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UC Berkeley SCET partners with Purpose Academy

UC Berkeley SCET partners with Purpose Academy to prepare high school students

April 28, 2021

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) at the University of California, Berkeley announced partnership with The Purpose Academy, a program by 1M1B (One Million for One Billion) in partnership with the Innovation Acceleration Group (IAG) to engage the young minds to solve the world’s complex problems and to enable them to become responsible business leaders by giving a unique exposure to real-time problem solving to create real impact. SCET will help support the initiative by connecting students with the UC Berkeley campus and faculty, and by providing mentorship from UC Berkeley students.

According to the company’s press release selected students will be paired with grassroots organization and NGO’s and the student teams will deliver practical solution to address a specific challenge with hands on learning on systems thinking and responsible AI. The press release further mentioned 1M1B’s aim to reach out to 1 million students in India and Singapore in the next 3 years. Selection based on interviews with top students will be conducted and students will get an opportunity to present at UC Berkeley. 

The Purpose Academy is inviting applications for the summers program (June- August 2021). The batch size is limited to 25 students and selections are based on interviews. Top Students are given an opportunity to showcase their work at SCET, UC Berkeley.

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