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.

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What We Do

  • Consultation / Mentorship
  • Startup Acceleration

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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  • Leslie Martinez Vargas

    Program Manager

    Leslie is the Program Manager for the Entrepreneurship Center at UCSF; she manages the full general operations of the Center. She joined the Center in 2013 as a marketing programs intern. Her goal is to inspire, educate and attract audiences from the UC community, life sciences and healthcare industry, and the business community.