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Announcing $100,000 in funding for every SkyDeck startup!

Berkeley SkyDeck aims to be the world’s premier academic accelerator, and we’ve just taken one more step towards solidifying that status. Beginning with the next SkyDeck cohort, each of the 20 companies accepted into the SkyDeck full cohort will be eligible for investment of up to...

SkyDeck Cohort Application to Open Soon!

SkyDeck is excited to announce that the application for the Spring 2018 Cohort will be opening on September 1st! Why apply? SkyDeck takes pride in the community we foster among our entrepreneurs. Our open office space facilitates a culture of interaction and collaboration. Furthermore, SkyDeck takes no...

Announcing BEGIN: Berkeley’s New Gateway to Innovation

The University of California, Berkeley has created its first ever virtual hub for innovation on campus, named Berkeley Begin – the Berkeley Gateway to Innovation. Now entrepreneurs can more easily connect with Berkeley’s robust network of innovation courses, incubators, accelerators, funding, and social networks. The goal...

SkyDeck Signage Approved for 2150 Shattuck Building

SkyDeck is thrilled to announce the approval by Berkeley’s Mayor and our City Council of our building top signage for our 13-story building at 2150 Shattuck Avenue. Our building will now be known as the SkyDeck Building and will feature our beautiful logo on two...

My Internship at SkyDeck

Over the summer, I have been doing an internship at UC Berkeley’s SkyDeck, and it has been an amazing experience. Being my first internship, I did not know what to expect out of it, but I have learned many things from it that will be...

Solving the Implicit Bias Problem in the Startup Industry

I got a deep dive into neuroscience when I was working on my startup, NeuroFocus. For years I pored over brain studies and thought about how the brain reacts to stimuli. I learned a massive amount about the brain, and I took away some critically...

SkyTeams Meet & Greet Advisors

A few weeks after welcoming our Fall 2017 Cohort of startups, SkyDeck hosted two SkyAdvisor Meet and Greet events. The Meet and Greets featured a speed-dating format where teams were given the chance to introduce their ideas to an experienced group of advisors. We had...

SkyTalk: Emerging Technologies in Impact Investing

We were pleased to host another installment of our SkyTalk series on June 28th. This talk featured four insightful panel speakers including Mark Perutz, Julia Lein, Brian Dixon, and Maya Chorengel. The panel was moderated by Founder and Managing Director of Better Ventures, Rick Moss...

Kabam’s Kevin Chou Becomes SkyAdvisor

SkyDeck is proud to announce Kevin Chou, founding CEO of Kabam, as a new SkyAdvisor. By joining SkyDeck’s Advisory Board, Kevin looks to deepen his continued involvement with UC Berkeley’s entrepreneurial community and empower students to pursue their startup dreams. Kevin graduated magna cum laude from...

SkyDeck Hosts Spring 2017 Demo Day

SkyDeck hosted its fifth biannual Demo Day on Thursday, May 18th. By all accounts, it was our best ever - with over 125 investors attendance to see our 21 presenting SkyTeams. Also attending were our Industry Partners, SkyAdvisors, and campus collaborators for over 175 people...