SkyDeck ACE Intern

Berkeley SkyDeck’s Accelerating Careers in Entrepreneurship (ACE) Intern Program is an entrepreneurship certificate track for students at UC Berkeley interning with SkyDeck startups. Students hired through SkyDeck’s intern fair have the opportunity to couple their hands-on intern experience with a series of weekly workshops featuring founders, venture capitalists, and prominent voices at Berkeley, as well as office hours with SkyDeck staff and ACE sponsors.


At the end of the program, interns gather at the SkyDeck ACE Expo, where they engage in conversation with SkyDeck’s fan-favorite founders from a range of industries. ACE Interns who fulfill certain requirements can receive the SkyDeck ACE Certificate, where they showcase their achievement and interest in entrepreneurship education from a top global startup accelerator.



SkyDeck hosts 10-11 workshops every semester as part of the ACE Intern Program. The workshops take place once a week and cover the topics including:


  • Kick-off Your SkyDeck ACE Experience 
  • Top 7 Advances in Entrepreneurship at Berkeley
  • Marketing 101
  • Panel: Emotional Rollercoaster of Entrepreneurship
  • Storytelling for Innovation
  • Design & Branding 
  • The VC Landscape 
  • Fundraising in the Silicon Valley
  • How to Give a Great Talk



Office Hours By Appointment

Students enrolled in the ACE Intern Program can have office hours with SkyDeck staff and ACE sponsors.


Expo with SkyDeck Founders

The semester-long program culminates with an expo with SkyDeck startup founders from different industries. In this session, the students get the opportunity to learn more about the different industries they are interested in.


SkyDeck ACE Intern Certificate

Students who attend at least 8 workshops and provide 2 reflection papers, one at the beginning of the program and one at the end, become eligible for the ACE Intern Certificate.

Meet the SkyDeck
ACE Team

Charles Huang

Charles Huang


Blue Goji

Gregory LaBlanc

Gregory LaBlanc


Haas School of Business

Ekin Günaysu

Ekin Günaysu

Senior Manager, Program


The SkyDeck ACE Intern Certificate is a great way to showcase your achievement and interest in entrepreneurship education from a top global startup accelerator. It is a resume builder. Our workshops are hosted by successful entrepreneurs who have extensive industry experience. The program is an abridged version of SkyDeck's core accelerator program, featuring live workshops with prominent voices from Silicon Valley and the SkyDeck Advisor Network.
UC Berkeley students interning at a SkyDeck startup can participate in the ACE Program.
To receive an ACE certificate the students must:

•Participate in at least 8 workshops.
•Provide two reflection papers on time.
Not all the workshops are recorded. We record based on speakers’ preference.
No, SkyDeck ACE Intern Program is a non-credit program.
The primary difference is that the SkyDeck DeCal offers credit and is geared toward students that want to experience a hands-on version of building their own startup with fellow classmates. The DeCal culminates with a mock Demo Day.

SkyDeck ACE Intern Program is a hybrid program offered in spring, summer and fall semesters. Only the UC Berkeley students that intern at SkyDeck startups can participate in the ACE Intern Program. Each workshop is 1-hour long. It is a non-credit program.

SkyDeck DeCal is an in-person program offered in spring and fall semesters on Berkeley campus. Only the UC Berkeley students can participate in the program. Each workshop is 2-hours long. Whereas the ACE Program culminates in an Expo with founders, the DeCal Program concludes with a Demo Day where the participating students pitch their innovations to DeCal sponsors and judges. The winners of the Demo Day receive guaranteed entry into SkyDeck’s Pad-13 Program.

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