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- LAUNCH Startup Accelerator Announces 2015 Participants
Today LAUNCH announced its 2015 participants: beginning in February, the 16 teams will work with a team of mentors and UC Berkeley faculty to bring their market-validated products to the next stage. Read more.
- Haas Team Wins 2014 Tech Challenge
Haas’ own team won the 4th Annual Haas Tech Challenge for its proposed system to alert drivers in advance to an available parking spot, ending the frustrating cycle of circling to find a space.
- Announcing the Winners of the Intel Global Challenge
The 2014 Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley, with $100,000 in prizes on the line, attracted 20,000 teams from 60 countries. The eight finalists presented to judges at the Haas School on November 6. The Grand Prize winner was Lab4U, a Chilean startup which developed technologies to turn cell phones into pocket-sized labs. Read more.
- Intel Make It Wearable Challenge Winners Announced
Nixie was named the grand prize winner of the Intel Make It Wearable challenge at the finals in San Francisco on Monday, November 3. Nixie’s team, including UC Berkeley graduate Jelena Jovanovic, developed the first wearable camera that can fly. All finalists participated in the Lester Center’s accelerator program. Read more.
- Haas Alumni Firms on the Fast Track
New Avenue, founded by Kevin Casey (MBA 09), was one of five firms led by Haas alumni that recently made the San Francisco Business Times’ Fast 100 list of the Bay Area’s fastest growing companies. TubeMogul, Back to the Roots, Modify Watches, and cPrime were also honored. Read more.
- Students Tap the Power of IBM’s Watson
The Garwood Center’s undergraduate course “Open Innovation Leveraging IBM Watson”, taught by executive director Solomon Darwin, is challenging students to consider how the world’s smartest supercomputer can be used to transform global healthcare. Read more.