We provide emerging healthtech entrepreneurs with guidance from seasoned industry executives.
Through UCSF Rosenman Institute Executive Mentorship, we match healthtech and medtech entrepreneurs with executives who have the C-level experience and proven track records needed to reach the next milestone. Entrepreneurs and Executive Mentors specialize in the healthcare technology field and most importantly, benefit from the learning relationship: companies gain invaluable guidance, and mentors have the opportunity to get involved with emerging innovators.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How is an Executive Mentor matched with a startup?
Our team identifies a good fit based on an executive’s experience, their specific area of expertise, and the type of guidance an entrepreneur is seeking. The program is designed to make personalized matches between experts and vetted startups.
How does the program work?
Once there is a mutual agreement on a match, a template Executive Mentorship agreement is provided to establish the relationship. The mentorship lasts for up to six months, during which time the relationship is confidential. Upon the completion of the program, the entrepreneur takes the Founders Pledge and grants the mentor 0.25% equity, which vests monthly. Entrepreneurs and mentors can then evolve into a more permanent and non-confidential relationship, with the mentor becoming a board member or other formal advisor.
What startups are eligible for the program?
Companies founded by UCSF faculty, students, or staff are eligible for Executive Mentorship. In addition, Rosenman Founders are also eligible. Companies should be incorporated and ideally have raised a minimum of $100,000.
What if I’m not a Rosenman Founders Pledge member?
Does the Rosenman Institute take equity?
We don’t take any equity. Equity goes directly to the Executive Mentors, ensuring that mentors and entrepreneurs alike are directly invested in successful growth.