Venture Incubator for Students
Berkeley Startup Housing offers a rich program to accelerate and facilitate the growth of your venture while you are still at school. The program runs from August to May in parallel to UC Berkeley schedule.
While other incubator and accelerator programs (Y-Combinator, 500 Startups, etc.) require full-time dedication during 3-4 months, our program stretches this into the 9-month academic year to accommodate your busy college schedule. This way you get the best of both worlds. You can continue your studies while working on the launch of your venture, with the help of all the incubator services provided by a Berkeley Startup House in the most convenient setting: right where you live.
The program starts with an initial assessment of the teams and follows a curriculum through a wide variety of events on a weekly schedule.
The weekly events include:
The curriculum consists of topics that are of utmost importance to entrepreneurs including:
- Lean Start-up methodology
- Opportunity Recognition
- Value Proposition: how to pitch your venture?
- Product Development
- Business Model Generation
- Customer Development
- Design Thinking
- UI/UX Design
- Technical & Business cofounder relations
- Industry specific topics (mobile, cloud, social, etc)
Are you a UC Student
trying to launch a startup
while attending college?
Do you have a prototype or advanced concept that could be the basis for a successful venture?
Then apply to live in a
Berkeley Startup House during
the 2013-2014 academic year.