Author: Caroline Newman

Why Apply?

SkyDeck is excited to announce that the application to join our Fall 2017 Cohort is now open. Why Apply? Hear from our SkyTeams! "As a multiple times founder, I would say that it's generally a good idea to join a startup accelerator / incubator because it...

January SkyDeck Updates

SkyDeck SkyDeck Executive Director Caroline Winnett was quoted in an article in the San Francisco Business Times in support of providing access to seed funding for Berkeley startups at the earliest stages.   SkyPartners SkyPartner Ericsson is hosting their 2017 Innovation Awards. The company challenged students in this global competition to...

SkyDeck Hosts Faculty Entrepreneurship Open House

SkyDeck prides itself on its focus on Berkeley affiliated startups. While we attract students and alumni, we are continually committed to involving UC Berkeley faculty into our program. Faculty have been involved in many of our SkyAlum teams, including Zephyrus Biosciences, Chirp Microsystems and Mentive. On February 7th,...

Introducing the SkyTalk Series

With the incredible network of talent here at Berkeley, we are launching our SkyTalk series this February to harness that knowledge for our entrepreneurs. Our first talk will be held on February 7th featuring entrepreneur, early stage investor and author Brad Feld, followed by our...

SkyDeck at CES 2017

CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is the premier showcase event of new innovation and technology that takes place in Las Vegas every year. The show has become a must for companies, investors, reporters and technophiles to get a look at all of the new innovation. This...

Healthcare: 3 Tech Topics to Watch in 2017

Almost immediately after taking office, the Trump administration is following through on the GOP’s promises to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), colloquially known as Obamacare. So far, President Trump has only issued an Executive Order generally instructing government agencies to limit the...

SkyDeck Partner Venable Law – Firm of the Year

SkyDeck Industry Partner Venable Law was ranked first out of 14.000 law firms in the area of Technology Law and deemed “Firm of the Year” by U.S. News & World Report. Venable’s expertise is in corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, and regulatory and...

SkyDeck Welcomes the Spring 2017 Cohort

  SkyDeck has announced 24 new SkyTeams to join the Spring 2017 cohort.       Angilytics provides wearable sensors and data analytics for ultimate hypertension management.         Carednd is a marketplace for peer-to-peer babysitting.         CBJ Global connects international markets, bridging the gap between machine intelligence and finance in the process.         Datavia is...

SkyDeck Sponsors CalHacks 3.0

Motivated by free food, caffeine, and 36 hours dedicated to creativity in code and hardware, more than 2,000 participants gathered in Memorial Stadium on November 11-13th for Cal Hacks 3.0, the largest collegiate hackathon in the world.  The event is growing immensely on this third...

SkyDeck Fall 2016 Demo Day: Planning Trajectories

SkyDeck hosted its fourth biannual Demo Day on Thursday, November 10th. With over 100 investors, 40 friends (Industry Partners, Advisory Board Members, and Campus Partners), and 20 presenting teams, it was by all accounts our best ever. A big thank you to SkyAdvisors Michael Berolzheimer of Bee...