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The Future of Education Needs New Funding Models. UC Berkeley Has One.

Berkeley SkyDeck is UC Berkeley’s premier startup accelerator and incubator. We host over 200 startups per year, have over 170 mentors, and occupy two floors of prime real estate in downtown Berkeley. Berkeley SkyDeck recently partnered with a newly launched $25 million seed fund that invests...

California lieutenant governor Eleni Kounalakis visits SkyDeck

California’s lieutenant governor, Eleni Kounalakis, hasn’t been a student at UC Berkeley since she graduated from the Haas School of Business in 1992. But returning to campus for four hours on Friday, she said she felt the same Berkeley electricity she’s come to adore. Kounalakis, who...

Bio Track at SkyDeck – Powered by QB3

“Given UC Berkeley’s track-record of positive academic-to-commercial impact  – including being recognized by Forbes.com as ‘the #3 Startup University’ – and QB3’s nearly decade of launching life sciences startups, I can think of no more well-suited partners,” said Amy E. Herr, Ph.D., Lloyd Distinguished Professor...

SkyDeck Rewind 2018

It’s the end of the year, and we’d like to take a moment to thank everyone in the Berkeley SkyDeck community for your support and enthusiasm. We work hard to support our founders, and we couldn’t do this without our large network of entrepreneurs, advisors,...

7 Questions with Mona Sabet, A New Advisor at Berkeley SkyDeck

Written by Becca Berren   Mona Sabet is a new advisor at SkyDeck, and with her she brings expertise in a vast range of topics including deep tech software strategy, negotiations, and mentorship.  SkyDeck is lucky to have her, and I feel lucky to have interviewed her...

Berkeley SkyDeck’s Fall 2018 Demo Day

Berkeley SkyDeck’s Fall 2018 Demo Day was our biggest and, by all accounts, our best ever! With over 550 investors, Industry Partners, and Advisors in attendance, we were thrilled to be in a new venue: Pauley Ballroom in the heart of UC Berkeley’s campus. It was...

Berkeley SkyDeck announces our new Chip Track

Novel chip architectures, AI/ML processing units on the edge, low-power IoT sensors… exciting things are happening in the semiconductor space.  But for many of the startups working in the semiconductor space, they’re frustrated that they have to raise millions of dollars just to hit “run”...

Exploring Blockchain Applications In Industry Presented by Ford

Our September 27th panel, presented by Industry Partner Ford, brought together industry leaders working with blockchain within their organizations. As an emerging technology, Blockchain has many potential applications. Identifying best-use applications across various industries, and creating internal buy-in for blockchain technology initiatives, is not yet...

Application deadline extended until September 28!

Due to popular demand, we are extending the application deadline for the Spring 2019 Cohort until September 28 at midnight, pacific time. Only a few more days to get your application finished! Some tips for writing an application that makes it easier for us to efficiently...