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Upcoming events

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. The environment for medtech innovation is shifting dramatically with the combined forces of healthcare reform and globalization of markets. Innovators can take advantage of new realities and opportunities to create value in the healthcare system. It’s no longer sufficient to focus only on clinical need; economics is a major factor. Learn about the new landscape and what it means for device entrepreneurs.

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

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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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November 19, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

November Eclub with Ryan Howard, Founder & CEO of Practice Fusion.

November 13, 2014 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

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!


EC Event
November 12, 2014 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

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.

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November 4, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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

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October 28, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us, Berkeley, Stanford and Rockhealth for this fun, high-energy dhealth mixer.

October 22, 2014 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

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?

EC Event
October 16, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

This course is taught by Y Combinator, the top accelerator in the US, and its guests who constitute the leading lights of Silicon Valley entrepreneurship.

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October 14, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Featuring Connor Landgraf, CEO and Co-founder of Eko Devices.

October 13, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Lou Berneman, Founding Partner, Osage University Partners.

Partner Event
September 30, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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

EC Event
September 23, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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
September 17, 2014 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

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?

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