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It’s no secret that the economy is in sickbay. But healthcare entrepreneurs looking for a big transfusion of cash shouldn’t look to an initial public offering.
There's stability and then there's outright growth. For healthcare business owners looking for angel funding, they'll have to accept the former and wait some more on the latter. But at least it's progress.
Local investing could be the answer to the problem of dealing with big banks and the way they do business. Read more about this funding alternative for startups.
In a venture funding climate seeking large returns, thousands of potentially successful entrepreneurial startups can't get the financing they need to make a difference in the economy and in the culture. The problem isn't a new one, but it is a damaging one.
One big communications mistake will take you and your firm out of the running for venture capital funds.
Last week we launched a brand new program for startup companies who had previously presented at 1 Million Cups, the Kauffman Foundation's weekly educational program that features two local startups presenting to the community over coffee. This new effort, launched with the folks at Dream Big America, will continue to put a spotlight on startup companies from throughout the country.
In medical business news, a venture fund in Michigan has raised $15 million for investment in lifescience companies. SWMF LifeScience Venture Fund plans to raise $35 million more. Read more about this lifescience venture fund’s goals.
A healthcare business with a solution to the problem of catheter-related bloodstream infections is preparing to seek regulatory approvals for its product. Read more about this young company’s plans.
A new report says healthcare spending will make up 20 percent of the U.S. economy by 2019. Read more on what kind of companies can take advantage of the growing healthcare business market.
A Medical Industry Valuation Laboratory is becoming known beyond Minnesota, even in China. Using a multi-faceted approach, the lab evaluates medical technologies and determines whether they should be commercialized.
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