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How Many Cups to Launch?
Thom Ruhe
6/27/2012
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When I was a wee lad in the ancient times of the 1970s, I remember an old commercial for Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pops that asked how many licks it takes to get to the center of their delicious lollipops. At the Foundation we are posing a similar question with a modern, caffeinated, twist and applying it to a slightly more constructive purpose.

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How Your Children's Summer Camps Are Affecting Their Career Opportunities
Thom Ruhe
1/17/2014
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As a father of three, I vividly remember those chilly, early-summer mornings of packing bags, loading up the car, and waving a sad goodbye as my children began their latest adventure at the summer camp of choosing. And there were plenty of those mornings over the course of 18 years. There was volleyball camp, and Science Olympiad clinics, and lacrosse camp.

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How do I pilot my early-stage venture?
Zen Chu
2/24/2014
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Healthcare entrepreneurs need to pilot their product or service to test their prototype before a larger launch.

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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 get the most out of the web
Christina Sherwood
4/23/2013
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How entrepreneurs can use online networking and web resources to give them a competitive advantage.

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How entrepreneurs can make the most of tight finances, even when hiring
Christina Sherwood
5/21/2013
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Anatomage, which launched in 2004 in San Jose, is an anatomy image software company specializing in 3D medical technology. In the almost-decade since starting the venture, CEO Jack Choi said he’s learned much about managing tight finances and knowing when to jump in – and when to throw in the towel.

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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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How healthcare entrepreneurs can partner up for better access
Christina Sherwood
2/18/2014
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It's the classic catch-22 for a healthcare entrepreneur: Her company is small until she lands a big client, but she has trouble accessing a big client as a small company.

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How life science and digital health companies can find crowd funding success
Christina Sherwood
7/9/2013
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Misfit Wearables founder and CEO Sonny Vu shared his insights on crowd funding success, being lean while producing hardware, and building a great team and company culture.

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How life science companies can find – and exploit – the needs of the marketplace
Christina Sherwood
5/7/2013
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Dinu Sen, CEO of Amplyx Pharmaceuticals, offers tips on finding need in the sector, hiring, and determining whether working with an accelerator is right for your company.

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