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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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Top San Diego entrepreneur weighs in on future of healthcare
Ryan Amin
8/21/2013
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Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs believes cell phones and telecommunications will play a major role in the future of healthcare. The most successful entrepreneur out of San Diego, he recently explained his thoughts on the future of healthcare during an interview with ID8 Nation.

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Getting consumers to use your mobile app
Ryan Amin
9/17/2013
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Getting consumers to use a mobile app to play games or communicate through social media is one thing. Getting them to use a healthcare-related app is another.

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7 strategies to protect intellectual property for medical devices
9/18/2013
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Users, feedback and a bear: How one healthcare entrepreneur tested his product
Ryan Amin
9/24/2013
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Healthcare entrepreneurs can see the potential for a product's success in the raw concept, but the product must go through a critical testing phase to reach that potential.

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New entrepreneurship interview series includes life science innovator
Ryan Amin
9/25/2013
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Giles Shih, President and CEO of BioResource International, is one of the entrepreneurs featured in the video interviews. In these three videos, Shih discusses his company strategy, the effects of his education and his journey as an entrepreneur.

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eMed's 6 to follow in entreprenuership
Ryan Amin
9/27/2013
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See who made this week's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Featured apps at Health 2.0 focus on reducing stress, monitoring heart rate
Mari Edlin
10/2/2013
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Healthcare conferences seem to have a monopoly on exercise and wellness, but that’s not always the case at Health 2.0. Fitbits and contenders were nowhere in sight at the session on “Tracking and Monitoring Wellness.”

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Product demos at Health 2.0 include apparel, apps
Mari Edlin
10/3/2013
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Launch! did just what it said it would do — introduce 10 new companies and their products at Health 2.0 in back-to-back, 3.5-minute demos.

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Communication is a key to disruptive innovation
Ryan Amin
10/22/2013
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Innovation is often called "disruptive" in the healthcare industry, and the first step toward making that innovation successful is to get a product's targeted users to accept change. Founder of Fitzeal, Clifton Dawson, found a way to get people to use his product by focusing on a strong user support system.

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