November 23, 2014

News Category: Events

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)

UC Berkeley Startup Competition Adopts New Name, Attracts Record Entries Whether the challenge is finding convenient parking in San Francisco, minimizing the toxicity of chemotherapy, or quickly and cost-effectively converting a business to LED lighting, the entrepreneurial teams in this year’s Berkeley Startup Competition have solutions. (03/09/2014)

Make it Wearable: Lester Center To Create Curriculum for Intel Challenge Intel CEO Brian Krzanich wowed attendees last month at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas with his announcement of the $1.3 million Make It Wearable Challenge. (02/23/2014)

Women in Leadership Conference Embraces Design Thinking, March 15 With the theme "Design Your Future," the 18th annual Women in Leadership Conference will feature tech leaders from Synopsys, Lending Club, and Kaiser Permanente on March 15 at Haas. (02/23/2014)

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)

Conference to Probe How Tech is Disrupting Asia Business, March 1 The Berkeley Asia Business Conference will feature a keynote talk by a Cal alumna who has overseen colossal growth at online gaming company Kabam and a $2,500 student business plan pitch competition. (02/03/2014)

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)

Health Care Conference to Explore New Frontiers The 8th annual Business of Health Care Conference on Feb. 28 will bring together innovators and thought leaders to examine the latest frontiers in the field and also feature a hands-on expo to showcase disruptive health care technologies. (02/03/2014)

Big Innovation to Take Center Stage at Economist Innovation Forum at Haas, March 27 The Economist's fifth annual Innovation Forum will bring hundreds of business leaders to Haas March 27 to explore truly transformative innovations that have the potential to change how we live and work. (01/19/2014)

From Transformative Innovation to Impact Investing, Spring Events to Span Wide Range of Topics From world-renowned student competitions to thought-provoking talks by business leaders from such firms as Citigroup, Google, and Deloitte, the Haas School will present an inspiring lineup of events and speakers this spring. (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)

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)

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)

Real Estate Resurgence: Sustainable or Mirage? Fisher Center Symposium to Explore State of Markets, Nov. 25 As housing prices soar and foreclosures wane, Ken Rosen, chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, will provide his insider view of the market at the center’s 36th Annual Real Estate and Economics Symposium Nov. 25 at the InterContinental San Francisco. (10/27/2013)

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)

Why can't I buy that with my phone? Haas Mobile Money Conference to Explore the Answers, Oct. 11 Although smart phones are becoming ubiquitous, these devices still lose out to the lowly wallet when it comes to making retail transactions. Why that's the case will be examined Oct. 11 at the Mobile Money Conference, co-hosted by the Haas School's Institute for Business Innovation. (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)

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)

Nature Conservancy CEO to Speak on Marrying Capitalism and Environmentalism, Oct. 31 Mark Tercek believes in capital. For the first part of his career at Goldman Sachs, that meant capital for financial investments. Today, he puts the emphasis on "natural capital" as a vocal champion of valuing nature for its own sake and for what it provides humans: clean air and water, productive soils, and stable clients. (09/29/2013)

Former Procter & Gamble India CEO Gurcharan Das to Speak on India's Economic Future, Oct. 24 Bestselling author, popular newspaper columnist, and former Procter & Gamble India CEO Gurcharan Das will speak on "India's Economic Future" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Wells Fargo Room. (09/29/2013)

Haas Professors Organize First Fraud Conference Held by B-School, Oct. 24-25 Malfeasance of all kinds will be the subject of the Haas School's 2013 Fraud and Misconduct Conference, the first event of its type ever organized by a business school, from Oct. 24 to Oct. 25 at the Claremont Hotel Club & Spa in Berkeley. The event was the brainchild of Prof. Jo-Ellen Pozner. (09/29/2013)

Haas, UC Berkeley Leaders Celebrate New Hub of Activity Haas and UC Berkeley leaders celebrated the first major step toward creating a new hub of activity on the eastern edge of campus at the newly renovated Memorial Stadium. (09/20/2013)

From GE to GM, Top Business Leaders to Share Insights at Haas This Fall Top executives from a diverse group of organizations that includes Banana Republic, General Electric, General Motors, and The Nature Conservancy will visit the Haas campus this semester to share their knowledge with students. (09/16/2013)

Highest-Ranking African-American Woman Exec at GM to Speak at Haas, Oct. 9 If you have ever wondered about how customers are changing one of the world’s largest automotive companies, then come hear GM’s Alicia Boler-Davis Oct. 9 at 12:30 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Room. (09/16/2013)

Haas to Bring Together Top CIOs for Seminar, Annual Award, Sept. 20 Chief information officers from such companies as Chevron and Raytheon will attend a ceremony to award the second annual Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership on Sept. 20 at the Claremont Resort. The event will follow a half-day seminar for CIOs at Haas featuring executives from Gap Inc., Chevron, and Novartis. (08/27/2013)

Novartis CEO Joe Jimenez, MBA 84, to Share Insights from Big Pharma and Consumer Goods, Sept. 24 Novartis CEO Joe Jimenez, MBA 84, the leader of a $56 billion drugmaker whose prescription for success has included strategies from a consumer goods career, will speak at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Wells Fargo Room. (08/27/2013)

Caesars CEO Gary Loveman to Speak at Haas on Thursday, Sept. 5 Caesars Entertainment Chairman and CEO Gary Loveman, who took a gamble working for the company after teaching at Harvard for a decade, will share his insights with the Haas community in a talk at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, in the Wells Fargo Room. (07/09/2013)

Haaski Open Links Golf Community Alumni, students, faculty, and staff swung their clubs for Haas May 13 at the 11th annual Haaski Golf Open at the Claremont Country Club in Oakland, helping to raise nearly $50,000 for the Haas Fund. (06/15/2013)

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