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Better Ventures Hosts a PreSeed Fireside Chat with Mitch Kapor

Better Ventures is hosting a PreSeed Fireside Chat with Mitch Kapor Wednesday, December 9 from 7:00 to 9:00. The Fireside will be held at Impact Hub Oakland. The event will feature legendary social impact seed investor Mitch Kapor. Mitch fell in love with computers at the age...

SkyDeck New Team Orientation for the Spring 2016 Cohort

Last week SkyDeck officially welcomed their newest SkyTeams. All 14 teams were invited to introduce themselves and their company missions. SkyDeck is extremely excited about the talent and ambition housed in this cohort. Orientation speakers included: Kevin Chou, co-founder, Kabam Silvia Fernandez and Tami Flores from First Republic Bank SkyAdvisors...

SkyTeam Lucid VR Reaches Their Goal of $100K on Indiegogo

Lucid VR reached its goal of $100K on Indiegogo! The 264 loyal backers that brought their achievement to a reality are now waiting anxiously for their personal product. In an article on TechCrunch, Lucid co-founder Han Jin announced new product developments, including using wifi to enhance...

SkyTeams OnBoarded for Spring 2016

SkyDeck is pleased to announce our new Spring 2016 teams: Cinder Biological: harnessing three billion years of biology for today’s clean industry.     De Mobo: allowing presentations and lectures to be easily controlled, recorded, transcribed, analyzed and shared through a multi-screen presentation platform.     Dray Technologies: brokering full truckload shipments from shippers to...

Another Stellar Demo Day at SkyDeck

SkyDeck’s Fall 2015 Demo Day was a major success and stand-room-only, with 100 investors in attendance, plus 50 additional guests including Industry partners and members of our campus community, notably the Vice Chancellor for Research and the Vice Chancellor for Administration. Demo Day is the opportunity for...

The Dilbert Cartoon Mastermind Visits SkyDeck

This month SkyDeck had the unique pleasure of hosting Haas alum and creator of the Dilbert cartoon, Scott Adams. Adams presented on how, "passion is overrated and goals are a waste of time". While his theories may have initially come as a shock to those in...

Application Date for Big Ideas@Berkeley Deadline Approaching

The Big Ideas@Berkeley competition Pre-proposal deadline is November 12th at 12:00 pm. Teams interested in applying have the opportunity to take advantage of Open Advising Hours each day until the deadline. The annual Big Ideas@Berkeley competition is an integral aspect in the Berkeley Entrepreneur ecosystem. “Big...

SkyDeck Rebranding and Construction Is Almost Complete

Over the past few weeks, SkyDeck has undergone an “extreme makeover”. From rebranding to office space remodeling, SkyDeck has made major steps towards synthesizing its mission of innovation with its physical appearance. The SkyDeck team is proud to reveal our new logo. The logo design was...

SkyTeam Privail in Jordan

SkyTeam Privail cofounder Anwaar Al-Zireeni sent a big "marhabaa" all the way from Jordan! Al-Zireeni has received the unique opportunity to engage in a fellowship program with the Open Hands Initiative. She is halfway through the fellowship and competed on behalf of Privail last weekend. The Open...

SkyTeam Lucid VR Launches on Indiegogo

SkyTeam Lucid VR has made exciting progress in the launch of their LucidCam. Earlier this week, the team launched on Indiegogo. Preorders are now available and they hope to ship their first products early next year. The SkyTeam’s efforts were also featured on ABC News...