Errol Arkilic, The founder of NSF I-Corps, co-teaches Lean Transfer at Berkeley Haas, Venture capitalist at M34 Capital
“Lessons Learned from I-Corps Founding to Present”
Rhonda Shrader, Executive Director, Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship Program and National Science Foundation's I-Corps program for the Bay Area Node
“Engaging students, faculty and community to create a regional entrepreneurial ecosystem”
Chris Bush, Executive Director, Institute for Business Innovation and Clausen Center at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business,
“Status and update of business innovation program at HAAS”
Presentation by UCB students
EDGE-NEXT 5 consortium presentations by researchers and students on their entrepreneurship education
Group discussion by US and Japanese students to talk about the future entrepreneurship
The founder of NSF I-Corps, co-teaches Lean Transfer at Berkeley Haas,
Venture capitalist at M34 Capital
Errol Arkilic is a Founder of M34 Capital. M34 is an investment company that focuses on seed and early-stage projects being spun out of academic and corporate research labs. M34 focuses on turning science projects into companies and does so across a broad spectrum of technologies and geographies. He is also a founder of USRCA.org, a non-profit with a focus on entrepreneur education for science and engineering graduates.
Previously, Errol was the founding and lead program director for the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps program. He led the I-Corps effort from its inception until July 2013. Prior to this, he was the lead software and services Program Director for the NSF SBIR program. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from The George Washington University and his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Aero/Astro Engineering from MIT.
Executive Director, Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship Program and National Science Foundation's I-Corps program for the Bay Area Node
Rhonda Shrader is the Executive Director of the Bay Area Node for NSF I-Corps as well as the Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship Program. As an entrepreneur, she was an early team member of MIT spinout Organogenesis, one of the first publicly traded regenerative medicine companies. She has founded or was an early stage team member of startups in biotech, behavioral health, non-profit, retail and AI. She served as a long-time mentor for UCSF’s Idea to IPO course, is an active advisor for NASA spinoff BrainAid, and recently led the winning teams for both the Health Tech Forum Codeathon and the San Francisco MedHack 2.0 Hackathon. She earned an undergraduate degree in neuropsychology and premedical studies from Harvard and an MBA from Berkeley-Haas.
Executive Director, Institute for Business Innovation and Clausen Center at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business
Chris Bush is executive director of the Institute for Business Innovation (IBI) at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Prior to joining the IBI, he served as the CEO of Monarch Media, an educational technology start-up, for five years before overseeing the sale of the company at the end of 2016. He previously managed online marketing teams at Saba Software and Sybase. Chris also has had a long relationship working for UC Berkeley, having previously served as program operations director at the Graduate School of Journalism, a consultant for the School of Public Health, and the educational technology manager at the School of Law. He holds an MBA from the UC Davis Graduate School of Management and a bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin.
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