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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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An Educated Choice
Thom Ruhe
6/10/2013
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As high school graduates across the country grappled with post secondary education options, I acknowledge some truths in the decision making process--thoughts that helped my son make the best choice for him. Here are my commencement speech-like thoughts...applicable to any high school graduate, and especially those toying with the idea of entrepreneurship as a career path.

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How networking with corporate attorneys can help your startup
Christina Sherwood
6/11/2013
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If you're just starting out, it's important to connect with "super networkers" in your field who can help you make more contacts, said Chandra Duggirala, founder and CEO of Novobionics.

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Dominique’s Desk: Building your team
Dominique Pahud
6/17/2013
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People are the most important asset for any entrepreneur. In fact, more than 65 percent of startups fail due to founding team issues.

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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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Global Scholars Graduate
Thom Ruhe
6/18/2013
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What do financial planning, synthetic crude oil, and campaign building have in common? They’re the focus of three entrepreneurs who have recently graduated from the Kauffman Global Scholars Program.

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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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Getting Out of the Building
Amanda Schnieders
6/25/2013
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The room was busy, but certainly not crowded. There were enough gaps in between the groups of people that I knew if I stood there in the doorway much longer, people would surely realize I had no one to talk to, that I didn’t know anyone. That fear set in. The paralyzing gut-clench signifying I was in the self-conscious beginnings of an embarrassing moment.

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Dominique's Desk: Access for entrepreneurs
Dominique Pahud
6/26/2013
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Access is especially tough for digital health entrepreneurs who are developing solutions for patients, physicians, and hospital networks.

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New eMed white paper: Building Your Team
Christina Sherwood
6/27/2013
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Building Your Team, a Kauffman Foundation white paper, offers insights and tips on co-founders and first hires.

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