Berkeley SCET students distinguish themselves in global venture competition
Ask anyone in the know, and they’ll tell you the University of California, Berkeley attracts some of the most talented students in the world. Twelve students who have taken courses within the SCET once again had the chance to prove it at the recent Global Venture Catalyst Design Sprint.
Computer Science major Misha Lubich worked on a human resources technology project called “Unbiased,” which uses AI to remove hidden biases in the hiring process. The team was one of five finalists.
“Joining the GVC program as a CS student from UC Berkeley, I already knew a few of the leaders that helped bring GVC to fruition. I was very confident in my technical skills. During the sprint, I learned a lot about myself and what it takes to build a startup from start to finish. I also now understand why the right kind of mentorship is so important to success. Effective mentors don’t overwhelm you with white papers detailing methods of entrepreneurship nor believe that their role is only to give inspiring pep talks. A successful mentor is someone who cares, who puts his heart forward to all project team members and truly invests himself into their success. This is what I experienced in the GVC, and it is what I will seek as I begin my career after graduating Berkeley.”
If any of this sounds interesting to you, we’d love to have you join us. GVC will run two sprints this summer, one in June and the second in July. Each will run for two weeks, and have been designed to enable students to be successful in their internships of summer jobs. For more information, visit www.globalventurecatalyst.org.