SKYNEWS

SkyFounder Spotlight: Spencer Marx of SkyTeam HomeGrown

This week’s spotlight is on SkyTeam HomeGrown CEO and co-founder Spencer Marx. Through research and development, HomeGrown has created an automated, affordable, and organic home farming system called 'The GreenThumb' that allows users to grow a lot of food with extremely minimal effort at a very cost-effective...

SkyTeam Wildfire Partners With Lyft

SkyTeam Wildfire has partnered with Lyft to ensure the safe travel of Wildfire users in the Berkeley area. Students and community members often decide to walk late at night to avoid the cost of transportation or simply out of habit. Wildfire’s partnership with Lyft will...

SkyAlum Nventi Named One of “Best University Startups”

At the end of August, the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) named SkyAlum Nventi as one of the 35 “Best University Startups” out of the 200 companies who competed in this first-time national selection process. NCET2, an association of University Startup Officers, was...

SkyFounders Kelly Gardner and Heather Bowerman in MIT’s 35 Under 35 List

SkyAlum Zephyrus Biosciences Co-Founder Kelly Gardner and SkyDeck HotDesker Dot Labs Co-Founder Heather Bowerman were included in the distinguished MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35 for 2016. The two women were selected with a list of only five other entrepreneurs. These women are two...

SkyFounder Spotlight: Alexander Börve of SkyTeam First Derm

This week’s spotlight is on SkyTeam First Derm co-founder Alexander Börve. First Derm produces a remote patient physiologic monitor for predicting heart failure related hospitalizations, enabling preventative interventions. Q: What problem does your startup solve? A: First Derm does dermatology on demand.  On average, it takes 29 days to see...

SkyAlum Lendsnap Accepted Into Y Combinator

Although Berkeley at heart, SkyAlum Lendsnap was recently accepted into Y Combinator. Lendsnap has developed software that minimizes the headache of the mortgage process. The team is currently training lenders and plans to begin processing live applications within two weeks. SkyDeck is excited about Lendsnap’s...

SkyFounder Spotlight: Francis Wong of SkyTeam Outcomes.com

This week’s spotlight is on SkyTeam Outcomes.com co-founder Francis Wong. Outcomes.com helps healthcare providers bring patient-centered outcome measurement and real-time population management to everyday clinical practice. Q: What problem does your startup solve? A: The problem that we solve is that the vast majority of healthcare providers don’t have any feedback...

Vote For SkyDeck’s​ Executive Director Caroline Winnett to Speak at SXSW Conference

SkyDeck's Executive Director, Caroline Winnett, is applying to be a panel speaker at SXSW’s Startup Village Event! SXSW (South by Southwest) is an annual series of conferences and performances created with the purpose of fostering professional and creative growth. Below is a brief description about Caroline’s talk: "A Scientific...

SkyDeck Holds Fireside Chat with Brett Wilson of TubeMogul

Brett Wilson, UC Berkeley alum and CEO of TubeMogul, an enterprise software company for digital branding, spoke at SkyDeck in a Fireside Chat with Executive Director Caroline Winnett. Brett reflected on an important factor of his company’s growth when he looked to SkyAdvisor and Bee Partners Managing...