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Garbarini Lounge & Sibley Auditorium in Bechtel Engineering Center - Directions: A public parking lot is located underneath the new Maxwell Family Field on Gayley Road. From the parking garage use Google Maps walking directions to Bechtel Engineering

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The Collider Cup is SCET's all-star showcase of the best student teams from this Fall 2021 semester.

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The Collider Cup is SCET's all-star showcase of the best student teams from this Fall 2021 semester. Come watch teams pitch to a panel of angel investors and industry experts as they vie to win the grand prize, the Collider Cup!

This semester we are excited to partner with both the Erupture Angel Network and the Berkeley Angel Network (BAN). More information on our partners below.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to our showcase event live, and in-person! We will of course be following COVID-19 safety guidelines as required by UC Berkeley. Masks will be required while indoors despite vaccination status.

Agenda:

9:00 am Check-in/Registration

9:30 am Welcome from Ken Singer, Managing Director, SCET

  • Intros from our partners, Erupture Angel Network, Berkeley Angel Network (BAN), Pear VC and The House Fund.
  • Intros from our panel of judges for the day: Christie Wang, Erupture, Andrea Chang, Erupture, Chris Gorog, BAN, Cathy Farmer, BAN, Jeff Wallace, BAN, Danielle Jing, Pear VC, and Jay Onda, Head of Strategy at the Extreme Tech Challenge.
  • Review of the agenda for the day and the judging format with Melissa Glass, Manager of New Initiatives.

9:45 am Pitches from 5 of our student teams + panel Q&A + feedback. We will also have live voting for our audience to weigh-in on their favorite team for the People's Choice Award, so be ready to participate after each pitch!

10:20 am 10-minute bio-break/stretch.

10:30am Pitches from the final 5 of our student teams + panel Q&A + feedback. Again, audience live voting will be in place after each pitch.

11:05 am While the judges convene to review scores and see who are our winners, we will have the following presentations:

  • Ken Singer, Chief Learning Officer & Managing Director, will announce the winners of our SCET Teaching Awards.
  • Info on our Certificate of Entrepreneurship & Technology and a preview of SCET's Spring classes will be presented by Michelle Lee, SCET Academic Programs Manager.

11:20 am The winners are announced followed by a group photo.

We look forward to welcoming you as we showcase the top projects from this semester and introduce you to all that SCET has to offer! Be sure to RSVP if you plan to join us.

See you soon for SCET's Collider Cup 2021!

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More about our angel network partners Erupture Angel Network and the Berkeley Angel Network.


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Erupture is a diverse community of passionate entrepreneurs, builders, and angel investors. The mission of Erupture is to match budding Entrepreneurs with the people and resources they need to successfully create their start-up. Erupture can help you access angel investors looking to fund start-ups, engineers, developers, or business majors looking to join a founding team and other vc or accelerators in Berkeley or the Bay Area.

Website: www.erupture.co


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The Berkeley Angel Network is a group of angel investors who are alumni, faculty and former faculty of UC Berkeley. We are an affinity group of the Berkeley Haas Alumni Network. The mission of the Berkeley Angel Network is to build an angel investor community among the alumni and faculty of UC Berkeley, and to improve the collective skills and knowledge of this angel investor community through activities related to angel investing.

As many of us have experience in growing successful companies, investing in successful companies and/or both of the above, we strive to promote entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education within UC Berkeley and the alumni community.

Website: www.berkeleyangelnetwork.com

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More about our judges:


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Christie Wang

Christie Wang, Executive Director at Valere Venture, is a serial entrepreneur and investor in the medical field, particularly innovative medtech. Among others, Christie co-founded Vista Robotics, launching an orthopaedics surgical robot resolving clinical problems for spine/neural surgeons. She also co-founded and invested in SpineEX, which developed innovative spinal interbody implants and is currently in full commercialization. Prior, Christie was CEO of Jiangsu International Industrial Research and Investment Group (USA), a cross-border venture firm and industrial platform supported by Jiangsu Province, PRC, empowering IOT, medtech companies in their Asia entry endeavors. Before that, she worked for Hewlett Packard Legal/Corporate Department in corporate governance, intellectual property and investments. Christie holds a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Northwestern University School of Law, and completed the Northwestern Medical Innovation Program. She served as mentor for Stanford University Technology Innovation."


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Jeff Wallace

Jeff is a long-time Bay Area resident who works with global startup ecosystems, including governments, corporations & startup accelerators/entrepreneurs, to help catalyze startup environments & create a bridge to Silicon Valley. He is an Adjunct Instructor at UC Berkeley and is co-founder of Silicon Valley in Your Pocket, a global virtual startup accelerator, serving 100s of companies across 23+ countries. He is co-founder & former President of Batchery, an incubator for seed stage startups. He is an active angel investor with equity positions in 150+ companies and an active advisor & investor at Berkeley SkyDeck. He is an Executive Board Member for the Rutgers Business School Road to Silicon Valley Program (RSVP). Previously, he worked at Cognizant & Brillio as founder & Global Head for Mobility & UX practices. He is a frequent keynote speaker at global tech & startup events. He holds a BA in Economics/Finance from Rutgers College & an MBA from UC Berkeley.


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Chris Gorog

Chris Gorog is a Berkeley EECS ’00 graduate. During his time at Cal Chris worked for fintech startup LiveCapital as a software engineer. After graduating he joined LiveCapital in sales and product management, leading the UI and bank customization processes before LiveCapital was acquired by Dun & Bradstreet.

Today Chris is CEO of HEADLINE a print-on-demand/inventory hybrid platform serving b2b and b2c customers in the t-shirt and merch world. Additionally, Chris is an operating partner at Salt Creek Capital, a micro cap private equity firm. With his remaining time Chris is managing partner at Ocean 47, his family office where he focuses on fintech, crypto and real estate investing.

In addition to his Cal degree Chris holds an MBA from Stanford GSB, a private pilot’s license and a 500-hour yoga alliance teacher certification. When not dreaming about new businesses he’s surfing at Ocean Beach.

All students are welcome to contact Chris at: chrisgorog@gmail.com


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Danielle Jing

Danielle joined Pear as an associate in 2021. Prior to Pear, she was an investment banking associate at Bank of America in the Equity Capital Markets group, working on initial public offerings and equity raises for companies in the technology, media and telecom space including Medallia, Uber, C3.ai, and Astra. She graduated from Columbia University with a BS in Operations Research and a minor in CS.


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Cathy Schwallie Farmer

Cathy Schwallie Farmer has been in Healthcare & Science technology for over 20 years. Cathy is the co-founder of the Autism Angels Group, an investment group (focusing on neurodiverse solutions and founders) and a member of the Berkeley Angels Network, Cathy is an active Venture Advisor at University of California, Berkeley: Cal’s SkyDeck and Haas’s LAUNCH accelerators. Additionally, Cathy is a mentor at the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (NSF i-Corps) and a Startup Healthcare Advisor and advisory board member of several for-profits and non-profits. She has had 2 startups of her own, one in the legal space and another in robotics. Cathy has been an angel investor for over 12 years mostly focusing on systems that will help people and the environment. Finally, Cathy is a Consumer Research Reviewer for the CDMRP (US congressional directive medical research programs), a nominated position. Cathy has served as a judge for the UCSF Digital Health Awards (since 2021), Cal’s BIG IDEAS and the upcoming 2022 HIMSS Northern California Innovation Awards.


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Jay Onda

Jay Onda is the Head of Strategic Initiatives at the Extreme Tech Challenge. He brings over 11 years of corporate innovation and venture experience combined with 15 years of startup experience focusing on UI/UX and products in Silicon Valley. He is a co-founder of the Sundial Foundation, a venture philanthropy group that invests in change-makers tackling the challenges of Equity, Education, Employment, and Environmental Stewardship. He is also an active mentor and supporter of various startup programs and is an Advisory Board Member of the National Venture Capital Associations' CVC learning resource committee.


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Andrea Chang

Andrea Chang is the General Partner at NGC Ventures, one of the most active crypto venture funds based in Singapore and Shanghai since 2018. Before joining NGC, she held investment research analyst positions at Goldman Sachs in Singapore and Trans-Pacific Technology Fund. She has actively participated in investment in Defi, gamefi, and metaverse projects in crypto as the founding team member at NGC Ventures. Andrea graduated from National Taiwan University with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance and is now a candidate at Berkeley Haas MBA.

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