UC Berkeley Startup Competition 2012


Executive summaries due



Competition Organizer

UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible

At least one member of each team must be a current student, alumnus, faculty or staff member at either UC Berkeley or UC San Francisco.

Important Dates

Executive summaries must be submitted by all competing teams by January 26, 2012. A mentor mixer will be held on February 22, 2012 for teams wishing to request a mentor. Finalists will be selected on April 24, 2012 following the semi-final round of competition, and will participate in the Final round on April 26, 2012

Competition Prizes

In each track, first place winners will receive $5,000. Second place teams will receive $1,000 each. 

The grand prize winner will be awarded a $20,000 prize. 

A $5,000 People's Choice Prize and a $1,000 Elevator Pitch Prize will also be awarded. 

Other Info

Teams can compete in one of four tracks: IT and Web, Life Sciences, Energy and Cleantech, or Products and Services.