Chair, Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute; Co-director, Center for Physiological Proteomics, The Scripps Research Institute
Managing General Partner at Pappas Ventures
Managing Director of Hatteras Discovery and Venture Partner at Hatteras Venture Partners
This course for aspiring life science entrepreneurs, led by renowned startup guru Steve Blank, meets at the UCSF Mission Bay campus every Tuesday from October 1 to December 12. From the organizers:
“This 10-week course will take you down the pathway to building your idea into a venture. It is not about writing a business plan or doing library research. You will be talking to actual customers and partners about your idea and learning the chaos and uncertainty of how a startup actually works. You’ll learn how to use a business model to brainstorm each part of a company, and customer development, getting out of the classroom to talk to real prospects to see if anyone other than you would want/use your product. Each week will be a new adventure as you test another part of your business model and share this knowledge with the rest of the class.”
Application deadline is September 6, 2013. Information and application forms here.