8:00 am — 5:00 pm
Haas School of Business
UC Berkeley
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A 2 Week Course on Hi-Tech Entrepreneurship and Investment at UC Berkeley and Silicon Valley Haas School of Business || University of California, Berkeley.

The BIT-AMENA course on High-technology Entrepreneurship & Investment will engage promising entrepreneurs, business executives, and public sector administrators from Asia, Middle East and North Africa to support transformative impact, job creation and service as mentors and inspirational role models. The program will provide exposure to the concept and practice of entrepreneurship at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and at established companies and startups in Silicon Valley. Participants will be selected through a rigorous online application process, and provided with the opportunity to spend two weeks in the Bay Area, involving both conceptual and hands-on instruction at the Haas School of Business and Silicon Valley. In the first week, at the Haas School of Business, program participants will hear and engage world-class experts as they discuss best practices on establishing, operating, and sustaining new businesses, including sessions on entrepreneurship, innovation, design thinking, structuring a company, building effective and socially responsible organizations, financing, legal issues, and other topics. In the second week, program participants will tour Silicon Valley, visiting entrepreneurs and their startups, incubators and accelerators, venture capitalists, angels, lawyers and business leaders at established companies. Participants will receive a certificate from the Haas School of Business upon completion of the program. The detail and depth of the program is illustrated by the detailed course schedule of the July, 2016 program which can be viewed here. For news coverage of the July 2016 session please click here. If you have any questions about the program or application please send an e-mail to bit-amena@haas.berkeley.edu