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Reach Your Escape Velocity
Moore Geoffrey
5/4/2011
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In this high-energy lecture, Geoffrey Moore discusses how companies can build the escape velocity necessary to move beyond the successes and failures of the past. Moore argues that when companies focus too much on performance, they miss out on building the power to become the industry leaders that other companies envy. He shares a hierarchy model through which companies can examine and build power, and examines how product teams can best work to differentiate their company, neutralize the competition, and optimize products and offers.

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From Stanford to Startup
Systrom Kevin Krieger Mike
5/11/2011
Audio Resource
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Instagram Co-Founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger challenge many of the myths surrounding startups and the lives of entrepreneurs. Both former Mayfield Fellows with the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Systrom and Krieger share their first-hand experiences of the entrepreneurial process, including identifying good problems to solve and the value in building simple solutions and minimum viable products. Systrom and Krieger also discuss aspects of their co-founder working relationship and their efforts to maintain a balance between work and life.

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The Value of True Partnerships
Casares Wences Malka Meyer Micky
5/18/2011
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Wences Casares and Meyer "Micky" Malka are serial entrepreneurs who believe in the fundamental power of partnerships. Empowered by working in close collaboration for years, these co-founders have started multiple companies including Patagon, Lemon Bank and Bling Nation. In this revealing lecture, Casares and Malka describe the value of over-communication, the decision process in making a pivot, and the challenges of entrepreneurial ecosystems outside the United States.

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What Would You Do with a Gig?
Ruhe Thom
6/22/2011
Blog Resource
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Kansas City will soon receive internet connectivity that will be one hundred times faster than anywhere else in the world. What should they do with it?

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Help for healthcare entrepreneurs coming via StartUp Health
OConnell Brian
6/24/2011
Blog Resource
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A former Time Warner CEO is headlining a major effort to bring more resources, financial and otherwise, to healthcare entrepreneurs.

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Disaster readiness lessons from Waffle House
OConnell Brian
7/13/2011
Blog Resource
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Healthcare business owners could learn a lot about disaster readiness from non-healthcare businesses, such as Waffle House. Yes, Waffle House.

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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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Medical business takes a different approach to a common ailment
Parmar Arundhati
8/29/2011
Blog Resource
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In reducing high blood pressure, one Minnesota company is taking a different approach. Read more about how CVRx’s medical device works with the body’s blood-flow regulation system.

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Partnerships with medical institutions can foster medical device innovation
Healing Innovation
8/31/2011
Blog Resource
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Pharmaceutical companies are benefitting from partnerships with academic medical institutions, but can biotech companies do the same? Read more on clinician impact on medical device innovation.

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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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