About Us


Jeni Janci, PhD, Campus Director, UCSF LaunchPad; and Program Director, Catalyst Program

Nathaniel Prorok, MHA, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, UCSF LaunchPad; and Program Manager, Catalyst Program


Venture Consultants

Charles Hart, PhD, Director Catalyst Program and Blackstone LaunchPad Venture Consultant


Stewardship Council

Julene Johnson, PhD, Associate Dean of Research, UCSF School of Nursing

Bill Lindstaedt, MS, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Office of Career and Professional Development

Michael Matrone, PhD, Associate Director, Office of Career and Professional Development


The Blackstone LaunchPad is a global network available at 46 universities to over 1 million students world-wide.