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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...

SkyTeam Privail in the White House

While many startups may fear the pressure of pitching to angel investors or venture capitalists, or even at the weekly SkyHack, SkyTeam Privail was chosen as one of ten startups to make a pitch to a very important person: the President of the United States....

SkyAlum Leada Launches Real-World Data Science Curriculum

Say goodbye to busywork, and hello to the real world. Students have long complained about the dreaded lessons that seem to have no professional application, and this month SkyAlum Leada has addressed their grievances. University and graduate courses provide students with fundamental theories, but often...

New SkyAdvisor Laura Oliphant

Laura Oliphant received her PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. She is an Investment Manager in Intel Capital, where she makes and manages investments in the semiconductor capital equipment and materials areas.  She joined Intel in 1991 and Intel Capital in...

Apply for the Inaugural primeUC

A new Bay Area startup competition is launching this December, and the biggest draw: a grand prize of $150K with no strings attached. UC President Janet Napolitano has introduced the inaugural primeUC startup competition sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Innovation. PrimeUC will be held 2-4 times...

The Jacobs Hall Opening Celebration

The UC Berkeley College of Engineering has announced the opening of Jacobs Hall, the new Institute for Design Innovation. The center is located at the corner of Ridge Road and LeRoy Avenue next to Soda Hall and contains five design studios with access to the...

Welcome New SkyAdvisors

SkyDeck welcomes two additional SkyAdvisors to the team.   ​Steve Felter is a digital media and tech entrepreneur and CEO of GameSalad. He has an interest in early stage companies in the following spaces: mobile apps, B2C, developer platforms, social, gaming, digital media and SaaS.  Steve holds a...

Go Overseas Promotes the Working Holiday Visa in Australia

Go Overseas is excited to announce the launch of their plans for the ultimate gap year experience in Australia. SkyAlum Go Overseas is committed to popularizing the gap year option and inspiring young adults to take advantage of the opportunity to travel the world and...