Poliwogg, a platform that provides pathways for accredited investors to invest in early stage companies in health and life sciences, has announced that it is partnering with the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE), a global biomedical and healthcare innovation network. Poliwogg and SoPE share the common goals of accelerating healthcare innovation and encouraging investment and support for new therapies and approaches.
“No one knows better than physicians that health is your first wealth,” said Greg Simon, CEO of Poliwogg. “We need physicians as entrepreneurs and investors to accelerate the innovation that is so critical to improving and extending healthy lives. SoPE provides the platform for physicians to lead medical innovation and that is why Poliwogg is so proud to be a national sponsor. It is our mission to turn health from a cost to an asset by increasing opportunities for all Americans to invest in emerging health companies. Our alliance with SoPE is critical to achieving that mission.”
SoPE was founded by three physicians in early 2011. It aims to empower doctors and other healthcare providers with the information, education, connections, experience and funding they need to commercialize their ideas, inventions and discoveries. SoPE’s vision, mission and activities are ultimately about improving healthcare: better treatment, greater and faster access, and lower costs.
Jeffrey N. Hausfeld M.D., M.B.A., Founder and Chairman of SoPE, said,
“The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs stands at the crossroads of innovation and commercialization in healthcare and the life sciences. We are pleased to partner with Poliwogg as they help to transform investing in these ventures through new platforms and indices that will be attractive to many physician inventors and investors alike. SoPE members are continuously seeking out new companies with exceptional growth potential in the global marketplace, and the equity crowd-funding model that Poliwogg has created will help provide the resources needed to accelerate growth and bring new treatments to the marketplace for the benefit of our patients.”
Members of SoPE include healthcare and biomedical inventors, service providers, investors and industry members representing drugs, devices, diagnostic, healthcare IT products and services, scalable provider platforms and innovative business models.