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SkyDeck is the world's premier university accelerator. As a program of UC Berkeley, SkyDeck brings the massive power of the Berkeley ecosystem to our startups.

Berkeley SkyDeck is open to all affiliates of UC Berkeley, the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and UCSF. This means students, staff, alumni, researchers, visiting scholars, and faculty are all welcome. We also consider applications from founders affiliated with other UC campuses on a space-available basis.

Startups accepted to our Full Cohort receive $100,000 in investment from the Berkeley SkyDeck Fund. Startups accepted into the Hot Desk track are eligible to receive investment from the Berkeley SkyDeck Fund of up to 10% of an institutional round.

Global founders without previous affiliation to UC Berkeley can apply as a Global Founder. If accepted, their startups qualify for participation in Berkeley SkyDeck.

OUR SPACE

SkyDeck is on the top floor of the tallest building in Downtown Berkeley. We have spectacular...
SkyDeck is the world's premier university accelerator. As a program of UC Berkeley, SkyDeck brings the massive power of the Berkeley ecosystem to our startups.

Berkeley SkyDeck is open to all affiliates of UC Berkeley, the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and UCSF. This means students, staff, alumni, researchers, visiting scholars, and faculty are all welcome. We also consider applications from founders affiliated with other UC campuses on a space-available basis.

Startups accepted to our Full Cohort receive $100,000 in investment from the Berkeley SkyDeck Fund. Startups accepted into the Hot Desk track are eligible to receive investment from the Berkeley SkyDeck Fund of up to 10% of an institutional round.

Global founders without previous affiliation to UC Berkeley can apply as a Global Founder. If accepted, their startups qualify for participation in Berkeley SkyDeck.

OUR SPACE

SkyDeck is on the top floor of the tallest building in Downtown Berkeley. We have spectacular views of the UC Berkeley campus as well as the San Francisco Bay.

Our office consists of designated workspaces for our cohort teams, open workspaces for hot-deskers, a large event space, a community kitchen, various sized rooms for private meetings, and a hardware room for tinkerers.

OUR NETWORK

SkyDeck currently has 115+ Advisors and 27+ Partners who give back to our SkyTeams in the form of mentorship as well as legal, financial, and technical resources.

Our partnership with campus programs provides teams with access to the massive UC Berkeley entrepreneurship network.

We have a large and active network of accredited investors, who are invited to attend our Demo Day at the end of each cohort session.
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Staff

Bree Cahill
Admin
Bree Cahill Partnerships
Caroline Winnett
Admin
Caroline Winnett Executive Director, SkyDeck
Chon Tang
Admin
Gordon Peng
Admin
Gordon Peng Program Assistant I'm myself
Suzanne Levi
Admin
Suzanne Levi Program Manager
Christopher Brown
Admin
Christopher Brown PR Professional storyteller and senior startup advisor @ Berkeley SkyDeck Startup Accelerator. Retired TV producer, lobbyist and crimefighter.
Gary Meyers
Admin
Gary Meyers SkyDeck EIR

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