Formed as a partnership between the Haas School of Business, the College of Engineering, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, SkyDeck combines the consulting know-how of traditional accelerators with the vast resources of its research university.
This robust partnership is coupled with SkyDeck’s unique mentorship program to create a powerful environment for startups. Its SkyAdvisors, Partners, and large network of accredited investors connect their SkyTeams to the expertise and capital they need to launch and grow…to the moon.
SkyDeck is industry-agnostic: we accept applications from companies in all industries.
SkyDeck’s office is on the penthouse floor of the tallest building in Downtown Berkeley. We have spectacular views of the UC Berkeley campus as well as the San Francisco Bay.
Our office consists of designated workspaces for our cohort teams, open workspaces for hot-deskers, a large event space, a community kitchen, various sized rooms for private meetings, and a hardware room for tinkerers.
SkyDeck currently has 115+ Advisors and 27 Partners who give back to our SkyTeams in the form of mentorship as well as legal, financial, and technical resources.
We have a network of faculty-in-residence, who are not only preeminent members of the science community in the UC Berkeley / UCSF ecosystem, but also often accomplished entrepreneurs in their own right.
We also have a large and active network of accredited investors, who are invited to attend our Demo Day at the end of each cohort session.
SkyDeck hosts a plethora of events covering various spaces in the entrepreneurial landscape. Events cover:
Our events are designed to bring interactive learning and growth among our SkyTeams, Advisors, Partners, and professional network.