A non-profit global

biomedical and healthcare

innovation network

Driving innovation in healthcare through community and entrepreneurship.


Network with peers and industry partners involved all aspects of the innovation commercialization process.

Our community is comprised of all types of healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs, organizations, and investors.

  • Medical Device, Diagnostics and Drug Companies
  • Healthcare IT, Digital Health, Telemedicine
  • Medical Products and Related Medical Services
  • Service Support Organizations
  • Investors

Why Join?


Collaborate with healthcare entrepreneurs and industry professionals to gain access to information, expertise and funding from dilutive and non-dilutive sources.


Learn from industry experts and experienced entrepreneurs in the SoPE network through online publications and discussions, and educational and networking events.


Empower yourself with tools to launch your idea to the next level using SoPE’s network connections, resources and information direct from healthcare industry experts.


Interact with like-minded professionals and industry partners ready to connect and collaborate at all stages of of the commercialization process.
Join today

Arlen D. Meyers MD, MBA

president and ceo


Our goal at SoPE is to accelerate innovations in order to improve healthcare. We seek to empower doctors, other healthcare providers and entrepreneurs with the information, resources, connections, and experience they need to commercialize their ideas, inventions and discoveries.

If you are interested in improving healthcare through innovation, please join us.

Good luck with your new venture.

Jeffrey N. Hausfeld MD, MBA, FACS



2024: Embracing a Year of Innovation and Perseverance

Dear SoPE Members and Friends,

Yet another year has passed by quickly and as we stand at the threshold of a new year, I am filled with a profound sense of hope and anticipation for the incredible journey that lies ahead. While January 1st is just another day on the calendar, for most of us, it represents a time for renewal and focusing our resolve to boost our trajectory at the start of the new year. The tricky part is to maintain that momentum beyond the first quarter!

The past year has tested our resilience and determination, but it has also showcased the remarkable strength and unity within the SoPE community of healthcare and life science entrepreneurs and innovators. Kudos to all of you who believe that “doing well by doing good” is not just another glib affirmation found hanging in your office.

In the face of unprecedented challenges, ranging from scarce sources of funding, talent acquisition, and continued supply disruptions, you have demonstrated unwavering dedication to improving lives and advancing the frontiers of healthcare. Your innovative spirit has not only fueled groundbreaking discoveries but has also paved the way for a future where compassion and progress intersect.

As healthcare providers and life science professionals, we, as a group, have a unique and deep understanding of what it means to lose one’s health and vitality, to suffer from a chronic disease, or to succumb to a deadly affliction. We know that illness is the great equalizer, striking rich and poor, powerful and meek, without regard for gender, race, color, religion, or political affiliation. Let us strive to make 2024 a year of collaboration, where our collective efforts can bring about transformative change. Each of us should hold up the mirror to our own organizations and dedicate our efforts to foster an environment that nurtures creativity, values diversity, and empowers every individual to contribute their unique talents to our shared mission.

In my career as both a surgeon and now as a biotech entrepreneur, I have learned, sometimes the hard way, that challenges are inherent, but so too is the potential for impact. Every “ah-hah” moment, may be the inspiration that catalyzes a breakthough device or therapeutic and has the power to shape the future of healthcare. Each of us has the opportunity of leaving a bigger footprint, influencing not only the lives of individuals but the well-being of communities and societies at large.

I view the SoPE community as architects of progress, champions of positive change, with the resilience and fortitude of turning obstacles into stepping stones toward a healthier, more sustainable future.

I am immensely proud to serve on the governing Board of such a dynamic and forward-thinking organization. Together, we have the power widen our tent, and to redefine the landscape of healthcare and life sciences. In a year filled with turbulence and strife, I wish each of you a New Year filled with abundance…more compassion, more understanding, more civility, and most certainly, more peace!

Here’s to a year of innovation, exploration, collective success and to the joy of making a meaningful difference!


Jeff Hausfeld

Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board-SoPE

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