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.
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.
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.
The Intel “Make it Wearable” Competition showcases the latest advances in wearable technology, challenging teams to build products that fit into people’s lives seamlessly. The 10 finalists are participating in the lean startup and accelerator program led by Lester Center Executive Director Andre Marquis. Read more.
Professor John Morgan, Gary & Sherron Kalbach Chair in Entrepreneurship, was featured in Forbes for his research on loss aversion being a key driver in entrepreneurial effort. Read more.
Patty Morrison, the chief information officer of Cardinal Health, has received the Fisher CIO Leadership Program’s third annual Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership. Read more. Watch videos of the prize announcement and prize acceptance.
The Richard R. Nelson Prize for 2014 has been awarded to Professor Kira R. Fabrizio for her article, “Absorptive Capacity and the Search for Innovation.” The prize is awarded every two years for the best article in the academic journals Industrial and Corporate Change and Research Policy. Read more.
The First Annual World Open Innovation Conference will be held in Napa, CA on December 3-5, 2014, and will hosted by noted author and researcher Henry Chesbrough. Read more.
LAUNCH Grand Prize Winner ReMeeting and Berkeley-Haas Startup PlushCare take home two of just ten FOUNDER.org $100K grants at the World Founder Forum in Paris. Read more.
The Financial Times features Berkeley-Haas alums Brett Wilson and John Hughes (MBA 07), who discuss how the LAUNCH Competition, which they won in 2007, contributed to the success of TubeMogul.
Brett was also recently featured in the
NYT Corner Office.