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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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Crowdfunding is here: 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.

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Daschle gives his take on healthcare reform legislation
Vinluan Frank
5/13/2011
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Former U.S. Senator Tom Daschle gives his viewpoint on healthcare reform legislation and the obstacles ahead. Read more to learn about the legal, administrative and regulatory challenges ahead as a result of this major legislation.

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Data is key to bringing down healthcare cost curve, says new Kauffman report
Pogorelc Deanna
4/23/2012
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Data sharing can bring down healthcare costs, says a new Kauffman Foundation report. Read about open access to medical data.

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Dealing with the equity split conversation with a co-founder
Ryan Amin
9/26/2013
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Jason Greenberg of the Leonard N. Stern School of Business led a co-founder issues discussion with Stephen Cary, Elliot Cohen, Lesa Mitchell, Elizabeth Lorns and Jonathan Bloom at a Life Science Ventures Summit hosted by the Kauffman Foundation.

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