Even though the doctor and entrepreneur, Dr. Mark McKenna, started out his journey through medical school he didn’t end up working in that field. Not only did he dip his toes into the realm of flipping real estate but he also started his own business. There were many ups and downs during his lifetime of working but this new business he is creating seems to be the most successful yet.
In the beginning Dr. Mark McKenna’s business of flipping houses in New Orleans, LA was turning a lot of profit. But, unfortunately nobody could have foreseen the devastation that Hurricane Katrina would have brought upon the city. Even though he tried to keep his business prospering through all of that, one thing he couldn’t keep it through was the collapse.
After Dr. Mark McKenna decided to wash his hands of that investment he turned his sight towards something different, after all he did have a doctorate degree. So he decided to set his sight on the new town of Atlanta, GA and open what he called a “fee-for-service” medical practice called ShapeMed. What that means is you were paying for exactly what you got with more focus towards wellness and aesthetics.
Although this business did very well, eventually, Dr. Mark McKenna decided to sell his business to big private equity firms. The business he is working on developing now called, OVME, is said to be going to be a huge success. Dr. Mark McKenna plans on trying to bring the availability of getting something like Botox right to your home using an app. People would be able to use this app from anywhere in the US.
Only time will tell how this new business venture will take off. But it Dr. Mark McKenna is a great example of how you can constantly grow yourself. He started out doing something as simple as flipping houses and eventually formed his own business that bring his medical background in sync with the business aspect.
Shervin Pishevar is the co-founder and chairman of Hyperloop Technologies, Inc. and the co-founder and managing director of Sherpa Capital. He is a very accomplished person, angel investor, an entrepreneur and a venture capitalist. He has been honored to serve on important boards that have formulated the guidelines for changing laws. He is also a scholar chosen to sit on the Fulbright Scholarship board.
Hyperloop Technologies Now called Hyperloop One was conceived of by Shervin Pishevar and Elon Musk on a flight to Cuba in January, 2012. Hyperloop One is a form of electromagnetic propulsion as a jettison to send passengers traveling inside a pod from one point to a final destination. Currently, Pishevar and Musk have enlisted several companies to participate in the first Hyperloop systems: the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Sweden, Canada, Finland and the Netherlands. The first 500-meter loop was tested in north Las Vegas in May, 2017.
The Investment firm provides funding and management coaching to take promising technological companies from start-ups to global brands. Shervin Pishevar and Scott Sanford founded this venture funding company. The portfolio of The Investment firm consists of companies that already have become household names: Airbnb, Uber, Shyp, Hyperloop One, Beepi, SpaceX and Munchery.
Shervin Pishevar has accomplished many notable things including co-authoring the article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association used by the United Nations to create the Istanbul Protocol, the international guidelines for maintaining evidence of torture. Pishevar was an Entrepreneurial Ambassador on U.S. Department of State delegations to Russia and the Middle East. He was honored in 2012 with the title of Outstanding American by Choice by the Dept. of Homeland Security.
Shervin Pishevar emigrated to the U.S. from Iran with his family after the Ayatollah Khomeini threatened his father’s life. His father, Abraham Pishevar was a radio and television executive in Tehran, Iran. Shervin Pishevar went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of several U.S. patents including a patent on “jewelry having electronic modules” and a “system and method for providing a web-based operating system”.
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