Diversity and Inclusion

“We view inclusion and diversity as strategic drivers of growth, not only professionally but personally. If our world was made up of homogeneous minds, we would never advance. We would never realize more effective ways of delivering care, find cures for rare diseases, nor live nearly as long as most people do today.”

Marc Samuels, CEO and President

Beyond Our Walls

We at ADVI partner with our clients and communities to help advance solutions that will foster a more diverse, inclusive, and accepting world for all. We prioritize philanthropy and volunteerism, both professionally and personally.

As a firm, ADVI supports community and client charities, and donates to different causes each year, including those pertaining to Alzheimer’s, gene therapies, brain injuries, and cancer treatments. To ensure our employees have the time they need to support causes they care about, we provide paid volunteer time off to our team members several times a year, including on ADVI’s founding day, July 1.

We give back wherever we can, in whatever way we can. We share what we know by lecturing and teaching graduate students to serial entrepreneurs. We provide pro bono consulting through alumni counseling activities and through the BUILD, ADAPT, and RISE activities at the UCSF Rosenman Institute. Through that initiative, we help women and minority-owned businesses secure the funding they need to get their innovations off the ground.


Committed to Our Community

RISE UP, an ADVI co-created program with the support of the UCSF Rosenman Institute’s Rosenman RISE initiative, offers entrepreneurs specialized mentorship, networking opportunities, and a community of fellowship innovators. RISE entrepreneurs gain access to three months of one-on-one interactions with experienced mentors from the Rosenman network and beyond, covering subjects across communications, contracting and commercialization, market access, market development, business strategy, and investment. The program is open to early-stage entrepreneurs in companies with a minimum viable product who are from underrepresented gender, racial, ethnic, and other social groups in health technology and digital health.

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New “UCSF Rosenman RISE” Program Connects Underrepresented Healthtech Entrepreneurs With Mentors.

Will Help Founders and CEOs Build Skills, Advance Their Technologies.

Cancer Care Equity

ADVI sparked and funded the idea of a Young Investigator Award focused on health equity and socio-economic determinants of health. NCCN funded not one, but two such awards in 2022. The NCCN Foundation is is a 501©(3) organization founded by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) to empower people living with cancer. The Young Investigator Awards Program annually funds the most promising young researchers at the forefront of innovation in cancer research. ADVI helped fund an award focused on developing patient-centered strategies to improve equitable access to cellular therapies.

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