Join us for Collider Cup XIV – UC Berkeley’s Premier Technology Entrepreneurship Showcase


April 3, 2024


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Join us at Collider Cup XIV, where innovative Berkeley minds converge for the university’s premier technology showcase and pitch competition.

Event Details

  • Friday, May 3, 2024
  • Live, in-person @ Banatao Auditorium
  • 2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Register now!

Collider Cup XIV is Berkeley SCET’s pitch competition and showcase of Berkeley’s top student venture teams from the Spring 2024 semester. This event is the culmination of a semester’s hard work, where student teams pitch their ventures to win the sought-after Collider Cup. In addition to the competition, SCET will share insights about its upcoming courses and offer an opportunity for invaluable networking with free food after the event.

Throughout the semester, students from SCET’s Spring 2024 venture courses have honed their startup ideas. These courses, open to all majors, foster interdisciplinary teams focused on creating solutions for societal problems using cutting-edge technologies like AI, foodtech, and healthtech.

Learn more about the courses that have propelled these teams to the forefront:

For full course details, visit SCET Courses Page.

After the pitches, stick around for complimentary food and networking in the Kvamme Atrium to connect with student innovators, faculty, and investors and embrace the spirit of entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley!

Exciting New Addition: Alumni Expo

New for Spring 2024: Arrive early and experience the first-ever SCET Student Alumni Collider Cup Expo! An hour before Collider Cup XIV kicks off, SCET alumni will showcase their ventures, competing for an interview with Pear VC. As a participant, you’ll play a crucial role in selecting the winning team, so come early to cast your vote and secure your seat for Collider Cup XIV.

→ Alumni (who have taken at least one SCET course prior to Spring 2024) are eligible to apply to join the expo. Apply by April 17th for consideration.

Announcing Esteemed Emcee and Judges

The event will be emceed by Benecia Jude Jose, a third-year student in Public Health & Data Science, passionate about revolutionizing DEI in clinical trials and promoting health equity. She is a former Collider Cup presenter and founder of CliniCAL, a health-technology project recognized by SCET and a UC Berkeley Changemaker.

A panel of industry experts, including Jay Onda from Marubeni Ventures and Stacey King from the Social Innovation Fund, will be joined by Sandy Diao, a leading figure in growth at Descript. These judges bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table, providing students with invaluable feedback.

Benecia Jude, student emcee

Benecia Jude, student emcee

Jay Onda, Marubeni Ventures

Jay Onda, Marubeni Ventures

Stacey King, Cal Innovation Fund

Stacey King, Cal Innovation Fund

Sandy Diao, Descript

Sandy Diao, Descript

Places and Prizes

Collider Cup XIV will award 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Most Innovative, and People’s Choice awards to competing teams. We’re thrilled to announce the following prizes from our exceptional partners:

  • SkyDeck Pad-13 Prize: The top team will automatically be accepted into the SkyDeck Pad-13 Incubator program. The 2nd place team will also receive an interview with SkyDeck staff.
  • TechCrunch Fund Prize: The top 3 teams will join the Berkeley delegation and receive Founder Passes for TechCrunch Disrupt 2024!
  • Pear VC Prize: The 1st place team will receive a guaranteed interview for PearX, a 14-week bootcamp with 1-on-1 support from investment partners, the talent team, and go-to-market team.
  • SCET Prize: The winning teams will be invited to join a special networking training event where they will learn how to build connections from an expert consultant.

For more information on the partners and detailed descriptions of the prizes, visit their respective websites:

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Ready to Witness Entrepreneurial Excellence?

Don’t miss the chance to see UC Berkeley’s brightest compete and connect. Join us for Collider Cup XIV – where tomorrow’s innovations take center stage today.

Register now to see what’s next in startups, tech, and innovation!