Welcome to The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE), a global biomedical and healthcare innovation network. We are now in our 4th year and continue to build our international network of members including healthcare and biomedical inventors, service providers, investors and industry members representing drugs, devices, diagnostic, healthcare IT products and services, scalable provider platforms and innovative business models.
Our goal at SoPE is to accelerate biomedical and healthcare innovation and get ideas to patients faster. We seek to empower doctors and other providers with the information, education, connections , experience and money they need to commercialize their ideas, inventions and discoveries.
2013 will mark the 3rd anniversary of SoPE as a not for profit corporate entity.. We have achieved much thanks to the efforts of our leadership team, chapter leaders and volunteers around the world. We now have about 4500 members on our linkedin group,growing at about 200/month, SOPE Magazine goes to over 18,000 physicians, our social media is vibrant, we are offering programs at national meetings and chapters are developing. In addition , we are creating partnerships with business schools, industry and other service providers to offer our members value added products and services. Our executive director, Jim Blakely, and your Board of Directors are working tirelessly to provide our members with the tools they need to succeed.
Please encourage others to join us in this journey and send me your comments and suggestions.
Arlen D. Meyers, MD, MBA
President and CEO, Society of Physician Entrepreneurs