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Upcoming events

September 24, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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.

Speaker Series
July 9, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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.

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June 25, 2015 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

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.

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June 22, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm

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.

April 23, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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.

Speaker Series
April 9, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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.

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March 31, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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.

March 23, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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.

EC Event
February 25, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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.

EC Event
February 25, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Bay City is a life sciences investment firm with a global diversified strategy ranging from seed stage to public companies. Partners will be available to meet one-on-one before Startup Connection begins (see below). Sign up for office hours with Bay City Capital here. Preference given to UCSF entrepreneurs.

EC Event
February 17, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Do You Want to Build a Billion Dollar Company? is visiting UCSF to tell you how. invests in student entrepreneurs from the world's top universities and helps them build great companies. Loren Walsh, Chief Learning Officer will divulge the eight essential dimensions to building a hyper growth company.

EC Event
February 10, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Bell Biosystems was recently named one of the “six biotechs on the cusp of something big” by the San Francisco Business Times, yet it wasn’t that long ago that Caleb, a Stanford PhD, was living on food stamps and “technically homeless.” Since then, he has been accepted into Thiel Foundation's Breakout Labs, Stanford’s StartX accelerator, was a guest at the White House, was honored by BayBio and raised ~$4MM from investors and ~$3M in grant funding. Caleb will describe his path as an entrepreneur and why he believes that entrepreneurs are born, not made.

January 28, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Hear about the new reality for medical device entrepreneurship from one of the leading lights of the medtech world. Paul Yock, renowned for creating the groundbreaking Stanford BioDesign program to innovate in medical devices, will speak about the future of medtech. s.

Speaker Series
January 16, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am

 Kurt Marek, Deputy Director, Office of Translational Alliances and Coordination, will describe their SBIR/STTR Program. Phase 1 funding  of up to $225K for proof-of-concept or feasibility studies and Phase 2 funding for continued R&D effort up to $1.5MM for two years is available. Learn about these funding opportunities and resources available from the NHLBI, as well as how to write a competitive application.  Tickets

EC Event
January 15, 2015 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

CSF/Samsung Digital Health Innovation Lab is bringing together UCSF & Bay Area entrepreneurs, innovators, scientists and clinicians, to showcase digital health initiatives and clinical data sources for use in basic, translational, and clinical research.

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