UCSF Rosenman RISE 2024
RISE Up and Become a Part of Our Community
Advance your technology, develop industry skills, and work with our network of experts
Through RISE, we identify promising entrepreneurs from groups that are underrepresented in healthtech—such as women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ individuals—and connect them with any number of leaders from the UCSF network and beyond. These leaders, who are carefully assigned to program participants based on personal background and area of expertise, provide entrepreneurs with professional guidance and strategic support. Entrepreneurs also gain access to the ever-growing UCSF Rosenman network of innovators, investors, and industry leaders.
The RISE program entails 3 months of one-on-one interactions with mentors who have a wide range of expertise, including communications, legal matters, market access, market development, business strategy, and investment.
- Entrepreneurs based anywhere in the US are eligible.
- Early-stage entrepreneurs in companies with a minimum viable product are encouraged to apply, although later-stage companies are also welcome.
- Applications are encouraged from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in health technology, including those individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. This includes, but is not limited to, women and LBGTQ+ individuals, of any ethnic or racial group as well as any individual identifying as Hispanic, Black, Asian (South East Asian), Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander, or American Indian / Alaska Native.
- If selected, entrepreneurs must commit the required time to interact with mentors. Interactions can be via Zoom or in person.
Benefits to Entrepreneurs
RISE entrepreneurs receive a benefits package including mentorship, network access, and specialized skill development. Once accepted, RISE entrepreneurs will immediately be matched with experts in their field who will serve as mentors and advisors. You will also gain the support of UCSF Rosenman Institute staff, as well as a lifelong place in our ecosystem of investors and entrepreneurs.