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February 24, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Networking to a Medtech Startup.  Oren’s path to startup CEO meandered through a physics PhD from UC Berkeley, a stint in tech, consulting at Accenture and working as #2 in someone else’s venture.  The idea for Sonomotion came from a network contact and Oren went for it, taking no salary for nine months.  Since then, Sonomotion has raised seed funding, won a PrimeUC award in December and is in the process of raising a venture round.  Hear Oren’s story and build your own network at EClub.

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EClub
February 3, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

The Health 2.0 Revolution. Through its conferences and blog, Matthew and Health 2.0 have become primary arbiters of what’s happening in digital health. Hear what’s hot in healthtech and where it’s all going this year, the latest trends, what’s getting funded, what isn’t and what to look out for.

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Speaker Series
December 15, 2015 - 12:00pm to December 16, 2015 - 12:00pm

Startup 101 is the Entrepreneurship Center’s NEW core entrepreneurship course starting on January 25. Interested in creating a startup? Considering joining an entrepreneurial team? Have you been working on a startup but not had any business training?  Would you like to find more team members or meet other entrepreneurs at UCSF?  Are you considering alternative careers to scientific research and curious about the Silicon Valley startup world? If you’re in any of those categories, Startup 101 is perfect for you.

EC Event
November 13, 2015 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Friday, November 13th, 12:00-5:00pm, UCSF Mission Bay. Life Science Angels Luncheon and Mentoring Day. We are pleased that a group of investors from Life Science Angels (LSA), the premier angel investment group focused solely on healthcare investing in all sectors--medical devices, diagnostics, therapeutics and digital health--is coming to UCSF for the third time. Their feedback has been highly valued by startups that have participated in the past. This is an opportunity to understand the angel investor mindset and to get direction about your venture.

EC Event
November 5, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Startup 101 is the Entrepreneurship Center’s NEW core entrepreneurship course starting on January 25. Interested in creating a startup? Considering joining an entrepreneurial team? Have you been working on a startup but not had any business training?  Would you like to find more team members or meet other entrepreneurs at UCSF?  Are you considering alternative careers to scientific research and curious about the Silicon Valley startup world? If you’re in any of those categories, Startup 101 is perfect for you.

EC Event
November 3, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Gini came to the US from India for her PhD, the first in her family to leave the country and to get a PhD.  Her business world exposure came from an eight week NSF-funded “mini MBA”, which made her realize she liked working with people and was passionate about the application of science.  After a Harvard post doc, she started on a path that led to the founding of Numedii.  Hear from Gini what it takes to leave a science career and become an entrepreneur and how her pathway prepared her for the challenges of being a CEO. Sponsored by Latham & Watkins.

Free Pizza!

EClub
October 29, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Fall 2015 Startup Connection

EC Event
October 22, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet with attorneys from Latham & Watkins, a leading international law firm that has a specialty in life sciences for emerging companies. You can address founder issues, raising a seed, angel or venture round, corporate structure, intellectual property, regulatory issues or other legal matters.

Sponsoring
October 13, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Translate your research into the real world.

Join us at our official Bay Area Launch Night to learn about OneStart, the world's largest life sciences and healthcare accelerator programme, and the chance to win $150,000 non-dilutive funding for your innovative idea.

Partner Event
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.

EC Event
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.

EC Event
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.

EClub
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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