New York, N.Y. (PRWEB) March 19, 2014
Poliwogg Holdings, Inc. (“Poliwogg”), a financial services firm focused on creating new investment opportunities in healthcare, announced today 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.
Poliwogg is an innovative financial firm transforming healthcare investing. We provide pathways for accredited investors to invest in early stage companies in health and life sciences, structure indexes that quantify the impact of public companies in health, and plan to launch publicly registered venture funds focused by health vertical. Our mission is to transform health from a cost to an asset. For more information, visit http://www.poliwogg.com. Follow Poliwogg on Twitter @poliwoggpond, and on LinkedIn.
Private investment marketing and other broker-dealer services are currently offered through a partnership with SDDCO Brokerage Advisors, LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC (“SDDCO-BA”). All such services offered by Poliwogg-associated persons are done so in their capacities as registered representatives of SDDCO-BA. Poliwogg and its affiliates are independent and unaffiliated with SDDCO-BA.
About the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE)
The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE) is a physician-led non-profit member organization that provides education, networking and services, including access to funding, to assist entrepreneurs in commercializing their ventures. SoPE promotes a better understanding of the process involved in the introduction of new healthcare related products and services, and identifies ways to improve and accelerate the process of innovation and commercialization. Membership is open to physicians, healthcare providers, life science professionals and related stakeholders. For additional information visit http://www.SoPEnet.org or connect with us on LinkedIn.
Jeffrey N. Hausfeld M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S.
Chairman and Founder, SoPE
301-220-1849 ext. 1350