CS198: Build the Future

Find us @ Leconte Hall Rm. 3

Mon. and Wed., 6:30PM-8:00PM

Sponsored by:

Speakers

Feb

4

Cameron Baradar

The House

Founder & Partner

Feb

11

Pamela Webber

99designs

COO

Feb

25

Liz Klinger

Lioness Health

Founder & CEO

Mar

6

Tanay Tandon

Founder and CEO

at Athelas

Mar

11

Karen Taylor

Founder and CEO @

Onederful

Mar

18

Lynn Perkins

UrbanSitter

Founder & CEO

Apr

3

Joel Flory

VSCO

Founder & CEO

Apr

10

David Cramer

Sentry

Founder & CEO

Apr

15

Preston Silverman

RaiseMe

Founder & CEO

Apr

17

George Mathew

Kespry

CEO & Chairman

April

22

Garry Tan

Initialized Capital

Founder & Partner

Apr

24

Paul Coletta

Urban Remedy

Founder & CEO

May

1

Pejman Nozad

Pear VC

Founder & Partner

Assignments

Name
Assignment #
Due date
Submission

💡 Read: “How to Get Startup Ideas” by Paul Graham, 🎨 Research what 99designs does, 👀 Check out Pamela Webber’s LinkedIn, 🎫 Get ticket for Pamela Webber event on Eventbrite

1
Feb 9.
Submission

💡 Read: "Top 18 Startup Mistakes" by Paul Graham, 🚀 Research what Jumpstart does, 👀 Check out Ben Herman’s LinkedIn, 🎫 Get ticket for the Ben Herman event on Eventbrite

2
Feb 16.
Submission

💡 Watch: "The Mom Test" synthesis on Youtube, 📖 Read this short summary of "The Mom Test", 🚀 Research what Lioness does, 👀 Check out Liz Klinger LinkedIn, 🎫 Get ticket for the Liz Klinger event on Eventbrite

3
Feb 23.
Submission

🎥 Watch: "Dropbox's MVP " video on Youtube, 📖 Read this blog post by YCombinator, 🚀 Research what Athelas does, 👀 Check out Tanay Tandon LinkedIn, 🎫 Get ticket for the Tanay Tandon event on Eventbrite

4
Mar 2.
Submission

💡Read this article by about testing MVPs, 🚀Research what onederful does, 👀Check out Karen Taylor's LinkedIn, 🎫Get ticket for the Karen Taylor event on Eventbrite

5
Mar 10.
Submission

💡Read this article by Paul Graham about the reality of startups, 🚀Research what Urbansitter does, 👀Check out Lynn Perkins's LinkedIn, 🎫Get ticket for the Lynn Perkins event on Eventbrite

6
Mar 16.
Submission

🚀Research what VSCO does, 👀Check out Joel Florys LinkedIn, 🎫 Get ticket for the Joel Flory event on Eventbrite

7
Apr 1.
Submission

About

There’s no better place to explore building a startup than during your time as a student at UC Berkeley. Surrounded by ambitious and talented people and industry-leading professors, there’s endless potential to create the next big thing. This course is designed to teach and inspire students to use their knowledge to build startups, and also to hear industry leaders come and talk to you about their process and journey, as well as answer any of your own questions.

We will be going over the basic building blocks of a successful startup and connect this knowledge to emerging fields. Over the course of the semester, you will get into groups and go through the actual process of ideating and creating a startup idea that is intriguing to investors, culminating in a pitch to real venture capitalists! In addition, we will be providing an overview of the startup scene at Berkeley, pointing out resources ready to help students get a head start.

The course meets one to two times per week (Mondays and/or Wednesdays). The class will have speaker classes which will feature entrepreneurs who share their experiences and knowledge in a particular area of building a startup. It will also feature guest professors and introduce you to resources on campus to help you build your venture.[2 units].

Sponsors

Press

Staff

Questions about the decal? Email [email protected]

Advisors: Jimmy Liu, Zuhayeer Musa, Cameron Baradar, Thomas Liao, Harika Kalluri, Cathleen Jia, Parker Cardwell, Aaron Lin, Daniel Andrews

Faculty advisor: Scott Shenker

Policies

This class has a strict P/NP criteria. If a student (A) misses more than 1 lecture (unexcused) OR (B) misses more than 2 lectures (excused) OR (C) fails to complete 70% of the assignments, they will fail. Everyone else passes. Additionally, Eventbrite tickets are necessary for attendance. Any attendance without an Eventbrite ticket will count as 0.75 of an attendance.