Director, Entrepreneurship Center, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Stephanie Marrus has built an entrepreneurship program to start companies from UCSF technologies. Since joining in 2012, she has brought business expertise and startup energy to the University, resulting in a vibrant startup scene symbolic of Silicon Valley. Her entrepreneurship courses and programs mirror those of Berkeley and Stanford with a life science focus. The Center attracts top tier investors and CEOs from the startup ecosystem. A number of ventures have successfully raised funding or joined an accelerator after participating.
Prior to UCSF, Stephanie had an extensive business career that included C-suite roles in high impact, scalable life science and technology-based companies in Boston and San Francisco. In her consulting activity through SV Global Consultants, she takes the roles of strategist, business development dealmaker and operational executive in companies; organizes visits to Silicon Valley for international entrepreneurs.
Stephanie is Course Director for entrepreneurship classes at UCSF, has taught at UC Berkeley and Stanford, in Europe, Asia, Latino America and Africa. She has consulted with the US State Department, foreign government- backed entities, accelerators and universities and enjoys bringing her Silicon Valley expertise to the international scene.
She holds an AB from Cornell, MA from Columbia and MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylania.