SKYNEWS

UC President Janet Napolitano Visits SkyDeck

SkyDeck celebrated President’s Day early this year! On February 16, 2018 we were honored to host University of California President Janet Napolitano at SkyDeck. President Napolitano heard about the latest news at SkyDeck, met some of our amazing startups, and got to tour our space and see our startups in...

Fall 2018 Applications Now Open: Why Apply?

Looking to accelerate your startup? Apply to Berkeley SkyDeck, the largest official startup accelerator at UC Berkeley. Join UC Berkeley’s entrepreneurial ecosystem; enjoy workspace in the penthouse of the tallest building in downtown Berkeley; get access to lab space; gain over $250k in in-kind resources; and...

Announcing The SkyDeck Design Team

by Jessica C. Kam BERKELEY, CALIF. -- SkyDeck, UC Berkeley's official startup accelerator, has announced the creation of the SkyDeck Design Team, a new in-house program to connect Berkeley design students with SkyDeck startups to work on graphic design, industrial product design and UI/UX projects, and...

SkyChat with Arman Zand

SkyDeck’s Advisor network is filled with talented and passionate industry experts. We look forward to not only seeing their continued mentorship for our teams but also getting to know our them better throughout the year. Today, we learn more about SkyAdvisor Arman...

Berkeley SkyDeck Fund Closes Oversubscribed $24MM Round

BERKELEY, CALIF. – The Berkeley SkyDeck Fund has closed its first investment with an oversubscribed round of $24 million, including investments from Sequoia Capital and Mayfair Venture Capital. The Spring 2018 SkyDeck cohort teams were the first SkyTeams to receive fund investments: a $100,000 cash investment...

SkyTeam Spotlight with NextBiotics

SkyDeck Intern, Kiana Parker, had the opportunity to sit down with Maricel Saenz, Co-Founder of NextBiotics. Prior to forming NextBiotics, Maricel and her Co-Founders, Angie and Jorge Bardales, attended the Global Solutions Program at Singularity University. NextBiotics builds biotechnology addressing antibiotic resistance...

SkyDeck Launches a Roundtable Series

Last month, SkyDeck launched a new series of “Brownbag Lunch and Roundtable Discussions.” These discussions bring in experts from various fields to discuss topics relevant to SkyDeck Founders as well as to the entire Berkeley Innovation community. The first event brought in SkyDeck alumni who shared...

SkyTeam Spotlight with Inkspace Imaging

SkyDeck Intern, Kevin Ley, had the opportunity to sit down with Balthazar Lechene, Inkspace Imaging Co-Founder. Balthazar is from France, attended Ecole Polytechnique for his undergraduate degree, holds a Masters in Engineering from Cornell, and a PhD from Université Grenoble. InkSpace...