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Amita Shukla to Serve as the Inaugural Pharmapreneur-in-Residence at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

By August 1, 2017 No Comments

Amita Shukla will serve as the inaugural Pharmapreneur-in-Residence at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (UMSOP) to help foster “the skills and innovator mindset of an entrepreneur” among the school’s faculty and students. She will teach the concepts of Enduring Edge and the 3D mind in lectures and seminars and will provide guidance on innovations and entrepreneurial initiatives at the School. Visit Talks to learn about Amita’s speaking engagements at UMSOP.

Read more about the pharmapreneurism initiative and Amita’s role in this May 9, 2017 Baltimore Sun article: “Pharmacy school to foster more entrepreneurial spirit” and in the Summer 2017 issue of Capsule magazine on “The School of Pharmacy’s Revolution: Pharmapreneurism.” An excerpt on Amita from the magazine is below:

Meet Pharmapreneur-in-Residence, Amita Shukla
Amita Shukla, MBA, knows a thing or two about entrepreneurship. A Harvard and Stanford graduate (biochemistry and business administration, respectively), she has seen that world from many perspectives. As the founder of two startups of her own, she knows about innovative thinking and entrepreneurial processes. As a principal at the venture capital giant New Enterprise Associates (NEA), she invested in and worked closely with numerous startup entities. While working as vice president of AmiKa Corp., a biomedical technology company, she developed and commercialized novel research tools that resulted in her holding 10 patents. Now she’s bringing her 360-degree view to the School’s “Pharmapreneur’s Farm.” Currently CEO of Vitamita, LLC, a company she founded, Shukla is a sought-after mentor, speaker, and advisor. Her passion for human health equals her interest in entrepreneurship, making her a perfect fit as the School of Pharmacy’s inaugural pharmapreneur-in-residence.