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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.
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. Sponsored by Morgan Lewis. Pizza and refreshments served. Tickets.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Rock Hall, 102 Pottruck Auditorium
1550 4th St,
San Francisco, CA
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.
Life Science Angels is bringing a group of members to spend an hour with each UCSF entrepreneur who would like feedback on their venture. This is not a pitch day; it's a chance to get honest feedback from savvy angel investors. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to hear how you might improve your business plan and become more attractive to investors. Your venture must be in therapeutics ordevices, biopharma, genomics, research tools, and biotech. Current UCSF affiliation only. If interested in applying, please email Kyra Davis kyra.davis@ucsf,edu a 1-2 page summary of your business idea, market, and team.
Speaker Series: Blazing the Precision Medicine Trail: Genomic Health’s Journey with Kim Popovits, Chairman of the Board, CEO & President. Genomic Health was in personalized medicine before the term was invented. Started from a business plan written in the year 2000, the company has been a trailblazer in genomic-based diagnostics. Kim will describe the company’s path from its visionary founder’s idea to a public company with a market capitalization of over $800MM. Kim became President and Chief Operating Officer in 2002, joining from Genentech where she served as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales. At Genentech, she led the successful commercialization of 14 new therapies, including Herceptin. She will share the story of Genomic Health.
Samuel Mazin, PhD, CEO of RefleXion Medical, was a post doc at Stanford when he attended a radiation oncology lecture and had the insight that led to starting RefleXion. Never imagining his career would head toward business, he took a crash course on business principles, recruited his high school buddy, now an MBA, and raised some “smart money” and an SBIR grant. He’s in the midst of raising a venture round and can tell you about the tough times and good times as a startup CEO. Find out what his biggest surprise was coming from academic roots.
Dan Schwartz, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at UCSF and serial entrepreneur, will share his thoughts about fast product development, how to build and maintain teams and starting and funding a company. His current venture, Calhoun Vision, has raised $80MM from angel investors and is in Phase 3 clinical trials. He will talk about not only successes but the challenges he has faced over the 14 years since starting Calhoun at UCSF. Find out how Dan manages his entrepreneurial activities while spending about half time in clinical practice.