You won't want to miss a SEEDJAM event.

 

SEEDJAM is a UC Berkeley community designed to inspire and connect students to our premier tech events featuring amazing founders, innovators, educators and investors from Berkeley and beyond. We're dedicated to creating the best experiences to help students with their goals and aspirations. Come out to our fun and exciting mixers, exhibitions, talks, and dinners.

Our events are carefully curated to ensure we're giving you moments and relationships that will significantly enrich your time at Cal. Whether you're interested in hardware, fashion, animation, data science, or finance, we'll have a great experience waiting for you. With SEEDJAM, you'll always have something to look forward to every semester.  

 

Recent Events

Our first talk with Jeremy Fiance, Managing Partner at The House Fund, moderating Berkeley founders of Rooster, Movebutter, Boxbot, and Pavlov.

Our first talk with Jeremy Fiance, Managing Partner at The House Fund, moderating Berkeley founders of Rooster, Movebutter, Boxbot, and Pavlov.

 
 

building upon the success of last year...

SEEDJAM's UC Berkeley Technology Expo 2017 attracted over 800 attendees. As a public event, we were able to have students, alumni, and guests from outside the Berkeley community experience Cal's incredible tech community. 

Attendees joined us in welcoming founders and operators of companies such as Figma, Indiegogo, Quora, Tanium, and Y Combinator. At any point in time, attendees were encouraged to interrupt and ask questions. There were moments of laughter and introspection, as our speakers spoke on their experiences in hardware, cyber security, design, and more. They gave career advice and personal views on current tech trends, initiating a conversation with each attendee.

Food and refreshments were on the house. We'd like to thank our partners and sponsors, The House Fund, Dorm Room Fund, Free Ventures, Dragon Innovation, Polymyr, Highway 1, Hardware Massive, and ANSYS.

To all the attendees, this event couldn't have happened without you. Thank you for taking time out of your busy academic schedules to come jam with us.

- Team SEEDJAM

 

Notable Guests

Charlie Cheever Charlie Cheever is the Co-Founder of Quora and Expo. Quora is a knowledge sharing platform that is valued at $900M. Expo is a development tool that let's you build native iOS and Android apps with just JavaScript. As an early engineer and manager at Facebook, Charlie was largely credited for Facebook's best features: Notifications and News Feed. He also oversaw Facebook Connect and Platform.

Charlie Cheever

Charlie Cheever is the Co-Founder of Quora and Expo. Quora is a knowledge sharing platform that is valued at $900M. Expo is a development tool that let's you build native iOS and Android apps with just JavaScript.

As an early engineer and manager at Facebook, Charlie was largely credited for Facebook's best features: Notifications and News Feed. He also oversaw Facebook Connect and Platform.

Orion Hindawi Orion Hindawi is Co-Founder & CEO at Tanium, the world's highest valued cybersecurity startup at $3.5B. Their customers include the US Department of Defence, eight of the world’s top ten banks, Amazon and Nasdaq. As a high school student and undergrad at Cal, Orion co-founded BigFix, an IT software patching system – IBM bought BigFix for $400M.

Orion Hindawi

Orion Hindawi is Co-Founder & CEO at Tanium, the world's highest valued cybersecurity startup at $3.5B. Their customers include the US Department of Defence, eight of the world’s top ten banks, Amazon and Nasdaq.

As a high school student and undergrad at Cal, Orion co-founded BigFix, an IT software patching system – IBM bought BigFix for $400M.

Michael Seibel Michael Seibel is CEO and Partner at Y Combinator, a startup accelerator which has invested in industry-defining companies such as Dropbox, Airbnb, Stripe, Reddit, and Twitch.tv. Previously, he was a co-founder and CEO of Justin.tv and Socialcam. Justin.tv would later be known as Twitch Interactive and sold to Amazon for $970M. Socialcam sold to Autodesk Inc. for $60M.

Michael Seibel

Michael Seibel is CEO and Partner at Y Combinator, a startup accelerator which has invested in industry-defining companies such as Dropbox, Airbnb, Stripe, Reddit, and Twitch.tv.

Previously, he was a co-founder and CEO of Justin.tv and Socialcam. Justin.tv would later be known as Twitch Interactive and sold to Amazon for $970M. Socialcam sold to Autodesk Inc. for $60M.

 
Paul Yeh Paul Yeh is a UC Berkeley alumni who currently works on hardware and sustainable technology investments for Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, one of the largest venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. During his time there, Paul has worked with many successful startups including LuxVue Technology, which was acquired by Apple for their power efficient micro-LED displays. Paul has also worked at Fisker Automotive, Tesla Motors, Next Autoworks, Ford Motor Company, and McKinsey & Company in many different operating roles.

Paul Yeh

Paul Yeh is a UC Berkeley alumni who currently works on hardware and sustainable technology investments for Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, one of the largest venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. During his time there, Paul has worked with many successful startups including LuxVue Technology, which was acquired by Apple for their power efficient micro-LED displays.

Paul has also worked at Fisker Automotive, Tesla Motors, Next Autoworks, Ford Motor Company, and McKinsey & Company in many different operating roles.

Jeremy Conrad Jeremy Conrad is a founding partner at Lemnos Labs, a seed stage investment firm and incubator based out of San Francisco. Lemnos Labs focuses on hardware development start-ups and has invested in companies such as Airware, which develops an operating system for commercial drones. Prior to founding Lemnos Labs, Mr. Conrad served as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force.

Jeremy Conrad

Jeremy Conrad is a founding partner at Lemnos Labs, a seed stage investment firm and incubator based out of San Francisco. Lemnos Labs focuses on hardware development start-ups and has invested in companies such as Airware, which develops an operating system for commercial drones.

Prior to founding Lemnos Labs, Mr. Conrad served as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force.

Cyril Ebersweiler Cyril Ebersweiler is the founder of HAX and a venture partner at SOSV, a VC firm that has provided seed, venture and growth-stage funding to startups such as Prynt, Dispatch, and Particle. Extremely passionate about growing startups, Cyril is a mentor at Techstars and 500 Startups, as well as a board member for startups including Leap Motion, NextThingCo, and Breather. Cyril is one of the most experienced investors in the hardware space, with 180+ investments made globally.

Cyril Ebersweiler

Cyril Ebersweiler is the founder of HAX and a venture partner at SOSV, a VC firm that has provided seed, venture and growth-stage funding to startups such as Prynt, Dispatch, and Particle. Extremely passionate about growing startups, Cyril is a mentor at Techstars and 500 Startups, as well as a board member for startups including Leap Motion, NextThingCo, and Breather.

Cyril is one of the most experienced investors in the hardware space, with 180+ investments made globally.

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