University of California and Silicon Valley are offering a course on High-technology Entrepreneurship & Investment that will engage promising entrepreneurs, business executives, and public sector administrators from MENA. 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. It runs between July 5-15, and deadline for application is June 10.
Participants from the MENA region 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 course tuition is $5,000. Tuition Payment Deadline: June 10, 2016. University Housing Payment Deadline: June 10, 2016
Affordable university housing (in university residence halls) is available but limited, and will be provided on a first come first serve basis.