Entrepreneurship is clearly a driving force for growth and change in the global economy. The Intel Global Challenge (formerly the Intel® + UC Berkeley Technology Entrepreneurship Challenge) is a joint project of Intel Corporation and the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley that brings together entrepreneurial teams from world class engineering and business schools. Through education, collaboration, and competition in an international championship event, it provides a forum where teams can present business and technology commercialization plans that will progress their ideas.

In emerging markets, innovation and entrepreneurship are particularly important. The Intel Global Challenge showcases the global business opportunities that have the greatest potential for a positive impact on society through the deployment of new and truly innovative technologies.

Through this exciting event, Intel and UC Berkeley are working to ensure that universities are providing technical and business curricula that will support entrepreneurs worldwide and help them make their dreams a reality.

Intel
At Intel, we believe in innovation. We're driven by it. We live by it.
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And it's this principle that led us to create the world's first microprocessor back in 1971. For over 35 years, Intel Corporation has developed technology enabling the computer and Internet revolution that has changed the world. Today, Intel supplies the computing and communications industries with chips, boards, systems, and software building blocks that are the "ingredients" of computers, servers and networking and communications products.

Finding and supporting young, innovative companies is the mission of Intel Capital. What sets Intel Capital apart is the value we bring to every deal. We are uniquely capable of building companies using our depth of technological knowledge, access to capital and a worldwide customer bases, and the power of the globally recognized Intel brand.

While financial return is important, our greater mission remains to spur innovation and inspire the entrepreneurial spirit to thrive.

University of California at Berkeley's Lester Center for Entrepreneurship
The University of California, Berkeley, is a leading producer of new ideas and knowledge in technology and business. The University of California at Berkeley's Lester Center for Entrepreneurship, located at the Haas School of Business, is a top academic entrepreneurship center that creates and maintains rigorous academic programs, stimulates new venture creation, entrepreneurship and venture capital. Berkeley's Haas School of Business became one of the first business schools to teach entrepreneurship, creating its first course in 1970.

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