John Shufeldt, MD

Driving Healthcare Innovation Through Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital

Up Your Entrepreneurial Game

Entrepreneur Rx: The Physician’s Guide to Starting a Business

entrepreneur rx, starting a successful business


“Physicians make lousy business people.” – Most inaccurate statement ever.

Physicians don’t make lousy entrepreneurs or investors. In fact, the skills you possess as a successful physician are the same skills you need to become a successful entrepreneur or investor; you simply lack the training and the mindset shifts required to build a lucrative enterprise. Let’s fix that.

About John

One of the nation’s leading medical entrepreneurs, John Shufeldt is an emergency physician, author, serial student, pilot, investor and multidisciplinary entrepreneur, who has founded and operated several multi-million-dollar businesses. Throughout his career, John has defined, redefined, and refined the delivery of care and continues to drive healthcare innovation by helping physicians transition into entrepreneurship and investing through his healthcare venture capital firm, Xcellerant Ventures.



Inspiration + Application

From keynotes to commencement speeches, John delivers talks aimed to inspire audiences in their business pursuits, while providing them with the tools and frameworks to put them into motion.

Help John bring the next unicorn to market. 

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Hire an expert for startup consulting, book an experienced speaker, join, inquire about funding for a medical startup or learn about investment opportunities.

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