Instructors: Ali Ghodsi, Andrew Krioukov, Andy Konwinski, Ion Stoica, Pieter Abbeel, Prabal Dutta, Sergey Karayev, Trevor Darrell
This advanced class is a follow-on to our overview course and is for teams of PhD students who areā€¦
  • working on a startup that already exists,
  • or will create a startup during the class,
  • or are planning on creating a startup in the next year.
We will use a small-group workshop format and focus on customer discovery, product validation, market fit, and the pitch.
Instructors: Ali Ghodsi, Andrew Krioukov, Andy Konwinski, Ion Stoica, Pieter Abbeel, Sergey Karayev
This overview course is for Berkeley CS researchers who are curious about what it takes to create a world-changing company. Berkeley EECS researchers have led the creation of industry-defining technologies (e.g., BSD, TCP, RISK, RAID, Spark), as well as iconic technology startups (e.g., VMWare, Apple, Nicera, Inktomi, Sun Microsystems, and Tesla). We will review key lessons from these successes, with a focus on the first steps you can take to go from research to startup.