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Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology - SCET
2227 Piedmont Avenue, California Memorial Stadium, Room 122, Berkeley, California 94720
Only 1 in 100 startups get Venture Capital funding. With such odds, how do you get funded? The answer may surprise you…
The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) is excited to host «GET FUNDED: Lessons from Silicon Valley Experts», a forum on startup funding featuring technology leaders who will share their experiences from the perspective of both entrepreneur and investor. Students will have a unique opportunity to learn what questions to ask when they seek and accept investment. Our experts will share what it takes to get an investor’s attention.
Shomit is a longtime Silicon Valley entrepreneur with deep experience in software start-ups, as a venture capitalist, board member, and as an operating executive. He has had multiple successful IPOs. Shomit started his entrepreneurial life as a UC Berkeley-trained software engineer and is currently a Managing Director and Partner at ONSET Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm.
Ravi is Fenwick & West Lecturer of Entrepreneurship at Stanford University, and Managing Director of the Alchemist Accelerator, the world's most successful enterprise seed accelerator backed by Cisco, DFJ, Khosla Ventures, Salesforce, Sapphire Ventures, and USVP. Formerly, Ravi was part of the investment team at Draper Fisher Jurvetson’s Menlo Park global headquarters where he led the investment in two future unicorns, worked in product management at several Kleiner Perkins enterprise startups, and started his career as a consultant in McKinsey and Company’s San Francisco office.
Since 2005, SCET has created the foundation of Berkeley’s entrepreneurship ecosystem helping to launch SkyDeck, the Fung Institute, the Engineering Leadership Professional Program, Global Venture Lab, CITRIS Foundry and an extensive ecosystem of Silicon Valley and Global partners.
The Center is also known for developing the Berkeley Method, an internationally recognized approach to teaching technology entrepreneurship to undergraduates, innovation to Ph.D. students and technology firm leadership to professionals and executives. As part of the Berkeley innovation ecosystem, the Sutardja Center also collaborates closely with the Jacob’s Institute for Design Innovation, Haas Business School and CITRIS Foundry