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SkyDeck Plans a Connected Cars Roundtable

SkyDeck will be hosting a Connected Cars Roundtable on May 5th. Smart phones, smart homes, and even smart sleep masks and smart vibrators. The 21st century lifestyle is engrossed in the technology that had only previously existed in science fiction movies. And now, connected cars...

SkyTeam CinderBio in Newsweek Magazine

SkyTeam Cinder Bio is leveraging the work of extremophile enzymes to help replace harsh industrial chemicals. Their application has proven to be more efficient, greener and cost-efficient. This week, the SkyTeam was featured in a printed article in Newsweek Magazine for their disruption in the...

SkyDeck Hosts the Founding Females Panel

SkyDeck hosted over 50 women active in entrepreneurship for our Founding Females panel discussion and reception. Cynthia Maxey of Bee Partners led the panel discussion that included Rachel Haurwitz (Caribou Bioscience), Victoria Liang (Cota Capital) , Rikky Muller (Cortera Neurotechnologies), Laura Oliphant (Intel Capital), Laurie Peterson (Build and Imagine)...

Countdown to Application Deadline: Sustainable Culture

At SkyDeck, our SkyTeams share the common denominator of the UC Berkeley experience. Whether team members are current or alumni students, or faculty, we value the cohesion of idealism and practicality instilled in the Berkeley community. The inherent tenacity in Cal entrepreneurs will continue to...

HotDesking Team Inteliclinic Wins Best Product Launched at SXSW

Hotdesking team Inteliclinic won the Best Product Launched at SXSW for their product Neuroon. Neuroon is an intelligent sleep mask that records sleep analytics. The team travelled to Texas for the competition and met with Ken Singer, among other UC Berkeley alum in attendance. ReleaseIt at...

SkyAlum Copia Founder Komal Ahmad Named 2016 Toyota Mother of Invention

SkyAlum Feeding Forward has rebranded, and is now Copia. Copia more accurately represents the company’s mission to reduce food waste and feed the hungry because it is based on the Roman goddess Copia that represents abundance, prosperity and opportunity. The company connects businesses with surplus...

Countdown to Application Deadline: Outreach and Awareness

SkyDeck partners with the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology and the Berkeley Haas Entrepreneurship program. These partnerships in combination with our connection to the Cal Alumni Associationand our large network of Advisors and investors, allow us to reach a large audience to promote our...

Countdown to Application Deadline: High Impact Events

SkyDeck hosts high impact workshops, roundtables and panel discussions in its event space for SkyTeams. Our events reflect the interests of our SkyTeams and supplement our experience-based curriculum. During this current cohort, we hosted a roundtable with Undersecretary Dr. Franklin Orr of the Department of Energy,...

Countdown to Application Deadline: Top Tier Mentorship

SkyTeams are presented with top tier mentorship at SkyDeck. Each SkyTeam works closely with one of our committed SkyAdvisors who support them through developing their trajectory. SkyTeams also have access to experts beyond their SkyAdvisors through our office hours program. “Office hours are a great opportunity...

Countdown to Application Deadline: We Take No Equity and Provide Access to Investors

SkyDeck plays an important role in preparing SkyTeams to receive funding. Our partnerships with Angel Investors and VCs include: Bee Partners, Better Ventures, Foundation Capital, IronFire Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Parenters, M34 Capital, Motus Ventures, Pejman Mar Ventures, among others. These partnerships allow us to connect...