SKYNEWS

Health Tech Roundtable Hosted by Analog Devices

Last week, SkyDeck hosted a Health Tech Roundtable for Industry Partner Analog Devices. As keynote speaker, Jim Doscher of Analog Devices kicked off the event with his thoughts on healthcare innovation. We then had two expert panel roundtable discussions plus flash presentations by eleven of...

Healthcare: 3 Tech Topics to Watch in 2017

Almost immediately after taking office, the Trump administration is following through on the GOP’s promises to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), colloquially known as Obamacare. So far, President Trump has only issued an Executive Order generally instructing government agencies to limit the...

UC Berkeley Awarded $2.2M to Support Campus Entrepreneurship

UC Berkeley has been awarded $2.2 million from the State of California to further the overall entrepreneurial efforts on campus with funding from State Assembly Bill 2664. SkyDeck is excited to be one of the six entities that support the UC Berkeley startup ecosystem...

Female Founders and Investors: Progress and Trends

By nature, innovation does not discriminate. However, the representation of females in startups and venture capital is extremely low. There is still a long way to go for gender equality in the startup ecosystem. At SkyDeck we are committed to leveraging the positive trends that...

SkyDeck Partner Venable Law – Firm of the Year

SkyDeck Industry Partner Venable Law was ranked first out of 14.000 law firms in the area of Technology Law and deemed “Firm of the Year” by U.S. News & World Report. Venable’s expertise is in corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, and regulatory and...

SkyDeck Welcomes the Spring 2017 Cohort

  SkyDeck has announced 24 new SkyTeams to join the Spring 2017 cohort.       Angilytics provides wearable sensors and data analytics for ultimate hypertension management.         Carednd is a marketplace for peer-to-peer babysitting.         CBJ Global connects international markets, bridging the gap between machine intelligence and finance in the process.         Datavia is...

SkyDeck Sponsors CalHacks 3.0

Motivated by free food, caffeine, and 36 hours dedicated to creativity in code and hardware, more than 2,000 participants gathered in Memorial Stadium on November 11-13th for Cal Hacks 3.0, the largest collegiate hackathon in the world.  The event is growing immensely on this third...

SkyDeck Fall 2016 Demo Day: Planning Trajectories

SkyDeck hosted its fourth biannual Demo Day on Thursday, November 10th. With over 100 investors, 40 friends (Industry Partners, Advisory Board Members, and Campus Partners), and 20 presenting teams, it was by all accounts our best ever. A big thank you to SkyAdvisors Michael Berolzheimer of Bee...

SkyDeck Executive Director Caroline Winnett Selected to Speak at SXSW

Caroline will speak at Startup Village at SXSW 2017 on “The Scientific Methodology for Startup Success”. Her talk will highlight the importance of fostering the talent of entrepreneurs at university- based startups. It's well known that Silicon Valley is the epicenter of the startup world....

Showcasing Berkeley Innovation at the Entrepreneurs’ Expo

At the Fall 2016 Entrepreneurs’ Expo, students, faculty and community members had the chance to explore UC Berkeley’s “entrepreneurial ecosystem”. SkyDeck, in partnership with Bee Partners, CITRIS Foundry, and Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, hosted the expo showcasing 15+ campus organizations that promote innovation...