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Introducing the SkyTalk Series

With the incredible network of talent here at Berkeley, we are launching our SkyTalk series this February to harness that knowledge for our entrepreneurs. Our first talk will be held on February 7th featuring entrepreneur, early stage investor and author Brad Feld, followed by our...

SkyDeck at CES 2017

CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is the premier showcase event of new innovation and technology that takes place in Las Vegas every year. The show has become a must for companies, investors, reporters and technophiles to get a look at all of the new innovation. This...

Health Tech Roundtable Hosted by Analog Devices

Last week, SkyDeck hosted a Health Tech Roundtable for Industry Partner Analog Devices. As keynote speaker, Jim Doscher of Analog Devices kicked off the event with his thoughts on healthcare innovation. We then had two expert panel roundtable discussions plus flash presentations by eleven of...

Healthcare: 3 Tech Topics to Watch in 2017

Almost immediately after taking office, the Trump administration is following through on the GOP’s promises to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), colloquially known as Obamacare. So far, President Trump has only issued an Executive Order generally instructing government agencies to limit the...

UC Berkeley Awarded $2.2M to Support Campus Entrepreneurship

UC Berkeley has been awarded $2.2 million from the State of California to further the overall entrepreneurial efforts on campus with funding from State Assembly Bill 2664. SkyDeck is excited to be one of the six entities that support the UC Berkeley startup ecosystem...

Female Founders and Investors: Progress and Trends

By nature, innovation does not discriminate. However, the representation of females in startups and venture capital is extremely low. There is still a long way to go for gender equality in the startup ecosystem. At SkyDeck we are committed to leveraging the positive trends that...

SkyDeck Partner Venable Law – Firm of the Year

SkyDeck Industry Partner Venable Law was ranked first out of 14.000 law firms in the area of Technology Law and deemed “Firm of the Year” by U.S. News & World Report. Venable’s expertise is in corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, and regulatory and...

SkyDeck Welcomes the Spring 2017 Cohort

  SkyDeck has announced 24 new SkyTeams to join the Spring 2017 cohort.       Angilytics provides wearable sensors and data analytics for ultimate hypertension management.         Carednd is a marketplace for peer-to-peer babysitting.         CBJ Global connects international markets, bridging the gap between machine intelligence and finance in the process.         Datavia is...

SkyDeck Sponsors CalHacks 3.0

Motivated by free food, caffeine, and 36 hours dedicated to creativity in code and hardware, more than 2,000 participants gathered in Memorial Stadium on November 11-13th for Cal Hacks 3.0, the largest collegiate hackathon in the world.  The event is growing immensely on this third...

SkyDeck Fall 2016 Demo Day: Planning Trajectories

SkyDeck hosted its fourth biannual Demo Day on Thursday, November 10th. With over 100 investors, 40 friends (Industry Partners, Advisory Board Members, and Campus Partners), and 20 presenting teams, it was by all accounts our best ever. A big thank you to SkyAdvisors Michael Berolzheimer of Bee...