This website is provided by the Entrepreneurial Mindset Network and supports the use of the entrepreneurial mindset in healthcare, not just by entrepreneurs but also by healthcare professionals in private, public and not-for-profit organisations.

Worldwide, a diverse range of factors are driving changes in healthcare e.g. technological advances, ageing populations and rising costs. However, change is never easy. The urgent challenge is that the status quo in the organisation, funding and delivery of healthcare is not sustainable. An entrepreneurial mindset offers a powerful solution to imagining the future of value-based healthcare and to determining how to overcome the obstacles to change.  

Entrepreneurial Mindset Healthcare is an international community of practice.  Its members include entrepreneurs, who are using the mindset to found startups that create new healthcare products and services, and healthcare professionals, in public and not-for-profit organisations, who are using the mindset in their daily work and in the ongoing transformation of their organisations.

A vision of the future

The Entrepreneurial Mindset Network is an international community of practice, with members in 107 countries. Our vision is the transformation of healthcare by the use of the entrepreneurial mindset. An entrepreneurial approach is not about privatisation but rather it is an innovative evolution of sustainable healthcare systems that will meet the growing needs of all people.

Inspiring stories

We aim to gather inspiring stories from the members of our international Network and share them on this website. You can read these stories and use them to stimulate refections on your own practice. You can also share your own story, bringing your lessons and experiences to the attention of healthcare professionals around the world.

International conversations

We aim to facilitate online conversations amongst our international community of healthcare professionals. We do this through regular webinars that create a safe space where people can be honest, open, reflective, questioning and innovative. From these conversations we document what works, formulate recommendations and co-create an agenda for change.

Training and awards

We aim to provide training and development that enables healthcare professionals to understand and apply the entrepreneurial mindset, in their daily work and their planning for the future. You will be inspired to discover how relevant the entrepreneurial mindset is to your work and how it can empower you.  You can quickly understand what the mindset is and put it into practice.  All participants are awarded a certificate that can be added to their LinkedIn profile.

A defintion of the entrepreneurial mindset

The Entrepreneurial Mindset Network has created an easy to understand, common sense and practical definition of the entrepreneurial mindset, made up of 7 essential entrepreneurial behaviours.

As an aid to memory and learning, one essential entrepreneurial behaviour is allocated to each of the letters in the word MINDSET. The 7 entrepreneurial behaviours are: [M]eet real needs, [I]nnovate, [N]ever act unethically, [D]are to take risks, [E]xercise for productivity and [T]ake the initiative.

An introduction to this definition of the entrepreneurial mindset is currently available for download in the following 16 languages:

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Sustainable Development Goals

Discussions around the entrepreneurial mindset in healthcare take into consideration Sustainable Development Goal 3, "To ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages", established in 2015 by the United Nations.

Director of the Entrepreneurial Mindset Network

Paul Coyle is the Founder and Director of the Entrepreneurial Mindset Network, an international community of practice for the entrepreneurial mindset with members located in 107 countries worldwide.

Paul has been working with EIT Health, a ‘knowledge and innovation community’ (KIC) of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, since 2017, providing expert advice in support of a range of initiatives including the Campus call, Innovation fellowships, i-Days, Master programmes, the Entrepreneurship training and education call, and the Innostars education flagships pitching days. 

Paul is connected on LinkedIn to healthcare professionals who are based in 58 countries and who are working in a range of industries including biotechnology research, hospitals and healthcare, medical equipment manufacturing, medical practice, mental health care, pharmaceutical manufacturing and wellness & fitness. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Oxford Entrepreneurs Network, a global network of entrepreneurs and investors who were educated at the University of Oxford.