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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 […]

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Op-Ed: Why we moved our startup from San Francisco to Berkeley (and why more will follow)

We recently moved our four-person software startup from the Mission district of San Francisco to downtown Berkeley. It’s been a fantastic change and, upon further reflection, I believe there are three mains reasons many will follow us. Economics Software startups require less investment capital to start than ever. Thanks to mature open source projects and […]

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In heart of Berkeley, startups disrupt, strut their stuff

The expo at Innovate@Berkeley held at the Shattuck Hotel in downtown on Thursday April 11. Photo: Shifra de Benedictis-Kessner Last night, Berkeley hosted the inaugural Innovate@Berkeley, possibly the city’s largest entrepreneurship event to date. Held at the Hotel Shattuck in downtown, the gathering attracted hundreds of attendees and included a keynote address by tech entrepreneur and academic […]

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Startups value Skydeck for views, closeness to Cal

Employees of Go Overseas in the Skydeck startup incubator in Downtown Berkeley. Photo: Hannah Long By Hannah Long Berkeley’s Skydeck, a 10,000-square foot office space in the penthouse of the city’s tallest building, offers stunning views to inspire the 14 startup teams that it houses. Each startup team includes current or recently graduated Cal students, and […]