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3-month elite startup accelerator and competition designed to transform early stage startups into fundable companies, bringing together entrepreneurs, students and alumni from across the greater UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco communities. Teams are paired with serial-entrepreneur mentors and are led through a rigorous curriculum by the acclaimed UC Berkeley Faculty and can be awarded over $90,000 in cash and prizes at the annual Startup Expo and Demo Day.

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Host and Fellow Responsibilities

Host Organizations

  • Identify staff supervisor to manage I&E Climate Action Fellow
  • Submit fellowship description and tasks
  • Engage in the matching process
  • Mentor and advise students
  • Communicate with Berkeley program director and give feedback on the program.

Berkeley Program Director​

  • Communicate with host organizations, students, and other university departments to ensure smooth program operations

Student Fellows

  • Complete application and cohort activities
  • Communicate with staff and host organizations
  • Successfully complete assignments from host organization during summer practicum
  • Summarize and report summer experience activities post-fellowship