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Lessons From Failure: Borrowing Tools From Your Neighbors
Diana Kander
8/12/2013
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Adam Berk had a vision of creating an online library where neighbors could borrow tools and electronics from one another. Why buy a fancy camera you only needed to use once for a big trip? Why invest the money in physical tools for a home remodeling project if you are never going to need them again? Adam and his best friend Dave spent 5 years creating this utopian community, neighborrow, powered by a new form of currency. Their business model was to eventually white label the product and sell it to large apartment buildings and others who wanted to facilitate a borrowing community. But they never achieved their vision. 

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Lessons from Failure :: Renting High-end Jewelry
Kander Diana
11/15/2012
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At age 25, Laura Sanko was a founding member of a startup that raised $3.5 Million from some world-famous investors and the Founder’s Fund.  The business model was simple: a website that rented high-end jewelry for special occasions for a fraction of the retail value of each piece.  Three years later, the investment money was all gone and while the site continued to operate, it had failed to meet the investors’ expectations.

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Machinery Statistics
10/29/2010
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Trade Data on the Machinery Industry

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Market Definition for the Life Sciences
FastTrac
3/20/2007
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When developing and marketing life sciences products and services, it may be necessary to take a slightly different approach to defining and narrowing potential markets.

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Market Research Checklist
3/21/2007
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Use this Market Research Checklist to identify the information you will research for your business.

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Marketplace Research
FastTrac
3/20/2007
Article Resource
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Finding and using market information to anticipate customer demands can provide invaluable business growth information.

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Medical Devices Center Innovation Fellows program expands to bring in more innovators
Parmar Arundhati
6/29/2011
Blog Resource
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The Medical Devices Center Innovation Fellows program at the University of Minnesota is expanding to bring in twice as many professionals. Program participants work to create new innovations in healthcare.

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Medical Industry Valuation Laboratory finds success in U.S., goes global
Parmar Arundhati
6/23/2011
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A Medical Industry Valuation Laboratory is becoming known beyond Minnesota, even in China. Using a multi-faceted approach, the lab evaluates medical technologies and determines whether they should be commercialized.

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Medical business uses technology to fight counterfeit drug problem
Vinluan Frank
6/7/2011
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A North Carolina startup is taking on the problem of counterfeit drugs. The company’s technology embeds a tiny tag into the medicine itself that allows for identification and authentication to fight fraudulent pharmaceuticals.

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Medical device companies can learn from Starbucks
10/28/2013
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