SkyDeck Industry Partners

Join our Industry Partner Program today and become part of an engaged entrepreneurial community!

SkyDeck Industry Partners are innovative corporate teams deeply engaging with our SkyTeams. Our Industry Partners receive concierge access to the UC Berkeley entrepreneurial ecosystem, pairing their expert corporate guidance with our startups’ cutting edge technology.

 

Why Partner?

SkyDeck accelerates teams on the cutting edge. As an official UC Berkeley accelerator, we attract the best talent, accelerate their pace, and connect them with top corporate partners. Let us help you navigate the rich UC Berkeley ecosystem, whether you’re exploring new lines of business or building upon your current success!

Two Industry Partnership Levels

Golden Bear

  • Priority access to SkyDeck events and workshops, including access to our partner and investor-only “Demo Days” (twice annually). Demo days bring in 500+ investors
  • Access to our full pipeline of startup applications twice per year (1,000+ applications expected annually), including early access
  • Roundtable Event on a topic of your choice, bringing top faculty, startups, and key community members together for a half-day co-branded event hosted at SkyDeck
  • Accelerate up to two teams per year through SkyDeck’s HotDesk program
  • Provide a SkyDeck approved advisor to be part of our biannual startup review
  • All Silver Bear Partner Level Benefits

Silver Bear

  • Introductions and concierge access to cutting edge startups and technology that align to your current areas of focus and potential new lines of business, including early access to SkyTeams
  • Access to SkyDeck events and workshops, including access to our partner and investor only “Demo Days” (twice annually). Demo days bring in 500+ investors
  • Opportunity to provide a workshop to SkyDeck teams
  • Provide an area expert as a SkyAdvisor, interfacing with SkyDeck teams
  • Logo displayed at SkyDeck, on SkyDeck outreach materials, and on SkyDeck website
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“We have been very impressed with the quality, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit of the startups within SkyDeck, as well as with the professionalism of the SkyDeck management team. SkyDeck is evolving into a strategic bridge between
UC Berkeley, the students, and industry, providing significant benefits to all parties.”

– Pat O’Doherty
Vice President Emerging Business
Analog Devices

SkyDeck Global Innovation Partners

Berkeley SkyDeck selects a limited number of regional partners to participate in SkyDeck’s Global Innovation Partner Program. The program serves as a bridge for global teams to participate in SkyDeck’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and gain access to the U.S. market by sending up to eight startup teams to accelerate at SkyDeck alongside other SkyDeck Cohort and HotDesk teams.

 

If you’d like to request more information or an invitation to join SkyDeck as a Global Innovation Partner, contact us today!