SkyDeck has developed the Berkeley Acceleration Method, a proprietary, six-month program to accelerate startups towards a position of strength for growth and survival in their market.


The Berkeley Acceleration Method (BAM) is a practical, experience-based program designed by serial entrepreneurs, VCs, and thought leaders informed by the discipline of entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley. The program has 6 practice areas: Product Story, Market Traction, Business Model, Team Development, Funding Plan, and Design Methods.


For each Practice Area, Teams attend mandatory BAM workshops during their six-month residence at SkyDeck. In addition, they can attend industry specific topics by guest speakers who are founders, professors, or top leaders in their fields. Cohort startups present at SkyDeck Demo Day at the end of their six month session.

BAM Wheel Update