This application is for all tracks at Berkeley SkyDeck.
Who can apply to SkyDeck:
Startups with a team member (Founder, Employee, Advisor) affiliated with UC Berkeley or any of the UC campuses. An affiliate is a student, alumni, faculty, staff, postdoc researcher, or visiting scholar.
Startups located outside the US are also eligible to apply to SkyDeck. No UC campus affiliation is required for startups located outside the US.
The Berkeley SkyDeck Fund
SkyDeck Cohort Teams are eligible for up to $100,000 in funding. The Berkeley SkyDeck Fund will also invest up to 10% of Cohort teams’ next institutional round raised after joining SkyDeck.
SkyDeck Hot Desk Teams are eligible for funding up to 10% of their first institutional round. We have several Hot Desk Teams who are alumni, and who have raised significant capital. Hot Desk Teams are at all stages, including mature startups.
Cohort Track vs. Hot Desk Track
SkyDeck Cohort Teams are part of the formal six-month program during which time they participate in the Berkeley Acceleration Method. The program begins July 8, 2019 and ends Feb 7, 2020. The program involves workshops with startup and industry experts, extensive legal and financial resources, office hours with investors, and our hands-on mentorship program with our 185 SkyAdvisors. The program ends with a formal Demo Day for accredited investors.
SkyDeck Hot Desk Teams are welcome to attend all workshops and events at SkyDeck including office hours. They can access of all the resources at SkyDeck (legal, tech, etc.). Hot Desk Teams are at all stages, including mature startups. They sometimes present at Demo Day, if requested by SkyDeck.