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Berkeley staff aims to grow city’s ‘innovation ecosystem’

Last fall, the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce presented its first Visionary Awards. The event was held at the Berkeley Skydeck, an “incubator accelerator” designed to help startups grow. The awards program and Skydeck itself are among various recent efforts aimed to boost Berkeley’s “innovation ecosystem.” Photo: Mark Coplan/BUSD Last fall, the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce […]

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In heart of Berkeley, startups disrupt, strut their stuff

The expo at Innovate@Berkeley held at the Shattuck Hotel in downtown on Thursday April 11. Photo: Shifra de Benedictis-Kessner Last night, Berkeley hosted the inaugural Innovate@Berkeley, possibly the city’s largest entrepreneurship event to date. Held at the Hotel Shattuck in downtown, the gathering attracted hundreds of attendees and included a keynote address by tech entrepreneur and academic […]

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Startups value Skydeck for views, closeness to Cal

Employees of Go Overseas in the Skydeck startup incubator in Downtown Berkeley. Photo: Hannah Long By Hannah Long Berkeley’s Skydeck, a 10,000-square foot office space in the penthouse of the city’s tallest building, offers stunning views to inspire the 14 startup teams that it houses. Each startup team includes current or recently graduated Cal students, and […]

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Greenerprinter: Growing a sustainable business

Mario Assadi, founder of Greenerprinter, next to the six-color Heidelberg press at the company's west Berkeley HQ. Photos: Lance Knobel The growth of Greenerprinter, West Berkeley’s eco-friendly printer, serves as an object lesson in the risks, twists and turns entrepreneurial businesses need to navigate. When Mario Assadi, founder and CEO of Greenerprinter, started the company […]

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Head of UC Berkeley’s Lester Center joins Startup Forum

Andre Marquis, a serial entrepreneur, runs the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship Andre Marquis, Executive Director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley, will be joining the panel at Berkeleyside’s Local Business Forum 2012: Startup Berkeley on March 5th. “Andre brings the perspective of having been involved in a lot of startups over the years, and the perspective […]