SCET-Silicon Alliance Startup Contest
Updated: Aug 31, 2022
Every year UC Berkeley students as well as students from around the world compete in the SCET-Silicon Alliance Startup Contest.
Every year UC Berkeley students as well as students from around the world compete in the SCET-Silicon Alliance Startup Contest. Since 2005, the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET for short) has created the foundation of Berkeley's entrepreneurship ecosystem including but not limited to SKyDeck, the Fund Institute, and the Engineering Leadership Professional program. SCET also believes team diversity is a key driver of success, and in order to encourage innovation and teamwork this competition was created. This contest allows competing students to pitch their ideas in front of a panel of mentors and industry experts for a chance to win up to $3,000 in funding for their startup. Along with a cash prize, the startups participating will receive valuable feedback from the panel of mentors as well as an opportunity to practice their pitch.
NovaXS is proud to announce that we have won first prize at this prestigious contest among twenty highly competitive teams. In order to participate in the competition, we at NovaXS had built up a diverse team as well as a well-prepared business plan and market strategy that gave us an edge in the competition. During the contest we were evaluated on our opportunities/ problem statement, our technology and innovation, our business model, and finally, our presentation and how well we handled the Q&A section at the end. With thorough preparation as well as efficient teamwork and a passion for our product we were able to win this competition and take one step closer to bringing our prototype to market.