Entrepreneurship Center

The Entrepreneurship Center

The Entrepreneurship Center at UCSF helps potential entrepreneurs explore whether their idea has commercial potential as a startup.  Through classes and workshops, events that connect us with the life science/healthcare business network and business mentorship, we facilitate the start of new ventures from UCSF technologies.

What We Do

  • Translating Science/Commercialization
  • Start a Company

Our Team

  • Stephanie Marrus, MBA, MA


    Stephanie Marrus is Director of the Entrepreneurship Center. 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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  • Laurel Skurko

    Program Manager

    Proud to be a member of the Entrepreneurship Center at UCSF Innovation Ventures. Marketing strategy and digital media expert with 10+ years executing communications strategies in the life sciences, technology and education sectors. A Harvard MBA and Stanford Human Biology undergraduate, it is my privlege to support UCSF inventors through the lens of entrepreneurship and marketing.