Veterinarians are on the front lines of pressing global concerns including health and wellness issues, animal health care, food animal security and productivity, and animal welfare. But while today’s veterinary medical schools promote innovation in research — supporting major advances in biotech, infotech, and pet-tech — the path to entrepreneurial solutions to those growing concerns is not always clear.
Leading Veterinary Entrepreneurship for Social Impact combines the knowledge and expertise of the Wharton School and Penn Vet to empower veterinarians to drive entrepreneurship in their organizations. With the knowledge, skills, and mindset developed in this program, participants will be better equipped to identify opportunities to innovate within veterinary medicine, create viable solutions, and play a greater role in society.
June 1 – 4, 2020Philadelphia, PA$4,900
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In Leading Veterinary Entrepreneurship for Social Impact, you will:
This program empowers participants to advance entrepreneurial ventures to solve global challenges. Faculty apply their field-based research and the latest strategic insights to help veterinarians develop the skills of an entrepreneur. Emphasizing the importance of opportunity identification, testing, and assessment; leadership that fosters a culture of entrepreneurship; and when knowing and how to foster strategic partnerships, it offers an unprecedented opportunity to bring together diverse leaders on the front lines of veterinary science and public health.
Session topics include:
Through highly interactive lectures, panel discussions, exercises, and a learning lab, both in the classroom and in smaller work groups, this program will prepare you to stimulate entrepreneurship in veterinary medicine.
Leading Veterinary Entrepreneurship for Social Impact is customized for current and aspiring veterinary medical professionals that are interested in learning how to think like an entrepreneur and move forward with ventures, products, and services to help solve current and future needs relating to veterinary medicine.
Fluency in English, written and spoken, is required for participation in Wharton Executive Education programs unless otherwise indicated.
This program is held at the Steinberg Conference Center located on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia. Meals and accommodations are included in the program fees. Learn more about planning your stay at Wharton’s Philadelphia campus.
Andrew Hoffman, DVM, DVScSee Faculty Bio
Gilbert S. Kahn Dean of Veterinary Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Lawton Burns, PhDSee Faculty Bio
James Joo-Kim Professor; Professor of Health Care Management; The Wharton School
Research Interests: Health care management, hospital-physician relationships, integrated health care
Mauro Guillén, PhDSee Faculty Bio
Dr. Felix Zandman Professor of International Management; Professor of Management; The Wharton School
Research Interests: Globalization, international political economy, multinational management
Kathy Pearson, PhDSee Faculty Bio
Adjunct Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania; President, Enterprise Learning Solutions
James Thompson, PhDSee Faculty Bio
Adjunct Associate Professor, Management Department, The Wharton School; Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania
Research Interests: Social entrepreneurship, building future markets, investment under conditions of high uncertainty
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Fees for this program include accommodations and meals. Prices are subject to change.
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