Tech application process FAQs:

“The C2M program is an incredibly well-run program that successfully aligns the interests of students and startups, gives students great frameworks to approach commercialization, and delivers valuable insights to the startups very effectively. There was great momentum from the start of the semester that kept everyone engaged until the end of the program. We worked with a team that had a wide range of backgrounds and prior experiences, with rich perspectives that culminated in a nuanced analysis of the startup, the technology, and the commercial landscape. They engaged their broad networks and beyond to secure customer interviews and extended introductions whenever it would be of benefit. I was particularly impressed with how well the team divided the work, communicated, and effectively used every minute of our meetings. They were a delight to work with, always being prepared and asking insightful and informed questions. The students went deep and broad in their analysis. At the end of the semester, we received a very well-researched report containing an analysis of the technology, the commercial landscape, IP position, maturity, market, and recommendations for a commercialization pathway. The insights are sound, well-supported, and well articulated. Our startup is technically-heavy and we wouldn’t have the resources to do this quality of work in such a short amount of time. We are going to leverage the information in this report for fundraising and grant writing efforts. Absolutely amazing work and I would recommend the program to other early-stage cleantech startups in a heartbeat!”

— Karin Calvinho, 2021 Cohort, Co-founder and CTO, Renew CO2

“Participating in he C2M program at Berkeley-Haas was a fantastic experience for our company. We were very pleased with the quality of the research, the depth of their analyses and the personal interactions with the supremely talented team of students interested in helping us scale. In addition, we were fortunate to be part of the program while we participated in Techstars. This allowed us to test hypothesis faster and socialize go-to market strategies with our Techstars’ mentors and customers. Overall, we highly recommend the experience to other companies in Cleantech.”

— Carlos Gaitan, 2021 Cohort, Co-founder and CEO, Benchmarks Lab