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Colleges Picking Up Slack on Spotlighting Young Healthcare Entrepreneurs
OConnell Brian
6/13/2011
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The most promising incubators for young healthcare entrepreneurs are U.S. colleges and universities. Case in point? Wake Forest and its “Business Elevator” competition.

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Coming Soon To A Community College Near You: A New Mentor For Startups
Jonathan Robinson
10/17/2013
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If you've been paying attention to our work at Kauffman for a while, it should come as no surprise to you that we're committed to making community colleges a front door to entrepreneurship. In particular, we see tremendous potential in these schools to support innovative, high-growth, technology-based startups in their communities, whether their founders are students, researchers, experienced entrepreneurs or full-time professionals preparing to take their first leap into entrepreneurship.

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Communicating with investors is a needed skill for company founders
Emerson Dan
8/1/2012
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Sharing information with investors is important at all stages of a company's growth. Read more about what investors want to hear.

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Communicating with the FDA? Be proactive, startup veteran says
Baum Stephanie
12/27/2011
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When communicating with the FDA during the approval process, it's best to be proactive, says startup veteran Jane Hollingsworth. Read more about her advice for those launching new healthcare businesses.

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Community Is the New Currency
Thom Ruhe
5/2/2013
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In her book, It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us, Hillary Clinton famously (or infamously, based upon your politics) advocated for a society that assumes shared responsibility for raising children. I have concluded that there is some value to "the Village," but in an emerging way that may be redefining what we expect from the communities in which we engage.

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Could the FDA delay efficacy tests to speed devices to market?
Healing Innovation
3/7/2012
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Medical devices could get to market faster if regulators didn't have to test for both safety and efficacy of new devices. Read more about how the use of post-market studies could bring new therapies to patients more quickly.

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Could your new healthcare business benefit from convertible debt?
Pogorelc Deanna
2/23/2012
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Convertible debt is a fundraising mechanism used in any stage of a new healthcare business, but it may be especially appealing in the early stages.

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Creating Your IP Strategy: Employee Policies
Annette Beck
3/19/2014
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What's the most valuable aspect of your business? Is it the bricks and mortar? The equipment? Or is it something intangible? While you can't touch it, feel it or see it, intellectual property when defined as "knowledge" or "know how" is often times the real equity of a business, and if it's lost, it can bring that business to its knees.

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Creating a business model that works
Emerson Dan
8/8/2012
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Creating a successful business model is just a first step. The real work begins when the business model is tested and adapted for the real world. Read more for tips.

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Crowd funding coming: Are you ready?
OConnell Brian
1/9/2012
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It's more than possible these days to raise capital in small doses, but such funding techniques mean entrepreneurs must know what these investors want to see before they write a check. As Congress formalizes a sweeping crowd funding bill, it's time to get your ducks in a row.

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