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When the patients met the innovators at MedCity CONVERGE
Christina Sherwood
7/19/2013
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At MedCity CONVERGE, a national, executive-level summit on healthcare innovation in Philadelphia last week, local AARP members were on hand to learn about the two-dozen companies represented in the Pfizer Startup Showcase.

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Get angel and VC interest in your medical device startup
7/22/2013
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How one digital health startup got its product on The Colbert Report
Christina Sherwood
7/23/2013
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CellScope creates tools for consumers to use at home to remotely diagnose common ailments. Its co-founder offered entrepreneurial insights on selling the vision, finding the right funding fit, and not being afraid to ask.

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"Lean In" Entrepreneurs
Wendy Torrance
7/24/2013
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According to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, a leading indicator of new business creation in the United States, men are “substantially more likely to start a business each month than women”.  In the seventeen year period from 1996 – 2012, the average rate of entrepreneurial activity for men was .37 percent; for women during the same period it was .23 percent. 

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Six myths about venture capital
Christina Sherwood
7/25/2013
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In a piece for the Harvard Business Review, Kauffman's director of private equity Diane Mulcahy debunked six VC myths to empower founders when negotiating for funding.

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Lessons from Failure :: Renting High-end Jewelry
Diana Kander
7/25/2013
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At age 25, Laura Sanko was a founding member of a startup that raised $3.5 Million from some world-famous investors and the Founder’s Fund.  The business model was simple: a website that rented high-end jewelry for special occasions for a fraction of the retail value of each piece.  Three years later, the investment money was all gone and while the site continued to operate, it had failed to meet the investors’ expectations.  I sat down with Laura to figure out what went wrong.

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Dominique's Desk: Design thinking
Dominique Pahud
7/26/2013
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Design thinking can be helpful to an entrepreneur in all phases of development -- from ideation and business model validation to customer development and growth.

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Do You Have the 'Saving Gene'?
Taylor Brown
7/26/2013
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SavingsWould you rather buy the new Apple product or save that money in an interest bearing account? When is the right time for a person to start saving? I was lucky enough to have great parents that instilled the importance of saving in my brain. But I also had a different "saving gene" than my three older sisters who tended to and still do spend more than me.

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When a doctor should quit and be a full-time entrepreneur
Ryan Amin
7/30/2013
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In the past, Dr. Amy Baxter was able to practice emergency medicine while developing a new medical device that deadens the pain from injections. But working on her startup during the day and picking up night shifts at the hospital could only go on for so long.

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Two's (a) Company, Three's a Crowd?
Thom Ruhe
7/30/2013
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When considering the optimal number of founders for any new entrepreneurial adventure, the calculus extends well beyond simple formulas seemingly supported by observations of startup cohorts within specific industries. Famous technology twosomes that come to mind include David Packard and William Hewlett of Hewlett-Packard, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak of Apple, Paul Allen and Bill Gates of Microsoft, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google. In these examples, it is widely observed that these buddy teams complemented each other well in the early formative years of their companies.

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