Existing office space in Berkeley can be old and funky while the demand is for modern and open-plan. And, compared to San Francisco and Oakland, the economics of building new here don’t pencil out, say experts.
With a venture capital-backed fund so popular it’s now closed to new investors, UC Berkeley’s startup arm is on the up. Watch our video story.
What takes 10 months and 178 pages of administrative record? Approving a sign in Berkeley.
Currently on hot desk at UC Berkeley accelerator SkyDeck, this startup is making prebiotic sugars, ones that promote good gut health.
There is a proposal to add a neon ‘Skydeck’ sign at the top of 2150 Shattuck Ave. Not everyone is happy about the idea.
Berkeleyside is teaming up with Wildfire to so that our readers can get quick alerts about public safety news through its mobile app.
A 24-year old Berkeley alum who raised funds for start-ups while still in school announced Monday that he has started a $6 million fund for companies connected to UC Berkeley. Jeremy Fiance has launched The House Fund, which will seed very early stage companies with anything from $50,000 to $250,000. Financial backers and advisors (most […]
By Anne Brice / Berkeley News These days so many of our devices are smart. Our phones are smart. Our cars are smart. Our TVs are smart. And now, even vibrators can be smart. That’s right. Now a vibrator can provide the data a woman needs to reach her destination free of detours, traffic tie-ups […]
By Francesca Paris If you’re a local business searching for employees, Localwise may be the place for you. If you’re Starbucks, look elsewhere. Localwise is the creation of UC Berkeley alums Benjamin Hamlin and Maya Tobias. It’s a job board for local businesses in Oakland and Berkeley, but it seeks to be more than that: […]
The city of Berkeley has, in recent years, been working to make the community a better place for technological innovation via efforts to fight “brain drain,” make it easier to find office space, and create connections among its more than 300 startups to strengthen the “fabric of the innovation ecosystem,” city staff told council members […]
Scientist Steven Visco and developer Patrick Kennedy received the inaugural Visionary Awards from the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on Monday night in a casual ceremony at the startup accelerator Skydeck in downtown Berkeley. Chamber CEO Polly Armstrong said the awards were designed for “those individuals with both the imagination and persistence to innovate in the City […]
FLAVOR A new Mediterranean restaurant is set to move into the former Picoso Taqueria space in Epicurious Garden at 1511 Shattuck Ave. Picoso closed in early May, and now Flavor Mediterranean Food, run by executive chef Ezra Malmuth, is claiming the Gourmet Ghetto takeout spot. According to a sign posted at the currently empty storefront, Malmuth has […]