What is EPPIC?
EPPIC is a global, not-for-profit network of
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology entrepreneurs and
professionals dedicated to their professional and
entrepreneurship growth. EPPIC provides a platform for
mentoring, networking & education, to professionals
& entrepreneurs. page
does EPPIC stand for?
EPPIC stands for "Enterprising
Pharmaceutical Professionals from the Indian Sub-Continent",
reflecting the background of the individuals who chartered
the organization in 1998. Over time, EPPIC has come to
represent "Talent, Ideas and Enterprise" or ‘The
Innovative Ecosystems’ through its activities and
and when was EPPIC started?
The concept of EPPIC was born at the
middle of 1998. The idea originated with the objective of
sharing and giving back to society. Initially a small group
of individuals launched EPPIC with quarterly dinner
meetings, which, in turn, attracted more members.
EPPIC remains a unique volunteer driven
organization, with the single-minded focus on its
is the mission and objective of EPPIC?
EPPIC’s mission is to foster and advance
entrepreneurship across the globe. Its principle objective
is to provide a platform on which people with
entrepreneurial spirit and those interested in economic
value creation can come together to share ideas. EPPIC
endeavors to cultivate and nurture the ecosystems of
entrepreneurship and free-market economics everywhere, as
it sees this to be the single most powerful instrument of
is EPPIC’s philosophical base?
EPPIC's philosophical base is a compatible blend of the
Silicon Valley culture of economic value creation through
Entrepreneurship, and the ancient Indian tradition of Guru /
Shishya or Teacher / Disciple relationship. This enables
very productive networking and mentoring relationships among
and between experienced and budding entrepreneurs and
professionals through the two-way exchange of value in
experience and knowledge.
EPPIC’s Philosophical Framework
- Create an open, inclusive, and transparent
- Provide positive leadership role models
- Emphasize value-creation through informed
- Maintain high ethical standards
- Display rigorous, intellectually honest behavior
- Pursue a modern, scientific and forward looking
- Remain socially responsible
- Do not tolerate pettiness, divisiveness and corruption
- Strive to remain an idea and value-driven
EPPIC have any religious or political objectives?
No! EPPIC does not engage in
political or religious activities or any matters that may
create divisiveness among people. page
do EPPIC dinner meetings fees cost so much?
EPPIC is a non-profit and it is our
endeavor to keep our costs down with an all-volunteer team.
We run our meetings in a professional environment and our
Charter members and industry sponsorship subsidies our
meeting costs, as such the meeting fees do not cover the
costs of these meetings! page
EPPIC a venture/investment organization?
No! EPPIC is not a
venture/investments organization. However, EPPIC members,
through their network relationships, often invest in
companies with EPPIC affiliations. EPPIC also does not
endorse any investments, even though companies are
presented at EPPIC events. EPPIC has facilitated venture
investment by providing a platform for entrepreneurs and
VC funds to come together. page
EPPIC engaged in any educational Ties?
EPPIC conducts a number of workshops on both hard
and soft skills. page
EPPIC engaged in direct charitable activities?
EPPIC is not directly engaged in any charitable
activities. However, various EPPIC affiliated individuals
are involved with charitable organizations of their
personal choice. EPPIC encourages all such efforts and
takes pride in the initiatives of the members to give back
to the communities at large. page
are EPPIC's accomplishments?
In addition to the impressive membership,
we believe we have a number of achievements to our credit.
By facilitating ideas to germinate into actual businesses,
EPPIC has created wealth and helped boost the global
economy. With EPPIC's continued growth we are confident that
this figure will continue to increase. Also, we strive to
proactively initiate new programs to give value to all our
constituent members. page
is EPPIC helping the other regions of the world?
With a global outlook, EPPIC has
established chapters in the US and India. EPPIC has
brought together entrepreneurs, business people,
government policy makers, professional service providers,
academics, and the media with the objective of enhancing
the professional and entrepreneurial climate of the
long-term goals…the future of EPPIC?
EPPIC aspires to continue the expansion
of its chapters and membership worldwide, while
maintaining a clear focus on its objectives and
philosophies. EPPIC will therefore continue to encourage
and support the efforts and spirit of entrepreneurship
everywhere. EPPIC aims to continue its pivotal role in the
formulation of sound ecosystems for regional and national
economic growth through private enterprise.
EPPIC has access to a large pool of intellectual capital and would like to leverage this to influence public policy around the world. The objective is to create wealth by creating an environment for establishing global businesses.