The SoPE South India 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.
SoPE South India is a hub of information, education, and networking for South India’s life science entrepreneurs. Through our meetings we provide education for entrepreneurs and early-stage investors and provide opportunities for them to connect to share and advance ideas. We value innovation, inclusiveness, and outcomes to further enhance South India’s role as a leading driver of life science venturing.
Dr. Kumaresh is an Entrepreneur – an Otolaryngologist who is also a healthcare entrepreneur, an opinion maker in his field and has been honoured with various awards for his contribution and achievements in the field of medical science.
He was instrumental and is associated with one of its kind Healthcare incubators in South India. He already has couple of projects which are the firsts of its kind.
He also serves as mentor and as Chief Medical Officer to various innovation/incubation centres and medical device ventures.
Vikram Visvanathan is a Technologist and Health Tech Entrepreneur with 15 years of experience in Healthtech, Medical Visualization & Emerging Tech domains. He is an experienced Co founder with a demonstrated history of working in the Information Technology and Healthcare IT services industry.
He is a pioneer in the Medical Animation space, a niche area in which there are only a handful of players globally even today. His company MARK IV, was co founded in 2005 and has worked with leading multinational pharmaceutical companies like Abbott, Biocon, Cipla, Pfizer, Dyota Numandis, to develop Drug Mechanism of Action (MOA) videos which were used for pharma marketing, sales force training and FDA approval. The company also had local presence in Germany and worked with Cologne based leading insurance provider – CentralKrankenversicherung AG. He was also head of panel on Medical Animation at NASSCOM Animation Conference
Vikram was Co founder & Principal Consultant for healthcare startup – Healthsana which specialises in Online Medical Second Opinion and Video Consulting services. He was also the Co founder & Principal Consultant for Cloud Amenity, a technology startup specialising in disruptive innovation in cloud computing. He has also consulted for startups specializing in 3D printed patient-specific implants, Remote ICU and EHR.
He is currently Co founder of Atrial Rhythm – a mobile based platform that allows patients and healthcare providers to connect and communicate with each other.
Five Top Reasons You Should Attend South India's SoPE Chapter events
- Connect with like-minded innovators
- Learn about successful venturing
- Help other entrepreneurs move their ideas forward
- Identify early-stage investing and advising opportunities
- Create positive change in healthcare