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Society of Physician Entrepreneurs

What is SoPE?

The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE) is a global biomedical and healthcare innovation network with membership open to all healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs and industry stakeholders. SoPE was founded in 2011 by three physicians who shared a common vision – to empower physicians and other professionals to innovate healthcare through entrepreneurship. SoPE continues to gain momentum across the United States, Turkey, China and the United Arab Emirates, as well as with industry partners who directly support our members’ efforts. Members include doctors, nurses, dentists, healthcare entrepreneurs, investors, engineers, academics, IT professionals and industry representatives. What brings them together? Our community members share a common focus – working at the crossroads of innovation and commercialization to make a difference in healthcare. SoPE provides a platform for members to accelerate and catalyze innovation, as well as a separate supporting 501(c)(3) tax-exempt Foundation for scholarship and philanthropic endeavors to advance healthcare.

Dr. Arlen Meyers
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.

Why Join?

Because improving healthcare is your passion and your business. Because a community is defined by the shared values of its members. Because your innovation has the potential to impact the way healthcare is delivered. Come join the conversation and see all that SoPE has to offer:

Supportive Community of Experienced Healthcare Entrepreneurs

SoPE connects you to like-minded entrepreneurs, support specialists and industry leaders who catalyze the innovation commercialization process. SoPE is your premier resource for information, support, advice and network connections.

Access to Global Industry Partners

Every inspiration needs proper guidance and resources to reach its full potential. Our industry partners possess expertise across a diverse range of healthcare and life science sectors and are always in search of new and innovative collaborations.

Member Resources

SoPE’s ever expanding knowledge-base includes educational materials, news articles on cutting-edge technologies, information on available funding sources, guidance for investors and many other resources to help you on your path to innovation. SoPE members also receive significant discounts to major healthcare and life science conferences and training events throughout the year.

Networking Events

Gain access to online, local and national gatherings happening year-round. Our events bring together entrepreneurs, investors and industry leaders to facilitate interaction and foster new partnerships.

Return on Investment

For our nominal annual membership fee, you will gain exclusive access to network contacts, member resources, expertise, events and training that will provide immeasurable value to you and your entrepreneurial endeavors.

“Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE) represents a thriving community of like-minded physicians that are interested in Entrepreneurship. We are living in an accelerating change environment in healthcare due to digital transformation. This represents a unique opportunity for physicians to gain back autonomy. SoPE connections helped me gain insights, perspective, and knowledge. This is a great place to find your next business partner and/or co-founder.”

J Kalia, MD~