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The first step to get funded
Ryan Amin
10/17/2013
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A Life Science Ventures Summit hosted by the Kauffman Foundation provided advice on funding strategies for diagnostic startups (0:42:17-0:48:05). Diana Kander of Kander Rigby led a panel with Una Ryan, Tito Serafini, Risa Stack, Zen Chu and Jill Carroll.

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Tips for startups from a healthcare accelerator
Stephanie Baum
5/23/2012
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Startups are missing out on opportunities and need to step up their marketing efforts, says a healthcare accelerator co-founder. Read more on tips for new healthcare businesses.

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Top 10 life sciences markets identified in new study
Vinluan Frank
11/29/2011
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If you guessed that the top life sciences markets are on the east and west coasts, you'd be right. However, several parts of the Midwest are now considered emerging markets. Read more to learn the locations of the top 10 life sciences markets.

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Two's (a) Company, Three's a Crowd?
Thom Ruhe
7/30/2013
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When considering the optimal number of founders for any new entrepreneurial adventure, the calculus extends well beyond simple formulas seemingly supported by observations of startup cohorts within specific industries. Famous technology twosomes that come to mind include David Packard and William Hewlett of Hewlett-Packard, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak of Apple, Paul Allen and Bill Gates of Microsoft, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google. In these examples, it is widely observed that these buddy teams complemented each other well in the early formative years of their companies.

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Understanding the FDA perspective
Ryan Amin
12/12/2013
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Paul Yock of Stanford's Biodesign and Jay Watkins of De Novo Ventures led a discussion with Marie Johnson, Darin Buxbaum, Brian Fahey and Peggy McLaughlin on the topic of clinical and regulatory strategy at a recent Life Science Ventures Summit hosted by the Kauffman Foundation (0:25:21-0:33:52).

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Virtual clinical trials could soon be an option for pharma, biotech companies
Pogorelc Deanna
2/16/2012
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Pfizer Inc. is testing a pilot of a virtual clinical trial program that could be of interest to medical device startups and young pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

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Want a great template for an entrepreneurial incubator? Think like a Wolverine
OConnell Brian
11/22/2011
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Some entrepreneurial incubators are better than others. For a good role model, check out the University of Michigan.

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Want to make a life sciences startup viable? Follow this series on LinkedIn
10/16/2013
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Watch Kauffman Foundation's experts break down a startup's business model
Seper Chris
6/22/2012
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A life science company's business model is important to its success. Read more about validating a business model.

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Weekly Wisdom from Kauffman: America’s high-growth health and drug companies reside in some unexpected locales
Christina Sherwood
2/28/2013
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More than 6 percent of Inc. 500 firms work in the health and drug space, making it the No. 5 industrial sector for these fast-growing companies from 2005 to 2010. But these medical innovators aren’t all concentrated in the Silicon Valley.

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