San Francisco Bay Area Chapter


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The SoPE, SF Bay Area Chapter is located in the heart of Silicon Valley, where there is a renaissance of healthcare and biotech entrepreneurship. You do not need to be a local to join our chapter, as we reach entrepreneurs nationally in Medical Devices, Digital Health, and Biosciences. We welcome all those who are involved in the healthcare space.

Health Care entrepreneurship is alive and well for those who are interested in investing their time and energy in the development of a much needed healthcare product or service. Whether you are looking to start your career through entrepreneurship or turn your passion into a second career, we have group expertise that can help you unlock the unique talent that is within you.

Join us! We meet at quarterly dinners where brilliant innovations and ideas are presented.

Dr. Uli Chettipally

Chapter Leader

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Dr. Sridhar Prathikanti

Chapter Leader

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Five Top Reasons You Should Attend San Francisco Bay Area SoPE Chapter events

  • 1. Learn by Example & perfect your own!
  • 2. Understand what seasoned investors expect in real life terms
  • 3. Networking with like-minded professionals
  • 4. Create your own Due Diligence process
  • 5. Be Part of It!

Dr. Uli Chettipally

Chapter Leader

Dr. Chettipally is an emergency physician, researcher and an innovator.

After finishing medical school at Osmania University, he did a residency in Emergency Medicine in Los Angeles. He also holds an MPH from UCLA School of Public Health. He started his emergency medicine practice in Kaiser Permanente, a large integrated healthcare organization. He is also the co-founder and CTO of CREST Network, a large emergency medicine research network.

He has 20+ years of experience in patient care, clinical research and technology innovation. From various leadership positions he has held, he gained a broad understanding of the healthcare landscape, and a deep knowledge of technology that can transform the way medicine is practiced today. His current work involves discovering, designing, developing and deploying clinical decision support, risk stratification, big data, predictive analytics, mobile health, shared decision making and wearable technology applications.

He is eager to learn new things, get proven things done and jump start the next big thing!

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Sridhar Prathikanti,MD

Chapter Leader

Sridhar Prathikanti, MD trained at the University of Chicago, NIH research in Bethesda, Maryland 5 years, NIH Office of Tech Transfer, University of California, San Francisco 7 years, Board Member of Life Science Angels, Chair of Life Science Angels, Co-Founder SoPE Chapter San Francisco Bay Area, CEO Akimo Inc a digital health start up. Dr. Prathikanti is passionate about angel investing, helping entrepreneurs, and start ups.

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