News & events
Friday, November 13th, 12:00-5:00pm, UCSF Mission Bay. Life Science Angels Luncheon and Mentoring Day. We are pleased that a group of investors from Life Science Angels (LSA), the premier angel investment group focused solely on healthcare investing in all sectors--medical devices, diagnostics, therapeutics and digital health--is coming to UCSF for the third time. Their feedback has been highly valued by startups that have participated in the past. This is an opportunity to understand the angel investor mindset and to get direction about your venture.
Startup 101 is the Entrepreneurship Center’s NEW core entrepreneurship course starting on January 25. Interested in creating a startup? Considering joining an entrepreneurial team? Have you been working on a startup but not had any business training? Would you like to find more team members or meet other entrepreneurs at UCSF? Are you considering alternative careers to scientific research and curious about the Silicon Valley startup world? If you’re in any of those categories, Startup 101 is perfect for you.
Gini came to the US from India for her PhD, the first in her family to leave the country and to get a PhD. Her business world exposure came from an eight week NSF-funded “mini MBA”, which made her realize she liked working with people and was passionate about the application of science. After a Harvard post doc, she started on a path that led to the founding of Numedii. Hear from Gini what it takes to leave a science career and become an entrepreneur and how her pathway prepared her for the challenges of being a CEO. Sponsored by Latham & Watkins.
Fall 2015 Startup Connection
Meet with attorneys from Latham & Watkins, a leading international law firm that has a specialty in life sciences for emerging companies. You can address founder issues, raising a seed, angel or venture round, corporate structure, intellectual property, regulatory issues or other legal matters.
Translate your research into the real world.
Join us at our official Bay Area Launch Night to learn about OneStart, the world's largest life sciences and healthcare accelerator programme, and the chance to win $150,000 non-dilutive funding for your innovative idea.
Frank Torti, MD MBA, Partner, New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Patrick Chung, JD MBA, Founding Partner, Xfund
NEA is a top tier venture capital firm that invests in biopharmaceuticals, healthcare services/IT and devices and recently raised a $3 billion fund. Xfund, cofounded by former NEA partner Chung, is a $100 million seed and early stage fund affiliated with Harvard and other universities. Find out what investors are looking for at both stages and whether you’ve got it.
The Biological Technologies Office (BTO) is DARPA’s one year old technology arm focused on leveraging advances in engineering and computer science to drive and reshape biotechnology for technological advantage.
Come experience the digital health event of the season. UCSF’s Entrepreneurship Center, Haas Healthcare Association, Stanford Healthcare Club, Rock Health and UCSF’s Center for Digital Health Innovation invite you to join in the fun and networking in this exciting space. Last year this mixer was attended by hundreds in the Dhealth community, including key opinion leaders. Find out the latest, make connections to help with your startup or find a startup to work with. Tickets.
Matt Cooper, CEO of Carmenta Bioscience. Matt was recruited to lead Carmenta when everything was on a downslope: venture capital, early stage investment, diagnostics and biotech interest. He spent a year understanding the problem and was able to attract more capital than he needed. Eighteen months after raising a seed round, with only one full time employee -- Matt -- he sold the company. Hear his story of success.
OncoMed is a clinical development-stage company focused on first-in-class monoclonal antibody therapeutics targeting cancer stem cells. The company has formed strategic alliances with Celgene, Bayer and GSK and has raised approximately $622 million through venture capital and a 2013 IPO. John Lewicki, EVP, CSO and Founder of OncoMed, will speak about the company's journey from a 3 person startup to a public company with 110 employees.
Learn about this leading entrepreneurship course where you can explore the commercial potential of your venture idea. Lean LaunchPad is taught at Berkeley, Stanford and nationwide through the NSF/NIH. In a short 7 weeks, you will assess if your entrepreneurial idea can become a successful venture.
Hear how John Kim broke into the health industry from tech to start DoctorBase, a doctor patient communication tool, in 2010. Just two weeks ago, John sold DoctorBase to Kareo the number one rated EHR in the country, making DoctorBase available to one in ten independent doctors in the US. John will tell the story of the turbulent early days in digital health and what it took to bring his plane in for a landing.
Learn about this leading entrepreneurship course where you can explore your venture idea. Lean LaunchPad is taught at Berkeley, Stanford, by the National Science Foundation and NIH. In a short 7 weeks, you will assess if your entrepreneurial idea can become a successful venture. You will work with a team and experience hands-on the dynamics of building a company in the real world. At the information session, you will learn about the Lean LaunchPad framework, connect with potential team members or find ideas to work on.
Join Alexandria Real Estate Equities and the Entrepreneurship Center at UCSF at our third joint event for investors and entrepreneurs. Meet investors casually over free craft beer and bites at STEM and take part in our special entrepreneurial ecosystem at Mission Bay. This is a networking opportunity that gives entrepreneurs a chance to connect with the VC community across the street from UCSF campus on an informal basis.