This application is for all tracks at Berkeley SkyDeck.

Cohort Program
Roughly twenty Cohort startups are selected every six months to receive a $105,000 investment from the Berkeley SkyDeck Fund.

Cohort startups are selected if they’re almost ready to raise their first significant round of institutional funding from top Silicon Valley VCs; most successful applicants have already raised angel funding, or previous venture capital investments from VCs outside of the United States.

Companies who have graduated from the SkyDeck program have a much higher probability of receiving institutional funding than the industry average.

Cohort startups are paired with Key Advisors, go through the six-month BAM Program, attend weekly required events, and receive guided access to the SkyDeck community. Startups present at SkyDeck’s 600+ attendee Demo Day.

SkyDeck works hand-in-hand to help Cohort companies with:
- Product Strategy: defining/refining the product design and go-to-market for a ca...
This application is for all tracks at Berkeley SkyDeck.

Cohort Program
Roughly twenty Cohort startups are selected every six months to receive a $105,000 investment from the Berkeley SkyDeck Fund.

Cohort startups are selected if they’re almost ready to raise their first significant round of institutional funding from top Silicon Valley VCs; most successful applicants have already raised angel funding, or previous venture capital investments from VCs outside of the United States.

Companies who have graduated from the SkyDeck program have a much higher probability of receiving institutional funding than the industry average.

Cohort startups are paired with Key Advisors, go through the six-month BAM Program, attend weekly required events, and receive guided access to the SkyDeck community. Startups present at SkyDeck’s 600+ attendee Demo Day.

SkyDeck works hand-in-hand to help Cohort companies with:
- Product Strategy: defining/refining the product design and go-to-market for a capital-efficient growth strategy with meaningful competitive moats
- Team-building: identifying and recommending key candidates for advisory boards and early hires
- Customer Introductions: using the UC Berkeley alumni network, SkyDeck can make introductions to influencers and key buyers in just about any industry in Silicon Valley


REMOTE PROGRAM DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. Starting with our Spring 2020 Cohort, SkyDeck has migrated its program temporarily to remote programming in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the meantime, our program remains as robust as ever and we continue to offer all services and benefits, with startups participating remotely from all over the world. Our startups continue to have the same high number of opportunities to network with investors, advisors, and to build community with fellow startups during this period. SkyDeck’s program has even expanded during this period, with more workshops, Advisors, and connections to UC Berkeley talent and alumni to help support our moonshot startups.
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Staff

Bing Li
Admin
Brian Bordley
Admin
Brian Bordley Director @ Berkeley SkyDeck Fund
Caroline Winnett
Admin
Caroline Winnett Executive Director, Berkeley SkyDeck
Chon Tang
Admin
Ekin Gunaysu
Admin
Gordon Peng
Admin
Gordon Peng Program Coordinator
Jessica Wang
Admin
Jessica Wang Berkeley SkyDeck
Sibyl Chen
Admin
Sibyl Chen Senior Dir, Program @ Berkeley SkyDeck
Steven Nian
Admin