The Entrepreneurship Center

The Entrepreneurship Center helps the UCSF community explore entrepreneurship as a means to scale new medical solutions. Potential entrepreneurs learn how to explore whether their research or idea might be viable commercially, and whether entrepreneurship is a fit with their personal goals and mindset. We offer business classes, workshops, mentorship and a network of serial entrepreneurs, business executives, consultants and investors to facilitate this exploration. We have a track record of helping start companies through Entrepreneurship Center resources and ecosystem.

(Start Up 101 was) one of the highest value things I did at UCSF.  Stephanie Marrus is inspiring because she provides great ideas, and contacts – and motivates you to live up to her high expectations.

Yug Varma, PhD. Founder/CEO

Phi Therapeutics








What We Do

  • Translating Science/Commercialization
  • Start a Company

Our Team

  • Stephanie Marrus, MBA, MA

    Managing Director

    Stephanie Marrus is the Managing Director, Entrepreneurship. Her mission is to help start companies from UCSF science and technology and to build the entrepreneurial ecosystem at the University. Since joining in 2012, she has developed a robust suite of programs that have contributed to a vibrant entrepreneurial community at UCSF. In addition to heading the Center, she teaches and mentors startups and is Senior Lecturer/Course Director for...

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