Career Center



  Idea to IPO...and Beyond
Date:   Mondays, January 3 to March 12, 2007
Time:   4-6pm
Location:   UCSF Mission Bay Campus
Course number & credits:   Biochemistry 241; 3 units
Event details:  

This 10-week course is for UCSF life scientists and healthcare professionals who want to learn how to build value from their biomedical inventions and ideas. Participating students form teams around real technologies and at the culmination, formally present them to a panel of prominent venture capitalists.  Idea to IPO students experience a tailored introduction to life science entrepreneurship, with practical information and exercises on:

        ·         Start-up structures
        ·         Analyzing market opportunities
        ·         Regulatory hurdles
        ·         Sources of financing for new ventures
        ·         Writing an executive summary and business plan
        ·         "Pitching" to venture capitalists

About the Instructors:
G. Steven Burrill, is CEO of Burrill & Company, where he leads a team dedicated to venture capital investment, building strategic partnerships, and developing an esteemed and widely-read annual report on the biotechnology industry.  Burrill was named one of the 50 Scientific American "Visionaries" in 2002.

Charles Craik is a UCSF Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry. He is also the director of the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Graduate Program. He is an international expert on proteases. His research group develops technologies for detecting and targeting proteases that play a role in various biological processes ranging from infectious diseases to cancer. He consults for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries and is the co founder of Catalyst Biosciences.

Additional information and/or registration:  

Pre-registration required
A select number of seats may be available to non-UCSF participants.  To pre-register for the class, or find detailed information, please go to

Pre-registration deadline: December 15, 2006

If you wish to inquire about potential course fees please e-mail:

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