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#37 Jeremy Hammer - BearX

#37 Jeremy Hammer - BearX

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.

#29 Humm (Skydeck F18) | Hack Your Own Biology for Productivity & Cognitive Enhancement

#29 Humm (Skydeck F18) | Hack Your Own Biology for Productivity & Cognitive Enhancement

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.

Visit www.humm.tech to learn more about Humm, whether for career opportunities or just to try to get your hands on the new Edge device for esports gamers. https://www.humm.tech/esports

#22 - Alexander Coward | how might we better approach education?

#22 - Alexander Coward | how might we better approach education?

Alexander Coward holds a bachelor's and a PHD in Mathematics from Oxford University and an Honorary Doctorate of Education from Thai Nguyen University in Vietnam. Before starting his current education startup, EdeeU, he was a lecturer of Mathematics at UC Berkeley. He was dismissed from his position after a controversial spat with the administration for his highly acclaimed, passionate style of teaching. You can read about this in the excerpt below. 

Office Hours Ep 3. - How Might We Disrupt D.C. ?

Office Hours Ep 3. - How Might We Disrupt D.C. ?

Chris Catterton is a Cofounder and Relationship Director at Dirsupt DC, a coalition striving to create better government by realigning political incentive structures in cooperation with business leaders. Learn more about their coalition by listening to this very candid interview with a cofounder of Disrupt DC, and also by visiting https://disruptdc.org/.
 

Office Hours ep. 2 - How We Can End the Litter Problem with Data

Office Hours ep. 2 - How We Can End the Litter Problem with Data

Have you ever wondered how much of the litter that's created in your neighborhood comes from the Taco Bell a few blocks from your home? Or how many cigarette butts are dumped on your block alone? Find out how actionable insights through data collection around litter are helping Litterati clean up the world.

 

Jeff Kirschner and team once ran an experiment at a school to see exactly what type of litter was the most commonly generated. The data showed that most of the litter came from the school cafeteria's plastic straw wrapper - students could now demand specific action against a specific source of litter.

Through the medium of a mobile app, Litterati has been able to scale this sort of experimenting and data collection around litter to find actionable insights to combat the incessant litter generation problem of our generation.