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Heart testing startup sees explosive growth
Glenn Brandon
8/24/2011
Blog Resource
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A young healthcare business enjoying investment and growth in this economy? Yes, it’s true. And the test-making company shows no sign of stopping.

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Quick bacteria-detection testing company to expand
Glenn Brandon
9/13/2011
Blog Resource
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An Ohio medical business specializing in the rapid detection of bacteria will expand its operations to eastern Ohio after the incubator it was using announced plans to close. Read more on NanoLogix and its bacteria detection test kits.

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Starting a biotech company? Read these five books for advice
Glenn Brandon
2/7/2012
Blog Resource
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Starting a biotech or pharma business is easier with advice from those who have tried it. Read more about the books that share the successes and failures of biotech and pharma entrepreneurs.

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CEO offers startups a business incubator alternative
Glenn Brandon
3/21/2012
Blog Resource
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While business incubators have gained popularity, one CEO is offering an alternative that he says is better. Read more about the pitfalls of incubators.

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Accelerators help startups in many ways, but aren't great for venture capital returns, panel says
Glenn Brandon
5/1/2012
Blog Resource
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Accelerators provide lots of helpful things to startups, but don't really generate venture capital returns, according to a recent panel. Read more about the discussion.

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Toward a Virtual World
Gaut Norman PhD
5/1/2007
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From a lab at MIT to connecting 50,000 high school students live around the world, Norman Gaut's team at PictureTel were pioneers in connecting the world via real-world time, visual communications.

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Get Everything in Writing
Frank Carol E
6/1/2000
Article Resource
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Passionate about her business and experienced in number-crunching, entrepreneur Carol Frank nonetheless neglected to patent her product and to insist on a signed contract from her supplier. Next thing she knew, a competitor was copying her design. In the litigation that followed, the U.S. Customs and Frank's insurance company turned out to be surprisingly helpful.

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A Cautionary Tale About Partnership
Fox Richard
7/22/2010
Article Resource
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This entrepreneur thought he had built in adequate legal protections to ensure his partner in a new venture would not get full control of the business. When the partner was ready to sell the company, however, the entrepreneur discovered he didn't have the leverage he needed to stop the company's sale.

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Under the Lid of BioFuelBox
Fonstad Jennifer Scott
4/29/2009
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Clean tech is the topic discussed between Steve Perricone, CEO of waste management and energy company BioFuelBox, and one of his investors, DFJ veteran VC Jennifer Scott Fonstad. In addition to discussing the company's technology, structure, and applications, they also expound on current stimulus dollars for alternative energy systems.

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An Introduction to Lean Manufacturing
Fite Ronald
8/1/2007
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What does "Lean" mean? This article provides the basic background, terminology, and insight entrepreneurs need to understand how specific, proven processes lead to reduced costs, improved quality, and delighted customers. It also briefly considers the next logical extension of Lean Manufacturing (Lean Thinking), which allows service companies to benefit from the hard-won lessons of manufacturers.

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