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Berkeley Summer Abroad

Portugal: Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Europe

  • Summary

    ** Join an info session: January 26, 12-1 p.m. ** 

    ** Join an info session: February 11, 10-11 a.m. ** 

    There is a pre-application advising process for this program. See notes in the "Application" section below.

    Join the European Innovation Academy in Porto, Portugal for an intensive, fast-paced learning experience, where you will learn from venture capitalists, serial entrepreneurs, executives from Silicon Valley companies, and experts from across the globe.

    This program trades traditional classrooms with challenge labs, where students work with over 60 mentors and 400 students from all over the world to create innovative products. Whether you’re a seasoned student entrepreneur or have barely heard of Silicon Valley, this rigorous program gives you an incredible opportunity to explore your passion and potential within the startup scene and the world of business.

    The program is divided into 2 parts: 

    • IEOR 192: Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (2 units) - Graded or P/NP

    The Berkeley Leadership Week: The first week of the program leverages the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (BMoE) methodology to prepare students to build startups in the next phase of the program. This week focus on building leadership skills through experiential learning. 

    • IEOR 185: Challenge Lab (4 units) - Graded or P/NP

    UC Berkeley Students will join the world’s largest extreme entrepreneurship program - The European Innovation Academy - Where they will develop an idea to a tech start-up in 15 days.


    Items to note:

    • Student accommodation in Lisbon for the first week will be in twin rooms (2 students per room), in a 4* hotel, next to the venue (2 min walk). Students will be assigned roommates according to the gender listed on your passport. If you have questions about this or need to request accommodations please contact summerabroad@berkeley.edu.

    • Student accommodation in Porto will be single rooms and close to the venue (5/10 min walk)

    • Courses are for a letter grade

    • No meals are included in the program fee

    • Cultural excursion during the 1st week in Lisbon 

    • Students receive the  SCET Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Technology upon completion of summer abroad


    Dates: July 10 - August 7, 2022


    Units: 6 units

    This program is being planned to be in-person for 2022. Berkeley Study Abroad is actively monitoring COVID-19 on the ground for all in-country programs. 

     

    Language of Instruction: English


    Courses:

    • • IND ENG 185: Challenge Lab (4 units)
    • • IND ENG 192: Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (2 units)


    Eligibility:

    • • At least one year of college coursework completed by the start of the program
    • • 2.0 GPA or higher


    Application:

    Please note: There is a pre-application advising process for the Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Europe, Summer 2022 program. Please complete this form and you'll be contacted by program staff to schedule a short virtual advising session. This process will help determine if the program experience is a match to your goals and expectations. When you have completed the advising process you will be given an advising code to enter in the application.

    • Application opens February 1, 2022
    • • Space is limited and applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis
    • • Deadline to apply is March 15, 2022.

     

  • Courses

    During the program, you will take two courses for a total of 6 Berkeley units.

     

    Course: Industrial Engineering & Operations Research 185

    Title: Challenge Lab

    Instructor: Stephen Torres & Ken Singer

    Units: 2 units

    Prerequisites: None

    In collaboration with the European Innovation Academy (EIA), students work in cross-discipline lean start-up teams vying to create innovative products. Teams will navigate realistic weekly challenges introduced through case studies. They will understand real-world constraints, use rapid iterative build, and validate development methods.


    Course: Industrial Engineering & Operations Research 192

    Title: Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship

    Instructor: Stephen Torres & Ken Singer

    Units: 4 units

    Prerequisites: None

    Developed at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (BMoE) is a unique pedagogy that is offered in three interconnected layers of theory, entrepreneurial mindset, and new venture networks. A seminal aspect of the BMoE is the use of a game-based learning approach to developing the entrepreneurial mindset and social behaviors needed to develop successful new ventures. The curriculum embeds games and exercises within an experiential and competition-based journey of venture creation.

    You can fulfill the L&S International Studies breadth requirement by full participation in a Berkeley Summer Abroad program. All of the required courses must be completed with a C-/P or better.

    Summer Abroad staff will enroll you in courses after your acceptance to the program. Please make sure there are no active blocks on your student account that may impact your course enrollment.

  • Costs

    Costs

    Tuition and Program Fee

    The fees to participate in this program are broken down into 1) tuition and 2) program fees, which are applied to your student billing account as follows:

    2021 Fees

    UC Students

    Visiting Students

    Tuition (6 units)

    $2,514

    $3,420

    Program Fee

    $3,865

    $3,865

    Total Cost

    $6,379

    $7,285

    Fees are subject to change. All non-UC Berkeley students must pay an additional Document Management Fee of $63.

     

    Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses

    In addition to the fees outlined above, Berkeley Study Abroad has estimated costs for out-of-pocket expenses. These amounts are used to calculate financial aid packages for eligible students. Actual expenses will vary depending on your lifestyle and spending habits.

    2022 Estimated Expenses

    Amount

    International Airfare and Transportation

    $1,412

    Meals

    $869

    Books

    $282

    Personal Expenses (i.e. phone, passport, visas, etc.)

    $623

    Total Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses

    $3,186

     

    Financial Aid

    Financial aid is available for Berkeley students who are enrolled in at least 6 units during the summer. If you wish to receive a financial aid package estimate, please fill out this form (CalNet Authentication required). You will receive an email with your financial aid estimate (please allow a minimum of one week for response).

    If you have a specific question about a study abroad financial aid issue you are encountering, please email TravelAid@berkeley.edu. Please do not email to request a financial aid estimate, these requests should be made using the form in the Financial Aid Package Estimate section above.

    All other students should contact the financial aid office at their home institution for more information.

     

    Explanation of Fees

    Tuition is based on a per unit cost:

    • The UC undergraduate student rate is $419 per unit

    • The visiting student rate for all non-UC participants is $570 per unit

    The program fee includes* the following items:

    • Students will be housed in shared accommodations with other program participants (more info on summary page)

    • Excursions

    • Participation fees for European Innovation Academy

    • Travel insurance to cover accident/sickness medical coverage, emergency medical evacuation, security extraction, and other travel assistance services

    • Other program-related costs including fees for group transportation, guest lecturers, museum admissions, etc.

    The $400 deposit. If accepted to the program, the $400 deposit is non-refundable and will be applied towards your program fee. If you are waitlisted or denied admission to the program, your deposit will be refunded. If you request to withdraw your application prior to an admission decision being issued, or cancel your participation after being accepted to the program, the deposit remains non-refundable

     

    *Please note that the list of items included in the program fee is not all-inclusive and is subject to change.

    The following items are excluded from the program fee and included in the Out of Pocket expenses estimate:

    • International airfare

    • Personal expenses (souvenirs, routine medical expenses, toiletries, etc.)

    • Course materials (textbooks and readers)

    • Other travel expenses (passport, visa, etc.)

    • Additional meals

    • Commuting costs for daily travel to and from classes

     

  • Timeline

    Application opens

    February 1, 2022
    Application closes March 15, 2022
    Applicants notified of selection March 25, 2022
    Deadline to confirm participation or cancel for a refund of all program-related fees, minus $400 deposit April 8, 2022
    Attend pre-departure orientation* Late April-May
    Arrive in Lisbon, Portugal July 10, 2022
    Last day of program in Porto, Portugal August 7, 2022

    *These events take place on the Berkeley campus. If you are not on campus during this time, we will schedule a meeting via phone or Skype.

    †Students should plan to fly to Portugal and check into program housing in Lisbon, Portugal on July 10, 2022. The program then changes cities mid program and students are expected to check out of program housing in Porto, Portugal on August 7, 2022. Students who depart after the last day may do so, but they are responsible for arranging their accommodations outside of the program end date.

    All dates are subject to change.

  • Instructors

    Faculty Director: Pam Induni

    Email: pam.induni@berkeley.edu

    Pam Induni is a marketing, sales ops, and business development executive with a career ranging from working for global leaders such as IBM and Autodesk, to being the co-founder of an Automotive-Tech startup. She has a passion for developing and launching products, programs, and people.

    As the CMO of her startup, Pam led the company to be selected as 1 of only 57 startups invited to exhibit at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show in the Techstars startup area of Automobili-D. Prior to that, Pam was the Director for the IBM Watson Academic Engagement program, where she had overall responsibility for creating and driving the strategy to bring Watson technology into the curriculum of top universities around the globe. By advancing student skills in cognitive computing, she helped to lead the effort to fuel our next generation of innovators in this new era of computing. Prior to IBM, Pam spent 12 years in sales with NCR in the Financial Systems Division in the New England region. Most recently, Pam leads the Global Field Sales Onboarding program as a Sr. Manager at Autodesk. In 2019 Pam began teaching at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) in the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley. With a focus on the product delivery lifecycle, her Product Management course teams cross-discipline students to effectively take an idea from concept to market. The very popular course is extremely hands-on, and focused on real world product management scenarios.

    p>Being a coach/advisor for early startups is one of her passion projects, and is the focus of her workshop titled ‘The Idea Equation’. Pam’s interests include inspiring our youth to embrace STEM ideals and education. She has served as the lead marketing mentor for an award-winning FIRST Robotics team, and was twice awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award for this endeavor. Pam earned a B.S. with high distinction in Business Administration and an MBA from the University of Maine. She currently lives in Oceanside, CA.

     

     

    Ken Singer

    Email: ken.singer@berkeley.edu

    Ken Singer is a serial entrepreneur, technology executive, university lecturer, and director/advisor to numerous startups in the United States and Europe. A 14-year veteran of the mobile industry (enterprise software and digital advertising), Ken has been creating mobile solutions since cell phones first connected to the Internet at a whopping 28 kbps. Since then, he has founded or co-founded five companies in the mobility space. His experience spans all forms of mobile technology, from mobile video streaming to downloadable mobile apps. He has worked with Bluetooth, HTML5, GPS, SMS, and IVR, and he has served as a guinea pig for virtually every other acronym in the industry. Most recently, Ken was the co-founder and CEO of AppCentral, the first enterprise app store to let companies distribute mobile applications to their employees' iPhones, iPads, and Android devices. Ken successfully led the company through difficult market conditions and several rounds of venture financing.

    Since 2008, Ken has been teaching the Mobile Applications and Entrepreneurship course in the College of Engineering. One of the first of its kind, the interdisciplinary course provides Berkeley students the opportunity to develop a working mobile application and business plan. Students pitch their businesses to active venture capitalists for a chance to create a real startup company. Ken has been promoting the curriculum around the world through a non-profit organization he started with two of his industry colleagues. Today, the Berkeley Mobile International Collaborative (BMIC) sponsors international competitions for university entrepreneurs. Ken has helped organize the past three competitions which have played host to the best university-based mobile startups from virtually every continent.

    Ken is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has been a guest lecturer at Tsinghua University and CYUPS in Beijing. As a firm believer in paying it forward, Ken is on the board of several startups and continues to advise and invest in some of the most promising mobile companies in the Silicon Valley, Berlin, and Paris.

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