Connecting
Healthcare Visionaries

 We connect ideas and companies with the people, expertise, and capital to scale breakthrough healthcare solutions.

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MEET OUR DOCTORS
Robert Wachter
Professor and Chair, Dept. of Medicine, UCSF
Cameron Sepah
EIR/Investor at Trinity Ventures. Psychiatry Professor, UCSF Medical School
Dena Bravata M.D., M.S.
 Healthcare Entrepreneur & Advisor
Are you a physician, researcher or investigator? Learn more
MEET OUR DOCTORS
Ty Vachon, M.D.
Imaging Informaticist and Medical Imaging Domain Expert
Anthony Luke
Director Primary Care Sports Medicine, UCSF
Jack Jeng
MD/MBA passionate about the intersection of healthcare and technology
Are you a physician, researcher or investigator? Learn more
MEET OUR ADVISORS
Lucia Mokres
Biotechnology Entrepreneurial Consultant
Jeanette McCarthy
Founder, Precision Medicine Advisors
Reena Jadhav
Founder HealthBootcamps,
Investor, Advisor
Are you world-class and at the top of your game? Learn more
MEET OUR ADVISORS
Nick Friedman
Product Strategy | Product Marketing | Advisor and Consultant | Former Googler
Robert Chang
Digital Health Advisor and Evangelist
Lisa Carmel
Senior Strategy l Business Development Executive
Are you world-class and at the top of your game? Learn more
MEET OUR FOUNDERS
Kristian Ranta
Founder & CEO, Meru Health
Lisa Diamond
Co-founder & CEO Pinpoint Science
Osh. Agabi
Founder & CEO, Koniku
Have you received a grant or raised first capital? Learn more
MEET OUR FOUNDERS
Mubhij Ahmad
Co-founder & CEO, DNALite Therapeutics
Karim Gahlil
Founder, Mendel Health
Steven Chen
Founder & CEO Scanwell Health
Have you received a grant or raised first capital? Learn more
MEET OUR INVESTORS
Shubhra Jain, MD, MBA
Investor, Cota Capital
Rachel Star
Investor, Shasta Ventures
Jeffrey Low, M.D
Partner, Bio Fund at Andreessen Horowitz
Are you an accredited investor focused on healthcare? Learn more
MEET OUR INVESTORS
David Fox
Impact Investor & Advisor
Camille Samuels
Partner at Venrock
Neil Devani
Investor Singularity Holdings VC
Are you an accredited investor focused on healthcare? Learn more

The Experience

We help people develop high quality relationships to advance their work and their lives. Participating companies and community members have exclusive access to:

Navigators

Every participating company will be paired with a member Health Hub Navigator, tasked with identifying the company's core needs, developing a plan and helping to assemble the right expert resources to get the job done 

Clubhouse

Health Hub will soon operate a premium space on UCSF's Mission Bay Campus, providing incubator companies access to researchers, clinicians, and hospital core facilities; and community members a place to be part of the action.

Connect

Our private online platform, will allow us to cultivate the community and make it easy to connect mentors, doctors, and funders with founders.
Health Hub Connect is live and you can apply here.

Events

Health Hub will, organize high-end curated events and intimate conversations for community members initially in shared spaces and later in the dedicated location on UCSF's Mission Bay campus.

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We help people develop high quality relationships to advance their work and life. Select your path:

For Founders: 
100% Help 0% Equity

We are a donor-funded non-profit, here to serve. We do not take any equity.

We understand that the start-up journey is a long one. As a Health Hub member, we aspire to be a 'partner for life.'  Our focus is to help you achieve your next milestone through a a step-by-step approach:

1.  Sign up to Health Hub Connect and create a profile
2. Complete a briefconsultation with a UCSF Health Hub Navigator to identify and prioritize  needs.
3. Get matched with a personalized network of advisors, investors, doctors and researchers from the UCSF HealthHub community.
4 . Get going! Whether you are looking for a clinical or research partner to design and execute a pilot project, or design and technology to build out products and services,  
- clinical validation with researchers, UCSF doctors, or patient populations and,
- access to high quality investors, mentors and advisors as allies for growth.
5. Graduate to the 'next' milestone.
6. Repeat.
Do you run a company and are you ready to get started?
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For Advisors: Make a Match, Go!

UCSF Health Hub makes it easy to advise, reducing the discovery and courting process, paperwork, and expectation setting for you and companies you advise.

Once you have applied to Health Hub Connect as an advisor, you create an advisor page that provides deep insight into your skills, industry expertise, and the types of projects that are right for you. You will be matched to great companies (they've had to qualify too) looking for advisors like you.
You'll receive an email digest from us with potential matches. If you decide it's a project for you, you can connect privately. If it's a match, you agree on equity compensation and sign our standard agreement. It's up to you and the firm how long the relationship goes.

UCSF Health Hub will periodically send out tips and status requests and help ensure the relationship works. If it doesn't,we will act as a non-binding arbiter.

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For Doctors and Researchers:
A Scientific Acceleration Network

The UCSF Health Hub community is a network of healthcare leaders who have achieved great things, care passionately about taking action on solutions and want to actively support the next-generation of healthcare innovators. 

We believe that creating breakthrough change requires supporting each other as a community committed to solving our greatest healthcare challenges.

Our focus is to cultivate the next-generation of healthcare innovators by matching  doctors and researchers with founders and other external resources to develop mutually beneficial collaboration opportunities that catalyze growth and impact.

As a learning community, we  are here to bring together a group of diverse leaders to share what is working, explore what is on the horizon, and learn from the experts driving transformational change.

Together, we can grow healthcare entrepreneurship on a global scale (and have an awesome time doing it!)
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For Investors: Meet the
Next Great Healthcare Innovator

UCSF Health Hub makes it easier to find that next Fitbit, Genentech, or Epic; reducing the time to pinpoint that needle in the haystack.

Once you have applied to Health Hub Connect as an investor, you create an investor page that provides deep insight into your skills, industry expertise and the types of projects your firm is looking for. You will be matched, one by one, privately over email to great pre-selected companies (they've had to qualify too) looking for investors exactly like you.You'll receive an email digest from us with potential matches. If you decide it's of interest to you, you can connect privately. If it's a match, you’ll move forward. How and what you do is up to you and the founders.  

Health Hub takes no equity.
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Apply to UCSF Health Hub

Founders

Have you received a grant or raised first capital? 

Advisors

Are you either a former or current member of a successful team OR are you world-class and at the top of your game?

Doctors

Are you conducting groundbreaking research and are you published and peer reviewed? 

Investors

Are you an accredited investor and have you invested in healthcare before?  

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There Is Only One UCSF

“Our vision is to source the highest caliber, most exciting new teams from the UCSF and San Francisco community and leverage all resources to develop new technologies that improve healthcare for patients.”

Dr. Harold "Barry" Selick

Special Advisor
UCSF  Vice Chancellor, Business Development, Innovation and Partnerships

#1 Hospital on the West Coast
#1 public recipient of NIH grants
2400 faculty members
5 Nobel Laureates

Our UCSF Partners

We work closely with these innovation organizations across the UCSF ecosystem:

UCSF, is a campus of the University of California, and a premier health sciences institution. It is also a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with the charitable purposes of patient care, research and education. Health Hub SF, also a tax exempt organization, and UCSF have entered into an Agreement by which they will affiliate to jointly engage with the Bay Area community of researchers, physicians, students, doctoral scholars on the one hand and entrepreneurs and investors on the other that are working on healthcare and life sciences innovations to provide educational support, networking opportunities and programming to assist in moving ideas and discoveries forward to provide tangible benefits for patients and the advancement of science worldwide. @ 2018