Author: Catherine Supnet

My Internship at SkyDeck

Over the summer, I have been doing an internship at UC Berkeley’s SkyDeck, and it has been an amazing experience. Being my first internship, I did not know what to expect out of it, but I have learned many things from it that will be...

Solving the Implicit Bias Problem in the Startup Industry

I got a deep dive into neuroscience when I was working on my startup, NeuroFocus. For years I pored over brain studies and thought about how the brain reacts to stimuli. I learned a massive amount about the brain, and I took away some critically...

SkyTeams Meet & Greet Advisors

A few weeks after welcoming our Fall 2017 Cohort of startups, SkyDeck hosted two SkyAdvisor Meet and Greet events. The Meet and Greets featured a speed-dating format where teams were given the chance to introduce their ideas to an experienced group of advisors. We had...

SkyTalk: Emerging Technologies in Impact Investing

We were pleased to host another installment of our SkyTalk series on June 28th. This talk featured four insightful panel speakers including Mark Perutz, Julia Lein, Brian Dixon, and Maya Chorengel. The panel was moderated by Founder and Managing Director of Better Ventures, Rick Moss...

Kabam’s Kevin Chou Becomes SkyAdvisor

SkyDeck is proud to announce Kevin Chou, founding CEO of Kabam, as a new SkyAdvisor. By joining SkyDeck’s Advisory Board, Kevin looks to deepen his continued involvement with UC Berkeley’s entrepreneurial community and empower students to pursue their startup dreams. Kevin graduated magna cum laude from...

SkyDeck Hosts Spring 2017 Demo Day

SkyDeck hosted its fifth biannual Demo Day on Thursday, May 18th. By all accounts, it was our best ever - with over 125 investors attendance to see our 21 presenting SkyTeams. Also attending were our Industry Partners, SkyAdvisors, and campus collaborators for over 175 people...

UC Berkeley AR/VR Pitch Competition at SkyDeck

On April 25, SkyDeck hosted an AR/VR Pitch Competition in partnership with UC Berkeley's Fung Institute and the Center for Augmented Cognition. The event was generously sponsored by HTC, Perkins Coie, and RAVV.com and welcomed over 100 guests for an evening of demonstrations, networking, and...

SkyDeck Staff Curates Prospective SkyTeam FAQs

Fall 2017 cohort applications are due in one week and they are rapidly rolling in! Check out some FAQs curated by our staff to help inform prospective SkyDeck startups about our program: 1) What stage startups do you take? It varies. Typically, teams that are ready for...

SkyDeck Welcomes New Partner Intel Labs

SkyDeck is pleased to announce that Intel Labs will join the SkyDeck Partnership Program joining current SkyPartners Analog Devices, Ericsson, Ford, KLA Tencor, Midea, OSIsoft, and Universal Display Corporation. SkyDeck is delighted to be working with one of the world’s leading technology companies as they deepen...