Startup 101 is the Entrepreneurship Center’s core entrepreneurship course. 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.
This experiential, team-based class will cover the topics important to starting a scalable, for profit commercial venture. You’ll learn how to recognize a business opportunity, how to do market research, business plans and business models, clinical development, regulation, how to get reimbursement from insurance companies, intellectual property, building the team, financing strategy, budgeting, sources of capital and more. The class ends with a Pitch Night to investors from the angel and venture capital community. You do not need to have an idea or a team to participate -- we’ll help connect you. If you have an idea or a venture, you may find team members in class that can help and even become part of your permanent team. Our classes are similar to entrepreneurship courses at Stanford and Berkeley with Silicon Valley sophistication and life science/healthcare specificity. This course is the successor to Idea to IPO; UCSF students can earn credit by signing up through Biochem 241. The course is open to UC Berkeley, Stanford and the business community.