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Berkeley SkyDeck Offers Hardware Startups Access to Design and Manufacturing Prototyping

Berkeley SkyDeck

Berkeley SkyDeck, a Berkeley, CA-based hub for entrepreneurship and accelerator, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, UC Berkeley’s interdisciplinary hub for learning and making at the intersection of design and technology.

The partnership will allow for selected companies from each SkyDeck accelerator cohort access to the Jacobs Institute’s extensive and comprehensive facilities for prototyping hardware and products.

Hardware startups accepted to Berkeley SkyDeck’s accelerator program will be granted Entrepreneur Maker Passes, which provide access to the state of the art Jacobs Makerspace. These passes allow holders the use of Makerspace equipment, including standard, experimental, and advanced 3D printers, acrylic, wood, and metal laser cutters; electronics and textile labs, a woodshop and metal shop, industrial robots; CNC routers and mills, 3D scanners, and many other tools.

Berkeley SkyDeck is an accelerator that offers the value of a dedicated investment fund alongside the resources and network of a top university. To date, SkyDeck startups have raised more than $1.8 Billion in aggregate. Participating startups have access to SkyDeck’s 700 advisors and mentors, 70 industry partners, and a network of more than 510,000 UC Berkeley alumni.

VCWire

06/03/2024