to successfully file a well-written SBIR/STTR grant application for the June 10 NSF SBIR deadline (June 11 for STTRs). The course culminates in a submission clinic that will ensure your application is correctly filed.

There are a limited number of seats, so please sign up as soon as possible by registering here on Eventbrite and also filling out the online application form (*must be completed by 4/25/14*).

Course includes

  • One 2.5-hour working session, plus one 2.5-hour filing clinic
  • Ability to access course remotely via web conference
  • Pre-submission review of specific aims by our course instructors


Dates Time Location
4/29 (Tue)  12:00 – 2:30 PM  Stanley Hall, Room 177
5/27 (Tue)  12:00 – 2:30 PM  Stanley Hall, Room 177


Start: April 29, 2014 12:00 pm
End: April 29, 2014 2:30 pm
Venue: Stanley Hall, UC Berkeley, Room 177
Stanley Hall, UC Berkeley Campus, Berkeley, CA, 94720, United States
Cost: 0-$150

April 30, 2014

BerkeleyEdge KEEP Speaker Series


Are you passionate about healthcare but still mystified by the opportunities in this field? Do you want to learn more about the technological and business side of health? Are you interested in networking with top companies such as Kaiser Permanente, Frog Design and Salesforce? Whether you’re interested in entrepreneurship, innovation, medicine, design, venture capital or health policy, the KEEP Speaker Series is designed for people like you!

The goal of this speaker series is to expose students and young adults to diverse possibilities in healthcare outside of the roles that are traditionally considered. Through this seven-part program, we wanted to introduce students to a variety of fields in healthcare such as health-technology and innovation, healthcare start-ups, entrepreneurship and design in addition to medicine. Each session will be two-hours in length, with one hour of lecture and one hour of Q&A, networking and active audience participation.

georgeBetaLowResThe next speaker is George Ramonov, UC Berkeley, Founder at Qurious.io. George specialize in scalable machine learning algorithms, data analytics, and their application in clinical analytics, bioinformatics, and health IT. He will talk about “Your Next Steps.”

Start: April 30, 2014 5:00 pm
End: April 30, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: SkyDeck | Berkeley
2150 Shattuck Avenue, Penthouse, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States
Cost: 0-$20

May 1, 2014

Development Impact Lab Salon on Data & Dignity

fortune_flight_spreadWesley Grubbs (of Berkeley startup Pitch Interactive) will moderate a discussion with the Development Impact Labs (and you) on the themes of Data & Dignity.

The DIL Salons are informal, small group discussions around technology- and science-based innovation that addresses global development challenges. Each Salon focuses on a broad implementation theme, such as field-testing, international collaborations, regulatory approvals and IP. The Salons are NOT focused around academic disciplines or technical product design. Each 1 hour conversation is jump-started by a practitioner or other subject-matter expert who will share insights and answer questions on the day’s theme.

Wesley Grubbs is an artist, data visualizer and provocateur based in Berkeley, CA. In 2007 he founded Pitch Interactive, a studio whose focus is weaving code with design with statistics to find versatile solutions to communicate complex data for clients such as Google, Wired, GE, Esquire, Scientific American, Popular Science and the McKnight Foundation. He received his BA and Masters at the University of Arkansas.

Start: May 1, 2014 12:00 pm
End: May 1, 2014 1:00 pm
Venue: The Blum Center for Developing Economies
Blum Hall, Haviland Road Room 200G, Berkeley, CA, 94720, United States

May 3, 2014

Creativity: The Inspired Mind

ccsc logoCalifornia Cognitive Science Conference 2014
The 2014 California Cognitive Science Conference at UC Berkeley will bring together students, faculty and researchers from all over the world for a day of featured talks and research presentations. It will provide attendees with a chance to learn from and interact with researchers that have made ground-breaking contributions to the interdisciplinary field of Cognitive Science.

The theme is Creativity: The Inspired Mind, and we will be exploring it through an interdisciplinary lens. The conference provides attendees with a glimpse into the latest research in Cognitive Science fields, including Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Philosophy, and the Social Sciences.

To learn more about the speakers presenting and all the conference has to offer, visit http://cssa.berkeley.edu/speakers.php

Start: May 3, 2014 8:00 am
End: May 3, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Stanley Hall, UC Berkeley
Stanley Hall, UC Berkeley Campus, Berkeley, CA, 94720, United States
Cost: $20-$25

May 5, 2014

Berkeley Free Ventures – Demo Day

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Join Free Ventures for this semester’s Demo Day where they will showcase the work and innovation of their second batch of student entrepreneurs!

All six of the teams will present their work to a judging panel of venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. The pitch competition will be followed by a networking session with light refreshments.

About Free Venture: We are a startup launchpad for Berkeley students, providing resources and a framework to build ideas (for products or services) into companie.

Start: May 5, 2014 7:00 pm
End: May 5, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: SkyDeck | Berkeley
2150 Shattuck Ave, Penthouse Suite , Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

May 6, 2014

HackerMoms Open House

HackermomsOpen houses are open to everyone, including members, non-members and visitors for free, with $5/hour/child for childcare with RSVP. Open houses are held twice a month on the 1st Tuesday morning 10am-noon and the 3rd Tuesday night 5-7pm. We recommend that those considering membership attend a couple open houses with their kids to meet people, try out the space and see if we’re your cup of tea. We know how makers are, so feel free to bring a project along to keep your hands busy. POWER TO THE MOTHERS!

About Mothership HackerMoms: IDEAS.PROJECTS.COMRADES.CHILDCARE. We give mothers of every gender the time and space to explore DIY craft and design, hacker/maker culture, community workshops, entrepreneurship and all manner of creative expression — with on-site childcare. Our HackerSprouts program teaches children the creative process through educational childcare and STEAM-based workshops. HackerMoms creates families that build together.

Start: May 6, 2014 10:00 am
End: May 6, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: Mothership Hacker Moms
3288 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA, 94703, United States

CITRIS Mobile App Challenge Demo Day

citris mobile appTo promote innovation, community service, and career development among UC Berkeley students, The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) sponsored a semester-long competition for students to develop mobile apps that address needs in the following categories:

  • Healthcare
  • Energy & Climate
  • Disaster Preparedness & Response
  • Civic Engagement
  • Education

Over the course of the spring 2014 semester, more than 50 students across 14 teams developed apps. Descriptions of team projects can be found at mobileappchallenge.org

Attend a Public Pitch/Demo Day on May 6 where teams will give short presentations and prizes will be awarded in various categories.


Start: May 6, 2014 3:00 pm
End: May 6, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: 310 Banatao Auditorium
Sutardja Dai Hall, Berkeley, CA, 94720, United States