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Entrepreneurs Ready to Take Flight

The Silicon Valley Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program wrapped up with a Certificate Award Ceremony at the Residence de France in San Francisco Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. Twenty seven students completed the program, now in its second year.

Pauline Carmona, Consul General of France in San Francisco, Alexandre Bayen, Chancellor’s Professor, University of California, Berkeley, and Mark Coopersmith Managing Director, Silicon Valley Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program at University of California, Berkeley provided remarks during the evening, which was followed by a farewell meal with San Francisco favorites at the home of one of the course professors.
 
 
The program focuses on classroom study with UC Berkeley faculty from Haas School of Business, the College of Engineering, and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology as well as field work, which includes visiting Bay Area technology start-ups, incubators, venture capitalists, and laboratories in order to better understand the many aspects of the start-up culture of Silicon Valley.
 
This year’s students draw from masters level students from École Polytechnique, École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales (ESSEC), École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Lyon (ENSA), and École Centrale Paris (ECP).