Our five finalists pitched their startup at the Global Corporate Venturing & Innovation Summit on January 30th, 2018 in Monterey, CA. Learn more about their experience with our inaugural campaign.

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Congratulations to Dr. Sophia Yen of Pandia Health!

Dr. Yen is the winner of the 2017 "I am a UC entrepreneur" campaign for alumni. Pandia Health is a subscription medication delivery services working to streamline how women manage their reproductive health. Sophia was mentored by Vitaly Golomb, partner & global startup evangelist of HP Tech ventures, and is well one her way to building a trusted brand for women to manage their reproductive health.

Watch the remaining 4 finalists' elevator pitch at GCVI 2018.


UC alumni create groundbreaking products and revolutionary companies.

The 'I am a UC Entrepreneur' campaign showcases unique stories, as well as the breadth and depth of UC's entrepreneurial efforts across more than two dozen incubators and accelerators across the system..


Watch to learn more about UC's five alumni entrepreneur campaign finalists and their innovative companies.

Jude Calvillo


Software and Services

Heather Hochrein

EVmatch, Inc.


Brian (Hon Wye) Soo

Lume LLC

Electronic Systems and Components

Michael Urner

Tergis Technologies LLC

Medical Devices

Sophia Yen

Pandia Health

Software and Services


Finalists are paired with a VC mentor to help prepare for their final pitch.


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