Newsletter – Sept 16, 2020

On September 15, SkyDeck’s first-ever remote cohort of 21 moonshot startups successfully pitched their ideas to over 1000 accredited investors. This cohort of global startups runs the full gamut of industries, from robotics, to health, to bioscience, to artificial intelligence. Under normal circumstances, SkyDeck’s Demo Day and accelerator program would have taken place on UC Berkeley’s campus, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, founders participated entirely remotely from their home locations. Caroline Winnett, Executive Director of Berkeley SkyDeck, said, “This year has been one like no other with many challenges, and I could not be more proud of our startups for their grit, determination, and perseverance to succeed.” To learn more about the spring 2020 cohort startups, visit