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.
Watch: Startups take flight at SkyDeck in downtown Berkeley
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.
Berkeley Council approves SkyDeck sign for downtown building
What takes 10 months and 178 pages of administrative record? Approving a sign in Berkeley.
Berkeley’s Sugarlogix is engineering a sugar that’s good for you
Currently on hot desk at UC Berkeley accelerator SkyDeck, this startup is making prebiotic sugars, ones that promote good gut health.
Concern raised over illuminated signs proposed for top of Berkeley tower
There is a proposal to add a neon ‘Skydeck’ sign at the top of 2150 Shattuck Ave. Not everyone is happy about the idea.
Wildfire app aims to put safety alerts in public’s hands
Berkeleyside is teaming up with Wildfire to so that our readers can get quick alerts about public safety news through its mobile app.
24-year-old Cal grad launches $6M start-ups fund
Jeremy Fiance. Photo: LinkedIn 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 […]
From Berkeley startup incubator, a ‘smart’ vibrator is born
Liz Klinger is CEO and co-founder of Lioness. Photo: UC Berkeley/Anne Brice 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 […]
Localwise offers community-oriented jobs platform
Ben Hamlin and Maya Tobias, founders of local job board Localwise, are based out of SkyDeck, UC Berkeley’s incubator for start-ups in downtown Berkeley. Photo: Marla Aufmuth Ben Hamlin and Maya Tobias, founders of local job board Localwise, are based out of SkyDeck, UC Berkeley’s incubator for start-ups in downtown Berkeley. Photo: Marla Aufmuth By […]
Berkeley staff aims to grow city’s ‘innovation ecosystem’
Last fall, the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce presented its first Visionary Awards. The event was held at the Berkeley Skydeck, an “incubator accelerator” designed to help startups grow. The awards program and Skydeck itself are among various recent efforts aimed to boost Berkeley’s “innovation ecosystem.” Photo: Mark Coplan/BUSD Last fall, the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce […]
Berkeley Chamber awards first Visionary awards
Chamber of Commerce CEO Polly Armstrong introduces the Visionary Awards at the Skydeck on Monday night. Photo: Mark Coplan/BUSD 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 […]
Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses
Alchemy Collective Café will move from MLK Jr. Way near Fairview St. to a new place at Alcatraz and Ellis streets. Photo: Alchemy Collective Café Flavor Mediterranean Food is getting ready to move into Epicurious Garden. Photo: Flavor FLAVOR A new Mediterranean restaurant is set to move into the former Picoso Taqueria space in Epicurious Garden at […]