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  • Eleven Startups Receive New Round of Dean’s Seed Grants

    startupsEleven early-stage student startups have been selected from a record 40 applicants to receive Dean’s Seed Fund grants this spring.This year’s teams include students in the Full-time MBA and Evening & Weekend MBA programs.
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  • Garwood Center honors President Obama

    President ObamaThe Institute’s Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation honored US President Barack Obama with the Award for Outstanding Global Leadership in Open Innovation at the World Open Innovation Conference held at ESADE Business School in Barcelona. Read more.

  • Top Innovation Thinkers Gather at Berkeley-Haas for ICC Conference

    teece_david-75-111About 70 innovation scholars from around the world are gathering at Berkeley-Haas this week for the ICC conference, where they will ponder the forces that drive industrial and corporate change. Among the pioneers attending the three-day event are Nobel Prize laureates Oliver Williamson of Berkeley-Haas and Kenneth Arrow of Stanford. Read More.

  • New Data Strategy Course to be held on January 11-13

    Prof. La BlancProf. La Blanc will lead a 3 day course on Data Strategy for Business Leaders scheduled at Berkeley-Haas on January 11-13, 2017. This course will equip attendees to assess and modify a company’s data strategy as well as design new business models around data collection and analytics. Read more.

  • Digital Disruptions in the Workplace

    Tom KeiserTom Keiser, CIO of Zendesk, attended the Fisher CIO Leadership Program’s CIO Community event in September, and wrote about the conference topic: “Digital Disruptions To The Workplace – What Every CIO Should Be Thinking About”. Read the article.

  • World Open Innovation Conference in Barcelona, December 15-16

    Henry ChesbroughHenry Chesbrough, faculty director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, and known worldwide as the “father of open innovation,” is hosting the Third Annual World Open Innovation Conference in Barcelona, December 15-16.
    Read more. See the conference program.

  • Hult Prize at Berkeley on November 28

    hult-prize-logo-stack-75-84BHEP is hosting the Hult Prize Foundation competition at UC Berkeley on November 28. This year’s challenge is: Reawakening Human Potential: building sustainable, scalable start-up enterprises that will restore the rights and dignity of 10 million refugees by 2022.
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  • Profs. Teece and Levine Achieve 100K Citations

    teece_david-75-111Congratulations to two Berkeley-Haas professors for recently reaching 100K citations of their published research, according to Google Scholar. The milestone marks the growing influence of their scholarly findings among other academics. Read More.

  • Prof. Teece’s “Dynamic Capabilities” Framework Featured in California Management Review

    teececmr-75-106The California Management Review’s Summer 2016 Special Issue contains a collection of articles on dynamic capabilities curated by guest editor Teece. The issue examines the framework in greater detail, from the perspectives of strategy, organizational design, and adaptation within fast-changing industries. Read More.

  • Berkeley-Haas Leading $3.1M Entrepreneurship Grant

    nsflogo-77The Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship Program (BHEP) and UC Berkeley Engineering have won a five-year $3.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to train and support entrepreneurs. Read more.

  • Institute Invites Visiting Professor in Innovation

    Yona RubinsteinProf. Yona Rubinstein of the London School of Economics is the first Visiting Professor in Innovation, a new program at the Institute for Business Innovation whose purpose is to stimulate interest and promote research with Haas faculty on innovation issues. IBI director Maria Carkovic interviewed Rubinstein on the subject of talent management. See the video.

  • David Teece on how universities can build ‘dynamic capabilities’

    David TeeceThe Times Higher Education recently published an article by David Teece titled “Universities must ‘think like business leaders’ in face of financial cuts”. Read more.

  • Innovation and the Language of the Corner Office

    Dave RochlinHaas@Work executive director Dave Rochlin, writing in MIT Sloan Management Review, looks at the differences between the language and tools of functional executives (and their strategy consultants) and those of innovation executives. Read the article.

  • The Man Behind Pokémon Go: John Hanke, MBA 96

    John HankeJohn Hanke, MBA 96 and CEO of Niantic Labs, is the driving force behind Pokémon Go, the hottest craze to hit smartphones—ever. Since its release just a week ago, the “augmented reality” game has sent millions of phone-toting players to the streets on the hunt for animated Japanese characters that pop up with the help of location services. Read more.

  • 2016 LAUNCH Winners Announced

    LAUNCHLAUNCH: The University of California’s Startup Accelerator held its Demo Day, Finals and Awards Ceremony at the Haas School on April 28. LiftEd was the Grand Prize winner.
    Read more. See pictures. About LAUNCH.

  • Startup Seed Grants Awarded

    Seed FundingThe Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship Program has announced the next ten awards for the Dean’s Startup Seed Fund. Grantees represent 4 Haas programs (UG, FTMBA, EWMBA, EMBA)and 10 other UC schools from UG through PhD programs. Read more.

  • When ‘innovation’ means rule-breaking

    Dave RochlinThe Los Angeles Times published an op-ed by Haas@Work executive director Dave Rochlin, examining the rule-breaking aspects of “sharing economy” companies such as Uber, and the exploitation of “gray market” business opportunities created by skirting regulation. Read more.

  • The Rise of Big Data at Haas

    Prof. La BlancProf. Greg La Blanc is introducing a new course, Data Science/Data Strategy, centered on data science techniques, corporate data strategies and business models built around data. The class is already full, with 60 full-time and 60 part-time MBA students enrolled. La Blanc has worked with Haas Data Science Club members to organize a speaker series featuring industry practitioners.
    Read more. See the lecture series page.