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SkyDeck | Berkeley + Cisco EIR Innovation Challenge

Internet of Things | Big Data | Analytics

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SkyDeck | Berkeley and Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence (Cisco EIR) have teamed up to support B2B entrepreneurs among UC Berkeley students, researchers and alumni working on game-changing ideas in Big Data, analytics, and the Internet of Things / Everything. The SkyDeck | Berkeley + Cisco Innovation Challenge is the first venture in an ongoing collaboration to bring together the best technical and entrepreneurial minds in industry and academia.

The Challenge

  • The Internet of Things is becoming the Internet of Everything.
  • We are fast entering the Zettabyte Age.
  • Big Data is only getting bigger.
  • Big ideas needed. Deploying, managing, and acting on IoT/IoE and Big Data requires a new generation of tools and solutions.

What is your big idea?

Realizing the promise of the Internet of Everything and Big Data requires world-changing innovations and collaboration between the brightest minds in the business and academic sectors.

Do you have the big ideas needed for the Zettabyte Age?

SkyDeck | Berkeley and Cisco EIR invite submissions from students, researchers and entrepreneurs in the UC Berkeley community working on cutting-edge technologies related to the Internet of Things / Everything, Big Data, and analytics at the enterprise scale.

The Opportunity: Bring your big idea to reality

Submit an application, pitch us your idea and show us your demo.

All applications will be evaluated based on the merits of the technology and business plan.

Selected finalists will present their ideas to a panel of judges from SkyDeck | Berkeley and Cisco EIR.

Winning teams in the SkyDeck | Berkeley + Cisco Innovation Challenge will receive:

  • An invitation to an event recognizing them at Cisco HQ
  • Feedback on their business and technology
  • Promotion support from SkyDeck | Berkeley and Cisco EIR
  • Preferential consideration for admission into CiscoEIR@SkyDeck – a joint SkyDeck | Berkeley and Cisco innovation program

What you need to enter:

You need an idea, a business plan and a demo of your technology to be considered for the SkyDeck | Berkeley + Cisco Innovation Challenge.

Submission Deadline: April 4, 2014




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