Skydeck, the UC Berkeley startup accelerator in downtown Berkeley, won the Catalyst Award at the first-ever East Bay Innovation Awards celebration Jan. 31 in Oakland.
Skydeck was recognized for its commitment to supporting startups as a partnership that involves the city of Berkeley and the university. Skydeck was created a year ago as a collaboration of the Haas School, the College of Engineering, and the UC Berkeley Vice Chancellor of Research Office to develop an entrepreneurial ecosystem for the university community, including Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.
Currently, Skydeck is providing office space, mentoring, and workshops to 17 teams from UC Berkeley.
The East Bay Economic Development Alliance presented the first annual East Bay Innovation Awards to recognize cutting-edge businesses and organizations that are making the East Bay one of the nation's preeminent regions of innovation. Winners were selected by independent industry professionals after a public nomination process.