10 Great Reasons to Apply to SkyDeck

10 Great Reasons to Apply to SkyDeck

It’s almost time to start reading applications at SkyDeck! We love this time of year. We see so many wonderful and talented startups who want to change the world.

We asked our founders why they like SkyDeck and heard some wonderful responses. Here are ten great reasons. Enjoy!

The community. You are surrounded by a cadre of brilliant, high-energy entrepreneurs. These people are your daily colleagues for inspiration and co- creation.

The mentors. With over 120 SkyAdvisors, there is someone to help you no matter what the topic. Fundraising? Business model? Pricing strategy? Hiring? We got you covered with our expert SkyAdvisors.

Resources. $100k in AWS credits. Free Adobe Creative Suite. Google Cloud Platform. Free Altium license. Hubspot, NVIDIA, etc. etc. Too many to list here!

Office hours by experts of all stripes. Today was a typical day at SkyDeck: 1 VC, 1 angel investor, 2 startup attorneys, 1 IP attorney, 1 entrepreneur with 4 exits, and a former VP of one of the country’s largest health care systems.

UC Berkeley mojo. Cal entrepreneurs support other Cal entrepreneurs. Our program is a UC Berkeley program. All the Golden Bear energy we need at SkyDeck!

Awesome events. Example talks by: Roelof Botha, Partner at Sequoia Capital; Rebecca Lynn, Partner at Canvas Ventures; Prakash Janakiraman, Founder of Nextdoor; Jason Wang, Found of Caviar.

Visits by campus leaders such as: Janet Napolitano, President of the University of California; Carol Christ, UC Berkeley Chancellor; Oliver Williamson, Nobel Laureate.

Access to faculty such as our Faculty-in-Residence and many other UC Berkeley faculty for advisors, access to research and labs, and more.

Investor network. With over 1000 investors in the SkyDeck network, we are a must-stop on any VC visit to Berkeley. Our Demo Day is the event of the season!

The Berkeley SkyDeck Fund. Half of fund profits are guaranteed to go UC Berkeley, and everyone is thrilled to help our startups launch and grow to the moon. When our startups win, UC Berkeley wins!