SkyDeck Now Accepting Applications

Created as a joint venture among UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering, Haas School of Business, and the Vice Chancellor for Research Office, SkyDeck | Berkeley has become the apex startup launchpad for the university.

As one of the first in-house public research university accelerator programs, our goal is to foster entrepreneurial excellence through personalized and specialized engagement to our UC Berkeley teams.

Why SkyDeck?

SkyDeck combines the consulting know-how of traditional accelerators with the vast resources of our research university. This robust partnership, coupled with SkyDeck’s unique mentorship program, gives startups the opportunity not only to grow their businesses, but also to launch and compete with industry leaders.

Profiled by Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, and The Huffington Post, SkyDeck has proven that an in-house public university accelerator program is critical in the development of an innovation pipeline that cultivates top ideas into successful businesses.

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

SkyDeck is at the hub of an entrepreneurial ecosystem comprised of startups, serial entrepreneurs, tech veterans, and early stage investors:

Located across from the UC Berkeley campus, SkyDeck startups have the opportunity to meet and work with some of the incredible faculty, staff, and students at the university.

Our partnerships with The Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology and the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship provide teams an interdisciplinary platform of support and mentorship.

SkyDeck also collaborates with the City of Berkeley, Downtown Berkeley Association, and the Chamber of Commerce. This key relationship between the public and private sector supports local economic development through startup innovation.

How to Apply

Ready to take your business to the next level? Apply here and join our startup community at the top of Berkeley.