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Dominique's Desk; Business model strategies
Christina Sherwood
10/24/2013
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Entrepreneurs need to be creative and innovative not only with their product or service, but also with how they think about their business model. In life science and digital health, understanding one's value proposition is key. But it’s not always obvious - especially considering to whom the value proposition is most compelling. For this exercise, I find Alex Osterwalder’s Value Proposition Canvas particularly helpful.

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Weekly Wisdom from Kauffman: How entrepreneurs can improve productivity and quality in healthcare
Christina Sherwood
3/21/2013
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With U.S. healthcare costs rising about 2.5 percent faster than inflation, there’s an urgent need to improve productivity and quality in American healthcare. A Kauffman Foundation report found that open access to medical data could help find that cost-benefit balance.

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Morpheus Medical: Co-founder shares insights on securing funding and managing costs
Christina Sherwood
3/12/2013
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With the goal of revolutionizing cardiac MRI, Morpheus Medical has developed software that takes the process from three hours to about 20 minutes. The company was launched about a year and a half ago when entrepreneurs who wanted to use computational processing to help with the diagnosis of disease came together with radiologists from Stanford University to commercialize the product.

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Atul Butte: Biotechnology entrepreneur on success and failure
Christina Sherwood
3/19/2013
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As a biomedical informatics researcher and biotechnology entrepreneur in the Silicon Valley, Atul Butte has big ideas for the future of life science entrepreneurship. His Butte Lab works to solve genomic medicine problems through new developments in translational bioinformatics.

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Weekly Wisdom from Kauffman: Immigrant scientists help to improve cancer survival rates
Christina Sherwood
3/7/2013
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With immigrants in more than 40 percent of the cancer researcher slots at America’s top cancer institutes, these scientists are playing an integral role in improving cancer survival rates in the United States, according to a Kauffman Foundation-funded National Foundation for American Policy report released last month.

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Weekly Wisdom from Kauffman: Startup Visas for foreign-born entrepreneurs could jumpstart economy
Christina Sherwood
3/14/2013
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With Washington buzzing about the possibility of comprehensive immigration reform this year, a new Kauffman Foundation white paper showed how Startup Visas for foreign-born entrepreneurs could help jumpstart the economy.

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Weekly Wisdom from Kauffman: How legal reform can promote innovation
Christina Sherwood
3/28/2013
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As a life science entrepreneur, you surely have ideas on how changing legal rules and policies could promote innovation and accelerate U.S. economic growth. The Kauffman Foundation, seeking suggestions on how to jumpstart the struggling economy, convened America’s leading legal scholars and social scientists to offer their thoughts.

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Definition: Venture capital
Christina Sherwood
2/5/2014
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Venture capital is an important type of financing for early-stage healthcare entrepreneurs and high-growth startups.

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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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What do healthcare accelerators and incubators do?
Christina Sherwood
2/3/2014
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Healthcare accelerators and incubators are organizations that support healthcare entrepreneurs and their startups.

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