Global Entrepreneurship Class

Global Life Sciences/Healthcare Entrepreneurship Course - Virtual Master Class Direct from Silicon Valley
with Stephanie Marrus, Managing Director, Entrepreneurship, University of California, San Francisco.

A Conversation with Stephanie Marrus, Managing Director of Entrepreneurship

"Success is defined by business considerations, not just cool science."


Join our Fall 2024 Global Cohort 

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The 6th cohort of UCSF’s acclaimed life science/healthcare entrepreneurship course starts in Fall 2024. This virtual course is live and online, takes place over a 10 week period and requires only 2-4 hours per week.  All lectures are recorded for reference. 

Learn business requirements for a startup from the world’s leading entrepreneurial ecosystem.

How we’re different from other online entrepreneurship courses:

  • Life sciences/healthcare startup focus with its specialized topics
  • High touch, live sessions: interactive lectures, small discussion groups and individualized mentoring is live, not canned videos
  • Guest lectures by investors and entrepreneurs who are current practitioners
  • Communicates the winning mindset and culture of Silicon Valley
  • A community that extends in and beyond class; active global alumni network
  • Delivered by UCSF, the scientific and medical leader in the US and creator of the biotechnology industry


Top practitioners in Silicon Valley- serial entrepreneurs, investors, pharmaceutical executives, attorneys, and                                                                                          domain experts -- will explain the requirements to build a successful company. 

This course is meant for diverse professionals: scientists, clinicians, researchers, academics, startup CEOs,                                                                                management teams, ecosystem managers, tech transfer, corporate executives, investors, and policymakers. 



Here’s what our students have to say –


Anyone who's interested in taking science or life science research onto the next level through entrepreneurship should strongly consider this course as a stepping stone to the next phase of their journey.

Jarrod Gott, MSc

Researcher / Founder, Osiris Dream Analytics BV, Netherlands 

There were multiple opportunities for networking and for interaction and engagement with the other students that were part of the program, and I think that's invaluable in building a network.

Sunita Padman, MBBS

Director, Clinical Development, Oncology, Gilead Sciences, Bay Area










 I really enjoyed the range of topics. The way the class was organized really made it possible for people to interact. It really was very thoughtfully designed.

Simon Friedman, PhD

Faculty, University of Missouri, Kansas City 

The class provided great opportunities to engage with speakers and ask them questions. 

Jon VanLeeuwen, PhD

Executive Director, Weill Institute for Neurosciences, UCSF