Featured image

About BHBC

Berkeley Haas Blockchain & Crypto Interest Group is an official alumni affinity group.  Our mission is to keep Berkeley Haas alumni and students at the forefront of blockchain & crypto innovations and contribute to Berkeley’s innovative ecosystem.  We are committed to building a cooperative and supportive community.  


Learn together: Organize virtual & in-person events to help alumni and students learn from peers and industry thought leaders

Advocate entrepreneurship: Support startup founders through providing them a showcase & trial platform to present to member investors and potential users, and other resources

Career networking: Connect alumni and students through social media and virtual & in-personal events

Our Journey

BHBC was initiated at the peak of the market. It has been weathering through tumultuous times, but its belief in the innovation has not wavered, which will continue to propel the growth of the community.

BHBC Board Members

Coco Kee, Inaugural President
Freeman Ding, Vice President, Asia Outreach
Jin Kim, Vice President, DeFi Lead
Tarek Mohammad, Vice President, Fintech/blockchain Lead
Swaroop Poudel, Vice President, Berkeley Community Outreach
Nilmini Rubin, Treasurer
Siddarth Sridhar, Associate Member
Cong (Daniel) Zhao, Associate Member/NFT Committee Chair


These photos caught some memorable moments of BHBC's events. Between September 2021 and March 2023, BHBC has organized 10 public Zoom events with over 950 registrants and more than 400 attendees.

Fireside Chat with Avy Mallik, General Counsel for the California Department of Financial Protection & Innovation (DFPI)

NFT Panel (Dapper Labs/Flow, Rarible, IBM Digital Assets Lab)

Crypto Wallet Talk by Jin Kim MFE23

Fireside Chat with Jack Tatar about Cryptoassets

NFTs 101 by Cong Daniel Zhao, EWMBA
An Insider's Perspective on Layer 1 by Mark Mi, NEAR Foundation, B.S.09
Connecting the World with Blockchains by Ben Biddle, Chainlink Labs, FTMBA09

Watch BHBC event replays on its YouTube channel and sign up for BHBC’s emails for updates and future events. 

Blog & News


January 2023

Happy New Year to BHBC community! 2022 is finally behind us. What a year!  Last May, when BHBC was officially established, along with its Board and Bylaws, we had no idea that the blockchain and crypto industry was about to experience unprecedented turmoil and value destruction.  Our members’ convictions and beliefs were tested as they could never have imagined. 

In spite of the on-going ecosystem challenges, our community has continued to grow. Our members are across the ecosystem and their impact on the industry is growing. They work with blockchain protocols, decentralized oracle networks, DAOs, infrastructure technology for PoS blockchain, digital asset custody, digital NFT platform, Web3 incubator, crypto mining, crypto exchange, institutional crypto trading platform, Web3 venture investment, cloud computing for Web3, and consulting group’s digital strategy unit. Besides, the group members have launched more than 10 startups in DeFi, NFTs, hip-pop digital trading card game, decentralized social protocol, infrastructure and Web3 solutions. These alumni are pioneers, trailblazers and believers in blockchain and related innovations.  

We will continue to build our community where members can support each other and share resources.  We will continue to host online educational programs featuring alumni and non-alumni industry thought leaders.


Contact Us

For Berkeley Haas alumni and students interested in joining BHBC's leadership team to build this community
together, or have an event idea to discuss with us, please contact us by email. We are open to speaking with potential sponsors of BHBC. Please email us [email protected]

Follow us on social media LinkedIn and Twitter.  We also have a private Telegram Group, please email  [email protected] with your LinkedIn profile for an invitation link.