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Big Bang! Workshop: Define the Problem and Solution

November 15, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Defining the Problem and Solution

A key element in developing a viable business is clearly articulating the problem you are solving and your proposed solution. In this workshop, develop your initial key elements to define your business: the problem, solution and value proposition.


Can't make the workshop in person? We will be livestreaming, and encourage you to hold a watch party. Visit

Big Bang! Workshop: Write to Win: Developing Your Executive Summary

December 6, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Write to Win: Developing Your Executive Summary

Learn how to define your business in a concise and well-written executive summary. The executive summary is a required deliverable in Round 1 of our competition. This workshop aims to help you with this deliverable.


Can't make the workshop in person? We will be livestreaming, and encourage you to hold a watch party. Visit

UCSF-Stanford CERSI Presents: Innovations in Regulatory Science Summit

January 5

The UCSF-Stanford Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSI) is pleased to present the inaugural Innovations in Regulatory Science Summit, a gathering of leaders from academia, industry and regulatory agencies to discuss the role of regulatory science in medical product development. This event will comprise primarily of panel discussions and short research talks by CERSI investigators on ongoing collaborative research projects with FDA investigators.

NextTech: From Scientist to CEO - Building a Biotech Company from the Ground Up

December 6, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Our next installment of the NextTech Speaker series features Rachel Haurwitz, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Caribou Biosciences.

Rachel is a co-founder of Caribou Biosciences and has been President and CEO since its inception. She has a research background in CRISPR-Cas biology, and is also a co-founder of Intellia Therapeutics. In 2014, she was named by Forbes Magazine to the "30 Under 30" list in Science and Healthcare, and in 2016, Fortune Magazine named her to the "40 Under 40" list of the most influential young people in business.

Venture Catalyst Knowledge Exchange: How to Prepare For and Engage Early and Often with FDA

October 30, 11:30am to 1:00pm

The UC Davis Venture Catalyst


James (Jim) Swick, Ph.D., Medtech, Biomedical, Preclinical, and Regulatory Consultant - Jim Swick Consulting

Fear of Flying:  How to Prepare For and Engage Early and Often With FDA

During this talk, Dr. Swick will discuss how best to develop a game plan for interacting with the FDA. What and how to prepare for and engage with the agency and to do so with confidence and purpose.


Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 11:30AM - 1:00PM 


The STEM Cell - svAWIS Lean In Circle

July 15, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The svAWIS Lean In Circle "The STEM Cell" is currently open to any female to join. Please know that our circle is founded on trust, respect, and confidentiality. We are a group of women who will be LEANING IN over the next twelve months with a focus on career development, well-being, and learning useful skills. We will be meeting on the third Sunday of each month for about 2 hours. At the July meeting, we will be learning about taming adrenaline for public speaking in order to take full advantage of every opportunity to advance your career.


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