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Advisors: Make a Match, Go!

We've identified the most exciting healthcare challenges seeking expert advice.  
Interested? Apply today!

Once you have applied to Health Hub Connect as an advisor, you can create a profile that reflects your skills, expertise, domain knowledge, and describe the kind of projects that interest you. Our algorithm will use this information to identify the right companies in need of your advice. Meanwhile, the Personal Navigator will refine this list to match you to only those 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 conduct periodic checks to ensure that the connection is mutually beneficial.

Do you want to help a company grow?

CompanIES: 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. UCSF Health Hub working alongside our partners in the UCSF ecosystem aspire to be a 'partner for life.'  Our focus is to help you achieve your next milestone through a a step-by-step approach:

Whether you are looking for a clinical or research partner to design and execute a pilot project, or to build out products and services, UCSF health Hub Connect can help you with:
-- clinical validation, by connecting you with researchers, UCSF doctors, or patient populations and,
– access to high quality investors, mentors and advisors as allies for growth.

Here's how.

1.  Sign up to UCSF Health Hub Connect and create a profile

2. Complete a brief
– Create a compelling profile and a standout brief, with a sense of urgency about it- only 25 profiles are shortlisted by the Personal Navigator each month for a match, based on your brief.

3. The matching process -
Once your profile is shortlisted, our algorithm programmatically creates a set of possible 'matches', that your Personal Navigator uses to identify the 'best' match, within two weeks. The Personal Navigator also ensures the success of each match by reaching out to your prospective advisor to confirm their interest, before connecting you.

4. Get matched - You will be informed by email once a match is identified.

4 . Graduate to the 'next' milestone. We call it moving up the innovation pyramid.

6. Repeat.
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