SKYNEWS

Kiwi Campus Announces the Future of Last-Mile Delivery

SkyDeck cohort company Kiwi Campus has announced their latest technology, including the Kiwi Trike, the world’s first smart-assisted semi-autonomous electric cargo tricycle. For the last year, Kiwi Campus has been delivering restaurant orders with autonomous robots on the campuses of UC Berkeley and Stanford. Their goal...

10 Great Reasons to Apply to SkyDeck

It’s almost time to start reading applications at SkyDeck! We love this time of year. We see so many wonderful and talented startups who want to change the world. We asked our founders why they like SkyDeck and heard some wonderful responses. Here...

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...

Fall 2018 Applications Now Open: Why Apply?

Looking to accelerate your startup? Apply to Berkeley SkyDeck, the largest official startup accelerator at UC Berkeley. Join UC Berkeley’s entrepreneurial ecosystem; enjoy workspace in the penthouse of the tallest building in downtown Berkeley; get access to lab space; gain over $250k in in-kind resources; and...

Announcing The SkyDeck Design Team

by Jessica C. Kam BERKELEY, CALIF. -- SkyDeck, UC Berkeley's official startup accelerator, has announced the creation of the SkyDeck Design Team, a new in-house program to connect Berkeley design students with SkyDeck startups to work on graphic design, industrial product design and UI/UX projects, and...

SkyChat with Arman Zand

SkyDeck’s Advisor network is filled with talented and passionate industry experts. We look forward to not only seeing their continued mentorship for our teams but also getting to know our them better throughout the year. Today, we learn more about SkyAdvisor Arman...

Berkeley SkyDeck Fund Closes Oversubscribed $24MM Round

BERKELEY, CALIF. – The Berkeley SkyDeck Fund has closed its first investment with an oversubscribed round of $24 million, including investments from Sequoia Capital and Mayfair Venture Capital. The Spring 2018 SkyDeck cohort teams were the first SkyTeams to receive fund investments: a $100,000 cash investment...

SkyTeam Spotlight with NextBiotics

SkyDeck Intern, Kiana Parker, had the opportunity to sit down with Maricel Saenz, Co-Founder of NextBiotics. Prior to forming NextBiotics, Maricel and her Co-Founders, Angie and Jorge Bardales, attended the Global Solutions Program at Singularity University. NextBiotics builds biotechnology addressing antibiotic resistance...