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BusinessWire: Berkeley SkyDeck Opens Applications for Next Cohort Class, Featuring New Climate Tech Track

Lowercarbon Capital general partner Shuo Yang serving as track chair for newest specialized track

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Newsletter – July 19, 2023

Berkeley SkyDeck’s Batch 17 Acceleration Program will begin accepting applications on July 25th at 8am PT. Our hybrid program offers startup founders exclusive access to Silicon Valley via the UC Berkeley ecosystem. Selected startups will receive a $200,000 investment from the Berkeley SkyDeck Fund, along…

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Newsletter – July 6, 2023

Berkeley SkyDeck and Cal Hacks recently co-hosted the UC Berkeley AI Hackathon, the largest Generative AI LLM hackathon ever, which brought 1,200 hackers from around the world to the Berkeley campus for an intense 36 hours. Four startups, Metropolis, CureGenie, Prosper AI, and ALIGNED, won…

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Newsletter – June 23, 2023

This past weekend, Berkeley SkyDeck and Cal Hacks co-hosted the inaugural UC Berkeley AI LLM Hackathon, which brought 1,200 students and recent graduates together from universities across the world for an intense 36 hours of building AI LLM (large language model) solutions, with a focus…

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UC Berkeley cultivates festive culture of ‘free thinkers’ at AI hackathon

Over 1,200 computer hackers from around the world packed UC Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union last weekend during a 36-hour artificial intelligence (AI) learning language model (LLM) hackathon that Berkeley leaders say was the largest event of its kind. Dubbed “the Woodstock of Hackathons,” the event was…

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Newsletter – June 7, 2023

Berkeley SkyDeck and Cal Hacks are thrilled to announce the UC Berkeley AI Hackathon, the largest AI hackathon ever. Held on the UC Berkeley campus, from June 17-18th, the hackathon offers the opportunity to develop skills and build meaningful connections, and will also feature workshops,…

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Newsletter – May 17, 2023

SkyDeck was pleased to kick-off the opening weeks of Batch 16 with a series of intimate Midas series fireside chats, featuring Amit Kumar (Partner, Accel), Shuo Yang (Partner, Lowercarbon Capital), and Bobby Yazdani (Founder and Partner, Cota Capital), with more Midas and Unicorn fireside chats…

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Newsletter – May 3, 2023

After receiving a record number of applications, Berkeley SkyDeck kicked-off Batch 16 on May 2nd, with over 100 startups joining our Cohort, Europe, IPP, and Pad-13 programs. Of the Cohort startups, Chon Tang (Founding Partner, Berkeley SkyDeck Fund) says “the quality of the founders we…

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Newsletter – April 19, 2023

Over the past few decades, the ecosystem for innovation has grown at UC Berkeley. Led by Rich Lyons, the Chief Innovation and Entrepreneurship Officer at UC Berkeley, the Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) ecosystem boasts countless centers, incubators, and accelerators. Across campus, the leaders that have…