It is a very difficult affair becoming a successful entrepreneur and even harder when you have to deal with disasters. Disasters will break every spirit you of succeeding. This is what happened to Dr. Mark McKenna when he tried investing in the real estate sector. His investment was swept clean by Hurricane Katrina, forcing him to start life afresh. The positive thing with Dr. Mark McKenna is that he has never given up. Every time he encounters a challenge, he rises very fast.
Mark McKenna attended Tulane University School of medicine in New Orleans. He wanted to be like his father who was a successful doctor. He wanted to be equally successful and therefore did everything possible to accomplish the dream of becoming a medical doctor.
While still pursuing a medical degree, Dr. Mark McKenna invested in the real estate. He created a company known as McKenna Venture Investments. The investment gained ground significantly and even started bringing in some good returns. After completing his degree, he started working at his father’s practice and at the same time managing his real estate company.
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans leaving widespread destruction. Among the assets that were destroyed were the investment that Dr. Mark McKenna had. After losing his investments to the hurricane, he decided to make a comeback in the healthcare sector. He realized that it was not prone to challenges like the real estate investment.
In the medical sector, Dr. Mark McKenna created ShapeMed, an aesthetic-based venture. He develops this venture over a couple of years, opening branches in different places. Life Time Fitness Inc later purchased it.
McKenna started OVME, an aesthetics business which allows patients to order for medical services as they order for a taxi via uber. OVME is utilizing the technological innovations of the current era to make health care affordable and available.
With OVME, it will be possible to order for medical services while at home. A patient will be able to video chat a doctor and consult the medical practitioner. A decision will then be made whether the services will be home delivered or one will have to visit the medical center.