The newly formed Indiana chapter of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs will hold its inaugural meeting from 5:45 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 21. It will take place at CharBlue Steak & Seafood, 14 E. Washington St., Indianapolis.
More information about the free event, including a registration form, is available at www.sopein.com.
A panel of life science entrepreneurs will speak on the topic “Launching and Growing a Life Science Venture.” These serial entrepreneurs have raised tens of millions of dollars in venture funding and launched more than a dozen companies collectively:
- Dr. Frank Lloyd, Jr., M.D., MBA, co-founder and president, Cascade Metrix.
- Dr. Anthony Harris, M.D., MBA, co-founder of EternoGen, Harris Fitness and other ventures.
- Dr. Jeff Wells, M.D., MBA, co-founder and president, OurHealth.
- Anthony Koblish, co-founder, president and CEO, TELA Bio.
In addition to the panel discussion, the meeting will include an opportunity for attendees to share details about their own ventures. TELA Bio, one of the sponsors, will lead a session at the end of the program about its products and approach to market.
Todd Saxton, associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business at IUPUI, is one of the chapter’s co-founders.
“The Indiana chapter of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs was founded to serve as a resource for medical professionals who want to commercialize their research to impact people’s lives,” Saxton said. “The June 21 meeting is the start of programming that could encourage and inspire prospective entrepreneurs to take the next step in their ventures.”