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Translational Medicine Alliance uncovers opportunities for life science entrepreneurs
Christina Sherwood
5/9/2013
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Because significant funding is needed to develop new, innovative life science and digital health products and tools, fewer ideas are making the leap from research institutions to product development teams. This clash between the short-term, earnings-driven needs of the medical marketplace and the risky, lengthy, and capital-intensive process of bringing medical ideas to fruition is a major challenge facing modern medicine.

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How doctors-turned-entrepreneurs can achieve business success
Christina Sherwood
6/25/2013
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HealthLoop lets doctors send patients automated follow-up emails with questions ranging from the general to the specific. In an interview, the company's founder shared tips for aspiring "doctorpreneurs."

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How entrepreneurs can validate their business model by studying other sectors
Christina Sherwood
6/18/2013
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How a software company for science researchers learned about business model validation by studying OpenTable's model.

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Why the first customer matters most: advice from a tech entrepreneur
Christina Sherwood
6/4/2013
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A technology entrepreneur and health researcher, Ian Eslick considered how to tap unusual revenue sources to build and sustain projects that would have value in the healthcare system. He came up with a solution in Vital Reactor, which keeps track of profit shares for people who contributed to a startup.

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As economy improves, entrepreneurs face less competition
Christina Sherwood
6/20/2013
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As the economy improves following the recession, entrepreneurs are surprisingly facing less competition from new startups. That's because the overall business creation rate declines with the unemployment rate, according to new research from the Kauffman Foundation.

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The Entrepreneur Next Door: A look at your competition
Christina Sherwood
6/6/2013
Blog Resource
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It's sometimes lonely to be an entrepreneur. But at any given moment, some 10 million Americans are involved in the process of starting a potential new business, according to a Kauffman Foundation report. And the demographics of these aspiring business owners might be different than expected.

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A tale of two entrepreneurs
Christina Sherwood
6/27/2013
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Find out if your startup is an IDE or an SME -- and why it matters.

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Potential pitfalls for entrepreneurs who get their start in university labs
Christina Sherwood
6/13/2013
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While startups born in university labs eventually resemble their more traditional peers, they experience different potential conflicts that can make or break the company's chances of success.

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New eMed white paper: Access
Christina Sherwood
6/18/2013
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eMed has published the second in a series of white papers focused on issues key to life science and digital health entrepreneurs. The new white paper, Access, offers a crash course for life science and digital health entrepreneurs on access to potential customers, access to networks, access to capital, and access to care settings.

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New eMed white paper: Building Your Team
Christina Sherwood
6/27/2013
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eMed has published the third in a series of white papers focused on issues key to life science and digital health entrepreneurs. The new white paper, Building Your Team, offers insights and tips on co-founders and first hires.

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