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Founders School: Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life
Wendy Torrance
2/26/2014
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When I read Meg Hirshberg's book "For Better or for Work: A Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs and Their Families" I knew instantly that I wanted Meg to join our slate of Founders School experts. The goal of Founders School is to provide entrepreneurs with crucial skills and knowledge, and to do so with an eye to topics that are important but rarely discussed in typical entrepreneurship education programs. The subject of Meg's book is just such a topic. We all know that entrepreneurs have to juggle a variety of considerations when founding a company: team building, assessment of product/market fit, intellectual property, and how to get that first important customer. What many entrepreneurs and, more importantly, their families, know is that there's a juggle on the family side of the equation as well, but it's one that many entrepreneurs may be reluctant to talk about.

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Startups: How to Build Something People Will Buy
Wendy Torrance
3/14/2014
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"No business plan survives first contact with customers," Steve Blank says. What? Isn't the point of planning that you maximize the likelihood of success in the marketplace? Well yes, but perhaps not the kind of planning you might be thinking about. A business plan conceived on paper, powered by a great idea or invention, enhanced by research on the size of the market and a customer profile, has great potential. But it also has a crucial flaw.

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The right questions to ask about your company’s intellectual property
Christina Sherwood
10/31/2013
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Intellectual property is one of the toughest subjects for entrepreneurs to understand. From dealing with the tech transfer office to hiring an attorney to filing a provisional patent, IP is a common stumbling block for early-stage entrepreneurs.

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Why should some medical cities be happy about Occupy Wall Street?
Seper Chris
12/19/2011
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New healthcare businesses in some medical cities may benefit from the Occupy Wall Street movement. Read more about how cities in areas without state incentives for investment could be better off in the near future.

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Healthy above all: Genomic Health CEO's guide to starting a great business
Seper Chris
6/22/2012
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Hiring smart people for a new company is not enough, says Kim Popovits of Genomic Health. Read more about what she thinks is important when growing a company.

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Life Science Ventures Summit packed with advice for entrepreneurs
Seper Chris
6/21/2012
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Life science entrepreneurs at the Life Science Ventures Summit are set to gain valuable knowledge this weekend from those in the know. Read more about this event for life science entrepreneurs.

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Revisiting the Kauffman Life Science Ventures Summit via Storify
Seper Chris
6/24/2012
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Thoughts on entrepreneurship in the life sciences and digital health from the Kauffman Life Science Ventures Summit are the featured topic of this Storify piece.

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Video: Help along the way for life science entrepreneurs
Seper Chris
6/24/2012
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Advice for life science entrepreneurs goes beyond the dollar value that could be placed on it. Watch this collection of videos with insights on a variety of topics of interest to life science entrepreneurs.

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eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship
Chris Seper
4/19/2013
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Find out who we are highlighting in this week's eMed's 6 entrepreneurs to follow on twitter.

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eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship
Chris Seper
4/5/2013
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Here's the next in our series of people for entrepreneurs to follow on twitter. Join the conversation.

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