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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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Healthcare entrepreneurs can get NSBRI funding for ideas used in space
OConnell Brian
1/6/2012
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A NASA-funded academic consortium is on the hunt for a few good bioscience ideas -- and it's now offering funding opportunities to healthcare startups that can provide them.

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Is locavesting the next logical step for small business financing
Brian OConnell
1/17/2012
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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.

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HHS to healthcare business owners: Got any bright ideas?
OConnell Brian
5/18/2011
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Innovation is the new watchword in Washington -- so much so, that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services wants to hear directly from entrepreneurs on their innovations. But what’s in it for healthcare business owners?

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Pros and cons of venture capital and angel investing
OConnell Brian
11/18/2011
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In Part Two of our look at early-stage entrepreneurial funding, we examine the pros and cons of the two primary startup funding mechanisms: venture capital and angel funding.

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Financing Your Business: A Case for Using Some of Your IRA, SEP, or 401(k)
Orol Brian S
8/1/1999
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Entrepreneurs could give their budding companies a powerful financial boost by using a source of funding usually considered off limits--the retirement kitty. The author, a certified financial planner, does, however, caution company builders to leave a portion of those funds intact, using more accessible sources first. Thereafter, he argues, tax-deferred assets in a 401(k), SEP, or IRA comprise a personal venture capital fund that can do as much for an individual's business as for his or her golden years.

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Michigan venture fund raises $15 million to invest in lifescience companies
Parmar Arundhati
5/4/2011
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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.

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New healthcare businesses get ahead with Minnesota Angel Network
Parmar Arundhati
8/17/2011
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Wouldn’t every healthcare business entrepreneur like to have access to business experts and a connection to investors? These are two components of Minnesota Angel Network’s new program.

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GE Healthymagination Fund looking for startups to invest in
Parmar Arundhati
5/16/2012
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Medical device startups and other life science companies are receiving funding from the GE Healthymagination Fund. Read more about how the fund works.

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Medtech VC makes case against late-stage deals
Parmar Arundhati
5/30/2012
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Late-stage deals don't have much value for one outspoken venture capitalist. Read more about the reasons for his claim.

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