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 action and our wonderful views of the campus and the Bay.
We were especially excited to tell President Napolitano about our new Berkeley SkyDeck Fund. The new $24 million fund will invest in SkyDeck startups and donate one half of fund carry (fund profits) to campus. The President was delighted to hear about this new source of revenue for our university and our plans to support innovations for many years to come!
In her visit, President Napolitano met with founders and teams from SkyAlert; Kiwi; Awakens; Sublime Therapeutics; and others.
It was inspiring and uplifting to have our University of California President at SkyDeck. We are working to bring the innovation that the world needs and a visit by our President left us all excited and determined to solve the world’s biggest problems. And we will bring important revenue and support to UC Berkeley along the way. Go Bears and Go University of California!