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Upcoming events

May 12, 2016 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Find out how this UCSF faculty member started a company and raised venture capital. Neurona Therapeutics is a pre-clinical stage biotechnology company that was founded by four leading-edge neuroscientists and stem cell pioneers at The University of California, San Francisco. We are focused on the discovery and development of cell-based therapies to treat intractable neurological disease.

EClub
April 29, 2016 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

UCSF teaches the life science/healthcare version of Lean LaunchPad in partnership with Berkeley and Stanford in the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps program.  This groundbreaking entrepreneurship course enables you to test your venture idea with the marketplace even before you develop a product. Over 750 teams throughout the United States have participated in a Lean LaunchPad program with excellent results.   In a short 7 weeks, you will be able to assess if your entrepreneurial idea can become a successful venture by testing your hypotheses in the outside world.

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April 19, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

UCSF teaches the life science/healthcare version of Lean LaunchPad in partnership with Berkeley and Stanford in the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps program.  This groundbreaking entrepreneurship course enables you to test your venture idea with the marketplace even before you develop a product. Over 750 teams throughout the United States have participated in a Lean LaunchPad program with excellent results.   In a short 7 weeks, you will be able to assess if your entrepreneurial idea can become a successful venture by testing your hypotheses in the outside world.

EC Event
April 12, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join Alexandria Real Estate and the Entrepreneurship Center at UCSF for STARTUP Connection, a mixer with our local investors. Meet VCs 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 the UCSF Mission Bay campus. Open to current UCSF affiliation, UCSF alumni and Mission Bay companies.

Partner Event
April 7, 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Orbimed is a life science focused venture capital firm that has been investing for the past 20 years and manages $15 billion, Their Fund VI closed with $950 million in December 2015. The new Fund will invest in all stages and sectors of the healthcare industry with a focus on biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics and healthcare IT companies located in North America and Europe. Orbimed expects to invest in approximately 30 portfolio companies in amounts generally ranging from $10 million to $75 million.

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April 7, 2016 - 11:45am to 1:00pm

UCSF teaches the life science/healthcare version of Lean LaunchPad in partnership with Berkeley and Stanford in the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps program.  This groundbreaking entrepreneurship course enables you to test your venture idea with the marketplace even before you develop a product. Over 750 teams throughout the United States have participated in a Lean LaunchPad program with excellent results.   In a short 7 weeks, you will be able to assess if your entrepreneurial idea can become a successful venture by testing your hypotheses in the outside world.

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March 29, 2016 - 11:45am to 1:00pm

UCSF teaches the life science/healthcare version of Lean LaunchPad in partnership with Berkeley and Stanford in the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps program.  This groundbreaking entrepreneurship course enables you to test your venture idea with the marketplace even before you develop a product. Over 750 teams throughout the United States have participated in a Lean LaunchPad program with excellent results.   In a short 7 weeks, you will be able to assess if your entrepreneurial idea can become a successful venture by testing your hypotheses in the outside world.

March 17, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Atul is a world-renowned expert in medical technology, Big Data guru and an entrepreneur. He will talk about how publicly available biomedical research data can be the basis for your startup. There’s an urgent need to translate genome-era discoveries into clinical usefulness but the difficulties in making bench-to-bedside translations have been well described. The emerging field of translational bioinformatics may help.

Speaker Series
March 10, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Office Hours with Corporate Attorneys from Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a leading international law firm with specific expertise in both life science and emerging companies.  Latham’s life science attorneys are offering 30 minute sessions to provide free corporate legal advice to our startup community. Preference will be given to UCSF entrepreneurs; use your UCSF email if you have one. Ask about founders agreements, incorporation, financing structures and other corporate matters.

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!

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