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Hear how Sean ditched a MD/MBA program at Harvard to embrace the business world and then spin a company out of IDEO. Sean took his fascination with technology into healthcare and formed a digital health company that closed on a $23MM venture round last year. When Harvard told him to come back to his coveted graduate program or reapply, he chose the business route instead.
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.
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.
Do You Want to Build a Billion Dollar Company?
FOUNDER.org is visiting UCSF to tell you how. FOUNDER.org 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November Eclub with Ryan Howard, Founder & CEO of Practice Fusion.
Please join us for our last Lean LaunchPad pub night!
Stop by, grab a beverage of your choice, and meet other students interested in working on a team to apply to Lean LaunchPad. The application deadline is coming up this Wednesday, November 19th - we want to make sure you have another opportunity to connect before then!
Featuring: David Johnson, Lecturer, Stanford Law School. Negotiation is part of entrepreneurial life, whether it is with your co-founders, investors, new hires, partners, or customers. Learn the central concepts and language of negotiation. Understand how information exchange, the perception of information, and certain psychological norms can affect outcomes. Practice tactics first-hand in a simulated negotiation with your classmates.
Come learn about the Entrepreneurship Center's Lean LaunchPad for Life Sciences & Healthcare course.
Join us, Berkeley, Stanford and Rockhealth for this fun, high-energy dhealth mixer.
Steve Kirnon, Co-Founder and CEO, PharmaPlan and Gale Richards, Partner, BioQuest. Your team is one of the keys to your success, but how do you choose the right one? Should you work with friends, labmates or fellow physicians, or is it better to recruit to a specific profile? How do you find the right people? How do you know if they’re compatible with your style? How do you create a company culture that reflects your values? How do you motivate the team?