Global Founders Program

SkyDeck welcomes entrepreneurs from around the globe to apply to our Global Founders Program (GFP). The GFP enables foreign nationals to come to UC Berkeley to research entrepreneurship and emerging technologies at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SCET) while working on their startup at SkyDeck. Founders accepted to the GFP will interact with the startup ecosystem in Silicon Valley while researching entrepreneurship at SCET and SkyDeck. Global founders will be eligible to participate in the program for up to two years.


The GFP is open to all entrepreneurs from around the globe, as well as foreign nationals who are already in the US. Applicants accepted to the program will receive assistance in processing the appropriate visa. Apply for the Global Founders Program at the same time you submit your application to SkyDeck. The Global Founders Program is open to entrepreneurs who are accepted into the full cohort track at SkyDeck.


What to do next:


  1. Apply to SkyDeck here (list your affiliation as GFP)
  2. Apply to GFP through SCET


Questions? Check out our Global Founders Program FAQs.