Greg Beattie, Partner, MBV Law LLP and Andre Marquis Executive Director, Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, present presentations from John Foraker (MBA 94), CEO of Annie's Inc. and Laila Tarraf (MBA 97), Chief People Officer from Peet's Coffee & Tea discussing the challenges encountered and lessons learned in the food industry. The evening also included a special networking hour featuring displays from some of the Bay Area's most beloved, as well as up and coming food companies. (September 23, 2010)
Founded in 1868 on the San Francisco Bay, UC Berkeley is the flagship campus of the University of California and one of the world's most prestigious public universities. The university is divided into 14 schools and colleges, further separated into 130 academic departments offering degree programs from the undergraduate to doctoral level. Cal offers renowned programs through the highly ranked Haas School of Business, College of Engineering, School of Law, and Goldman School of Public Policy. Notable alumni include novelist Jack London, former Supreme Court justice Earl Warren, actor Gregory Peck, and current California governor Jerry Brown.