Open only to Haas Business School students accepted into the MBA Program at UC Berkeley
FBS’ Food Venture Lab is designed for aspiring entrepreneurs and future food economy professionals ready to take their ideas to the food industry market place. In the course of 15 weeks you’ll work in a hands-on “idea lab” with a focus on delivering real-world results. You’ll combine business theory with an emphasis on practical applications of how to bring a new food idea to the market. Using your own interests, expertise, and ideas for a food business, you will identify and define pressing challenges and unmet needs in the broader food-system then develop market-based, entrepreneurial ventures to solve them.
The course is lead by Will Rosenzweig, long-time faculty member at Berkeley Haas and Dean of FBS, and will feature guest lectures from FBS’s extensive network of venture capital, and food business contacts. Teams will present their progress to colleagues in class and visiting guest experts who provide rigorous feedback. In-class presentations are supplemented with food industry on-site visits. As a culminating activity, each team will present to a panel of professional experts and investors to receive feedback on the viability and potential for their venture.
(Faculty and guest experts subject to change.)