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Localwise offers community-oriented jobs platform
Ben Hamlin and Maya Tobias, founders of local job board Localwise, are based out of SkyDeck, UC Berkeley’s incubator for start-ups in downtown Berkeley. Photo: Marla Aufmuth Ben Hamlin and Maya Tobias, founders of local job board Localwise, are based out of SkyDeck, UC Berkeley’s incubator for start-ups in downtown Berkeley. Photo: Marla Aufmuth By […]
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 […]
Uncharted, Berkeley’s first ideas festival is 1 week away!
Some of the world’s leading, and most entertaining, experts will be participating at Uncharted on Oct. 25-26 Some of the world’s leading, and most entertaining, experts will be participating at Uncharted on Oct. 25-26 The finishing touches are being applied to the program, the speakers, all world experts in their fields, are tweeting about their […]
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 […]
NextSpace to open new co-working offices in Berkeley
NextSpace is opening a shared workspace in Berkeley in a former bank. Click the image to see more photos on the Nextspace Facebook page. A new shared workspace is set to open in downtown Berkeley later this year at 2081 Center St. NextSpace, which already has offices in San Francisco, Santa Cruz and San Jose, […]
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 […]
‘Shark Tank’ it ain’t: Women center stage at pitch event
Ayori Selassie, organizer of PitchMixer. Photo: Nancy Rubin On Wednesday night at the Freight & Salvage, the Pitch Mixer Entrepreneur Forum will hold its first Berkeley event. In honor of Women’s History Month, the event will feature five women pitching their business ideas to an all-women panel of judges. “I started Pitch Mixer because the […]
Startup Forum: What does it take to make it in Berkeley?
The evening’s second panel (from left to right): Qeyno Labs’ Kalimah Priforce, MOG’s David Hyman, June Taylor from The Still Room, Stupid Fun Club’s Will Wright and moderator Lance Knobel. All photos: Nancy Rubin The evening’s second panel (from left to right): Qeyno Labs’ Kalimah Priforce, MOG’s David Hyman, June Taylor from The Still Room, […]
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 […]
Startup Berkeley: does the past guide a city’s future?
Can Berkeley be part of the business innovation party? Photo: Tracey Taylor For several decades, Berkeley — and the East Bay more generally — has looked longingly at the vibrant enterprise and job creation on the Peninsula and in the South Bay. Why can’t Silicon Valley spread its secret sauce across the Bay? After all, […]
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 […]