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Better Ventures PreSeed Hosts a Fireside Chat with Xavier Helgesen

Join Better Ventures for an intimate discussion with rockstar entrepreneur Xavier Helgesen at Impact Hub Oakland followed by drinks and networking.  Xavier is Founder and CEO of solar-as-a-service startup Off Grid Electric, which has raised over $23M to bring clean energy to people throughout Africa. ...

1947 Partition Archive Wins Cal Humanities Grant and More!

This past week India and Pakistan have celebrated their 68-year-old independence. Amongst the festivities and excitement, haunting memories of partition remain. The division along religious lines resulted in the mass migration of about 15 million people, each with their own stories to tell. Inspired by the...

Cortera Neurotechnologies Co-founder Rikky Muller Named Innovator Under 35

Co-founder of SkyDeck’s Cortera Neurotechnologies, Rikky Muller, has joined innovator giants as a new member of the MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35! Innovators have been selected for the past 16 years on account of their talent and commitment to devices and services that transform...

SkyDeck Welcomes Five New HotDeskers

SkyDeck has accepted five new HotDesking teams! What is HotDesking? HotDesking gives pre-applicant teams access to SkyDeck office space, workshops, networking event, and Advisors (on request) but are not part of the current cohort or assigned a lead Advisor.   HitMap is a business location management tool...

SkyTeam Xendit Grows in Southeast Asia

Everyone has that friend that swears to pay you back after borrowing money, but always seems to forget. Luckily, SkyTeam Xendit is in the process of saving Southeast Asian citizens from this burden with their mobile app that initiates instant peer-to-peer exchanges. This week, TechCrunch...

Localwise Meets the Mayor

SkyAlum Localwise is an online job platform to help local businesses hire local people. This week, Localwise founders, Ben and Maya, met with Berkeley’s Mayor, Tom Bates. The group discussed ways for Localwise to partner with the City to make Berkeley an even better place to work. More...

SkyAlum Wetravel Gaining Traction

Travel planning can be a tedious task, and becomes a huge headache when you are managing group travel. SkyAlum Wetravel is dedicated to simplifying large group trips through its online tools that help users collect funds and organize logistics. Wetravel’s substantial company growth was highlighted...

SkyDeck Application is Live!

SkyDeck has opened the application for the Spring 2016 cohort! Visit this link for access to the application and an opportunity to engage in the SkyDeck experience. Applications are due on October 2nd by 5:00 pm, final presentations are on November 5th, and the winners...

Berkeley Entrepreneurs’ Expo is Coming

Looking for an opportunity to finally understand what the “entrepreneurial ecosystem” at Berkeley really means? The fall 2015 Berkeley Entrepreneurs' Expo provides the perfect chance to find out about the programs and people on campus who are working to support Cal startups. The Expo will...

New SkyAdvisor Keval Desai

Keval Desai, Partner at InterWest. Desai received a BE in Electrical Engineering from the University of Mumbai, an MS in Computer Science from UC Santa Barbara, and an MBA from UC Berkeley. He has over 24 years of experience in technology as an engineer, product...