ThinkCyte Graduated Berkeley SkyDeck Cohort Program

Tokyo, Japan | December 20, 2018

In June, ThinkCyte joined the largest startup class to enter the Berkeley SkyDeck Cohort Program. Today, the company has graduated the program with six-months of formal training designed to help launch and grow ThinkCyte’s Ghost Cytometry technology, which is the world’s first high-throughput label-free, image-based cell sorting system that allows physical sorting based on high-content cell morphology.

Founded in 2012, Berkeley SkyDeck is a joint program of the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, the College of Engineering, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. The program combines hands-on mentorship of traditional accelerators with the vast resources and networks of a research university. The cohort is highly selective – only 3.5% of applicants were accepted. As part of the program, ThinkCyte received a $100,000 investment and intensive mentoring in product strategy, funding planning, and team building. As part of the program, ThinkCyte had access to experienced advisors, industry partners, and accredited investors.

Read more about the program:

TechCrunch: 20 startups take center stage at Berkeley SkyDeck’s demo day

Xconomy: Largest Startup Class Yet Enters UC Berkeley’s Expanding Accelerator