April 27, 2017

News Category: Alumni & Friends News

IPO-bound TubeMogul Traces Origins to Berkeley-Haas The company's three founders met in an entrepreneurship class at Berkeley-Haas. (03/28/2014)

Four Haas Alums Make 40 Under 40 List The San Francisco Business Times has released its third annual 40 under 40 award winners, a group of CEOs, entrepreneurs, and top executives making a difference in the local business community. In all, nine Cal alumni made the list, four of those Haas alumni. They will be honored at an event on March 18 at AT&T Park. (03/09/2014)

Top B-School Students Come to Haas to Take on K-12 Education Challenges Ten rival teams from some of the nation’s top business schools came to Berkeley at the end of February to compete in the Haas School’s annual Education Leadership Case Competition, helping develop strategies for a charter school system that recently expanded outside California to Memphis, Tenn. (03/09/2014)

Support Haas Initiatives on New Crowdfunding Sites Berkeley-Haas launched two crowdfunding platforms to enable the Haas community to support campus initiatives and each other’s private ventures. (03/09/2014)

Latin American Business Conference to Explore Innovation in Many Contexts, April 4 With the theme “Scaling up Innovation,” the fifth annual Latin American Business Conference on April 4 at the Bancroft Hotel will focus on themes of interest to a community broader than just students and alumni focused on business in Latin America. (03/09/2014)

Travel Industry Leader Ralph Bahna, MBA 65, Passes Away Haas alumnus Ralph Bahna, MBA 65, founder of the Club Quarters business hotel chain and longtime chairman of Priceline.com, passed away Monday, Feb. 24. (03/03/2014)

Former Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello to Speak at Haas, March 19 After graduating from Haas, John Riccitiello worked for a variety of consumer-goods companies before taking the helm of Electronic Arts. In a conversation with Dean Lyons, he will talk about his career on March 19 (02/23/2014)

ABC’s “Shark Tank” Seeks Haas Students and Alumni, Feb. 26 Producers of the popular ABC show Shark Tank are coming to Haas Feb. 26 to help budding entrepreneurs with the application process. (02/23/2014)

Two Berkeley-Haas Food Startups Win Innovation Awards Two Haas School startups were recognized in the San Francisco Business Times’ East Bay Innovation Awards. Back to the Roots won the food category award, while Revolution Foods was a finalist. (02/23/2014)

Intel Teams up with Lester Center for Make it Wearable Challenge Curriculum After announcing its $1.3 million Make It Wearable Challenge, Intel is teaming up with the Lester Center to run a training program for challenge finalists. (02/03/2014)

Student Startup Roundup: Events App, Health Care Tech, Nonprofit Music Venture This is part of an occasional series spotlighting students who are juggling their studies with starting a new business or nonprofit venture. In this installment we feature a recent MBA alumnus whose events-related startup is about to be offered to Salesforce.com customers, a health-care tech startup founded by an evening MBA student, and a nonprofit music venture launched by a Haas undergraduate. (01/18/2014)

Evening & Weekend Students Co-Innovate with Top Firms Second-year students in the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program worked with leaders from top companies such as Nike, Ford, and SAP on creating co-innovation partnerships that position the firms on the cusp of what’s next in their industries. (01/18/2014)

Undergraduates Apply Innovation Lessons in India Twenty-five Haas undergrads traveled to India during winter break for a once-in-a-lifetime applied-learning experience as part of a new travel study course called Open Innovation in Emerging Economies. (01/18/2014)

Gaming Company Led by Haas Alum Signs on for Stadium Naming Rights UC Berkeley and Kabam, a mobile gaming company co-founded by Haas undergraduate alumnus Kevin Chou, BS 02, announced a long-term partnership that includes the naming rights to the field at California Memorial Stadium. (12/08/2013)

Haas, Cal Communities Collect Aid for Philippines Shortly after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, Minnie Fong, MBA 13, reached out to classmates via the school’s Facebook page to encourage them to donate to disaster-relief efforts. (11/19/2013)

Wells Fargo Gives $100K to Cleantech to Market Program Cleantech to Market, an interdisciplinary program in the Haas School of Business' Energy Institute, has received a $100,000 philanthropic grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation. The grant is part of a $2 million Wells Fargo Clean Technology and Innovation program supporting technology advancements for a clean energy future. (11/13/2013)

Alum's LED Lighting Startup Cuts Energy Costs in Haas Computer Lab If you use the Haas computer lab, you may have noticed a subtle yet significant change in the overhead lighting. Haas Facilities recently replaced 78 fluorescent lights with 52 broader spectrum, cost-saving LED lamps provided by NEXT Lighting Corp., a startup founded by Berkeley-Haas alumnus Randall Sosnick, BS 81, JD 85. (11/11/2013)

Berkeley Entrepreneurship Week Brings Entrepreneurs, VCs to Campus, Nov. 18-22 The first Berkeley Entrepreneurship Week organized by Startup@Berkeley, an interdisciplinary club on campus, will bring nearly two dozen entrepreneurs and venture capitalists from such companies as Evernote and Sequoia Capital to campus Nov. 18 to Nov. 22 to inspire students to pursue entrepreneurial careers. (11/11/2013)

Four Members of Haas Community Honored by Thinkers50 Global Ranking of Management Thinkers Haas Adjunct Professor and alumnus Henry Chesbrough, PhD 97, and UC Berkeley School of Information Professor Morten Hansen made the 2013 Thinkers50 global ranking of management thinkers. Alumnus Ikujiro Nonaka, MBA 68, PhD 72, a top authority on knowledge creation and management, received the Thinkers50 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award this month, while Haas Lecturer Steve Blank was short-listed for a Thinkers50 Breakthrough Idea Award. (11/11/2013)

Berkeley-Haas to Boost its Efforts in Creating Social and Environmental Impact with Vibrant Hub for Research, Learning, and Practical Innovation The Haas School will significantly boost its efforts to inspire creative and effective business solutions to address some of the world’s most pressing problems with the launch of its new Institute for Business and Social Impact, to be led by Professor Laura Tyson. (11/06/2013)

Fast-Tracked: Alumni-Led Companies Noted for Explosive Growth Six firms whose skyrocketing growth is being led by Haas alumni recently made the San Francisco Business Times’ “Fast 100” list of the Bay Area’s fastest private companies. (10/27/2013)

Hiring Market Strong, Salaries Up for the MBA Class of 2013 From management consulting in Paris to cleantech in the Bay Area to culinary tourism in Asia, the full-time Berkeley MBA class of 2013 has launched new careers and new ventures in a strong hiring market with higher salaries. (10/27/2013)

Miner Safety Team Wins 2013 Intel Global Challenge A Chilean team that designed wearable sensors to collect and transmit industrial workers’ biomedical data won the grand prize at the ninth annual Intel Global Challenge on Oct. 9. (10/14/2013)

New Institute for Business and Social Impact to Launch with Distinguished Alumni Panel The Haas School will launch a new Institute for Business and Social Impact Wednesday, Nov. 6, with a panel discussion among five alumni leaders who have built outstanding careers with significant social impact. (10/13/2013)

Haas to Honor Cal Supporter Douglas E. Goldman, MD, BA 74, at Gala, Nov. 15 The Haas community is invited to join Dean Rich Lyons and UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks in honoring Bay Area philanthropist Douglas E. Goldman, MD, BA 74, as the 2013 Business Leader at the 12th annual Haas Gala on Nov. 15 in San Francisco. (10/13/2013)

Revolution Foods Founders to Receive Leading Through Innovation Award, Speak at Haas Revolution Foods co-founders Kristin Groos Richmond and Kirsten Saenz Tobey, both MBA 06, will be presented with the Haas School's 2013 Leading Through Innovation Award at the annual Haas Gala on Friday, Nov. 15. (10/13/2013)

Haas Honors Kroger CIO with Lifetime Achievement Prize Kroger CIO Chris Hjelm, who helped slice customer waits at the cash register by more than half, was awarded the Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership by the Haas School’s Fisher CIO Leadership Program. (09/29/2013)

>play Conference Makes San Francisco Debut Oct. 25 Reflecting the “always on” mentality of Bay Area professionals, the >play Digital Media Conference moves to a Friday in San Francisco this year, making it even easier for tech innovators to attend. (09/29/2013)

Fortune Recognizes Four Alumni Under 40 Indiegogo's Danae Ringelmann and Eric Schell, both MBA 08, and Revolution Foods' Kristin Groos Richmond and Kirsten Saenz Tobey, both MBA 06, made Fortune magazine's list of 40 "young hotshots" under 40 "who are rocking businesses." (09/29/2013)

Entrepreneurs from Overseas Head to Haas to Compete, Learn More than 40 teams from around the world will gather in October for the Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley, a joint effort of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Intel, as the center continues to grow its global footprint training innovative, high-impact entrepreneurs. (09/29/2013)