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 give students, founders and investors a platform to share, connect and be inspired.
Timeline
2008

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

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Shinect activities include fireside chats, courses, conferences, meetups

2016

Kickstarted Berkeley Stanford China Forum(BSCF) in 2016

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

2017

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

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

2020

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

2021

In 2021, DECODE launched:

  • DECODE Speaker Series

  • DECODE VC Fellowship 

  • DECODE Consulting

  • Student Chapter at UC Berkeley ​