CS198: Build the Future

Dwinelle 88

Thursdays 6:30-8:00p

Sponsored by:

Speakers

Sep

5

Cameron Baradar

The House

Founder & Partner

Sep

12

Francesco Wiedemann

KYTE

Co-Founder

Sep

19

Amit Kumar

Accel

Partner

Sep

26

Eli Luberoff

Desmos

Founder & CEO

Oct

3

Prakash Janakiraman

Nextdoor

Co-Founder, Chief Architect

Oct

10

Laura Schewel

StreetLight Data

Founder & CEO

Oct

17

CJ MacDonald

Step

Founder & CEO

Oct

24

Alex MacCaw

Clearbit

Founder & Hacker

Oct

31

Surprise!

Nov

7

Tracy Sun

Poshmark

Co-Founder

Nov

14

Mallika Chawla

Eat Makhana

Co-Founder and CEO

Nov

21

Nicole Quinn

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Partner

Dec

5

Tina Sharkey

Brandless

Co-Founder and Chairperson

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 (Thursdays and/or Tuesdays). 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]

Faculty advisor: Joseph Hellerstein

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.