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How "People-Problems" Can Confound Early Stage Ventures
Wendy Torrance
12/13/2013
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Some of the very first decisions founders must make early on in their ventures are crucially important to the future of the business. Many of these decisions concern the ubiquitous "people problems" that challenge even experienced entrepreneurs. When should I found? Should I co-found with someone? With whom? How should we split the equity? Bad or ill-informed choices at critical junctures could have significant consequences for startups. In fact, research has suggested that 65 percent of new firm failures were related to problems within the management team.

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4 things startups should judge VC firms on
12/11/2013
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Build a "healthy" company
Ryan Amin
12/5/2013
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Kim Popovits, CEO of Genomic Health Inc., gave the keynote speech at a Life Science Ventures Summit hosted by the Kauffman Foundation. Popovits closed her speech by stressing the importance of having a company that is “healthy” (34:56-40:22).

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CEO stresses importance of lean budget and strong management for funding
11/25/2013
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eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship
Ryan Amin
11/22/2013
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See who made this week's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship.

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eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship
Ryan Amin
10/24/2013
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See who made this week's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship.

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7 trends of venture-backed healthcare startups
10/23/2013
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A better way to design and test business models
Ryan Amin
10/21/2013
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Getting healthcare innovation ideas off the ground is not easy in this mostly conservative industry. Having a proper business model can help startups to keep pushing forward and being more efficient with their time and effort. The video series called “From Idea to Business” offers strategies, things to avoid and step-by-step examples for entrepreneurs throughout the series.

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Can you trust a stranger with your startup success?
Ryan Amin
10/15/2013
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Anthony Stedillie, Founder of CompassMD, ran into many obstacles during his entrepreneurial journey to create an online system that actively matches cancer patients with the right doctors for their individual needs. One of Stedillie’s biggest obstacles came at the start of CompassMD when deciding on a founding team.

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6 to follow in entrepreneurship
Ryan Amin
10/11/2013
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See who made this week's list for who to follow..

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