VIP Mission Statement: To provide a platform for life sciences startups in various stages and connect entrepreneurs with investors, professors, and industry expertsTo provide valuable insight and resources for students at Berkeley and UCSF who are interested in learning and actively participating in the life sciences startup community

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Promoting entrepreneurship in healthcare and the life sciences across UC Berkeley and UCSF

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VIP Startup Symposium

Innovations in medical devices and neuroscience

Featuring five startups pitching to venture capitalists & UCSF faculty

Registration is required at:

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Featuring pitches from: Sponsored by:


Developing a noninvasive, wearable, monitoring device that detects bladder fullness and signals when it is time to urinate.


Helps patients fight cancer by minimizing drug toxicity and allowing for high-dose therapy to improve patient survival.


Uses frugal innovation techniques to develop a light, portable endoscopy prototype for a fraction of the price of existing solutions.


Provides a unique surgical technology that allows therapeutic drug delivery to large, complex brain targets through a single initial brain penetration.


Brings a standard of care to neurosurgery by enabling surgeons to functionally map the brain instantaneously and safely.

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May 16th, 6:00-8:00 pm

Genentech Hall N-114

UCSF Mission Bay

Representatives from:

Burrill & Company

Sands Capital Ventures

Precision Nanosystems

ZoneOne Pharma

…and more TBA

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