Dedicated to the study and practice of entrepreneurship and technology innovation. Brought to you by Berkeley Engineering's Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SCET). Hosted by Industry Fellow Stephen Torres and other SCET contributors.
Sex Tech: Lioness... no tigers, Go Bears, A.I.!!!
In this Foundercast episode a group of Berkeley students interviews Anna Lee, technical co-founder of Lioness. Her startup is a women-led sexual health startup. They are building the world's first and only smart vibrators that improve understanding of sexual pleasure and body through biofeedback data.
Intro Music: https://www.bensound.com
Startup Success - Product Market Fit with Y-Combinator's Michael Seibel
This episode features Michael Seibel from Y-Combinator (YC) sharing about Product Market Fit when he was on campus for the "Decode Silicon Valley Startup Success" DeCal class offered by the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SCET) at UC Berkeley.
Tech Uncovered - Student Startup
In this "Tech Uncovered" episode, take a journey with a group of current Berkeley students as they explore how they should be thinking about launching a startup based on their class project. They chat with a fellow student startup founder, a venture capitalist, and a congressional aid about their AI facial recognition project.
Faculty Insight: Ken Sandy, Product Management Essentials
Interview with Ken Sandy. Ken is technology Product Management veteran. He's and SCET Industry Fellow and teaches the first Product Management course offered in Berkeley Engineering, with over 400 PM alumni. In the episode we learn about Ken's PM journey, teaching at Berkeley and his new book; “The Influential Product Manager – How to Lead and Launch Successful Technology Products.” It's a highly practical and approachable guide to becoming more effective and navigating the challenging collaborative aspects of the product manager’s role.
01:58 - Born in Australia
02:41 - Engineering
05:28 - San Francisco
06:16 - McKinsey & Co.
07:22 - Transition to Startup
17:41 - Empathy as a PM
21:44 - Being a Product Manager
24:14 - Teaching at Berkeley
31:26 - Book "The Influential Product Manager"
39:56 - Mindsets of a PM
45:16 - 5 Questions to Understanding Customers
52:35 - Steve Jobs the PM
56:13 - Engineering Collaboration
58:23 - Fun
Tech Leadership with Rachel Williams of X The Moonshot Factory at Google Alphabet
Global Perspectives episode featuring a group of current BerkeleyGlobal entrepreneurship students chatting with Berkeley alumnae Rachel Williams. She is the head of Head of Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Talent Acquisition at X The Moonshot Factory at Google Alphabet.
Rachel shares with the group of students her unique perspective about inclusion, culture, and leadership... she even has some fun digging into real world situations so you hear how leaders on the front line of today’s firms think.
02:41 - Background
04:05 - About X
07:10 - On Diversity
08:25 - On Inclusion
10:20 - Employees being authentic selves
12:01 - Humility
12:58 - Hiring process
16:39 - Leading your first team
19:45 - Tricky situations
33:36 - Fast & Curious
37:40 - Character
40:51 - Academic background in hiring
42:49 - On culture
48:30 - In time of crisis - People first
50:49 - Who creates culture
53:57 - Culture insights
56:20 - Final thoughts and advice
Foundercast: Quokka Brew Cofounders Ofek Arush & George Passantino
Foundercast episode featuring Ofek Arush and George Passantino, cofounders of Quokka Brew. Hear how George and Ofek launched their startup, from coming up with the idea, naming, to launching the business.
00:19 - Introduction
01:45 - Childhood friends
02:15 - Their first business
02:43 - Entrepreneurial spirit
03:38 - The muffin men
06:07 - Berkeley
07:20 - How Quokka Brew was born
08:38 - Ready to drinks
11:44 - Research
14:11 - The breakthrough
18:34 - The Quokka name
21:17 - Traction
23:50 - Team of ambassadors
27:37 - Where to get Quokka Brew
32:45 - Fun