bears in business
Agricultural Economics Alum’s Wines Named to Wine Enthusiast’s 2023 Top 100 List
In 1966, Jim Bundschu graduated from Cal with a degree in agricultural economics and a desire to revive his family’s vineyards.
Bears in Business: Toby Ricco
Toby Ricco ’13, M.S. ’14, founder and CEO of Bimotal, walked into UC Berkeley with the goal of becoming an engineer and a passion for tinkering. At Cal, Ricco developed the skills and experience that have built his engineering and entrepreneurial career.
Adding to Berkeley’s Multiculturalism, One Ice Cream at a TimeBy Amanda Chiu
Sharon Ku ’08 uses ice cream (and her nutritional science degree) to give back to UC Berkeley and encourage multiculturalism through her dessert cafe Uji Time.
Bears in Business: Ryan Waliany
At Cal, Ryan Waliany ’08 learned to work smart and focus on the learning experience. Those lessons now influence his entrepreneurship today.
Bears in Business: Stuart Smith ’70
The award-winning Smith-Madrone co-founder discusses the ways his Cal experience at UC Berkeley influenced his decision to enter the wine industry and shaped his business practices.
Bears in Business: Jason Mikami ’92, MBA
Uber director and vineyard business manager Jason Mikami ’92, MBA, considers UC Berkeley the best entrepreneurial training ground.
Bears in Business: Giorgio Tavecchio
In 2008, Giorgio Tavecchio ’12 walked onto the Cal football team. Years later, his UC Berkeley experience still shapes his careers both as an NFL placekicker and winemaker.
Bears in Business: Jamba Dunn’s Plant-Based Kombucha Is Cultivating Change
Originally from Southern California, Jamba Dunn ’97 transferred to Berkeley hoping to study sociology, which led to an interest in Egyptology and Near East studies.
Trailblazers in STEM and Business: Celebrating Cal Alumni in Black History
Black Cal alumni trailblazers have made significant accomplishments in their fields. These individuals are honored for the notable impact they have made in our communities, professions, and in the world. Although there are many more notable Black Cal alumni in both STEM and business, here is a glimpse at just a few individuals who have […]