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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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Why it's the best time in history to be a healthcare entrepreneur
Zen Chu
2/20/2014
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Now is the best time in the history of the world to be a healthcare entrepreneur, and those with fresh eyes on healthcare problems -- young health professionals along with patients, engineers, designers and entrepreneurs -- are able to make large and rapid clinical impact.

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Why healthcare entrepreneurs need multiple champions
Christina Sherwood
2/4/2014
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One of the toughest challenges for healthcare entrepreneurs can be the roadblocks they face from their potential customers: healthcare providers. The SwipeSense team learned to expedite the process by finding a number of champions within a healthcare institution.

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Why healthcare entrepreneurs need more than a core expertise
Christina Sherwood
8/20/2013
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Though not all business owners can mimic Andrey Ostrovsky's trajectory, his experience taught him some best practices for cultivating good life science and digital health entrepreneurs. The most successful healthcare entrepreneurs he's seen have a killer combination of a broad, core expertise and a deep vertical.

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Why entrepreneurs shouldn't shy away from sharing their company’s vision
Christina Sherwood
3/26/2013
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Don’t be shy about talking up your company’s mission, says one entrepreneur. “I spend a lot of my time talking to people about what we’re doing. The more you talk about it, the more people will come to you.”

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Why entrepreneurs must strike a balance between passion and objectivity (video)
Christina Sherwood
7/16/2013
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eMed caught up with the Orpyx co-founder and CEO last week at MedCity CONVERGE to get her insights on approaching heavy hitters, finding employees who will thrive, and striking the balance between passion and objectivity.

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Why entrepreneurs must strike a balance between passion and objectivity (video)
Christina Sherwood
7/16/2013
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Orpyx co-founder and CEO shares her insights on approaching heavy hitters, finding employees who will thrive, and striking the balance between passion and objectivity.

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Why You Need A Mentor
10/11/2007
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Mentoring is a time-honored tradition in many fields, and for good reason: It works. Parents, friends, and investors usually don't cut it as mentors, however. You need unbiased, direct (even blunt) advice and direction if you want to grow your company. This article provides in-depth information, insight, and examples both for mentees and mentors.

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Why Smart Companies Do Dumb Things
5/24/2007
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Consensus, conviction, expertise, and an inspirational vision. "Smart" entrepreneurs may rely on the like, but they don't guarantee success. Guy Kawasaki shares ten ways of avoiding mistakes that happen in spite of the best intentions.

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Why Imitation Bests Innovation
Flannery Russell
7/23/2010
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SHANGHAI -- Books these days regularly cheer innovation. You rarely go to a conference without hearing how important it is. Copying others has a bit of a stigma.

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