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Upcoming events

September 25th, 2014

We are televising a Y Combinator class taking place at Stanford to UCSF. Please join us for the following classes below.

Hold the dates:

9/25 - Sam Altman, President Y Combinator. Welcome, Ideas, Products, Teams, and Execution Part I

10/9 - Paul Graham, Founder Y Combinator; Adora Cheung, Founder, Homejoy. How to have Ideas and How to get Started. Buidling a Product, Talking to Users, Growing

10/16 - Peter Thiel, Founder, Paypal & Palantir, and Partner Founders Fund; Alex Schultz, VP Growth, Facebook.  Business Strategy and Monopoly Theory, Growth.

EC Event
September 30th, 2014

Come learn about the Entrepreneurship Center's Lean LaunchPad for Life Sciences/Healthcare course.

EC Event
October 22, 2014

Featuring Steve Kirnon, CEO of PharmaPlan, and Gale Richards, Partner from BioQuest. Tickets.

EC Event
September 23rd, 2014

With Scott Nolan, Partner at Founders Fund; Zal Bilimoria, Partner at Andreessen Horowitz and Euan Thomson Operating Partners at Khosla Ventures. Tech VCs are flush with money and looking at healthcare as an opportunity, especially in the areas that relate to tech: digital health and Big Data. We are bringing in a panel that has crossed over into the healthcare world from a base in technology.  Hear them talk about their interests, their view of the sector and what they are looking for in an investment.

Speaker Series
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Todd Esker, Intellectual Property Partner at Morgan Lewis and Karin Immergluck, Director of the Office of Technology Management, will address the IP issues that have been on your mind:  How do I know when I should file IP?  What can I say to the outside world about my invention? Is it OK to talk to investors about my technology?  When should I make a disclosure to the University?  How does Technology Management work at UCSF?  How much protection can I get from a provisional patent?

EC Event
September 11th, 2014

Join the Entrepreneurship Center at UCSF and Alexandria Real Estate Equities at our second joint event for investors and entrepreneurs. Meet investors casually over free craft beer and bites 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. Open to current UCSF affiliation and Mission Bay companies only. 

EC Event
September 10th, 2014

Join the Entrepreneurship Center at UCSF to view TEDMED2014, where delegates from Washington DC, and San Francisco will participate in a simultaneous, digitally linked program. We will be streaming the event live in the Parnassus Library.

EClub
September 12th, 2014

Join the Entrepreneurship Center at UCSF to view TEDMED2014, where delegates from Washington DC and San Francisco will participate in a simultaneous, digitally-linked program. We will be streaming the event in the Parnassus Library. Pizza and refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Morgan Lewis. Tickets

July 31, 2014

Join the Entrepreneurship Center at UCSF and Alexandria Real Estate Equities at our first joint event for investors and entrepreneurs. Meet investors in a casual setting over free craft beer and bites and take part in our special entrepreneurial ecosystem at Mission Bay. This is an informal networking opportunity that gives entrepreneurs a chance to connect with the VC community across the street from UCSF campus. Open to current UCSF affiliation and Mission Bay companies only. Tickets.

Partner Event
July 30, 2014

Is Your Venture Idea Viable? Hear Steve Blank, the creator of the Lean LaunchPad technique describe how hundreds of teams at Stanford, Berkeley, UCSF and the NSF have derisked their venture by talking to the market first. Steve is an internationally known serial entrepreneur who has changed the face of entrepreneurship training in the US. UCSF collaborated with him and the NSF's I-Corps to invent the Life Sciences/Healthcare version of the course, now adopted by the NIH. Tickets.

Speaker Series
June 17, 2014

Adam Gazzeley, MD/PhD, Associate Professor and Director of Neuroscience Imaging Center, UCSF, Co-founding Advisor and Chief Science Advisor, Akili Interactive Labs. Adam’s company is developing therapeutic mobile video games to increase brain function that are undergoing clinical trials. Adam has presented at TEDx, hosted a PBS special on the brain and is quoted in the national media. Hear him talk about combining an academic career with participating in a commercial venture

EClub
May 29, 2014

Meet one-on-one with two partners from WilmerHale, a law firm with a top-tier life science practice. Ask the attorneys your corporate, venture financing, IP and other legal questions. You can get help with how to structure you corporation, founders' agreements, investor agreements, how to protect employee inventions and a myriad of other topics. Current UCSF affiliation only.

EC Event
May 28, 2014

Al Chin, MD, Co-founder, Pavilion Medical Innovations. Al is a prolific inventor of medical devices, drawing on his background in engineering and UCSF medical school. During his 36 year history, he has invented products generating $3.2 billion in revenue and holds 182 US patents. He founded a company that became Guidant Cardiac Surgery and co-founded a device incubator and four startup companies. Learn about Al’s approach to entrepreneurship and why he can’t stop inventing.

EClub
May 27, 2014

Learn about sources of funding for your venture that are less well known than angels and venture capital. We will explore the range of investment possibilities, including corporate venture groups, foundations, crowdsourcing, online markets and other alternative sources. A senior representative of AngelList will join us for part of the evening. This talk is part of the Financing New Ventures course but you do not have to be registered for the course to attend. Current UCSF affiliation only.

Location:
Rock Hall, 102 Pottruck Auditorium
1550 4th St,
San Francisco, CA
94158-2324

EC Event
June 10, 2014

Life Science Angels, one of the primary angel networks in the Bay Area, is bringing a group of its angels for a conversational lunch with UCSF entrepreneurs. Sign up to learn directly from angel investors what they are looking for in investments, how their process works and how to get their attention. Current UCSF affiliation only.

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