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Entrepreneurship center is a valuable resource

Narrator:       This is Science Today. The Entrepreneurship Center at the University of California, San Francisco ,is set up to be a resource for scientists and clinicians to learn more about becoming entrepreneurs. Stephanie Marrus, who directs the center, says they are part of the Office of Innovation, Technology and Alliances.

Marrus:          The Entrepreneurship Center at UCSF has a variety of programs to encourage entrepreneurs and give them the resources and network. We have a speakers series; we have an entrepreneurs club; we have a large number of mentors who are already engaged here. And we have lots of collaboration.

Narrator:       Marrus says that the center's mentorship and the teaching teams provide a great support system, too, which helps people learn much faster. 

Marrus:          Entrepreneurship research has shown that if an entrepreneur works in a team, he's more likely to be successful than one who works on their own. And this is a team-based program that absolutely takes advantage of that knowledge.

Narrator:       For Science Today, I'm Larissa Branin.