Tag: entrepreneurship

The Art of Crafting a Non-Binding Term Sheet

One of the most meaningful milestones for start-ups and young companies is the establishment of a relationship with a larger pharma company, medical device/diagnostics firm, or provider network. You have spent a long time and countless hours going to partnering events, “kissing many frogs”, and dancing with partners that had two left feet! Now is… Read more »

Positioning Your Startups for Success

Jeffrey Hausfeld MD, MBA, is the Chairman of the Board of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, who moderated a panel for Pismo Venture’s first Life science Symposium. This panel details how you can position your start-ups for success with panelists from the community. Panelists include: Errol Arkilic, PhD is a nationally recognized leader in technology… Read more »

What you should learn from the Google Health failure

There used to be a time when almost everyone was asking, “What would Google do with sickcare?” Google health has pulled the plug on their sickcare venture. So did Haven. So did Microsoft. Maybe if the folks in the corner offices (remember those) or at their beach villas working from home talked to some doctors sooner, things might have been… Read more »

So, You Have an Idea, But Do You Have a Clue?

By Eric Kirsch, Leader of SoPE Charlotte, North Carolina Chapter So the surgeon turns to me and says “I would love to tell you my idea, but first I need you to sign this NDA”. I chuckle for a few seconds. But my answer is “no”.  These days I get approached by a lot of… Read more »

SoPE & The Japan Ministry of Health

In the last decade, entrepreneurial spirit within the United States has grown rapidly across various industries, but especially in the medical and healthcare fields. Many practicing physicians have entered the entrepreneurial world, creating new inventions themselves, launching companies or acting as consultants or advisors for medical device companies. We often we take for granted the… Read more »

The entrepreneurial v the clinical mindset

Innovation starts with the right mindset. For that reason, doctors with a clinical mindset have some characteristics that are entrepreneurial keys. However, there are many more entrepreneurial mindset traits they lack. So, if you are a sick care professional, like a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, dentist or allied health professional interested in entrepreneurship or a non-clinical career pivot, then… Read more »

How to find your innerpreneur

There are entrepreneurs and there are intrapreneurs, employees acting like entrepreneurs with in their organizations.. But few recognize that there are many innerpreneurs. The entomology of the entrepreneurial life cycle resembles an insect that goes from the egg to the larval to the pupal to the adult phase. If just takes fertilization for the process to… Read more »

How to speak to a narcissistic entrepreneur

Imagine you are at a cocktail party and, inevitably, at least in the US, one of the first questions will be, “So, what do you do?”  NB: Do not ask this as the first question when in Europe or Asia. The answer: “I’m a physician entrepreneur”. Now what? Consider it an exercise in cultural competence… Read more »

How to Create Medical Student Entrepreneurs

Biomedical and clinical innovation and entrepreneurship has begun to take its rightful place along side anatomy, biochemistry and clinical medicine in medical school. The process has been slow, but we are seeing the evidence of medical student engagement and interest. Here are 10 ways to stimulate medical student interest and achievement in bioentrepreneurship: 1. Create bioentrepreneurship… Read more »