Head of UC Berkeley’s Lester Center joins Startup Forum

Andre Marquis, a serial entrepreneur, runs the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship

Andre Marquis, Executive Director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley, will be joining the panel at Berkeleyside’s Local Business Forum 2012: Startup Berkeley on March 5th.

“Andre brings the perspective of having been involved in a lot of startups over the years, and the perspective from the university,” said Berkeleyside’s Lance Knobel. “Part of the challenge for Berkeley in terms of fostering more startup activity is building the right links between the university and the local business environment.”

Marquis will join the following panelists:

The Berkeleyside Local Business Forum 2012 is organized in partnership with Mechanics Bank, and is sponsored by GreenerPrinter and Autodesk. Updates on the Forum are posted regularly on the Startup Berkeley Forum Facebook page and on Twitter (#BerkForum).


When: Monday March 5th, 7:00- 9:00 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm (time before and after for networking).
WhereFreight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street in downtown Berkeley. Refreshments, including beer and wine, available to purchase.
Buy tickets: $10 ($5 for students and seniors), available through Brown Paper Tickets.

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