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About DOJO

Dojo can be defined as a school or place of practice, a guide to help you master a topic or simply showing you the way. At Venture Dojo, our mission is to provide you with the inspiration and the tools you will need to succeed as an innovator and an entrepreneur. Local instructors and students use our customizable content to practice the art and science of innovation, teams building, and new venture creation. We are excited to be part of your journey.

VentureDoJo Team

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Ken Singer

Founder & Lead Instructor

Ken Singer has been the Managing Director of the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at the University of California, Berkeley since 2012. Ken is a serial entrepreneur, technology executive, university lecturer, and director/advisor to numerous startups in the US, Europe and Latin America. A 15-year veteran of the mobile industry (enterprise software and digital advertising), Ken has been creating mobile solutions since cellphones first connected to the Internet at a whopping 28 kbps. Since then, he has founded or co-founded five companies in the mobility space. Most recently, Ken was the co-founder and CEO of AppCentral (now owned by Blackberry), the first enterprise app store to let companies distribute mobile applications to their employees' iPhones, iPads and Android devices. Ken successfully led the company through difficult market conditions and several rounds of venture financing.

In his second career as an educator, Ken is the co-creator of the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship Education and is the inventor of the game-based Challenge Lab course now taught in several universities around the world. Challenge Lab courses use gamification techniques to engage local industry leaders and corporations to spin out student-led startups such as Lily (a camera-enabled drone for extreme sports enthusiasts) and Eko (a medical device for Africa and Asian markets). Ken is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has been a guest lecturer at Tech de Monterrey (Mexico), Pontificia Universidad de Catolica (Chile), Tallinn Tech University (Estonia), Kaunas Technical University (Lithuania), Aalto University (Finland), Tsinghua University (China), UFMG (Brasil) and numerous Grandes Ecole in Paris. He works with governments and universities to foster entrepreneurship education and consults with corporations on product and innovation management. Ken is also the co-founder of the Applied Innovation Institute, a nonprofit that sponsors student competitions around the world, including the Arab Mobile App Challenge now in its 3rd year.

Email: ksinger@gmail.com
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David Law

David has been an instructor and program manager at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at the University of California Berkeley since 2014.  David teaches the Social Impact Challenge Lab and manages Center's Industry Collider Program to further develop and strengthen ties with companies, governement agencies and universities.  In 2015, David also took a leadership role as program director for  Learn2Launch at Berkeley, a graduate-level entrepreneurship and innovation course for international students.  A member of the Applied Innovation Institute, David lead the Global University Mobile Challenge from 2012-2014, which provided opportunities for startup teams from around the world to compete at Mobile Congress in Barcelona.

Prior to joining UC Berkeley, David worked for 20 years in the enterprise software sector. Experienced in sales operations, strategy and development, David has held a number of senior leadership positions at Symantec and Wind River System/Intel, and most recently served as Vice-President of Worldwide Sales Operations at ServiceSource International. He is an alumnus of James Madison University and holds a Masters in International Management from Thunderbird, School of Global Management.

David has lived and worked in Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand.  He is an avid traveller, foodie and adventure seeker, now living in San Francisco.