"Our group from Brazil decided to attend the first edition of this course at UC Berkeley not only because of the outstanding professors Chesbrough, Steve Blank and Osterwalder, but also because of the UC Berkeley excellence. It was a great experience for all of us. We strongly recommend it."
"This is an intense and inspiring week and a well-structured program that covers the long journey from idea generation to market success, embedding the many facets of innovation and entrepreneurship into a bigger picture. It provides insights into both worlds: the small startup and the large organization. A world-class faculty, supported from excellent guest speakers from the Silicon Valley scene and beyond. This course will definitely support and improve my future work."
"This program is an opportunity to share and learn from experience of senior managers from all around the globe. The program combines experienced tutors and practitioners from the Silicon Valley providing a unique mix that boosts your creativity and thinking about the implementation of the knowledge you have just learned."
"I had a wonderful, enriching experience at the Boot Camp for Experienced Managers. The training was a nice blend of theory and practical examples. It was very rewarding to connect with like-minded folks and discuss my organizational issues, and to listen to their ideas. I have already highly recommended this training to my colleagues."
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"Some other aspects of the program that I found really meaningful - I love the way that you structured the program from angel investors on Monday through institutional investors on Friday, and covered the spectrum in between. I have a much stronger grasp of the roles of VC at each stage, and can better understand where I personally can add value (early, at pivots, and at points of capital injection - ie through growth and change management processes). That really boosts my confidence."
"I appreciate that you brought in a range of expertise that included investors in hard tech, climate tech, and impact. It was interesting to hear that their approach really wasn’t unique to their area of focus, but that their area of focus was determined by where they had the most opportunity to add value for the entrepreneurs. It was such a special opportunity to expand our networks in these panels."
"The highlight of the Venture Capital Program for me was the passion of the instructors. Jerry and Sean clearly had a lot of experience and insights to share with the class and I could tell they enjoy what they do! The support was excellent, and the experience was first-class!"
"For someone who is not from the product space and is looking to make a change, this program gives a deep insight into the basics of product management and also covers topics on pricing, portfolio management, and product strategy. It is packed with discussions, assignments, and simulations to help guide an individual into the product space. It not only covers the topics as an overview but allows you to get back to them during this program to reflect on your learnings. It is structured well from week 1 and keeps you hooked till the very end. I highly recommend this course."
"Berkeley Changemaker far exceeded my expectations and enlightened me on the foundational elements I need to effectuate meaningful and socially responsible change."
"This is a great course not only for someone who is a PM but also for PM-adjacent roles who need to work with multiple stakeholders across the company including internal customers. The best part is the comprehensiveness of the course which provides strategies and frameworks that one could use at any point in their career and that is my biggest takeaway from this course."
"Whether you are considering a career in venture capital or entrepreneurship, you need a program like this to educate yourself about the role all parties play in creating value, generating wealth, or changing the world."
"I really loved the balance of the teaching & learning of practical concepts with the quality of the conversations and reflections by the students in the room. The senior leaders who showed up and shared their experiences were incredible."
"A must for anyone looking to level-up their leadership skills. One of the first lessons is that leaders are not born but made. From that point forward, students are taken on a journey of profound self-discovery and learning that is both relevant to our changing world and a primer in the perspective and skill set leaders must possess to distinguish themselves and to set and achieve strategic goals. The process is deep and thought-provoking, and the takeaways are practical and immediately implementable."
"This program allowed me to find my own confidence and voice through unique experiences that challenged my assumptions and biases. I feel like I’ve awakened into new a realm of new possibilities with a stronger sense of how to affect change."
"The diversity of the faculty and the dedication they showed to their students was outstanding. I didn’t imagine to walk out of the room each day feeling grateful to share time with them. The course is highly interactive with a focus on practice over theory, (which) is really important while you learn about communication, coaching, and leading teams."
"The program is essential for those who want to lead."