SKYNEWS

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....

Welcome, Bears!

Welcome to UC Berkeley, where dreams are so big and minds are so powerful, nothing is beyond your reach. At Berkeley, we aim high. Research? We are aiming to cure cancer. Technology? Our labs are creating the future of human-robot interaction. Academic excellence? We have seven...

SkyTeam Spotlight with SMBX

SkyDeck team member Liberty Franks sat down with Gabrielle Katsnelson, Chief Operating Officer, and Jackie Chan, Chief Risk Officer. They are two of the four co-founders of SMBX, a public marketplace for issuing, buying, and selling U.S. small business financial securities. With cofounders Benjamin Lozano...

Berkeley SkyDeck Life Science Track Startups Go to China

Berkeley SkyDeck has a long tradition of supporting outstanding startups in the life sciences. A number of UC Berkeley faculty- and alumni- founded startups have been successfully accelerated through SkyDeck, including successful exits like Zephyrus Biosciences. The newly launched “Bio Track” at SkyDeck has added to...

Announcing our Fall 2018 Cohort!

We are thrilled to announce our funded Cohort teams for Fall 2018! This is our second funded cohort, and they are now live on our website.  You can also find our new HotDesk teams, and more information on our program benefits for our moonshot startups. “Berkeley...

LEO Technologies Panel at SkyDeck Hosted by Analog Devices

On Wednesday 5/23/18, SkyDeck Golden Bear Partner Analog Devices hosted an expert panel on low-earth orbit technologies and the exciting developments and opportunities in the space. “The LEO segment and space in general is reemerging due to enabling trends such as declining launch costs, software-defined radios,...

Demo Day 2018

Demo Day Spring 2018: Our Best Yet

Demo Day was our biggest ever! We had over 350 investors, Industry partners, and SkyAdvisors in attendance. It was a packed house and we had to set up overflow seating. It was the first Demo Day since the launch of the Berkeley SkyDeck Fund, and...

Our Biggest Demo Day Yet!

We hosted a Demo Day for our first SkyDeck Cohort that received funding from our Berkeley SkyDeck Fund. These 16 teams did a fantastic job of presenting their business and team in 5 minutes to a packed floor of accredited investors. The excitement was genuine...

First Funded Cohort Presenting at SkyDeck Demo Day

Demo Day is next week, and we couldn’t be more excited! We are presenting the first SkyDeck Cohort to receive funding from our newly launched Berkeley SkyDeck Fund. Our 16 Cohort teams will pitch to a sold-out crowd of accredited investors. The teams are buzzing with...

Kiwi Campus Announces the Future of Last-Mile Delivery

SkyDeck cohort company Kiwi Campus has announced their latest technology, including the Kiwi Trike, the world’s first smart-assisted semi-autonomous electric cargo tricycle. For the last year, Kiwi Campus has been delivering restaurant orders with autonomous robots on the campuses of UC Berkeley and Stanford. Their goal...