For
UC Berkeley students

Berkeley SkyDeck encourages UC Berkeley students to explore startup opportunities and join our community. The are many ways for students to engage at SkyDeck.

 

Apply to SkyDeck’s HotDesk program. The HotDesk program is open to all student founded startups. You can apply if you are simply working on an idea and your startup doesn’t even have a name yet! Apply during the open application periods, or send an email to SkyDeck any time of year and we will let you know if there is room in our student program. To find out more about campus resources, visit our website for entrepreneurs, Begin. Go Bears!

For
UC Berkeley Faculty

If you are a faculty founder and would like to join the SkyDeck program, please email the SkyDeck Executive Director.

Many faculty founded startups have participated in the SkyDeck program, in both the funded Cohort program and the HotDesk program. Some of our faculty founded startups:

Zephyrus Biosciences – Professor Amy Herr, Bioengineering

Ambidextrous Labs – Professor Ken Goldberg, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

Inkspace Imaging – Professor Ana Arias and Professor Michael Lustig, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

Iota Biosciences – Professor Michel Maharbiz and Professor Jose Carmena, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

FACULTY IN RESIDENCE

SkyDeck’s Faculty in Residence is group of faculty who are leading researchers in their fields and who are also startup founders and startup advisors. These faculty help guide SkyDeck in their areas of expertise, and can provide unique guidance to startup founders in scientific and technical fields.

CONNECTING TO THE SKYDECK NETWORK

SkyDeck hosts many events and programs that are relevant to faculty including:

  • Introductions to Industry Partners interested in sponsoring research on campus
  • Roundtables hosted by our Industry Partners
  • Events for faculty on startup advising
  • Guidance on lab use and conflict of interest management

Our UC Berkeley Campus Partners enhance the SkyDeck experience

Berkeley Science Fellows

Connects UC Berkeley postdoctoral research scientists with startups who would offer their scientific expertise to advance the mission of the startups. This program is the first of its kind in the country.

Naresh Sunkara

Naresh Sunkara

Founder of BPEP and BSFP

Haas Startup Squad

Connecting ambitious business students with the most promising Skydeck startups for mutual learning and acceleration.

Ross Elsby

Ross Elsby

Aeronautical Engineering,
Strategy Consulting

EXCITED ABOUT
Marketing Strategy, Customer Analytics, Design Thinking

Minh Leu

Minh Leu

Management Consulting, Operations, Product Management

MOST EXCITED ABOUT
Entrepreneurship, Tech for Social Good, Mindfullness

Noah Platt

Noah Platt

Strategy Consulting,
Financial Services

MOST EXCITED ABOUT
Fintech, Business Development, Product Strategy

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