Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE) Kentucky Chapter is the regional chapter for the non-profit global biomedical and healthcare innovation network SoPE. Membership is open to medical professionals and other stakeholders in healthcare. Members include doctors, nurses, dentists, healthcare entrepreneurs, investors, engineers, IT professionals, and industry representatives. SoPE is here to provide the network to encourage, educate, and connect biomedical and healthcare entrepreneurs so that new ideas get a chance—The Society operates in the very early stages of innovation commercialization; encouraging physicians and other medical professional entrepreneurs with ideas about how to improve healthcare to explore the possibilities and empowering them should they decide to take those initial steps in the “go to market” process. SoPE is unique in its make-up, leadership and mission – The Society is the only known organization founded and led by physicians with the specific purpose of providing support to those physicians and other medical professionals on the front lines of delivering healthcare that need help in bringing their ideas, inventions and innovations for improving healthcare to life.
We have a very eclectic group of individuals who attend our meetings, a key component in nurturing the healthcare/life science innovation ecosystem in Kentucky. We meet at various locations. Please join us!
Jason Harris, MD
Dr. Jason Harris, MD is a general surgeon in Lexington, KY practicing for 14 years. A University of Kentucky graduate, Dr Harris has pioneered multiple firsts with respect to laparoscopic and robotic surgery in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He served as Department of Surgery Chairman at KY-1 St. Joseph’s Main Hospital as well as two separate terms as the Chief of General Surgery. Dr. Harris is co-founder of ORLink, a workflow optimization platform for operating rooms focusing on communication and education. He has authored scientific papers on multiple general surgery topics and has been a guest lecturer at Cornell University. Dr. Harris is also a former executive board member of the Lexington Medical Society and invited general surgery board advisor at Baxter pharmaceuticals.
Since 1988, Marcum King has been in business for himself with a passion for entrepreneurial endeavors and a focus on Finance, Investments and Business Development. His professional career has spanned across a broad spectrum that encompasses over 80 commercial real estate development and redevelopment projects with a company called Kinglander, the launch of his own chain of branded fitness clubs, called Energy and serves as the Managing General Partner of Global Equity Group, Global Medical Holdings and Global Aviation Ventures. Mr. King embarked upon the equity investments industry in 2005 as the founder of Global Equity Ventures with a modest $7mm fund. This evolved into HealthCare, Aviation and Aerospace as a result of his co-ownership in two medical practices and his passion as a pilot. These firms now act as growth equity investment syndicates comprised of active, accredited investors.
Over the course of his career, Mr. King has raised in excess of $80mm in private finance development, start up, early stage and venture backed later stage companies across a variety of market sectors including BioTech, Life Science, MedTech, Nutraceuticals, Aviation, CPG, AgTech, SAAS, GreenTech Companies, Historic Real Estate Tax Credit Companies and Manufacturing. His capital raising efforts have focused on a diverse investor base including individuals, institutions and family offices.
Mr. King graduated from the University of Kentucky with high honors with a Bachelor of Business with a concentration in global political finance.
Five Top Reasons You Should Attend Kentucky SoPE Chapter events
- Learn by Example & perfect your own!
- Understand what seasoned investors expect in real life terms
- Networking with like-minded professionals
- Create your own Due Diligence process
- Be Part of It!