SkyDeck Team

Caroline Winnett

Caroline Winnett

Executive Director

Sibyl Chen

Sibyl Chen

General Manager

George Panagiotakopoulos

George Panagiotakopoulos

Head of Europe

Taylor Marcus

Taylor Marcus

Senior Manager, Business Development

Jun Jiang

Jun Jiang

Senior Manager, Global Innovation Program

Nune Zadoyan

Nune Zadoyan

Innovation Partners Program Manager

Gordon Peng

Gordon Peng

Operations & Platforms Manager

Ekin Günaysu

Ekin Günaysu

Senior Manager, Program

Jamie Thomas

Jamie Thomas

Program Coordinator

Kathy Chen

Kathy Chen

Program Coordinator

SkyDeck Board of Directors

Tsu-Jae King Liu

Tsu-Jae King Liu

Dean, College of Engineering

Kathy Yelick

Kathy Yelick

Vice-Chancellor for Research

Ann Harrison

Ann Harrison

Dean, Haas School of Business

Rich Lyons

Rich Lyons

Chief Innovation & Entrepreneurship Officer

SkyAmbassador Network

Our SkyAmbassador network consists of invited individuals who promote SkyDeck at events, to individual startups, and to potential strategic, corporate, or global partners on behalf of SkyDeck. In addition, they help develop SkyDeck’s global network, elevate the visibility of the program, and provide a local contact for startups and others who want to learn more about SkyDeck. Our current SkyAmbassadors represent Southeast Asia, Central Europe, and Western Europe.

Karén Gyulbudaghyan

Karén Gyulbudaghyan

Managing Partner

Strategic Value Ventures

Jeep Kline

Jeep Kline

Professional Faculty

Haas School of Business

Aleksander Kuczek

Aleksander Kuczek

Lecturer

AGH University of Sciences and Technology

Ciaran Quinn

Ciaran Quinn

CEO

VEO2

Mitz Igarashi

Mitz Igarashi

Founder

Simplex Holdings

SkyDeck Strategy Council

The SkyDeck Strategy Council consists of experienced founders and investors with deep experience in startups as founders, investors, and advisors. The Strategy Council Members are distinguished UC Berkeley alumni and faculty who Advise SkyDeck on strategic direction and key initiatives.

Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli

Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli

EECS Professor

Cadence and Synopsys.

Brett Wilson

Brett Wilson

Founder

TubeMogul

Charles Huang

Charles Huang

Co-Founder

Blue Goji

James Lau

James Lau

SkyDeck Advisor

Kai Huang

Kai Huang

Co-Founder

Flash Bike

Lisa Edgar

Lisa Edgar

Partner Emeritus

Top Tier Capital Partners

Marc Bensadoun

Marc Bensadoun

Seed-stage Investor and Advisor

Marc Meyer

Marc Meyer

Member of Selection Committee

Harvard Business School Alumni

Matt Sonsini

Matt Sonsini

CEO, CIO

Sobrato Organization

Mitz Igarashi

Mitz Igarashi

Founder

Simplex Holdings

Simon Ru

Simon Ru

Founder

UpNest, acq. by NewsCorp

SkyDeck DEI Committee

Our SkyDeck Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee consists of past and current SkyDeck founders, advisors, and mentors. Their role is to achieve more equitable access and greater diversity in future SkyDeck cohorts.

Bridgette L. Smith

Bridgette L. Smith

CEO @ Founder Pitch Week

SkyDeck DEI Committee Chair

Francesca LeBaron

Francesca LeBaron

Professional Faculty @ Berkeley- Haas

Kira Noodleman

Kira Noodleman

Partner @ "Bee Partners"

Lucia Hick Williams

Lucia Hick Williams

COO @ AnitaB.org

Mariah Lichtenstern

Mariah Lichtenstern

Founding Partner @ DiverseCity Ventures

Elizabeth Redman Cleveland

Elizabeth Redman Cleveland

Chief Strategist @ City of Berkeley

SkyDeck Faculty Advisors

SkyAdvisors: Industry experts

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