SkyDeck Partnership is offered to a select group of industry leaders interested in building relationships with university startup accelerators and entrepreneurs to stay on the cutting edge of developing technological and innovation trends.


The SkyDeck Partnership Program curates the UC Berkeley innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem so that Partners can address their needs for new solutions that are critical to their business. Partners participate directly in developing directions for SkyDeck to create a direct link between the Partner and entrepreneurs at UC Berkeley.


Top tier members have the opportunity to send teams to SkyDeck to participate in the SkyDeck acceleration program, and can participate in the SkyDeck Executive-in-Residence program for deep immersion in the SkyDeck Berkeley entrepreneurial culture.


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    Eagles serve as partners at the core of the work of accelerating startups and are immersed deeply in Berkeley entrepreneurship and innovation. Eagles enjoy all the benefits of other tiers, plus a rotating observer seat on the SkyDeck Board of Directors.

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    Falcons are industry leaders with an interest in building relationships with SkyDeck, its startups, and each other to take advantage of close collaboration with Berkeley startups to drive innovation for their own organizations.

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    Vendor Partners provide teams with valuable services in the form of office hours. Vendor partners include our legal and financial partners.

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    Sponsors provide support for important events such as Demo Day and the Berkeley Entrepreneurs Expo.

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    Resource Partners provide value to the teams in the form of free services/consultation during their tenure at SkyDeck or a deep discount for services provided.

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    Global Partners can access our startups, our accelerator programs and best practices, and learn from the experiences of SkyDeck and the Berkeley entrepreneurial ecosystem.

If your company is interested in becoming a partner, please contact us for more information.




Analog Devices   Ericsson




Ford            Midea   OSIsoft  Universal Display



WSGR  Venable  Lowenstein Sandler   First Repulic Bank   





Adobe   Amazon Web Services         Microsoft Azure      MuseBrands

“We have been very impressed with the quality, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit of the start-ups within SkyDeck, as well as with the professionalism of the SkyDeck Management team. SkyDeck is evolving into a strategic bridge between the University, the students, and industry, providing significant benefits to all parties.”

– Pat O’Doherty, Vice President, Emerging Business
Analog Devices



SkyDeck is a program of the University of California, Berkeley. Unlike many other startup accelerators, we do not take an equity stake in any of the startups in our programs. Instead we rely heavily on the generosity of the community to ensure our continued operations.


Donations to SkyDeck make a direct and immediate impact to our programming and our ability to help U.C. Berkeley startups deliver bigger breakthroughs. SkyDeck accepts both monetary and in-kind donations.


If you would like to discuss how you can help SkyDeck or our current cohort of teams, please reach out to us.