April 19th, 2018
SkyDeck, 2150 Shattuck Ave.

For curious Berkeley grad students, postdocs, faculty, accelerators, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and administrators to come together and explore the future we want to create for the university and entrepreneurship. What opportunities currently exist, and how can we foster an experience of entrepreneurial education and practice that is inclusive and transdisciplinary?

The event will include two panel discussions, a breakout discussion, and a networking session. The first panel includes executive leadership from UC Berkeley, and the second panel includes leadership from incubators, accelerators, and entrepreneurial research fellowship programs, including SkyDeck, Cyclotron Road, CITRIS, QB3, and Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC).

Join the university, entrepreneurial leaders, and interested colleagues for a stimulating and important discussion that will help shape the landscape of opportunities into the future.


Check-in, 12:30 – 1 pm

Introduction to the Space, 1 – 1:10 pm

Plenary Panel, 1:10 – 1:40 pm
Executive Vice-Chancellor and Provost Paul Alivisatos moderates discussion with Vice-Chancellor for Research Randy Katz, Vice Provost Tsu-Jae King Liu, and Vice Provost for Graduate Studies Fiona Doyle

Entrepreneurship Panel, 1:40 – 2:10 pm
Dax viviD moderates discussion with SkyDeck Director Caroline Winnett, CITRIS Deputy Director Camille Crittenden, Cyclotron Road Founder Ilan Gur, QB3 Entrepreneurship Program Manager Ioana Aanei, and Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) Entrepreneurship Initiatives Manager Iliana G. Perez

Breakout Discussion, 2:20 – 3:20 pm

Each table has a facilitator, notetaker, faculty member, postdoc, grad student, business rep, and university staff member and will discuss challenges to accessing entrepreneurial resources and opportunities to respond to these challenges while promoting inclusivity and transdisciplinarity.

Event Town Hall, 3:20 – 4 pm

Networking Session, 4 – 5 pm