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Highlights from Berkeley SkyDeck’s virtual demo day

With 17 startups participating, Berkeley SkyDeck’s Demo Day isn’t the largest cohort we’ve seen by any stretch. The collection of companies is, however, defined by a wide range of focuses, from pioneering diabetes treatments to retrofitting autonomous trucking, curated by the SkyDeck’s small team and a number of advisors. Founded in 2012, the accelerator is focused on developing early-stage companies tied to the University of California system. Applicants must be affiliated with either one of th...
Tags: Startups, Hardware, Funding, Tech, Automotive, Venture Capital, Biotech, Robotics, Berkeley, University Of California, Los Alamos, Uc-berkeley, Skydeck, Kiwi, Ontario, UCSF


Attending a remote startup accelerator is absolutely worth it

SkyDeck Spring 2020 Cohort Contributor UC Berkeley SkyDeck is the startup accelerator of the University of California at Berkeley. We are members of the UC Berkeley SkyDeck startup accelerator spring 2020 cohort — the first to attend remotely. Many of us were looking forward to visiting Berkeley because one aspect of SkyDeck is a focus on helping teams with international founders connect to the Bay Area and crack the U.S. market. So, we planned to fly in from...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, California, Opinion, Entrepreneurship, Tech, Canada, United States, Venture Capital, Napa, University Of California Berkeley, Berkeley, Uc-berkeley, Startup Accelerator, Skydeck


Gatlinburg Sky Bridge breaks record

The longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America opens this month at the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park in Tennessee. The SkyBridge crosses 680 feet over a deep valley, sits 140 feet in the air, and provides unrivaled views of the Great Smoky Mountains. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Gatlinburg SkyLift Park (@gatlinburgskylift) on May 3, 2019 at 11:30am PDT According t...
Tags: Travel, Tennessee, North America, Skydeck, All, Parkway, Gatlinburg, Pedestrian Bridge, Skybridge, Suspension Bridge, Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, Longest Bridge, Pedestrian Suspension Bridge, Tennessee Bridge, Gatlinburg Sky Bridge, Great Smoky Mountains View


Kiwi’s food delivery bots are rolling out to 12 new colleges

If you’re a student at UC Berkeley, the diminutive rolling robots from Kiwi are probably a familiar sight by now, trundling along with a burrito inside to deliver to a dorm or apartment building. Now students at a dozen more campuses will be able to join this great, lazy future of robotic delivery as Kiwi expands to them with a clever student-run model. Speaking at TechCrunch’s Robotics/AI Session at the Berkeley campus, Kiwi’s Felipe Chavez and Sasha Iatsenia discussed the success of their burg...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gadgets, Transportation, Hardware, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Colombia, Robots, South America, Food Delivery, Robotics, Berkeley, UC Berkeley, Skydeck, Kiwi


Kiwi’s food delivery bots are rolling out to 12 more colleges

If you’re a student at UC Berkeley, the diminutive rolling robots from Kiwi are probably a familiar sight by now, trundling along with a burrito inside to deliver to a dorm or apartment building. Now students at a dozen more campuses will be able to join this great, lazy future of robotic delivery as Kiwi expands to them with a clever student-run model. Speaking recently at TechCrunch’s Robotics + AI Session at the Berkeley campus, Kiwi’s Felipe Chavez and Sasha Iatsenia discussed the success of...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gadgets, Transportation, Hardware, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Colombia, Robots, South America, Food Delivery, Robotics, Berkeley, UC Berkeley, Skydeck, Kiwi


Check out all the demos from TC Sessions: Robotics + AI

We’re incredibly proud of the programming we put together for this year’s TC Sessions: Robotics + AI. It’s my personal favorite TechCrunch event and I think this year’s way easily our best. We had top names in the industry like Marc Raibert, Claire Delaunay, Colin Angle, Anthony Levondowski and Melonee Wise join us on stage. But a robotic event is nothing without actual robots, and this year’s demo lineup was every bit as stacked as our speaker list. It was an exciting collection, from the lates...
Tags: Navy, Toronto, San Francisco, Tech, Nvidia, Robotics, Berkeley, Irobot, Boston Dynamics, Skydeck, Kiwi, Carter, Isaac, Kaya, Delaunay, Zellerbach Hall


How Squishy Robotics created a robot that can be safely dropped out of a helicopter

If you want to build a robot that can fall hundreds of feet and be no worse the wear, legs are pretty much out of the question. The obvious answer, then, is a complex web of cable-actuated rods. Obvious to Squishy Robotics, anyway, whose robots look delicate but are in fact among the most durable out there. The startup has been operating more or less in stealth mode, emerging publicly today on stage at our Robotics/AI Sessions event in Berkeley, CA. It began, co-founder and CEO Alice Agogino tol...
Tags: TC, Tech, Nasa, UC Berkeley, Skydeck, National Science Foundation, Berkeley CA, SBIR, Buckminster Fuller, Squishy Robotics, Alice Agogino, Agogino


Krisp reduces noise on calls using machine learning, and it’s coming to Windows soon

If your luck is anything like mine, as soon as you jump on an important call, someone decides it’s a great time to blow some leaves off the sidewalk outside your window. 2Hz’s Krisp is a new desktop app that uses machine learning to subtract background noise like that, or crowds, or even crying kids — while keeping your voice intact. It’s already out for Macs and it’s coming to Windows soon. I met the creators of Krisp, including 2Hz co-founder Davit Baghdasaryan, earlier this year at UC Berkele...
Tags: Apple, TC, Gadgets, Audio, Funding, Tech, Intel, Artificial Intelligence, Nvidia, UC Berkeley, Skype, Qualcomm, Skydeck, Sierra Ventures, WebEx, Noise Reduction


Babysitter vetting and voice-analysis: Have we reached peak AI snakeoil?

The ever-useful Gartner Hype Cycle identified an inflection point in the life of any new technology: the "Peak of Inflated Expectations," attained just before the sharp dropoff into the "Trough of Disillusionment"; I've lived through the hype-cycles of several kinds of technology and one iron-clad correlate of the "Peak of Inflated Expectations" is the "Peak of Huckster Snakeoil Salesmen": the moment at which con-artists just add a tech buzzword to some crooked scam and head out into the market...
Tags: Post, News, San Francisco, Scams, Machine Learning, Junk Science, Ai, Donald Trump, UC Berkeley, Princeton, Cto, Skydeck, University of California at Berkeley, Short Cons, Pugliese, David Heinemeier Hansson


20 startups take center stage at Berkeley SkyDeck’s demo day

The largest-ever Berkeley SkyDeck demo day kicked off with a high-energy performance from the Cal marching band, setting the tone for an afternoon of presentations from none other than Berkeley faculty and students-turned-entrepreneurs. Launched in 2012 as a modest accelerator for student-run businesses, SkyDeck has flourished since its inception. To date, the program has mentored 300 startups, which have gone on to raise $800 million via 27 funding rounds and 10 acquisition deals. Earlier this ...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Accelerator, Youtube, Tech, Earth, Venture Capital, Ibm Watson, Online Marketplace, Sequoia Capital, Berkeley, University Of California, Vanity Fair, Demo Day, Triton, Skydeck


6 things to do in Chicago

Whether you’re visiting Chicago for the first time or are a regular, you can’t say you’ve truly experienced Chicago unless you’ve ticked off the foundational bucket list of the city. Sure, some of these experiences locals will scoff at for being touristy — but they’re popular with tourists for a reason, and skipping out on any of them will yield an insufficient trip to the Windy City. Only once you’ve tackled these six must-dos can you claim to have really visited Chicago. 1. Rise atop the ...
Tags: Travel, New York, London, Chicago, Paris, Wisconsin, Illinois, Skydeck, All, Times Square, Anish Kapoor, Art Institute, Jaume Plensa, Lake Michigan, Willis Tower, Regent Street


Largest Startup Class Yet Enters UC Berkeley’s Expanding Accelerator

More than a hundred startup teams are beginning a training and mentoring program this month at the Berkeley SkyDeck Accelerator—the largest group ever accepted to the UC Berkeley program since it was founded in 2012. Aside from the funding, free office rent, and other resources offered by the startup accelerator located near the edge of the Berkeley campus, the program is also setting an example for its young companies—as an organization going all out for growth. SkyDeck, originally launc...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Y Combinator, Hardware, Internet, Drugs, Entrepreneurship, Cancer, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Web, It, Vc, Software


What to do in Chicago

Chicago is loaded with some 5,000+ restaurants, over 60 museums, 580 parks, 250 theatres, 225 music venues, over 100 festivals, nearly 400 landmarks — you get the gist…the list goes on and on. So it’s remarkable how many directions you can take your trip. If you’re a beer geek, you can have a totally different experience than the architecture nerd. If you plan entire itineraries around eating, you may not want to fit in hours gawking around art galleries. But if this is your first time to Chi...
Tags: Travel, US, America, Chicago, Pablo Picasso, Michigan, Tripadvisor, Jackson Pollock, Skydeck, All, Midwest, Anish Kapoor, Willis Tower, Millennium Park, Chicago River, Art Institute of Chicago


Skyscrapers with glass bottom decks

Observation decks on really tall buildings are certainly nothing new. Many of the world’s most famous skyscrapers have them — the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia are actually connected by the SkyBridge, allowing visitors to walk between the two gigantic twin structures. But these six skyscrapers take the whole observation deck experiences a step further with glass-bottomed viewing platforms. Because if being hundreds of feet above the ground wasn’t terrifying enough, now you can...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Toronto, Skyscrapers, Melbourne, Skydeck, Cn Tower, All, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Southern Hemisphere, Observatory, Mount Fuji, Lotte World Tower, Petronas Twin Towers, Observation, Sky Tower Auckland New Zealand


Winding boulevard in the sky to snake through Shenzhen

An elevated mile-long park has been unveiled for Shenzhen, China. Envisioned as a “meandering skydeck,” this “boulevard in the sky” is part of HASSELL’s competition-winning masterplan for a mixed-use precinct within the new Qianhai business district. Flanked by greenery and overlooking views of the city, this elevated walkway will serve as an uninterrupted cycling and jogging path linking together cultural destinations across a new lushly planted greenway. Building on the success of elevated ...
Tags: Design, China, Architecture, Gallery, Cycling, Shenzhen, Skydeck, Carousel Showcase, Masterplan, Mixed-use, Greenway, Shenzhen China, Qianhai, Elevated Park, Hassell, Book City


6 Must-Visit Attractions In Chicago To Include In Your Itinerary

Chicago is the third largest city in the United States of America and is interestingly home to the only river in the world that flows backwards. The Windy City is famous for inventing the very first Ferris Wheel, gorgeous skyline, Chicago-style deep-dish pizza and much more. From historically rich Art Institute of Chicago to the visually striking masterpiece Cloud Gate, here are 6 Must-Visit Attractions in Chicago that you must include in your itinerary. // #1 ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAG...
Tags: Travel, America, Chicago, United States, Anthropology, Sun, Broadway, Michigan, Editorial, Skydeck, Anish Kapoor, United States of America, Tiffany, Willis Tower, Chicago River, Randolph


Japan’s TDK Scoops Up Berkeley’s Chirp, Maker of Sonar Micro-Chip

Tokyo-based electronics giant TDK today announced its agreement to acquire startup Chirp Microsystems, whose miniaturized ultrasonic sensors are being tested in drones, robots, virtual reality systems, and smart home devices. David Horsley, co-founder and CTO of Berkeley, CA-based Chirp, says the company’s sonar chips have been drawing interest from companies in a range of emerging fields where navigation, depth sensing, and 3D mapping are key elements. The Chirp chip senses the environme...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Japan, Hardware, Internet, Entrepreneurship, San Francisco, Trends, Web, It, Devices, Vc, Sensors, Automotive, Drones


UC Berkeley’s startup accelerator SkyDeck raises $24 mln for fund

SkyDeck, UC Berkeley’s startup accelerator, has closed its new oversubscribed fund at $24 million. The investors included Sequoia Capital and Mayfair Venture Capital.  PRESS RELEASE BERKELEY, CALIF. – The Berkeley SkyDeck Fund has closed its first investment with an oversubscribed round of $24 million, including investments from Sequoia Capital and Mayfair Venture Capital. The Spring 2018 SkyDeck cohort teams were the first SkyTeams to receive fund investments: a $100,000 cash investment per tea...
Tags: Trends, University, Funds, Fund, Sequoia Capital, Berkeley, UC Berkeley, Skydeck, Berkeley Calif, SkyDeck UC Berkeley, Mayfair Venture Capital PRESS, Berkeley SkyDeck Fund, Chon Tang Cal EECS, Caroline Winnett, Berkeley SkyDeck, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research SkyDeck


A Week Of Being Unemployed In San Jose, CA

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a content marketing manager who is currently unemployed. She spends some of her savings this week on a McChicken sandwich.Occupation: Content Marketing ManagerIndustry: TechAge: 25Location: San Jose, CASalary: None.Paycheck: None; I'm currently unempl...
Tags: Lyft, Fashion, Music, Shedd Aquarium, California, Cta, Sea, Walgreens, Chicago, Netflix, San Jose, Airbnb, Starbucks, Tsa, Seattle, Denver


Want to see Willis Tower's Skydeck from the outside?

Willis Tower is getting a face-lift that might allow thrill-seeking visitors to unleash their inner Spider-Man. The 110-story landmark skyscraper's owner, Blackstone Group, plans a $20 million upgrade to its Skydeck, expanding it to two floors, adding an open-air ledge walk and letting visitors...
Tags: Skydeck, Blackstone Group, Willis Tower


Fantastic Skydeck Office available (financial district) $2700 224ft 2

office available on the Skydeck at 1 Embarcadero. Office within a long term tenants space. asking $2700 one office, 2200, monthly and 2100 for a slightly smaller but also very nice office. Professional Office manager on site, access to a conference [...]
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Fantastic Skydeck Office available (financial district) $2700 224ft 2

office available on the Skydeck at 1 Embarcadero. Office within a long term tenants space. asking $2700 one office, 2200, monthly and 2100 for a slightly smaller but also very nice office. Professional Office manager on site, access to a conference [...]
Tags: Office, Rent, Skydeck, Professional Office, Skydeck Office, Embarcadero Office


Fantastic Skydeck Office available (financial district) $2700 224ft 2

office available on the Skydeck at 1 Embarcadero. Office within a long term tenants space. asking $2700 one office, 2200, monthly and 2100 for a slightly smaller but also very nice office. Professional Office manager on site, access to a conference [...]
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Fantastic Skydeck Office available (financial district) $2700 224ft 2

office available on the Skydeck at 1 Embarcadero. Office within a long term tenants space. asking $2700 one office, 2200, monthly and 2100 for a slightly smaller but also very nice office. Professional Office manager on site, access to a conference [...]
Tags: Office, Rent, Skydeck, Professional Office


November Bucketlist: 5 Midwestern Places to Visit

The beautiful fall foliage and the cooler comfortable temperatures make it the perfect time to take long sight seeing drives and visit a few indoor attractions in the Midwest. Each month I brainstorm and come up with a few places to visit that are all within driving distance. Living in rural Midwest makes it necessary to drive a bit to find some of the most amazing places in the heartland of the United States. If I could break out my Canon T3i and capture some amazing timeless memories. I may no...
Tags: Travel, US, Blogging, Chicago, United States, Kansas, Michigan, Kansas City, St Louis, Detroit, Henry Ford, Skydeck, Affiliate, Midwest, Willis Tower, Detroit Michigan


Fantastic Skydeck Office available (financial district) $2700 224ft 2

office available on the Skydeck at 1 Embarcadero. Office within a long term tenants space. asking $2700 one office, 2200, monthly and 2100 for a slightly smaller but also very nice office. Professional Office manager on site, access to a conference [...]
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Skydeck Chicago

ons" target="_blank" class="bk-button default left rounded small">Press Sample There is no better way to view a city than at an elevated height!  During our recent trip to Chicago we had the opportunity to experience Skydeck Chicago. Offering spectacular views spanning up to four states, a one-stop Chicago experience full of interactive exhibits and…The Ledge, a glass balcony extending four feet outside the 103rd floor of Willis Tower! SKYDECK CHICAGO ATTRACTIONS Whether it is daring to sta...
Tags: Reviews, Featured, Parenting, Chicago, Skydeck, Wrigley Field, Millennium Park, Skydeck Chicago, By Andrea


Fantastic Skydeck Office available (financial district) $2700 224ft 2

office available on the Skydeck at 1 Embarcadero. Office within a long term tenants space. asking $2700 one office, 2200, monthly and 2100 for a slightly smaller but also very nice office. Professional Office manager on site, access to a conference [...]
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Fantastic Skydeck Office available (financial district) $2700 224ft 2

office available on the Skydeck at 1 Embarcadero. Office within a long term tenants space. asking $2700 one office, 2200, monthly and 2100 for a slightly smaller but also very nice office. Professional Office manager on site, access to a conference [...]
Tags: Skydeck, Professional Office


How Groupon Works

By Dan Slagen Groupon is an online marketplace that connects businesses with consumers. The site provides local deals for customers, offering significant discounts to those who purchase suggested products and services. Customers sign up for Groupon in hopes of scoring good deals in their area. Those who sign up receive regular emails and smartphone notifications detailing the best deals of the day. Members can also conduct their own searches, based on the industry and location. If customers are ...
Tags: Business, Groupon, Sales & Marketing, Customers, Chicago, Hilton, Skydeck, Right Now, Willis Tower