Industry Advising Clinic

Industry Advising Clinic

Thursday, March 31, 2022, 4-7pm

Review the profiles of the industry advisors who will be participating in the clinic on March 31. To book a ZOOM appointment, click on the Advising Sign-Up button, read the instructions carefully, follow all of the required steps on the sign-up sheet.

Note: When signing up, be as specific as possible about why you have selected to meet with your chosen advisor. Appointments will only be confirmed if there is a clear connection made between the needs of the team and the expertise of the industry advisor. So make sure to read the descriptions provided below, and check out their LinkedIn profiles before booking an appointment.

These appointments book quickly; First-come-first-serve
Limited two sign-ups per team until Monday, March 28, 5pm PST 

Mike Cohen

Director, Innovation Ecosystem Development, UC Berkeley

Industry: Technology Licensing

Expertise: commercialization, intellectual property, patent process, business development, UC entrepreneurship systems

Executive Director, Life Sciences Entrepreneurship Center

Industry: Life Sciences, Incubation/Acceleration

Expertise: biotechnology, life sciences, intellectual property, patents, and licensing

Executive Director,
Westly Foundation

Industry: Foundations, Philanthropy

Expertise: Community relations, government affairs, public policy, housing, philanthropy

Ovidian Group, LLC, Principal

Industry: Technology/IP/Biomedical Engineering/E-commerce

Expertise: innovation acceleration, intellectual property, competitive analysis, startup mentoring and advising

CA Academy of Sciences, Director, Engagement & Philanthropy

Industry: Non-Profits/Performing Arts

Expertise: relationship management, strategic partnerships, corporate engagement and philanthropy, non-profit fundraising and management

UC Hastings College of Law, SLG Coordinator

Industry: Startup Law

Expertise: startup law, contracts and compliance, business ethics, intellectual property

Managing Director, Entrepreneurship, UCSF

Industry: Biotech/Healthcare, Incubation/Acceleration

Expertise: life sciences, business development, entrepreneurship education, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate development

Partner, PreAngel Partners

Industry: Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship

Expertise: venture capital, strategy, private equity, investments, business development, and start-ups

Managing Director, Concordia Ventures

Industry: Academia, Venture Capital

Expertise: start-ups, strategy, business development, venture capital, business strategy, and entrepreneurship

Bay Area NSF I-Corps, Program Manager

Industry: EdTech/Higher Education

Expertise: customer discovery, entrepreneurial pathways and resources, early-stage startup mentoring and advising