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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...

SkyTeam SmartBod CEO Liz Klinger in Ravishly’s “Ladies We Love”

How often are technology and engineering associated with sexuality? SkyDeck is excited to announce that SmartBod’s Co-founder and CEO, Liz Klinger, was featured in Ravishly's “Ladies We Love” column last week for just that. SmartBod has proven itself to be an unconventional tech startup that...

Pejman Mar Ventures Launches Inaugural Berkeley Startup Challenge

In an effort to contribute to the startup ecosystem in Berkeley, Pejman Mar Ventures has launched their inaugural Berkeley Startup Challenge. The growing entrepreneurial spirit in Berkeley has captured the attention of the Palo Alto based Pejman Mar Ventures. Pejman Mar Ventures (PMV) is an early stage...

SkyTeam Localwise in the Business of Supporting the Community

Fittingly, SkyTeam Localwise was featured on the local Berkeleyside news site for the progress the startup has made with its community job board. The team’s initial vision was to develop a business-to-business recommendation service, however, Localwise founders, Benjamin Hamlin and Maya Tobias, eventually shifted their...

SkyAlums Featured in the Startup List from SF Business Times

Last year, the San Francisco Business Times released a list of prospering startups in the Bay Area. The List is comprised of startups that were incorporated from 2009 to 2013 and it is ranked based on the level of funding each company has received, leaving...

SkyTeam Xendit: In Beta Mode in Indonesia

SkyTeam Xendit’s solution to expensive and slow reimbursement practices has gained traction in Indonesia. Contrary to the standard use of cash, IOUs and bank wire transfers, Xendit allows users to connect their debit cards to their cellular devices, creating a mobile wallet. In four simple steps,...