Berkeley SkyDeck Europe, Milano


Berkeley SkyDeck Europe, Milano is the international accelerator program dedicated to European-based startups, launched by Berkeley SkyDeck, Cariplo Factory, and Lendlease.


European startups will now be able to more easily access the vast network of advisors, mentors, VCs, and corporations that Berkeley SkyDeck has been building over the past 10 years, while also building their business in Europe and leveraging the European startup ecosystem. The accelerator is a collaborative initiative between three key stakeholders including Berkeley SkyDeck, the global startup accelerator of the University of California, Berkeley, Cariplo Factory, an innovation hub specializing in entrepreneurial programs, and Lendlease, a global real estate, and investment group.


If your startup is looking to access the vast resources, programming, and network that SkyDeck has to offer, apply to Berkeley SkyDeck Europe, Milano. For European founders looking to grow their startups in the US and North American markets, Berkeley SkyDeck may be the right program for you.


SkyDeck Europe, Milano intends to enhance the MIND ecosystem through the collaboration with the Università Statale di Milano, IRCCS Galeazzi, Fondazione Human Technopole, Federated Innovation @MIND, in addition to Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia.




Berkeley SkyDeck Europe, Milano Batch 16


Berkeley SkyDeckCariplo Factory, and Lendlease launch the third initiative of Berkeley SkyDeck Europe, Milano program. Applications are now open for Batch 16 with a final deadline on February 24th, 2023. 


Startups working on the main industries of the initiative, such as Blockchain & Crypto, Aero-Astro, Biotech & Greentech, Life Sciences, Circular Economy, Energy, Agrifood, can find more information on the official announcement. 


Berkeley SkyDeck Europe, Milano Batch 15


Berkeley SkyDeck Europe, Milano: The second batch of startups has collected € 1.3 million in equity investments. On April 2023 the selected startups were presented to investors from all over Europe.


Berkeley SkyDeck Europe, Milano Batch 14


Berkeley SkyDeck Europe, Milano has announced its first Demo Day showcasing the first 9 startups to take part to Italian and international investors. The selected startups each received an equity investment of €145,000, the opportunity to present their project to a network of international investors, and a chance to meet relevant companies that could be interested in a commercial collaboration.


SkyDeck Europe Advisors

Antonio Bicchi

Professor of Robotics - Università di Pisa 


Paolo Milani

Professor - Università degli Studi di Milano


Marita Cavalcanti

Chief Financial Officer - Bound


Bill Barber

Innovation EcoSystems Architect


Elisa Rossi

Growth Leader


Stefan Pflanz

Executive Director - Boehringer-Ingelheim Venture Fund USA


Dario Rienhardt

Managing Director - Arksolutions


Matteo Bonfanti

Technology Transfer Director - Istituto Italiano Tecnologia


James Robinson

Professor - University of California


Laura Oliphant

Board Director, Technology CEO, Venture Investor, M&A, and Supply Chain Expert


Tommaso Boralevi

Technology and Innovation Director LendLease

Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli

EECS Professor


Andrea Ruckstuhl

Director - EMEA at LendLease


Mark Esposito

Co-Founder & Chief Learning Officer - Nexus FrontierTech


Marco Venturelli

Life Sciences and Health Care Expert


Matteo Moriotti

Global Account Partner - Capgemini Engineering


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