CITRIS Foundry | Upcoming Events
CITRIS Foundry is the University of California accelerator for founders building deep technology startups. We bring extensive experience at the leading edge of university-driven innovation and entrepreneurship to guide startups and institutional partners in bridging the gap from lab to market.
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Upcoming Events

July 29, 2021
  • 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm Pitch Practice: Pitch Decks

    Location: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/3336006333


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    Hello everyone,
     
    Welcome to the next step in our Pitch Practice Sessions where we'll now be focusing on Pitch Decks.Like the elevator pitch, this too is a critical skill for helping new audiences learn about, and gain interest in your company. This is a fundamental skill for entrepreneurs and something that you'll be doing a lot whether you're fundraising, looking to form critical partnerships, or competing in pitch competitions. Having a strong pitch deck in your back pocket is a powerful tool and something you'll be sharing with people who want to learn more about your business at a deeper level.



    This is also important practice as you prepare to present your company at our next Startup Showcase! And for those of you who are just getting started I strongly recommend Guy Kawasaki's 10 slide deck template.


    Everyone is strongly encouraged to join and practice presenting their 5 minute pitch deck with the group. All attendees will have the opportunity to practice their elevator pitch, receive feedback from the group, and get practice in a safe and friendly environment.

    We'll be hosting these practice sessions twice a week for the next 3 weeks. Join as many as you can to maximize your proficiency at the art of the pitch!
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    Mikhail Holst is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    NOTE: All participants and hosts are now required to sign into a Zoom account prior to joining meetings hosted by UC Berkeley. See "How to sign into your UC Berkeley Zoom account" (https://berkeley.service-now.com/kb?id=kb_article_view&sysparm_article=KB0013718) for how to sign in.

    Participants who are not eligible for a UC Berkeley-provided Zoom account can use a Zoom account provided by their institution, can create a free, consumer Zoom account (at https://zoom.us/freesignup/), or can dial in via the phone.

    Join Zoom Meeting
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    Meeting ID: 333 600 6333

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    Meeting ID: 333 600 6333


July 30, 2021
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm *Foundry* Office Hours: OpenGrants


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    Office Hours is hosted by Sedale Turbovsky, with grant writers and specialists curated from the OpenGrants, SBDC, Tribe & Granite City network.

    Spend an hour in an AMA/OpenOffice environment working on your grant proposals or other business consulting needs. We will cover everything from SBIR to non-profit applications. These office sessions are designed specifically for founders and CEO's looking to navigate public funding.


August 4, 2021
  • 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm *Foundry* Office Hours - Sumin Kim


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    Sumin Kim
    is a senior associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, California, where he advises startups and venture capital investors. He acts as outside general counsel to his clients and guides them through business and legal challenges, including corporate governance, fundraising, securities law, hiring and firing, and commercial contracting. Sumin led technology adoption and efficiency initiatives as a corporate attorney at Atrium, a law firm and legal technology startup that was funded by over a hundred Silicon Valley investors including Y Combinator, Andreessen Horowitz, and General Catalyst, and was a commercial counsel at Logitech, a public company famous for its mice. Sumin earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and his J.D. from Northwestern University. Prior to launching his legal career, he was a semiconductor engineer in the Bay Area. Sumin enjoys playing basketball, discovering new ways to optimize life, and spending time with his wife and kids.


August 6, 2021
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm *Foundry* Office Hours: OpenGrants


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    SIGN UP HERE

    Office Hours is hosted by Sedale Turbovsky, with grant writers and specialists curated from the OpenGrants, SBDC, Tribe & Granite City network.

    Spend an hour in an AMA/OpenOffice environment working on your grant proposals or other business consulting needs. We will cover everything from SBIR to non-profit applications. These office sessions are designed specifically for founders and CEO's looking to navigate public funding.


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