Entrepreneurs Forum to Examine at the Future of Electronics, January 29
Financial Times Releases Latest Ranking of MBA Programs
Building the Best Team: Berkeley MBA Students Compete to Enter Venture Capital Competition
Haas Gear Expands Online Offerings
Haas in the News
Happening at Haas
Come catch a glimpse of the future from two thought-leaders in the electronics industry at UC Berkeley's Entrepreneurs Forum, "The Future of Electronics - And What It Means to You," on Thursday, January 29, 2004.
Organized by the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the forum begins at 6:30 p.m. with a networking hour in the Bank of America Forum. The presentation in the Arthur Andersen Auditorium will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by a question and answer session. The forum is open to the entire UC community and members of the public interested in entrepreneurship.
Steve Domenik, managing partner of Sevin Rosen Funds, and Vivek Subramanian, assistant professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, will share the stage and give their best approximation of where this dynamic industry is going.
In his lab, Subramanian, is working with creative materials such as polysilicon technology and organic electronics for display and sensing applications. He is creating "smart sensors" composed of carbon and hydrogen -- not silicon -- to be printed directly on a surface by an inkjet printer. He has garnered multiple awards for technological innovation, most recently a 2003 National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award.
Steve Domenik, managing partner of Sevin Rosen Funds, is consistently at the forefront of the world of new semiconductor ventures. Prior to joining Sevin Rosen he was vice president of Cyrix and he currently serves on the boards of LightConnect, LightPointe, Littlefeet, Monterey Design, NetLogic, and OpVista.
Members of the Haas community are encouraged to reserve the evenings of February 26, March 18, and April 29 for other forum presentations this spring. There are special rates for faculty and staff and a reduced fee of $5 for students who pre-register. Pre-registration is encouraged, as forums often sell out. Before the January 29 program students may purchase a season ticket for spring 2004 for $20. For the full details, http://entrepreneurship.berkeley.edu/bef.asp.
The Financial Times ranked the Haas School #22 in the world and #16 among US schools in its latest survey of full-time MBA programs published today, January 26, 2004.
Haas also ranked among the ten best schools in economics (#6), IT salaries (#8), and entrepreneurship (#10). The Haas School's three-year average ranking in the Financial Times is #17. Last year, Haas ranked #15.
The Financial Times noted that many of the US schools have dropped in this year's ranking due to "the economic conditions in the US and the stranglehold on salaries there."
The rankings are primarily based on alumni salary and career progression data, which counts for 55% and is culled from extensive alumni surveys from the class of 2000. Low salaries in the US plagued public schools in particular; not a single public US school reached the top 15 in this year's survey.
The Financial Times went on to note that "the depth of quality in the centre of the table (the group including Haas) means that just a few fractions of a point separate many of the schools."
Gender and international diversity of faculty, students, and advisory boards accounts for 25% of the ranking. Another 10% of the rankings are based on faculty with doctoral degrees and a doctoral program rating. Both are based on data from participating schools.
Haas faculty research ranked #16 after having jumped from #1 in 2000 to #23 in 2002 and #10 last year. This 10% of the ranking is based on a review of research by current full-time faculty published in 40 scholarly and practitioner journals over the past year.
To view the complete rankings, visit http://rankings.ft.com/rankings/mba/rankings.html.
Last Friday night, the Verde Capital team was chosen by a panel of venture capital judges to represent the Haas School at the western regional finals of the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC).
The members of the Verde Capital team, Jason Anderson, MBA 04; Matt Weathers, MBA 04; Christian Bennett, MBA 04; Ameet Ranadive, MBA 05; Josh Elman, MBA 05; and Irv Remedios, MBA 05; will compete in the 2004 West Regional VCIC competition, which takes place from February 5 to 7 at the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder.
Following the structure of the VCIC, six Haas teams vied for the spot at the regional competition. Each team received four business plans from existing startups -- IrisAO, Cima Systems, United SOI and Peersights -- on Wednesday, January 21. Each team analyzed and evaluated the plans and presented its investment recommendation to a panel of judges on Friday, January 23. The judges for the competition were Ned Scheetz of Piper Jaffray Ventures, Rick Bolander of Gabriel Venture Partners, David Britts of ComVentures, Steve Kishi of Hummer Winblad, Paul Hsu of NeoCarta Ventures, and Russ Siegelman of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
The Haas competition is being coordinated by Enlai Chu, MBA 03, and David Geisler, MBA 04, both of whom participated in the VCIC competition in 2003. Their hope is that this year's Haas team will not only win the regional competition, but also the national finals. Each year the Haas team is sponsored by the school's Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
In addition to the well-stocked Haas Gear store in room S545A at Haas, the Haas Gear website also carries a wide selection of Haas logo clothing and accessories and offers all the conveniences of Internet shopping.
Visit the store in S545A or online at http://store.yahoo.com/haas-store/ to browse hats, jackets, coffee mugs, posters, and more. The Haas Gear store has also added fitted women's t-shirts, a navy fleece vest, and fleece jackets to its inventory.
The Center for Executive Development at the Haas School was featured in
The San Jose Mercury News on January 21 in an article titled "UC Berkeley Courses Going to China."
The Daily Cal on January 22 in an article titled "Haas Program Reaches across Pacific to China."
The Oakland Tribune on January 23 in an article titled "Haas Business Classes to be taught in China."
All three articles highlight CED's partnership with the city of Shenzen to bring graduate-level finance courses to China. For full text, please visit:
Jennifer Chatman, the Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management, was quoted in the Los Angeles Times on January 22 in an article titled "State Employees Feel the Sting of Terse Dismissals." For full text: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-firings22jan22,1,477417,print.story
Arun Sarin, MS 78, MBA 78, was featured the Financial Times on December 22 in an article titled "Brand is a Big Issue. When People Think of Mobile Products and Services, We Want Them to Go to Vodafone."
Terrance Odean, associate professor in the Finance Group, was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle on January 21 in an article titled "Investing Like Dummies: Cal Professor Says Most of Us are Playing Poorly with Our Own Money." For full text: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi? file=/gate/archive/2004/01/21/moneytales.DTL.
Congressman Doug Ossi, BS 77, appeared on KQED's Forum radio show on January 21 to comment on President Bush's State of the Union address.
Severin Borenstein, the E.T. Grether Professor in Public Policy and Business Administration, was quoted in the San Jose Mercury News on January 19 in an article titled "State Energy Crisis Possible." Borenstein commented on the state budget. For full text: http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/business/7745384.htm.
Sandra Fox, MBA 89, was profiled in the East Bay Business Times on January 16 in an article titled "Firm Owner Makes Science Data Pay Off." For full text: http://eastbay.bizjournals.com/eastbay/stories/2004/01/19/smallb2.html.
The Haas School of Business was mentioned in the Berkeley Daily Planet on January 16 in an article titled "Business School Rejects Claremont Hotel Boycott." For full text: http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/article.cfm?ArchiveDate=01-16-04&storyID=18089.
Dean Tom Campbell was interviewed for KCBS radio on January 9 at 5:30 p.m. on the state budget.
Bob Lutz, BS 61, MBA 62, General Motors vice chairman for Product Development and chairman for GM North America was featured in the Financial Times on January 4 in an article titled "In the Driving Seat of a Car Giant."
Karlene Roberts, professor in the Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations Group, was quoted in the Orlando Sentinel on December 28 in an article titled "Fixing 'Culture Issue' to Take Time, Effort: The Big-picture Responsible by NASA to the Columbia Report is in the Theoretical Stages." Roberts commented that changes to the NASA culture need to come from the top, and will take time.
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