Silicon Valley is the hub for technological innovation and influential startups. As UC Berkeley students, backed by a rigorous curriculum and surrounded by top resources, we have endless opportunities to build the next big thing. But you may be wondering, how do you build a successful company?
This DeCal examines the startup process by breaking it down into 12 aspects. Each class will feature a speaker session where we invite top entrepreneurs and investors from the Bay Area to share with us their insights. Through a semester-long project, students will also have the opportunity to put theory into practice by developing a startup prototype in a small group. The course will teach students the necessary skills to start their own company or to join an early-stage startup.
Prerequisites? None! All majors are welcome!
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
The course is taken Pass/No Pass (P/NP). Attendance is mandatory and anyone who misses more than two lectures will automatically fail the class. Weekly assignments, the semester project, and the final exam each account for 30% of the final grade, while attendance accounts for 10%. A student needs a total score of 70% to receive a Pass.