The Berkeley Way Workshops 13-14 May 2019

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We are welcoming Ken Singer to Turku to share the Berkeley Way through unique workshops. Ken is Managing Director at Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, UC Berkeley. Ken is hosting three workshops during his stay in Turku. The workshops are open to all interested in learning about supporting entrepreneurship, innovation, and leadership in their organizations.

Ken Singer is a serial entrepreneur, technology executive, university lecturer, and director/advisor to numerous startups in the US and Europe. A 15-year veteran of the mobile industry (enterprise software and digital advertising), he has founded or co-founded five companies in the mobility space. Ken’s experience spans all forms of mobile technology from mobile video advertising to downloadable mobile apps; from Bluetooth to HTML5, GPS, SMS, IVR, NFC and he has served as a guinea pig for virtually every other acronym in the industry.

Read more about Ken’s workshops, choose a suitable time slot, and register here.

Workshop 1: The Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship: The role that Entrepreneurship Education Plays in Shaping the Leaders of the Future
13th May 9-11, Visitor and Innovation Center Joki (Lemminkäisenkatu 12B, Turku)

For 150 years, UC Berkeley has played an important role in educating the academic elite. However, over the past 12 year, the university has turned its focus on preparing its students to innovate. Learn why and how Berkeley has augmented its curriculum to embrace the future.

Workshop 2 & 3: Creating Leaders for the Innovation Economy
14th May 9-11, SparkUp, Electrocity (Tykistökatu 4, Turku) OR 14th May 13-15, SparkUp, Electrocity (Tykistökatu 4, Turku)

This workshop will explore the challenges that universities face in preparing students for an uncertain future. With new technologies like AI and automation threatening to destroy the current demand for labor, how will your students respond? Identical workshops are run, one in the morning and another in the afternoon.


The Berkey Way Workshops are part of Entrepreneurship Days in Turku in 13-15 May 2019.

Entrepreneurship education highlights skills and abilities of students to create and seize opportunities. The higher education institutions in Turku are actively supporting the development of entrepreneurial skills among students, but the endeavor continues. We therefore invite you to our Entrepreneurship Days in Turku 13-15th May, to learn more about and experience entrepreneurship education in practice.

The Entrepreneurship Days comprise of

  • A Critical View on Entrepreneurship in Higher Education Seminar 13 May 2019, read more and register here.
  • The Berkeley Way Workshops 13-14 May 2019, register here.
  • Fireside Chat with Ken Singer 15 May 2019, read more and register here

Download the pdf-broschure here.

The Entrepreneurship Days 13-14 May are supported by Study in Turku, Turku Business Region and The Federation of Finnish Enterprises, and co-hosted by Åbo Akademi University and University of Turku.


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