Jeremy Hammer is the founder and CEO of BearX (formerly Bear Founders), an online portal into UC Berkeley’s community of innovators and entrepreneurs.
In this podcast, YJ sits down with Jeremy to dig deeper into the unique journey through life that lead him to founding BearX.
We talk about his high school hustle of flipping used Audi’s, trading playing cards, joining the Navy for 6 years and taking online classes on the side, to eventually getting into UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and starting his current venture, BearX.
BearX started as one of many projects for Jeremy, and is currently a part of Skydeck Accelerator’s hotdesk program. What started as a project meant to scratch his own itch of not knowing about all the startups and projects in the ecosystem is quickly becoming UC Berkeley’s hub for startups, founders, and talented students to quickly connect and form relationships.
Niraj Naik is a qualified pharmacist who comes from a background of working long hours for several years as a community pharmacist. Becoming a certified “legal drug dealer” at the ripe age of 24, he got to witness first-hand, many clients going home with shopping bags full of drugs each month, rarely getting better and usually going on to suffer from other diseases. He also learnt of the debilitating side effects of the prescription medication which drove many of the patients to have to take more and more drugs to ease the side effects.
Christelle is a French engineer and co-founder of Hiven, a home-based coworking community which allows local professionals to work from a variety of conducive living rooms, revitalize the local economy, support local businesses, and build community. I sincerely cannot wait for the day I'm able to work from home from anywhere in the world on a whim through the magic of Hiven. This is truly the modern digital nomad's dream come true.
Ahmud is an Australian entrepreneur and cofounder of Humm, a new generation hybrid software toolkit for cognitive enhancement. He's worked in Australia's top finance firm as well as in racecar engineering before diving head first into the deep end of wearable tech innovation.
Professor Denero recently joined the UC Berkeley faculty after a stint as a senior researcher on the Google Translate team. John Denero has also become sort of a cult hero among the Computer Science students at UC Berkeley, regularly being featured on a popular Facebook group, UC Berkeley Memes for Edgy Teens. We ask him how he feels about this in the podcast.
In this podcast, we delve into many interesting facets of John Denero’s life ranging from his viewpoints on philosophy, the ethics of computer science, artificial intelligence’s impact on society, Google translate’s progress, CS61A and how great students prepare for the class, and much more. Enjoy!