BERKELEY's LARGEST ENTREPRENEURSHIP EXPO

Startup Disruption in

Berkeley's Frontyard

POWERED BY AEZ
CORPORATE SPONSORS
EVENTS

Pitch. Network. Present.

Exhibition

Network with startup founders and gain insights into your next venture or dream job.

Speakers

Be inspired by top founders, venture capitalists, and innovators who disrupt the boundaries.

Challenge

Pitch your ideas, compete with other entrepreneurs, and gain funding to launch your endeavor.

Innovate@Berkeley by the Numbers

LEARN FROM LEADERS

Featured Speakers

Nikhil

Arora

Oakland, California
Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Back to the Roots, Nikhil Arora, is determined to build the world’s largest millennial gardening brand. Nikhil is on a mission to inspire a new generation of gardeners through organic gardening products sold in over 10,000 stores nationwide.

Back to the Roots is an American organic gardening company based in Oakland, California and has grown into a national brand.

Connor

Love

Menlo Park, California
Connor Love is a fintech Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners. He spends the majority of his time investing in Insurtech, DeFi, Payments, Lending/Credit, Regtech, Proptech and Neobanking. He is a former active duty Captain in the US Military. In 2019, Connor deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve serving in Northern Iraq. He also previously served as a strategic advisor and speechwriter to General Robert Brown, the Commander of US Army Pacific.

Marcus

Ryu

San Francisco, California
Marcus, a veteran entrepreneur and startup advisor, joined Battery as a partner in 2022. He focuses on early- and growth-stage technology investments, with an emphasis on vertical enterprise applications, fintech and data services companies.

Prior to Battery, Marcus was the co-founder and CEO of Guidewire Software (NYSE: GWRE) He co-founded Guidewire in 2001 and served as the company’s CEO until 2019; he remains the company’s chairman.

Alagu

Periyannan

Palo Alto, California
Alagu has over 20 years of research, product development, and strategy experience bringing innovative networking and video products to market. Prior to founding BlueJeans, he was Chief Technology Officer at Blue Coat Systems. Prior to Blue Coat, Alagu worked at Entera, an Internet content delivery startup, where he built an R&D team to deliver streaming video caching products spent eight years at Apple in various R&D roles in networking and video over networks.
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THE HUB FOR INNOVATION

Events for Everyone

ASPIRING FOUNDERS

Learn from Founders and Venture Capitalists

Come listen to talks and panels from Silicon Valley's smartest founders and venture capitalists. Learn from founders on their experiences in starting their first venture, and ask questions to gain the advice needed launch your own venture. Pick the minds of Venture Capitalists to understand startup trends and what is needed to raise money.

STARTUP ENGINEERS & EMPLOYEES

Discover and Recruit for Startup Jobs

Discover groundbreaking startups at Berkeley's largest startup expo and learn directly from core team members about the vision and value proposition of the companies. Take the opportunity to learn about jobs and directly submit resumes to startup recruiters.

STARTUP ENGINEERS & EMPLOYEES

Discover and Recruit for Startup Jobs

Discover groundbreaking startups at Berkeley's largest startup expo and learn directly from core team members about the vision and value proposition of the companies. Take the opportunity to learn about jobs and directly submit resumes to startup recruiters.

EARLY-STAGE STARTUP FOUNDERS

Gain Exposure and Funding For Your Startup

Pitch your startup as part of the Innovate Startup Challenge and gain non-equity prize funding for winning the competition. Gain the opportunity to showcase your startup to the Bay's top Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors, and get the strategic advice and funding needed to take your startup to the next level.

STARTUP FAIR

Come Meet Startups

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