The SkyDeck Berkeley Acceleration Method is a 6-month acceleration process for promising startups in any vertical who are affiliated with UC Berkeley, any UC campus, Lawrence Berkeley Lab, or global founders.
Between 20 and 25 selected Cohort teams receive a $200K investment from Berkeley SkyDeck Fund. Cohort teams participate in mandatory sessions, are matched with a Lead Advisor, have designated work space at SkyDeck, and present at Demo Day.
Between 10 and 12 selected SkyDeck Europe teams receive a €145K investment from the Berkeley SkyDeck Fund. SkyDeck Europe teams participate in mandatory sessions, are matched with a Lead Advisor, have designated work space when in-person at SkyDeck in Berkeley, and designated work space when in-person at SkyDeck in Milan, and present at Demo Day.
Between 60 and 80 selected Pad-13 teams have access to some of the same resources as Cohort teams, excluding the guaranteed fund investment, aspects of the mentorship program, and ability to pitch to 500+ investors at Demo Day.