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In case you missed it: Startup Berkeley Forum highlights

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Last month, Berkeleyside held its second Local Business Forum, concentrating on “Startup Berkeley” — the strengths and weaknesses of the city for startups. If you weren’t able to attend, or if you just want a quick refresher on the evening, we’ve condensed the two hours into a little more than six minutes of highlights (above).

Speakers at the Forum were Mayor Tom Bates’ chief of staff, Judy Iglehart, Stupid Fun Club founder Will Wright, MOG founder and CEO … Continue reading »

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Iglehart brings start-up, education experience to city hall

Judith Iglehart, new chief of staff to Mayor Tom Bates
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Judith Iglehart, Mayor Tom Bates’ new chief of staff, should have had by now a solid 10 days to be comfortable in her new post. But she had jury duty starting her second day, so has only had a few days in city hall. That doesn’t seem to have slowed down a buoyant Iglehart.

“This is a very exciting place to be,” she said. “We have a great team and working together they can bring me up to speed.”

“A lot of the issues are the same over the years,” Iglehart said. “A lot of the responsibilities of local government are generic to local government. But Berkeley is a unique city in terms of giving voice to everyone that needs to have a voice.”

Iglehart said she has known Bates for more than 40 years, and has lived most of her life in the East Bay. She currently lives in Oakland’s Jack London Square.

Iglehart has extensive experience in start-up culture, having spent the last eight years working with Keiretsu Forum, a global network of angel investors. But she doesn’t want to be pigeonholed as just an economic development maven. … Continue reading »

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