15 episodes

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.

Berkeley Innovation Podcast UC Berkeley SCET

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.7 • 3 Ratings

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.!!!

    Sex Tech: Lioness... no tigers, Go Bears, A.I.!!!

    Episode #15

    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

    • 41 min
    Startup Success - Product Market Fit with Y-Combinator's Michael Seibel

    Startup Success - Product Market Fit with Y-Combinator's Michael Seibel

    Episode #14

    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.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Tech Uncovered - Student Startup

    Tech Uncovered - Student Startup

    Episode #13

    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. 

    • 56 min
    Faculty Insight: Ken Sandy, Product Management Essentials

    Faculty Insight: Ken Sandy, Product Management Essentials

    Episode #11
    Faculty Insight
    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

    • 1 hr
    Tech Leadership with Rachel Williams of X The Moonshot Factory at Google Alphabet

    Tech Leadership with Rachel Williams of X The Moonshot Factory at Google Alphabet

    Episode #12

    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

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Foundercast: Quokka Brew Cofounders Ofek Arush & George Passantino

    Foundercast: Quokka Brew Cofounders Ofek Arush & George Passantino

    Episode #10

    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

     

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Top Podcasts In Entrepreneurship

Listeners Also Subscribed To