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Singh Cassidy Sukhinder
2/15/2012
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JOYUS Founder and Chairman Sukhinder Singh Cassidy says entrepreneurs should leverage trademark strengths and lean in all the way when it's time to deliver. In this lecture, Singh Cassidy explores concepts such as defining operational range, using data to support gut beliefs, and developing the big ideas teams and customers can rally around.

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Early stage funding: Is the "valley of death" real?
Glenn Brandon
2/14/2012
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Early stage company entrepreneurs have been warned about a "valley of death" for funding. Read about whether it's real or just a myth.

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A Bridge Over the Valley of Death
Ruhe Thom
2/10/2012
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A new Kauffman Foundation report points to what might be a long-term bridge over the most difficult funding stage for startups—the 'Valley of Death.' In that timeframe, after entrepreneurs have exhausted friends, family, and personal credit and before they're ready for external funding, some startups struggle to raise enough capital to stay alive.

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Embrace Uncertainty
Packard Warren
2/8/2012
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Thuuz Co-Founder and CEO Warren Packard appreciates how uncertainty is a constant force in the lives of entrepreneurs. Sharing stories from his career as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Packard captures how life is a series of decisions made without complete information. He also addresses how his current venture approaches issues of funding and strategic partnerships.

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FDA medical device user fees to double
Parmar Arundhati
2/8/2012
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FDA medical device user fees will more than double during the next five years. Read more about why the FDA is increasing its fees.

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Growing your healthcare business by creating an internship program
Pogorelc Deanna
2/2/2012
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Building a workforce for a healthcare business can be tough for entrepreneurs on a tight budget. Read about creating an internship program in a small business.

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Building an Entrepreneurial Career
Zoller Ted
2/1/2012
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Kauffman Foundation Senior Fellow Ted Zoller challenges Stanford students to engage in entrepreneurship as a practice of action. Based on his research into dealmaker density and network development, Zoller details the power of seizing opportunities and the pathways to developing an entrepreneurial career.

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For medical device companies, social media is not the best marketing tool
Parmar Arundhati
2/1/2012
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Medical device startups are advised to avoid using the popular social media sites for marketing. Read more about better marketing choices for medical devices.

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Balance, expertise crucial in forming a board of directors
Pogorelc Deanna
1/26/2012
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Having a balanced and knowledgeable board of directors is crucial for new healthcare businesses. Here's advice on forming a board of directors.

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Tools for Business Model Generation
Blank Steve Osterwalder Alexander
1/25/2012
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Entrepreneur and business model innovator Alexander Osterwalder discusses dynamic, yet simple-to-use tools for visualizing, challenging and re-inventing business models. Osterwalder articulates how to use the visual language of his business model canvas framework, and shares stories of how this approach helps organizations of all sizes to better create, deliver and capture value.

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