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An introduction to startup culture at UC Berkeley

Having lived in the heart of Silicon Valley my entire life, I’ve always known that I wanted to start my own startup. UC Berkeley’s reputation for its students having founded more companies than any other university in the world is one of the main factors that influenced my decision to attend.
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There would be no breakfast at 7 a.m.

On Thursday, Janie woke up at five in the morning to go to breakfast with someone at 7 a.m. There would be no breakfast at 7 a.m., but she’d set the alarm the night before with confidence there would be. She fell asleep again almost immediately, having been awake for
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