@ Worldwide center for healthcare innovation

UCSF Health Hub connects healthcare concepts and companies with education, expertise, validation, and capital to scale and grow.


Find the best advisors, investors, and/or doctors to scale and grow your business.

Investors & Advisors

Find and help the best new
healthcare ideas.


UCSF Digital Health Awards 2020

Click below to watch the full awards ceremony which was live-streamed on September 23, 2020 from Beyond Pix Studio, San Francisco.


UCSF Health Hub Connect

UCSF Health Hub Connect is an online matching system, like a match.com, that connects healthcare innovators to the advisors, mentors or investors to help them scale breakthrough solutions.

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Select your path:

For Founders: 
100% Help. 0% Equity.

We are a venture capital funded non-profit designed to help companies scale and grow.

We believe that creating breakthrough change requires supporting each other as a community committed to solving our greatest healthcare challenges. We do not charge for membership or take any equity.


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 introduction from us with your potential match. If you decide it's a project for you, you can connect privately. If it's a match, how and what you do is up to you and the founders.

UCSF Health Hub will periodically send out tips and status requests and help ensure the relationship works.

Do you want to help a company grow?


For Doctors and Researchers:
A Scientific Acceleration Network

The UCSF Health Hub community is a network of healthcare leaders who have achieved great things and care passionately about taking action on solutions. 

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!)


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. 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.
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
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
Lucia Mokres
Biotechnology Entrepreneurial Consultant
Jeanette McCarthy
Founder, Precision Medicine Advisors
Reena Jadhav
Founder HealthBootcamps,
Investor, Advisor
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
Kristian Ranta
Founder & CEO, Meru Health
Lisa Diamond
Co-founder & CEO Pinpoint Science
Osh. Agabi
Founder & CEO, Koniku
Mubhij Ahmad
Co-founder & CEO, DNALite Therapeutics
Karim Gahlil
Founder, Mendel Health
Steven Chen
Founder & CEO Scanwell Health
Shubhra Jain, MD, MBA
Investor, Cota Capital
Rachel Star
Investor, Shasta Ventures
Jeffrey Low, M.D
Partner, Bio Fund at Andreessen Horowitz
David Fox
Impact Investor & Advisor
Camille Samuels
Partner at Venrock
Neil Devani
Investor Singularity Holdings VC

UCSF Volunteer Patriots Program

UCSF Volunteer Patriots Program is a sub initiative within UCSF Health Hub Connect to match companies working on legitimate COVID mitigating projects to the help they need to bring their solutions to market faster.


UCSF Health Hub Connect Member Testimonials

“My Health Hub Connect profile matched me with a top researcher at UCSF that I otherwise would have never met. Dr. Adam Ferguson was exactly the kind of PI I wanted to meet to continue scaling our product."
- Richard Hanbury,
CEO Sana Health
“I joined as a UCSF Navigator because I am passionate about sharing the lessons from our research with the digital health community to help founders promote health for all. UCSF Health Hub enables me to engage with the broader digital health community.”
– Urmimala Sakar, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Director, UCSF
“UCSF Health Hub connects me with talented entrepreneurs, organizes valuable networking opportunities, and hosts stimulating speakers who explore the future of health and medicine. This is invaluable to me in my role as a startup advisor, angel investor, and physician at UCSF. I recently accepted the position of Medical Director at Scanwell Health, a Y Combinator company, highlighting the possibilities enabled by UCSF Health Hub.”
“UCSF Health Hub connects me with talented entrepreneurs, organizes valuable networking opportunities, and hosts stimulating speakers who explore the future of health and medicine.”
– Jack Jeng, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Officer, Scanwell
"While networking at a UCSF Health Hub event, we met our new Director of Finance, Kirk McAfee, and within 10 days there was money in the door. I cannot stress enough how powerful the Health Hub community is and how glad I am they’re providing this service."
– Julia Fry,
Founder & CEO, Puretergent



Have you received a grant or raised first capital? 


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


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


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


UCSF Health Hub Events

UCSF Health Hub organizes high-end curated events and intimate conversations for community members. Join us to receive invites to our series of fireside chats, networking events, summits, and expert panel discussions.

Monthly Fireside Chats

Monthly fireside chats with the biggest healthcare innovators in Silicon Valley (past speakers included Vinod Khosla and other stalwarts). More info here.

Healthcare Summits & Conferences

Healthcare Summits with the biggest industry luminaries as speakers & presenters, in association with 20 leading national healthcare innovators. More info here.

Expert Keynotes & Panel discussions

Curated events with industry stalwarts, both virtual and in-person at at UCSF's Mission Bay campus. View previous event recordings here.

Co-hosted events with partners

We are partnering with NASDAQ, the World Economic Forum, Vator Health, DOCSF, Bootstrap Labs, and over 15 internal departments around UCSF. Find out more here.

Our UCSF Innovation Partners

UCSF Health Hub is a founder's starting point to the UCSF healthcare innovation ecosystem.

We work closely with all the innovation organizations across the UCSF campus.

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