Steve Foster, MBA
Managing Director, Licensing & Compliance (interim)
Co-Founder & Co-Director, Ambassador Program
Co-Founder, CSU Demo Day
Co-Founder, NAI Chapter at CSU
Steve joined our team in 2008, as a Director of Out-Licensing to support technologies in the areas of oncology, life science, veterinary science, and biomedical engineering. In 2021, Steve became the Managing Director, Licensing (interim) to lead licensing efforts and agreement compliance in addition to managing his technology portfolio. During his time at CSURF, Steve has developed many strategic alliances and assisted with the initiation of several CSU startups founded on CSU-owned IP from his portfolio. Through the CSUV Ambassador program, Steve works to train graduate students and post-docs in general aspects of technology transfer, leverage their presence on campus to promote understanding and awareness of Ventures, and to identify innovative projects. Finally, Steve was an initial cofounder and remains one of the driving forces of the Innovation Symposium, now knows as Demo Day – the annual innovation event held by CSU Ventures to celebrate and highlight the incredible innovation coming out of CSU.
Prior to joining CSUV, Steve spent 13 years with Amgen in research, development, and licensing. He holds a BS in Biological Sciences and an MBA from California Lutheran University.