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Healthcare reform opportunities emerge in big data, decision support tools
Pogorelc Deanna
5/31/2012
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Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra says U.S. healthcare reform is driving changes in the healthcare market that create new entrepreneurial opportunities.

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Is your digital health startup subject to HIPAA?
Pogorelc Deanna
7/26/2012
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Is your digital health startup subject to HIPAA regulations? Here's a quick HIPAA overview for startups.

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Medical innovation at risk in Obama's budget plan
Pitts Peter
5/4/2011
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Proposed federal budget cuts could hurt healthcare innovation in America and be bad for patients. Read more to find out why giving Medicare the power to negotiate drug prices is a bad idea.

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Entrepreneurial Thought Leader Lecture
Moe Michael Draper Tim Perkins Tony
2/25/2009
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Timothy C. Draper is the Founder and a Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson. He was instrumental in bringing viral marketing to web-based e-mail to geometrically spread the successes of Hotmail and YahooMail, and the practice has been adopted as a standard marketing technique by countless businesses and organizations. Draper launched the DFJ Global Network, an international network of early-stage venture capital funds with offices in over 30 cities around the globe. He also serves on the boards of Skype, SocialText, Project Y, MailFrontier and Chroma Graphics. He was an original investor in Parametric Technology (PMTC), Tumbleweed Communications (TMWD), Overture.com (OVER), Digidesign (AVID), Preview Travel (TVLY), Four11 (YHOO), Combinet (CSCO), and Redgate (AOL). He also founded or co-founded Wasatch Ventures (Salt Lake City), Zone Ventures (LA), Draper Atlantic (Reston), Draper Triangle (Pittsburg), Timberline Ventures (Portland), Polaris Fund (Anchorage), Draper Fisher Jurvetson Gotham (NYC) and DFJ Frontier (Sacramento and Santa Barbara). Draper has been recognized as a leader in entrepreneurship and venture capital through numerous awards and honors, and he has frequent TV, radio, and headline appearances. He was number seven on Forbes? Midas List and number 52 on the list of the most influential Harvard Alumni. He was also named AlwaysOn Magazine?s number one top venture capital dealmaker for 2008. Tim is the course creator and Chairman of BizWorld, a 501c3 organization built around simulated teaching of entrepreneurship and business to children. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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FDA medical device user fees to double
Parmar Arundhati
2/8/2012
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FDA medical device user fees will more than double during the next five years. Read more about why the FDA is increasing its fees.

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New medical device review guidelines issued by FDA
Parmar Arundhati
3/30/2012
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The FDA has issued new guidelines to explain to makers of new innovative medical devices how the agency goes about evaluating certain medical devices. Read more about the new guidelines.

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Venture capitalist advises startup owners to give the FDA some respect
Parmar Arundhati
5/14/2012
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Medical device startups are advised to respect the FDA and answer its questions, according to a panelist at a recent investing conference. Read more about this discussion.

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Infrastructure and Entrepreneurship
Ortmans Jonathan
12/18/2008
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Cost-effective “infrastructures” – both physical and legal – provide the essential platforms for the activities of all economies. In the physical realm, for example, it is hard to imagine life without roads, communications networks, airports, ports, sewer systems and electricity grids. Because of their “public good” nature, government plays a central role in financing, if not operating, such infrastructure facilities. In turn, because so much infrastructure is local, the planning and construction of many projects historically has been delegated to the states (although aided by federal financing).

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Agencies Encouraged to Use Recovery Funds on Innovative Small Businesses
Ortmans Jonathan
5/8/2009
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United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair Mary Landrieu, D-La., wrote on Thursday (05/07/2009) to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and National Science Foundation Director Arden Bement, urging them...

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More VC Leadership at the SBA
Ortmans Jonathan
5/27/2009
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Last Thursday, President Obama announced his nomination for the position of Chief Counsel for Advocacy at the Small Business Administration. The nominee, Winslow Sargeant, is a managing director in the technology practice at Wisconsin-based venture firm Venture Investors LLC. The first thing that comes to...

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