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Nobel Laureate Oliver Williamson joins SkyDeck Advisory Board

SkyDeck is fulfilled to report the extension of Nobel Laureate Oliver Williamson to our Advisory Board.

Oliver Williamson is Professor of the Graduate School and the Edgar F. Kaiser Professor Emeritus of Business, Economics, and Law at the University of California, Berkeley.

He is a person from the National Academy of Sciences and is a related of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society. He has been conceded 13 advantaged degrees. He has been a Fulbright Professor, a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, a Distinguished Senior U.S. Specialist, Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, and a John von Neumann Lecturer. He was conceded the 1988 Irwin Award for Scholarly Contributions to Management, the H. C. Recktenwald Prize in Economics for 2004, and was named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association in 2007.

Educator Williamson was allowed the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2009.

Caroline Winnett, SkyDeck Executive Director, says that “Educator Williamson’s work will be of valuable preferred standpoint to the new organizations at SkyDeck. The usage of his work in return cost budgetary issues will convey a structure for working with new organizations that has never been researched. We are eager to have him oblige us at SkyDeck in impelling risky new organizations at Berkeley.”





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SkyTeam Transcense wins Grand Prize

SkyTeam Transcense wins Grand Prize at LAUNCH

We are pleased to report that Transcense brought home the excellent prize and $25,000 at LAUNCH the previous evening! The SkyTeam was one of 15 groups that made it to the finals, and they conveyed their contribute front of pressed house in the Andersen Auditorium at the Haas School of Business. The seventeenth Annual occasion was facilitated by the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and was the perfection of a thorough four-month educational modules to refine client fragments, create deals designs, and characterize measurements.

Excited that Transcense won the Berkeley LAUNCH rivalry the previous evening. It’s a collaboration. From the organizers, buckling down on empowering access to amass discussions to 400M hard of hearing and nearly deaf individuals, yet in addition the resolute help and input from our group of clients. At long last, the mentorship of the most recent three months of splendid SkyDeck counselors and coaches helped all of us en route, sharing their experience so we could settle on the correct choices. Everything comes down to an extraordinary planning among other enthusiastic business visionaries taking care of genuine issues. We couldn’t be more regarded to having been working with them. There’s this vitality accross all Berkeley entrepreneurial spots that is very one of a kind to here. Glad to be a piece of it. – Thibault Duchemin, Transcense Founder and CEO

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Nori Castillo Demo Day

SkyDeck’s inaugural Demo Day on Thursday, May 21st was a standing-room-simply event, with 125 members and 70 theorists in the social affair of individuals. We are massively happy for our gatherings, who made a surprising appearing as to presenting. The SkyTeams demonstrated the high bore of new organizations beginning from UC Berkeley, and precisely how certified the University is tied in with empowering a strong domain for representatives.

The numbers:

70 Investors

125 Total Attendees

22 Teams pitching

15 Volunteers

289 PowerPoint slides

Members from grounds included Rich Lyons, SkyDeck Board of Directors and Dean of the Business School. Also going to were our SkyDeck Industry Partners, Analog Devices and Ericsson.

The immense wine served at the social event was given by SkyAdvisor Leigh Teece. Our SkyTeam volunteers made an unbelievable appearing with respect to of welcome and coordinating our guests.

Thankful to Bee Partners for their sponsorship of the event and for Managing Partner Michael Berolzheimer’s astonishing Emcee’ing.

In addition, to the exclusion of everything else, congratulations to the Teams for hitting their presentations out of the amusement focus. They were rockstars.

Our next Demo Day will be on November 12, 2015.


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