Winter 2006

In Brief

Thinking Small, Winning Big

Berkeley startup Harmonic Devices hit it out of the park this past year, winning four competitions and collecting more than $50,000 to launch a new semiconductor technology business.

Full-time Berkeley MBA 05 Kenneth Miller and College of Engineering teammates took first place in the 2005 UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition, as well as winning the Elevator Pitch Challenge at University of San Francisco International Business Plan Competition and the UC Berkeley Nanotech Challenge. In fall 2005, Harmonic Devices went head-to-head with the international winners of four other business plan competitions in the inaugural Intel+UC Berkeley Technology Entrepreneurship Challenge. Victory was once again theirs, for a plan to harness technology that will dramatically improve the cost, functionality, and size of portable devices.

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