The UCSF LaunchPad
Our goal is to help all UCSF students and trainees succeed by helping them develop an entrepreneurial mindset to address challenges and solve problems. The program is open to all students, trainees, and alumni in all fields. The campus-based LaunchPad enables participants to access mentoring, grow their network, and connect with resources to accelerate the success of their business.
Catalyst Summer Internship
The “Catalyst Internship” provides an opportunity to be part of an innovative project team to learn about early translational research and the process of translating academic discoveries into products for patient benefit. The primary focus for Catalyst Summer Interns is to draft Target Product Profiles (TPPs) for the Catalyst Award projects. While creating the TPPs, interns will learn about important aspects of translating an idea into a project.
Startup Career Fair
The LaunchPad hosts the startup community's most accessible career fair! The LaunchPad's Virtual Startup Career Fairs has connected students and alumni from UCSF, Stanford, and beyond with startup opportunities, jobs, and internships.
California Startup Weekend
The UCSF LaunchPad annually hosts the California LaunchPad Startup Weekend for students from all University of California campuses and beyond! Startup Weekends are designed for students early in their entrepreneurship and innovation journey without any prior training or existing venture experience.
UCSF COVID-19 Hackathon
See the results of the UCSF virtual three-week hackathon aimed at designing new innovative and technical solutions to health, medical, and scientific challenges we face due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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