For nine years at UC Berkeley, Sam lectured in a course in the College of Engineering on starting-up entrepreneurial businesses. It was called E-110 Venture Design. Sam both lectured on structuring the business to best meet goals and mentored teams through their start-up process. Each semester, the classes were broken-up into 4 or 5 teams of students forming mock companies. Upon graduation, many of these teams formed successful companies. In fact, one formed a company with some of his teammates a year after the class. A few years later, they sold their company for over $90 million.
In 2018, Sam lectured and helped student teams in another UC Berkeley entrepreneurial class that focused on start-ups that utilize block-chain technology.
In 2018, Sam lectured and helped student teams in another UC Berkeley entrepreneurial class in the Engineering Department. This class focused on start-ups that utilized block-chain technology.
Shortly after the block-chain based class, Sam was asked to mentor a team in a class offered by TrepCamp, a Mexican based company that focuses on training aspiring entrepreneurs. Then again in 2019, he was requested to mentor in a TrepCamp class. The 2019 program had 10,000 applicants from 38 countries around the world. Six hundred students were accepted for classes in 12 countries. The class hosted at UC Berkeley had 50 students broken into 10 teams. Thus, this year’s TrepCamp program had 120 teams. Each class location held competitions to choose the top 3 teams ending up with 36 winning teams that then competed at the next stage. The team Sam mentored did well enough to move on to compete against the other 35 winners.