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What We Do

DECODE is the largest technology, innovation and entrepreneurship community jointly hosted with UC Berkeley and Stanford student organizations, alumni networks, and entrepreneurship centers. As a 501(c)(3), our mission is to DECODE the future of work and bridge academia with industry by creating an open community for creators

Roots from a non-profit called Shinect Inc. (short for Share, Inspire, Connect) which is based in San Francisco since 2008


Shinect activities include fireside chats, courses, conferences, meetups


Kickstarted Berkeley Stanford China Forum(BSCF) in 2016

  • Initially kicked off by Berkeley and Stanford students to co-organize a conference


BSCF organizers then started teaching entrepreneurship classes at UC Berkeley in 2017


Hosted annual conference every year, reaching 10k+ subscribers, 300+ 1st tier speakers


In 2020, BSCF then rebranded to be DECODE and expanded globally

  • Volunteers across all ages, locations, and schools

  • Garnered 1.4M+ views across 44 countries and 300+ cities for our conference


In 2021, DECODE launched:

  • DECODE Speaker Series

  • DECODE VC Fellowship 

  • DECODE Consulting

  • Student Chapter at UC Berkeley ​

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