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Medical foundations play a role in helping medicine advance through their philanthropy, but sometimes even the most well-intentioned of them can lose their way. Read more about how these foundations can stay focused on their goals.
Regenerative medicine has come a long way in recent years, leading some venture capitalists to consider investing in it. The roadblock to investing in this field is not a lack of funds, but rather a lack of a clear explanation of regenerative medicine's commercial applications, says one former venture capitalist.
Something extraordinary happened in Kansas City last Thursday. For the second year in a row, some of Kansas City's largest organizations participated in a reverse pitch. KCNext, the host and organizer, brought in a capacity crowd of over 200 entrepreneurs and other Global Entrepreneurship Week event participants. There were 65 events in Kansas City spread across a week and a half. But this event was different. This one was special.
Many would agree that surgeons are qualified to create innovative medical devices that may be superior to what is currently available. But the controversy arises when surgeons begin to profit by purchasing their own products for use in their patients.
Although the compensation structure for venture capital funds may not be ideal, it does not appear to be changing anytime soon. Read more about the pros and cons of the VC pay model.
On Aug. 27, we are welcoming Slava Rubin, the CEO of Indiegogo, one of the most-successful and most-recognized crowdfunding platforms, to the Kauffman Foundation. We expect a full crowd for this event, but we also will be showing his presentation entitled “How to Raise $1Million in 30 Days or Less” on a live stream that can be found here.
The FDA has been sluggish in the approval of innovative medical devices. Read more on how delayed approval could endanger venture funding for medical device startups.
There’s no time like the present when it comes to small business loans. Thanks to more financially stable small businesses, healthcare entrepreneurs may have a clearer path to capital.
When one thinks of Mexico City, startup companies would not normally be at the top of anyone's mind. But, I had the chance to spend a few hours with some of the local entrepreneurial organizers there last week and was very impressed with what I saw.
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