UC Berkeley students launch student-run health tech incubator

A group of students at UC Berkeley have launched a student-run health technology incubator, according to The Daily Californian.

Two UC Berkeley juniors in the College of Engineering co-founded and manage Catalyst@Berkeley to assist students in bringing health technology prototypes to the market. The students will be advised by a number of entrepreneurs, including Mike Cassidy, project director of Google X.

One of the founders, Zachary Zeleznick, said in the report he became interested in health innovation programs after participating in, and winning, a health IT hackathon last year.

Interested students can apply to Catalyst and will receive academic credit for participation. The incubator will host lectures, workshops and arrange for visits with clinicians to discuss needs in the healthcare industry, as well as provide at least $1,000 toward student projects. At the end of the semester, students will have the opportunity to present their projects to industry representatives in a demo day.

"As an undergraduate, these things are possible," Mr. Zeleznick said in the report. "We can come in with just a few ideas and present something to the industry."

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