To help startups and growth-phase companies overcome business challenges by combining detailed research, analysis and innovative thinking.
Venture Strategy Solutions (VSS) at Berkeley is a strategy consulting group aimed to provide executable recommendations and high quality insights to our clients. We are undergraduate students who span the full spectrum of majors and industry experience. We share the same result-oriented mindset and passion for entrepreneurship, working towards careers in the business and technology.
We were founded as the first start-up focused consulting group in UC Berkeley helping drive the entrepreneurship ecosystem on campus. Since 2012, VSS has worked with over 45 clients, helping them achieve success in various stages of their growth. Our project teams thoroughly understand our client needs and are fully capable of creating clear, implementable recommendations to address those needs. At VSS, we measure our success through the success of our clients.
To add value through personal, professional and social development.
An Early Start
VSS is formed by passionate, intelligent and motivated UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students who believe that it is never too early to start making a difference in the world. They are highly interested in entrepreneurship, technology and business, and come from a wide variety of majors and backgrounds. Such diversity and shared aim allows our consultants to work effectively and cohesively as a team to create innovative recommendations for our clients.
VSS is at the forefront of peer-to-peer education. We aim to foster key traits such as leadership, technical prowess and various other long-term skills that are not found in the classroom. In addition, we provide consultants with frequent workshops and training to grow and develop their consulting and research skills. These skills help form the backbone of members as they get ready to embark on their chosen career path.
At VSS, you may join for the professional development, but will stay for the people. Our organization emphasizes intra-club social development to create a strong core team. With such events, our consultants retain the ability to call on their peers for valuable resources and advice - both personal and professional. Although we may perform our work by strict standards and deadlines, VSS members behave like a family.
VSS alumni extends to a diverse range of careers and industries, from large technology companies, investment banks to small startups and boutique consulting firms. Many went on to create startups of their own, using the knowledge and experience that they acquired in VSS.
Our alumni remain active in the organization, frequently returning as mentors and advisors, as well as leading training sessions and professional workshops. Our growing alumni network provides consultants with access to various resources including recommendations for internships.