Our Events
Startup 101 Information Session and Mixer
 Monday, October 14 ,  6 to 8 pm, UCSF Mission Bay
Stephanie Marrus, MA, MBA, Director, Entrepreneurship Center
Startup 101 is UCSF Entrepreneurship Center’s core class that is offered once a year in January and has given rise to many startups. Learn about our acclaimed course that teaches the basics of starting a life science/healthcare company from an idea. The class is appropriate for people who want to explore the entrepreneurial world either as a founder or a team member. Find out whether your idea could be a company, you have the personality to be an entrepreneur or fit as a team member. This experiential, team-based class will cover the topics important to starting a scalable, for-profit commercial venture with many guest lecturers from Silicon Valley. Have an idea that you think might be material for a startup? Considering joining an entrepreneurial team? Working on a startup and would like business training? Looking to find team members or meet other entrepreneurs at UCSF? Considering alternative careers to scientific research/clinical practice? Curious about the Silicon Valley startup world? The course is open to UCSF, UC Berkeley, Stanford and the life science/health care business community.
Intellectual Property Workshop
Tuesday, October 15, 5 to 7:30 pm
UCSF Mission Bay
Ken Jenkins, PhD, JD, Mintz Levin

Whether you want to start a company or license your technology, having the right intellectual property is essential. Learn about patents and other types of IP, what you need to do to protect your invention, mistakes that can destroy your IP and what investors require when they consider your IP package. Find out at what point in your startup journey you should start the IP protection process. Ken Jenkins works with innovative companies and research institutions to develop patent strategies and is connected to UCSF’s Office of Technology Management. A representative of that office will explain UCSF’s process. 
Partner Event

Digital Health Awards, UCSF HealthHub
Thursday, October 10, 7- 8:30 pm
Attend via Live Stream

UCSF Innovation Ventures and HealthHub are cosponsoring the Digital Health Awards ceremony. The finalist companies have been selected from over 500 nominees and are among the best new companies in digital health worldwide. This event will celebrate the achievements of innovative companies dramatically improving healthcare with technology. Finalists were selected across 13 categories by expert judges in the healthcare and VC industries including Daniel Kraft, MD (Singularity University), Ursheet Parikh (Mayfield Fund), Blake Wu (NEA), Michael Roizen (Cleveland Clinic), Michael Blum, MD (UCSF), Michael Lesh, MD (UCSF) and Dan Burnett, MD (Theranova) among others.
Our News
Stephanie Marrus with pitch competition winners Sangeeta Agarawal, Helpsy Health and Clint Cario, Avail Bio
Avail Bio and Helpsy Health , both founded by Entrepreneurship Center alumni, placed in the top companies at the BioPharm America Startup Pitch Competition in Boston on September 11. Avail Bio, co-founded by Clint Cario, PhD, has genomics technology to predict immunotherapy efficacy and toxicity. Helpsy Health, founded by Sangeeta Agarawal, MS, has a virtual nurse app for symptom management, initially targeting cancer survivors.
InsightRX , led by founder/CEO Sirj Goswami PhD, Idea to IPO and Lean LaunchPad alum, closed a Series A raising $10MM. The round was led by HealthX Ventures, with participation from Rock Health, OSF Healthcare, Leawood Venture Capital, Premier Inc, and earlier investor GreatPoint Ventures. InsightRX has created an integrated healthcare platform that individualizes treatment at the point of care. The company will use the funding to broaden its therapeutic areas and provide additional hospitals and pharmaceutical companies with access to its innovative technology. Learn more .
Intern, UCSF Entrepreneurship Center. We are looking for interested people who would like to participate in Entrepreneurship Center events by helping with event logistics. Get exposure to the exciting world of entrepreneurship and the UCSF network. This is an unpaid position. Contact us with your interest.  
Community Events

  • JLabs: Meet with...Venrock - Oct 9
  • UCSF Rosenman Institute: Neil Tiwari, dRx Capital - Oct 10 
  • Stanford Biodesign: Fogarty Lecture - Brook Byers, Kleiner Perkins - Oct 11
  • SVHealth Monthly Meetup: Networking, StartUps and Keynote - Oct 15
  • CLSA: CLSI Startup Buzz Networking Event - Oct 17
  • BIO Investor Forum - Oct 22-23
  • CLSA: Bio on the Bay - Oct 23
  • Xconomy: From Discovery to Clinic: Tools & Techniques for Bio Drug Candidate Success - Oct 29
  • Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs and Startups: SVE Demo Night - Oct 29
  • QB3 Seminar: Lessons learned at Atreca from founding through IPO - Oct 31
  • JLabs: How to Avoid the Top 5 Intellectual Property Errors - Nov 5
  • QB3 Seminar: How to be an Entrepreneur and a Leader  - Nov 14
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