By Hoag Levins, Editor of Digital Publications at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI)
It’s almost the stuff movies are made of. A young professor charged with teaching a new university course in health care entrepreneurship meets a brash sophomore interested in taking the class. But then, quixotically, the undergrad decides to skip the course and asks the professor to mentor him and his fellow sophomore business partner as they figure out the complexities of entrepreneurial practice on their own.
Three years later, the two students win the University’s highest award for inventiveness and marketing savvy. And to complete the circle, the two are invited back to their mentor’s classroom to lecture his pupils on entrepreneurial chutzpah.