Congratulations Solea!

Congratulations Solea!
Chijioke Emenike

Message from Campus Director


"Berkeley is an amazingly innovative institution tackling some of the world’s most complex social problems. Last year, I was part of a Berkeley team working on the 2017 Hult challenge. It was an awesome experience and we felt honored to be among a global cohort of entrepreneurs dedicated to changing the world for the better. A team of you will represent Berkeley at the upcoming Hult Prize Regional Finals happening on March 12, 2018. This is an incredible opportunity to exemplify Berkeley’s commitment to social impact. I look forward to hearing your ideas!"


Chijioke Emenike
chijioke_emenike@mba.berkeley.edu

Win $1,000,000 in start-up funding



The 2018 Challenge

Harnessing the power of energy to transform the lives of 10 million people

HOW WILL YOU CHANGE THE WORLD WITH US $1 MILLION?

Competing in Hult Prize is easy

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the 2018 President's challenge

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EVENT DETAIL

Application deadline for UC Berkeley round

Time: 11:55 PM
Date: Sunday, December 3, 2017
Venue:
Location: N/A

UC Berkeley Round Competition

Time: 12:00 PM
Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Venue: Wells Fargo Room
Location: Haas School of Business
2220 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, California, 94720

HULT PRIZE AT BILLBOARD

1

Helwan University

319 teams registered

2

Minya University

282 teams registered

3

American International University-Bangladesh(AIUB)

239 teams registered

4

National University of Sciences and Technology

184 teams registered

5

Sukkur IBA University

181 teams registered

Judges

Ben Bayat
Ben Bayat
Partner, Illumnate Ventures
Ben Bayat is on the investment team at Illuminate Ventures, with a particular focus in enterprise SaaS companies. Prior to joining Illuminate he founded two B2B SaaS companies, was the head of West Coast Sales for IBM's networking customers, and led product development for IBM and Sony's joint design of the PlayStation 3 microprocessor in Japan. Ben started his career as a data scientist locked in a cubical for five years playing in the early days of Big Data.
Carolin Funk
Carolin Funk
COO, FreeWire
Dr Carolin Funk serves as the COO at FreeWire Technologies, a startup company building mobile, connected energy storage solutions that change the way energy is delivered to the construction, entertainment and utility industries. Prior to FreeWire, she was the Director of Venture Technology at Siemens Technology to Business, where she orchestrated the strategic partnership between FreeWire and Siemens. Earlier in her career, she worked as a Project Director for the German Energy- Agency in Berlin, driving public-private partnership project with European utilities and governmental organizations. Dr. Funk holds masters degrees in mechanical engineering and business administration from the Technical University of Berlin and a doctorate degree in automotive engineering.
Kathleen Jurman
Kathleen Jurman
Technology Scout, Dow Ventures and New Business Development Group
Kathleen Jurman is a Technology Scout with Dow Chemical’s, Ventures and New Business Development Group. In her current role, she identifies opportunities for external partnerships, joint development, licensing, new business development and venture capital funding which aligned with and accelerate Dow’s growth strategy. Kathleen has held a variety of roles in her 23 years with Dow, starting as an engineer in Union Carbide’s Process R&D group in process analytics & control and reaction engineering. She later moved into roles commercializing new products and applications for products sold into consumer and industrial markets, improving operations as a Master Black Belt in Six Sigma and leading business initiatives as internal consultant. Most recently, she has focused on bringing innovation to Dow’s supply chain by improving end-to-end visibility through the use of big data and analytics. Kathleen holds degrees in Chemical Engineering, a B.ChE. from the University of Delaware and M.S. & Ph.D. from Purdue University, as well as M.B.A. from NYU Stern.

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY REGISTRATION FORM

All teams must consist of a minimum of 3 and maximum of 4 members. All members must be affiliated with UC Berkeley. You can have one alum on your team but the rest must be current students. A mix of Programs (Haas, Engineering, etc.) and Levels (Undergrad, Grad., PhD) are Ok. Raw ideas are fine. Applications are reviewed based on Idea, Impact, Feasibility and Team Dynamic. In the “ABOUT TEAM” section below, please describe your idea and who it will benefit in 200 characters or less.

Team member 1* Captain
Team member 2*
Team member 3*
Team member 4 (optional)
About your team
* Your team requires at least 3 members and no more than 4, and must be compromised of current students. Alumni and faculty are not allowed to be official team members.