We use the term "Physician" loosely to include all who are in the healthcare world and have an idea or desire to improve healthcare or make a contribution. This would include physicians, dentists, chiropractors, nurses, physician assistants, biomedical engineers, academic biomedical researchers, employees of biomedical companies, etc. Members include healthcare entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, and industry representatives. The mission of SoPE is to help biomedical and healthcare entrepreneurs get their ideas, discoveries and inventions to market by providing them with education, connections to service providers & investors.
We try to hold meetings every 2 months during the academic year from 6:30 -9:30pm in mid-town Manhattan. Meetings typically have three scheduled features: (1) networking; (2) subject presentation (lecture or panel discussion) on business issues (e.g., finance, FDA, IP, marketing, etc.); and (3) a Company presentation by a member.
We insist that at the meeting there be no solicitation of investments or business and dress code is business appropriate as one may see at a big law firm or financial services company. Individuals may attend one meeting free as a guest of ours, after which you will be expected to join SOPE. SOPE membership entitles you to attend our chapter meetings for free. Potential business sponsors will be charged $100 to attend the first meeting and will have that amount deducted from sponsorship costs.
Dr. Steven Levine
Dr. Larry Kunstadt
Dr. Rania Nasis
Five Top Reasons You Should Attend New York Tristate 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. Steven Levine
Steve is a co-founder and Director of the SoPE, and Physician Leader for the New York TriState Chapter. He is a private practicing otolaryngologist and Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale University. Steve started a software company in the early 1990s to address difficulties with evaluation and management documentation and coding. He started a roll up of independent brick and mortar hearing aid retail operations common among otolaryngology practices. He has been a consultant to Ellman International developing new applications for their radiofrequency generator. Steve’s latest project surrounds developing a tool to better bring hearing health to the world of primary care medicine.
Dr. Larry Kunstadt
Larry has a PhD in biology and an MBA in finance. Originally an academic he worked on Wall St. for 30 years financing biomedical companies. In the 1980s he taught entrepreneurship in NYU Stern’s MBA program. He was on the Business Advisory Board of the Alzheimer Drug Discovery Foundation. He is now CEO of Enhanced Pharmaceuticals.
Rania Nasis, MD, MBA
Dr. Nasis is a dynamic management executive in the areas of healthcare, life sciences and the emerging field of equity crowdfunding. She advises early stage healthcare and life sciences companies and has managed an array of companies including a healthcare investment firm, a stem cell therapeutics company, and a digital health startup targeting childhood obesity. In addition, she leads the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of SoPE. She received her medical degree from New Jersey Medical School, Masters of Business Administration from the Paul Merage School of Business at University of California at Irvine and Bachelor of Science degree from Drexel University. She is a registered representative and holds Series 7 and Series 63 licenses. She is committed to building communities that foster healthcare entrepreneurship.