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Improve Your Application for Berkeley SkyDeck Fall 2020: Special Online Session by Karén Gyulbudaghyan

UC Berkeley SkyDeck is accepting applications for its Fall 2020 Acceleration Cohort program through

UC Berkeley SkyDeck has been the main launchpad for Armenian startups to global success, thanks to Karén Gyulbudaghyan’s groundbreaking and multi-year efforts. Among 30+ countries represented at SkyDeck, Armenia is now home to the largest number of cohort companies: Krisp, SuperAnnotate, Grovf, AppearMe, Netris and AimHub.

On August 3, 2020, Armenian startups have a unique opportunity to learn directly from Karén about:

  • Practical tips on how to prepare Berkeley SkyDeck application and pitch deck
  • Dos and Don’ts to improve chances of selection and interviews
  • An insight into UC Berkeley SkyDeck’s highly competitive (~ 1% acceptance rate) selection process.
  • What are other ways to join the UC Berkeley SkyDeck program?

To RSVP and ask questions use this form:

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Karén Gyulbudaghyan is the founder of Strategic Value Ventures (SVV), and the first global Ambassador, Key Advisor and a member of the Selection Committee at UC Berkeley SkyDeck. Karén brings 25+ years of all-around and uncommon experience including Tesla’s IPO, Yahoo’s strategic partnerships, tax policy making, ecosystems development across the United States, etc. He has been mentoring startups from around the world. He’s opened the door for Armenian and Russian startups to the UC Berkeley SkyDeck ecosystem. Karén studied at Stanford University, Lomonosov’s Moscow State University, Yerevan State University (YSU) and Physics-Math School affiliated with YSU. He is a speaker at global events.

University of California (UC) Berkeley SkyDeck is the unique global entrepreneurship hub and startup ecosystem. As part of the Acceleration Cohort, international startups receive extensive hands-on mentorship, transformative experiences and access to the vast resources of the top research university and business community, including 300 advisors, $105,000 investment from SkyDeck Fund, free and discounted services valued at $700,000, laboratories, PhDs, MBAs and interns, over 500,000 UC Berkeley alumni, and 800+ investors on Demo Day.

Strategic Value Ventures, LLC (SVV) is a San Francisco based specialty advisory firm that offers expertise to:

  • Global startups-helping to build strategic capabilities, connect with opportunities and transform them into global players.
  • Ecosystem partners – developing cross-border strategic alliances (e.g. public private partnerships) with unmatched institutional capabilities in academia, research and business, vast expertise network and track record.

SVV has been the global strategic partner of UC Berkeley SkyDeck since inception.


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