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Matt cofounded Audentes and has built it into a leading gene therapy company, taking it from his living room several years ago through a 2016 IPO. He has more than 20 years of experience in the research, development and commercialization of innovative treatments for rare diseases. He has been senior management at Genzyme, BioMarin and Amicus and an Entrepreneur-In-Residence with OrbiMed, Hear how Matt got there and what it’s like to operate in the hot gene therapy space in an era when we may be on the verge of curing devastating genetic disorders. Sponsored by Latham & Watkins.
Startup Connection. Join us and our partner Alexandria Real Estate for a mixer that brings together Mission Bay entrepreneurs with our local venture capitalists. Meet VCs in a casual setting over drinks 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 the UCSF Mission Bay campus. Open to current UCSF affiliation, UCSF alumni and the Mission Bay community.
Find out about the Entrepreneurship Center’s core course, Startup 101, which will be offered this January. Have an idea that you think might be material for a startup? Considering joining an entrepreneurial team? Working on a startup and would like business training? Looking to find team members or meet other entrepreneurs at UCSF? Considering alternative careers to scientific research/clinical practice and curious about the Silicon Valley startup world? If you’re in any of these categories, Startup 101 is perfect for you.
Ayal’s firm specializes in assisting organizations target non-dilutive sources of funding with an emphasis on NIH, DOD, NSF, BARDA and others. You will learn about the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants as well as other mechanisms, focusing on sources that don’t take equity in return for funding. Ayal will provide an overview as well as some tips on how to maximize your application for competitive funding. Tickets.
11:30am-1:00pm, Mission Bay. Life Science Angels Meet and Greet Luncheon. Our popular annual luncheon with angels from Life Science Angels, the premier angel group focused on life science/healthcare, will be a sellout. Join the informal conversation with angel investors about how they invest in early stage ventures. Learn their expectations, what makes a company investable, how advanced your venture should be to be interesting, functioning of angel networks, the investment process, syndication, valuation and anything else you want to know.
Michael J. Shuster, JD PhD, Partner, Intellectual Property Group, Fenwick & West and Co-chair of the firm’s life sciences practice. Michael’s practice includes patent prosecution, portfolio analysis, due diligence, litigation and opinion work for startup and established biotechnology companies, venture capital firms and research universities and hospitals. Learn the basics of IP and what you need to do to protect your invention.
Tuesday, August 8th, 5:00-8:00pm, San Francisco.
Pelu Tran, President, Chief Customer Officer, Cofounder, Augmedix. Pelu and his cofounder started Augmedix, a digital health company, while Pelu was a Stanford Medical School student. They observed the EHR was getting more physician face time than the patient. Augmedix’s solution was to use technology – Google Glass – to allow physicians to chart remotely and rehumanize the doctor/patient interaction. Investors like the approach: Augmedix has raised $63MM and five of the biggest US healthcare providers have invested.
George has been named one of the 25 most influential people in biotech, leading Biogen for six years before leaving at the end of 2016. Sales at Biogen more than doubled under his leadership, from $4.7 billion in 2010 to $10.8 billion last year. During his tenure, he effected a turnaround by restructuring the company, divesting its Idec cancer drug division, refocusing research on neurology and hematology and presiding over the rollout of six new drugs including a blockbuster M.S.
Join us and our partner Alexandria Real Estate for a mixer that brings together Mission Bay entrepreneurs with our local venture capitalists. Meet VCs in a casual setting over drinks 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 the UCSF Mission Bay campus. Open to current UCSF affiliation, UCSF alumni and the Mission Bay community.
Byers Auditorium, Genentech Hall, UCSF Mission Bay
4-5 PM, Thursday, May 11. Reception to follow
Why was Denali able to raise a $217MM Series A? Find out the special ingredients that broke the Series A ceiling.