Social Entrepreneurship

The Master of Development Engineering is situated within a vibrant intellectual and entrepreneurial community committed to local and global problem solving. The University of California, Berkeley offers entrepreneurs an unparalleled education, top research centers and faculty, and the opportunity to be part of the innovative culture in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley.

The Blum Center’s Big Ideas program serves as a catalyst for innovative ideas for early stage social startups and a pipeline to the larger UC Berkeley and Silicon Valley entrepreneurial ecosystem. Big Ideas offers workshops, challenges, mentoring, skills development, and funding opportunities.

Among the UC Berkeley programs to which Master of Development Engineering students will have access is:

New Venture Education

  • Big Ideas Contest
  • AMENA Center for Entrepreneurship & Development
  • Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship
  • Blum Center Social Innovator OnRamp
  • Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership
  • Fung Fellowship for Wellness and Technology Innovations
  • Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation
  • Management, Entrepreneurship & Technology Program
  • Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology
  • Learn2Launch

Accelerators & Incubators

  • Blockchain Xcelerator
  • Cal Hacks Fellowship
  • CITRIS Foundry
  • Cyclotron Road
  • Cleantech to Market
  • California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3)
  • EBI2