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Success at the Berkeley Entrepreneur’s Expo

The SkyDeck, along with The CITRIS Foundry and Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, co-produced the Entrepreneur’s Expo event that breached previous expectations. The event broadcasted the strengthening entrepreneurial ecosystem in Berkeley and its success was attributed to the accumulation of efforts from campus incubators,...

SkyTeam FarmX Recognized at the Hangzhou Dream City

SkyTeam FarmX was selected as one of the Top 21 (out of 3000) startups to participate in the final event of the Global Innovation Awards in Beijing on 25 August 2015. FarmX has worked to assist farmers maximize their productivity and reduce costs with a...

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SF Business Times Features Entrepreneurial Strength in Berkeley

The Bay Area’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem is finally turning away from Silicon Valley and towards Berkeley, in large part due to the work of SkyDeck and UC Berkeley incubators, competitions, and fellowship programs. In last week’s San Francisco Business Times, innovation in Berkeley was the feature...

Applications Open for the CITRIS Foundry Startup Incubator

The CITRIS Foundry Startup Incubator has announced the opening of its fall 2015 application! The application will be open until September 29th at 11:59 pm.   The CITRIS Foundry is a UC Berkeley affiliated tech startup incubator. The program provides participating companies with seed funding, office, meeting...

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...