Workshop & Networking Event: STARTUPS 2.0: Getting Your Startup from Idea to Funding

December 15, 2016

December 15th, 4 - 5:30 PM, UCSF Genentech Hall, 600 16th Street, Room North-114

Did you miss our last presentation? Don’t worry. UCSF Office of Technology Management invites you to join this free follow-up seminar, presented by Louis Berneman of Osage University Partners, which will help you understand the current startup company process from idea to fundable entity.



The seminar will explore these areas:

  •          Essential elements of a startup
  •          Company formation and organization
  •          Funding
  •          Pitch deck and executive summary
  •          Investment Memo

The intended audience is researchers and new entrepreneurs.

Hope to see you there! Register HERE!

Osage University Partners is a venture capital firm focused on investing in startups that are commercializing pioneering university technologies. Osage partners with top research universities to invest in their most innovative startups, and Osage shares its investment profit with its partner institutions. The firm invests in software, hardware, and life science companies at all stages of company development. Osage has partnered with over 80 universities, including 22 of the top 30 U.S. institutions by research expenditures, and has invested in over 50 of their spinouts. Osage University Partners is part of a family of investment funds within Osage Partners, which is based in Philadelphia, PA and manages in excess of $500 million. For more information, visit

Lou Berneman, Founding Partner Lou is the founding partner of Osage University Partners ($315 M under management), a venture fund that invests exclusively in university start-ups. Previously, Lou was managing director of the University of Pennsylvania Center for Technology Transfer. He has been involved in intellectual property licensing, business development, and entrepreneurial activities for 30+ years and is a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) and Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP).  He has helped to found 4 startups based on technology licensed from academia. He has testified as an expert in intellectual property litigation in federal and state courts and in arbitrations. Lou has a baccalaureate degree from Pennsylvania State University, a teaching credential from University of California Santa Barbara, and masters and doctoral degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University.