Stephanie Marrus directs the Entrepreneurship Center at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She builds programs to help scientists, clinicians and technologists to commercialize their inventions. Stephanie educates, coaches and brings in Industry participants to enrich the startup culture. She is responsible for marketing UCSF's Innovation, Technology and Alliance group. Stephanie is also a business consultant for high potential, entrepreneurial science-and technology- based companies. Areas of specialty include business development, business planning, strategy, corporate development, partnering, M&A, licensing, fundraising, marketing, market research, and communications. She is an expert in business strategy, creating opportunities and visibility, assessing opportunities, marketing programs, negotiating business development and M&A transactions, corporate communications and investor relations.

She is affiliated with Stanford's Technology Ventures Program. Stephanie formerly served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business and an adjunct faculty member at Berkeley's Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology.

Stephanie has substantial experience as an international entrepreneurship educator, teaching in Russia, the Middle East, Latin America, Europe. She holds an M.B.A from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. from Columbia University and an A.B. from Cornell University. She is the author of Building the Strategic Plan, a management text published by John Wiley that has been successfully sold worldwide. An accomplished writer, Stephanie has been published in the Wall Street Journal and in The Scientist magazine.

Industry Experience

Life science, universities, venture capital


Start ups, technology commercialization, business development, marketing, entrepreneurial education

Universities Mentored For

Stanford, UC Berkeley

Stephanie Marrus

University of California, San Francisco

San Francisco, California

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