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Berkeley Visionary Awards 2016

San Francisco Business Times Berkeley Visionaries Insert

The City of Berkeley Office of Economic Development collaborates closely with the Berkeley Chamber which produces the annual Berkeley Visionary Awards. The awards honor those with the imagination and persistence to innovate in the city of Berkeley. With the unique attributes of the university, the national laboratory and our
creative private sector, entrepreneurs are now taking advantage of these rich resources to launch innovative companies, create high-quality jobs and generate technologies that have global impact.  

From Berkeley’s City Manager

Berkeley is the place. Visionaries start here.

 The Visionary Awards give us an occasion to share why there is such energy in Berkeley these days: The people! 

You feel their energy in our business accelerators, new places to work and the expanding West Berkeley research labs.

You hear their energy in the animated conversations at university incubators and tech launch pads. People are gathering in cafe, bars, and breweries to meet friends and to network and share ideas that lead to exciting ventures. You recognize it in the vitality of our arts scene.

We’ve said it before: Berkeley is brilliant and booming.  

 Cutting Edge Research 

 Berkeley is home to UC Berkeley and the Berkeley Lab. Together they employ or train more than 45,000 people. These researchers and students are making exciting discoveries and launching businesses across the community. Together the City of Berkeley, the Berkeley Chamber and a network of university and lab initiatives are collaborating to help these firms grow and advance here. 

 Superb Quality of life    

Berkeley enjoys big city amenities with all of the best parts of small town life: Distinctive retail destinations, tree-lined streets, world-class arts, award-winning food, walkable neighborhoods, easily accessible transit– served by three BART stations – and a great bike infrastructure.

We hope you share the energy these awards inspire and that even more visionaries make Berkeley their home.

  Dee Williams-Ridley, City Manager, City of Berkeley 

2016 Berkeley Visionaries

Steve Isaacs (video link), Chairman, President and CEO, Aduro Biotech

Danielle Applestone (video link), CEO, Other Machine Co.

Emilie Mazzacurati (video link), Founder and CEO, Four Twenty Seven Climate Solutions

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Visionary Awards give us an occasion to share why there is such
energy in Berkeley these days: The people!
You feel their energy in our business accelerators, new places to work
and the expanding West Berkeley research labs.
You hear their energy in the animated conversations at university incubators and
tech launch pads. People are gathering in cafe, bars, and breweries to meet friends
and to network and share ideas that lead to exciting ventures. You recognize it in the
vitality of our arts scene.
We’ve said it before: Berkeley is brilliant and booming.
Cutting Edge Research
Berkeley is home to UC Berkeley and the Berkeley Lab. Together they employ or
train more than 45,000 people. These researchers and students are making exciting
discoveries and launching businesses across the community. Together the City of
Berkeley, the Berkeley Chamber and a network of university and lab initiatives are
collaborating to help these firms grow and advance here.
Superb Quality of life
Berkeley enjoys big city amenities with all of the best parts of small town life:
Distinctive retail destinations, tree-lined streets, world-class arts, award-winning
food, walkable neighborhoods, easily accessible transit– served by three BART stations
– and a great bike infrastructure.
We hope you share the energy these awards inspire and that even more visionaries
make Berkeley their home.
Dee Williams-Ridley, City Manager, City of Berkele

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