SkyDeck Hosts First Industry Day

SkyDeck Hosts First Industry Day

SkyDeck’s first Industry Day on August 16th, 2018 provided 20 startups from the UC Berkeley ecosystem the opportunity to pitch to corporate innovation and investment teams from around the world. Startups told their stories with rapid, two-minute pitches, with a post-event reception to spark connections.

“One of the key benefits of being a startup in the SkyDeck community is connecting with companies, both as potential customers and for proof of concept and pilot opportunities. Events like Industry Day are an efficient way for SkyTeams and UC Berkeley startups to connect and move their technology forward,” explained Berkeley SkyDeck Fund Manager Chon Tang.

SkyDeck’s first Industry Day, sponsored by resource partner SPZ Legal, focused on startups in the areas of AI / ML / Robotics / Enterprise and IoT.

Interested in attending future SkyDeck Industry Day events? Send us a note and we’ll add you to our invite list.


Berkeley SkyDeck is a global hub for innovation, entrepreneurship, and the acceleration of world-changing ideas. Because of its unique status as a program of UC Berkeley, SkyDeck attracts and leverages a diverse and globally distributed talent base, world-class ideas, and unmatched worldwide deal flow. As a result of these strengths, SkyDeck now occupies the enviable position as the preeminent global accelerator program.

Founded by Berkeley Law alumni, SPZ Legal is a boutique law firm based out of Oakland, CA that specializes in providing quality legal services to startups at affordable rates. They regularly hold office hours at SkyDeck, and have worked with SkyDeck teams on a range of business law matters, including entity formation, intellectual property, commercial contracts and venture capital financings. Reach out to them at