When does the program start and end up ?
The program starts in mid-August and ends up at the end of June.
Mid-August – mid-December : entrepreneurship coursework at Berkeley
February – June : mentorship and acceleration at Schoolab
What is the deadline for applications ?
We have 4 closing dates for applications: February 25th, March 25th, April 25th and May 5th (if we still have places). Answers will be given 15 days after those dates (March 15th, April 15th, May 15th, May 20th).
How much does it cost ?
The 8-months program costs 20 000 euros visa included. Please note that SEVIS fees (required to obtain the J-1 visa), travel, insurance and accommodation expenses are not covered.
As a future entrepreneur, feel free to crowdfund your program ! That’s what some students of the season 1 did.
Will I get a diploma from UC Berkeley ?
You’ll get a certification from UC Berkeley at the end of the first 4 months. With some of our partner schools, it is possible to validate a part of your french coursework.
Who can participate to Le Bridge Entrepreneurship ?
We believe that multidisciplinarity is a great catalyzer for innovation and entrepreneurship. This is the reason why Le Bridge Entrepreneurship is aimed at students and young graduates from all disciplines and backgrounds as long as they are passionate and motivated.
Can I contact participants the former participants to ask them some questions ?
Sure. You can contact Minh-Tran Bui (season 2) at minh.bui(at)protonmail.com. You can also check the blog written by two of our students.
Do I need to have a startup project or idea to apply ?
You don’t need to have an idea of business to apply to LeBridge Entrepreneurship. The practical courses at Berkeley, meetings with entrepreneurs, interactions with other students and start-upers of the Silicon Valley will give you plenty of ideas anyway.