Demo Day Spring 2018: Our Best Yet
Demo Day was our biggest ever! We had over 350 investors, Industry partners, and SkyAdvisors in attendance. It was a packed house and we had to set up overflow seating. It was the first Demo Day since the launch of the Berkeley SkyDeck Fund, and our first funded Cohort presented, and we are beyond thrilled to present them to the investor community and the world.
The 20 teams presenting included our 16 Cohort teams, plus three HotDesk teams and one alumni team. Their five- minute pitches covered their entire business and were polished and professional. We are so proud of them!
Most exciting of all, the Berkeley SkyDeck Fund will share one-half of fund profits with UC Berkeley. Fund manager Chon Tang, UC Berkeley College of Engineering alum, has brought more energy, more investors, and more support for our companies than ever. Our teams are supported by our 130 SkyAdvisors, and lots of Cal talent like the Haas Startup Squad and the Science Fellows. And many dedicated Cal alums are helping our startups with introductions and mentoring. Thank you all for your support for SkyDeck and Berkeley!
THE TEAMS PRESENTING:
May & Meadow
Our next Demo Day will be in November for the Fall 2018 Cohort. Stay tuned for when we announce our new batch of SkyTeams, in early June.
With half of fund profits going to UC Berkeley, we have launched not just our startups, but a new revenue source for our wonderful campus. Fiat Lux and Go Bears!