UCSF HEALTH HUB

@ Worldwide center for healthcare innovation

Clinical validation, Innovation Strategy, Design, Technology, Research, Events, Marketing, research, and Investment to learn and scale

Our time-tested matching algorithms and a dedicated member of the UCSF Health Hub team will work hand-in-hand to find you your ideal advisor, investor, or mentor.

The #1 matching service in digital health. Sign up today it's free.

Select your path:

For Founders: 
100% Help. 0% Equity.

We are a venture capital funded non-profit designed to help companies. We do not take any equity.

Our matching service scans through our massive database to find the highest-quality advisors to assist selected briefs each month, within a set time frame of two weeks.

The powerful matching algorithm at the core of the service is given a human face in the form of our Personal Navigators, who identify the most promising pairings and handhold the connection until it is ready to take off. 

This ensures the success of the connection is as much on us, as it is up to you.

For Advisors:
Make a Match, Go!

We bring you the most exciting healthcare challenges calling out for your advise, making sure the problem interests you before connecting you.

Once you have applied to Health Hub Connect as an advisor, create a profile that reflects your skills, expertise, domain knowledge; describe the kind of projects that interest you, and let our algorithm identify the right early-stage companies in need of your advice. Meanwhile, the Personal Navigator will refine this list to match you to companies that suit you best, once you consent.

Once matched, how and what you do is up to you and the founders. Your navigator will check in periodically to ensure that the connection is mutually beneficial.

Do you want to help a company grow?


For Doctors and Researchers:
A Scientific Acceleration Network

Our network boasts of world-renowned healthcare leaders and high-achievers who care passionately about taking action on solutions. 

We connect doctors and researchers with founders and other resources to collaborate and innovate the next generation of healthcare solutions.

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

We make it easier to find the next Fitbit, Genentech, or Epic, by reducing the time to pinpoint that needle in the haystack.

UCSF Health Hub is the leading repository of qualified healthcare companies that are seeking investments, sorted by funding stage, size, and solution category.

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.

Health Hub takes no equity.
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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
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
MEET OUR ADVISORS
Lucia Mokres
Biotechnology Entrepreneurial Consultant
Jeanette McCarthy
Founder, Precision Medicine Advisors
Reena Jadhav
Founder HealthBootcamps,
Investor, Advisor
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
MEET OUR FOUNDERS
Kristian Ranta
Founder & CEO, Meru Health
Lisa Diamond
Co-founder & CEO Pinpoint Science
Osh. Agabi
Founder & CEO, Koniku
MEET OUR FOUNDERS
Mubhij Ahmad
Co-founder & CEO, DNALite Therapeutics
Karim Gahlil
Founder, Mendel Health
Steven Chen
Founder & CEO Scanwell Health
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
MEET OUR INVESTORS
David Fox
Impact Investor & Advisor
Camille Samuels
Partner at Venrock
Neil Devani
Investor Singularity Holdings VC

UCSF Health Hub Introduces
The DIGITAL HEALTH WEBINAR FINDER

Easily find the best four weeks of upcoming digital health webinars from our partners, collaborators, and the top analyst firms.

EXPLORE THE UCSF HEALTH HUB WEBINAR FINDER

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.

BECOME A UCSF VOLUNTEER PATRIOT

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

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.

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.

MEET THE WINNERS

FOR OuR Innovation Partners

UCSF Health Hub partners with the best strategic healthcare accelerators, innovation hubs, growth studios, and program partners including health systems, pharmaceuticals, medical device, and technology companies across the country to provide 10 core offerings

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

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