Internet Entrepreneur and HBS Alumnus Recognized for PrescriptionDrugs.com Business Plan
Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 11, 2010 -- A week from today, the Boston branch of the Harvard Business School Alumni Club will host their first ever HBS Alumni New Venture Contest. PrescriptionDrugs.com co-founder Mike “Zappy” Zapolin will be in attendance to present the new website’s business plan, which has been selected to compete for a chance at the overall win.
The contest was designed to spotlight and support new ventures of HBS alumni, and semi-finals are being conducted at 8 HBS Alumni Club locations throughout the world, including Brazil, India and England. Three semi-finalists will be selected on March 16 and Boston’s winner will be selected from these semi-finalists on March 30. Finalists selected from each of the 8 local contests will be given mentoring from an HBS faculty member prior to the finals, which are to be held April 26 at the Harvard Business School campus.
PrescriptionDrugs.com Highlighted as New Venture
PrescriptionDrugs.com launched in January 2010 with a mission to provide consumers with money-saving solutions and information. “Consumers value the information that PrescriptionDrugs.com makes available because it helps them afford and properly take the prescription drugs they desperately need,” says Zappy, and PrescriptionDrugs.com’s potential isn’t seen by just one Harvard man. Dr Sanjiv Chopra, Dean of Faculty for Continuing Education at Harvard Medical School, has joined the Company as a Senior Advisor, helping to guide the company’s philanthropic agenda.
Zapolin says of his latest domain development project, “The opportunity for PrescriptionDrugs.com is in the data that people provide us when they tell us about their ailments, symptoms, and current medications.” Armed with this valuable information, PrescriptionDrugs.com becomes an important resource for doctors, pharmaceutical companies developing new drugs, and clinical trial researchers looking for test subjects.
PrescriptionDrugs.com Co-Founder Mike “Zappy” Zapolin
Mike “Zappy” Zapolin is an alumnus of Harvard Business School, creator of the HBS elective course ‘E-Business’, and a 2004 graduate of the school’s Owner President Management Program. Zappy has been a powerhouse in domain development, pioneering such brands as Beer.com, Debt.com, Creditcards.com, and Diamond.com, and is Co-founder and CEO of the Boston-based Internet Real Estate Group. Zapolin has also written a book on the subject titled "Internet Warrior" designed to teach budding online entrepreneurs the finer techniques to purchasing, developing, and selling domain brands.
PrescriptionDrugs.com is a free information-based site that helps consumers find the best prices, discounts and coupons to help lower their overall prescription drug costs, as well as matching consumers to clinical trials for their condition. The site will feature regularly updated, consumer friendly news and information on prescription drugs, common medical conditions and drug interactions. Over 1.5 Million people each month search the term “prescription drugs,” with millions more searching related keyword phrases.
About Mike “Zappy” Zapolin:
Zappy is the visionary behind such Internet brands as Music.com, Beer.com, Computer.com, Creditcards.com, Debt.com, Diamond.com, and InsuranceQuotes.com. Zappy has been featured multiple times on NBC’s “Today Show,” on TV networks ABC, CBS, CNBC, and CNN, and in newspapers and magazine including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Business Week, and Success. Zappy is a 2004 graduate of Harvard Business School’s Owner President Management Program (OPM33) and was also recently a featured speaker at The Economist Magazine’s “Global Branding” conference in Shanghai. Zappy began his career at Drexel Burnham Lambert, later becoming one of the youngest Vice Presidents in the 100-year history of investment bank Bear Stearns. After leaving to start his own direct marketing company Z.T.V., Zappy created direct response campaigns for clients including Time Warner, Diana Ross, and VH1 Networks. Along with Deepak Chopra, he co-authored Ask the Kabala.
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