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Posted inEvents

Vivek Wadhwa, Donald MacDonald and Kalimah Priforce to headline at the Bay Area’s first ideas festival, Oct. 25-26

Tech guru and academic Vivek Wadhwa challenges the common wisdom on innovation, architect Donald MacDonald designed the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, and social entrepreneur Kalimah Priforce’s specialty is the power and limits of technology for bringing change to disadvantaged communities. All three will be speaking at Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas, the very first ideas festival […]

Posted inBusiness

In heart of Berkeley, startups disrupt, strut their stuff

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 Vivek Wadhwa, a startup expo, and a pitch competition. Sylvia Paull has this report: Berkeley has always been known […]

Posted inBusiness

Five steps to make Berkeley a high-tech mecca

Vivek Wadhwa, one of the most outspoken academics on innovation and entrepreneurship, spoke today about how Berkeley could position itself to capture a more than fair share of technology start-ups. “It’s surprisingly easy to fix Berkeley,” Wadhwa declared. “Everything is here.” Wadhwa was speaking at the Infusion Lunch at Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, organized by […]