For all who experience the innovation ecosystem of Berkeley, there's now a very special sparkle. When you look across the cityscape at the top of the tallest building, you’ll see the name of Berkeley's premier accelerator, SkyDeck. Founded over a dozen years ago by Leigh and David Teece and colleague Michael Cohen, it is now home to some of the most innovative startups of Silicon Valley. The innovation community now looks upon SkyDeck as the preeminent Cal Berkley Accelerator to rocket to outer space.
SkyDeck's new sign’s design was a collaborative effort by Executive Director Caroline Winnett, RadiantBrands Principal Steven Donaldson, and signage company AdArt. Building owners and SkyDeck founders, Leigh and David Teece, supported the year long process to light Irwin’s work as brightly as SkyDeck smiles on its Founders‘ accomplishments.
In recognition of SkyDeck’s importance to innovation at Cal, to the city, and to the country, UC Berkeley Provost Paul Alivisatos and College of Engineering Dean Shankar Sastry joined the celebration to mark to occasion, along with a large group of SkyDeck supporters from the Berkeley community.