SKYNEWS

Demo Day Fall 2017: Deciding the Future

Because we haven’t had enough events lately ;), this week, we bring you Demo Day Fall 2017. Investors know this is where they can hear the latest and greatest updates on our SkyTeam Founders’ work. Founders are aware there will be few other opportunities in...

SkyDeck Skyline

For all who experience the great Berkeley, starting next Thursday evening, there will be a little more sparkle. When you look across the city, at the top of the tallest building, you’ll see us. Our logo will gently light the evenings as you amble to...

Women at SkyDeck

What a timely moment to talk about women. Given the recent public attention on women’s workplace experiences and given the historic gender gap in the startup industry, Berkeley SkyDeck reiterates its staunch, longtime support of women. We know the statistics are changing for the better as...

BAM Advisor Experts: Friends and Guides

The excitement of Berkeley SkyDeck exists thanks to the work of many: Investors; Advisors; Cal alumni, administrators, professors, and students; Founders; countless friends in the startup industry; not least of all, our Management Team. Today, we highlight a few of them -- our Berkeley Acceleration...

Cal Hacks 4.0: An Idea Exchange

If ever there is an event that epitomizes the entrepreneurial energy Berkeley SkyDeck encourages, Cal Hacks is it. Last weekend, the fourth iteration of this record setting, 36-hour student hackathon saw creators with both nascent and more mature projects build their dreams. The world’s largest...

SkyChat with Ray Bhatia

In addition to our SkyAdvisor network, we welcome mentors with known industry expertise to hold office hours for our teams. Today we welcomed Ray Bhatia, the CEO and co-founder of the digital advertising company Demand Local. Has Demand Local ever been part of an accelerator? No, we...

Seeing the Real You

SkyTalks at Berkeley SkyDeck create a community for all who advance the world. You can meet people you want to know. Your pitch gains power; your firm can broaden even more. Sure, game-changing ideas are awesome. But not everyone creates the frontier like Tony Conrad. Co-founder...

SkyChat with Chon Tang

SkyChat is an opportunity to get an inside look into the SkyDeck advisor network. In the past three years, SkyDeck has expanded from 30 to 90 mentors who are the leading minds in the Silicon Valley. These advisors regularly meet and mentor our...

You have 72 hours. What do you do?

On Friday, conquer your startup stress with $100K from the Berkeley SkyDeck Fund. Wherever you are. Wherever you’re from. Even if you’re devouring prawns in Mozambique right this minute. At SkyDeck, we’re entrepreneurs, too. We get it -- the late nights, the constant worry. That’s why we’re...

SkyDeck is UC Berkeley. Why That Matters.

I have been Executive Director at SkyDeck for almost three years. In that time, our program has grown from around 50 graduated startups to almost 150. Our mentor group - our SkyAdvisors- has grown from 30 to 90. We now have the Berkeley Acceleration Method....