Applications are open for companies in the biotechnology and/or health technology space.

The UCSF Rosenman Institute Executive Mentorship program helps California life science, medical device, diagnostic, and digital health entrepreneurs achieve success by providing them with guidance from seasoned industry executives.

The UCSF Rosenman Institute Executive Mentorship Application is for companies who are in the healthcare technology field (medical devices, external monitoring/hardware diagnostics (not in vitro/in vivo), imaging, digital health/healthcare information technology, healthcare services, etc.)

If your company develops drugs/therapeutics, in vitro/in vivo diagnostics, or reagents/instruments/lab capital equipment please refer to the QB3 Executive Mentorship Application


Companies are eligible for the program if they are incorporated, have raised a minimum of $100,000 and the entrepreneur seeking mentorship is a full-time employee of the company.

How does it work?

The UCSF Rosenman Institute leadership identifies Executive Mentors that are a good fit for the program.  The mentors have C-level executive experience with a proven track-record, having led companies to an IPO or acquisition; or successfully through product development to commercialization, or from research through clinical proof-of-concept.  Executive Mentors are matched with entrepreneurs on a confidential basis, based on experience in the area in which the company is focused. 

If there is mutual agreement on the match, a template Executive Mentorship agreement is provided to establish the relationship.  The entrepreneur must agree to take the Founders Pledge upon execution of the agreement.  

The executives provide mentorship for up to six months, an average of two hours per week, or more by mutual agreement. The mentor is granted equity which vests monthly over those six months to a total of 0.25%. If the initial "get to know you" relationship is successful, the parties move to a non-confidential, more permanent relationship independent of QB3/Rosenman, ideally to a board or other formal advisory role.

We will be in touch within two weeks after you submit your application.