The society of physician entrepreneurs (so pe)

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The society of physician entrepreneurs (so pe)

  1. 1. Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA University of Colorado School of Medicine Founding President and CEO, www.sopenet.org
  2. 2. •Rising health care costs •Access •Quality •Stressed innovation pipeline •Disenfranchized and disempowered physicians •Globalization •Lack of bioentrepreneurship knowledge, skills and abilities •Lack of early stage money •Lack of opportunities to get experience
  3. 3. Entrepreneurship (HBS): The pursuit of opportunity using resources beyond those you currently control. Biomedical Entrepreneurship (Meyers): The process of creating customer/patient defined value by deploying biomedical and health innovation.
  4. 4. Education Experience Connections/Mentors Cash
  5. 5. The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs ( www.s0penet.org) is a NFP global biomedical and health innovation network . Members include healthcare entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, and industry representatives
  6. 6. The mission of SoPE is to help biomedical and healthcare entrepreneurs get their ideas, discoveries and inventions to patients by providing them with education , connections to service providers and investors and offering value added products and services.
  7. 7. Sope U is an online learning platform SoPE Chapters offer monthly educational and network events Partnerships with others offering meetings, seminars, etc SoPE Summit Collaborations with International Business Schools CU Program in Bioinnovation and Entrepreneurship
  8. 8. Working with local technology transfer offices or industry SoPE Innovation Scholars Program Acclerators like HealthStartZ in Denver
  9. 9. 5100 people on linkedin group Extensive social media networ SoPE Newsletter SoPE Website at www.sopenet.org Monthly Chapter meetings (over 20 around the world)
  10. 10. Connections to early stage investors Collaborations with TIE Rockies, National Association of Seed and Venture Funds, Rockies Venture Club, and other international angel networks Crowd funding intermediary? SoPE Capital Mangement ?
  11. 11. • • • • • 9000 global members on linkedin and website Over 1350 dues paying members ($50/year) Growing at 300 members/month International chapter network Chapter and global industry sponsors
  12. 12. Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA ceo@sopenet.net

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