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The surprising demographics of American technology entrepreneurs
Christina Sherwood
8/29/2013
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American tech entrepreneurs aren't all 20-somethings from elite universities. A Kauffman Foundation survey of U.S.-born CEOs from 500 engineering and technology companies revealed that today's American tech entrepreneurs are middle aged, well educated in business or technical disciplines, and hold degrees from an assortment of universities.

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Gender differences in life science patenting
Christina Sherwood
8/22/2013
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In the life sciences, male academic scientists secure patents at more than twice the rate of their female colleagues, according to an analysis sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation.

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The importance of networks
Christina Sherwood
8/15/2013
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In an essay for the Kauffman Foundation, business administration professor Toby Stuart described his research examining how the social and business networks in which would-be entrepreneurs and early-stage firms are immersed influence entrepreneurial processes and outcomes.

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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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New eMed white paper: Who are the "players" in entrepreneurship?
Christina Sherwood
8/21/2013
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eMed has published the fourth in a series of white papers focused on issues key to life science and digital health entrepreneurs. The new white paper, Who are the "players" in entrepreneurship?, offers insights on the universe of people a startup founder will need to work with in order for the company to be a success.

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How the university technology transfer office fosters entrepreneurship
Christina Sherwood
8/1/2013
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The report University Technology Transfer through Entrepreneurship: Faculty and Students in Spinoffs, examines students' roles in university startups and compares the functions and responsibilities of faculty, entrepreneurs, and students in moving innovations to market.

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Dominique's Desk: The right questions to ask about your company’s intellectual property
Christina Sherwood
10/31/2013
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Intellectual property is one of the toughest subjects for life science and digital health entrepreneurs to understand. From dealing with the tech transfer office to hiring an attorney to filing a provisional patent, IP is a common stumbling block for early-stage entrepreneurs.

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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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Bioarray Therapeutics: CEO offers insights on sharing the company’s vision
Christina Sherwood
3/26/2013
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The vision at Bioarray Therapeutics, a biotechnology company in Boston, is to improve cancer detection and treatment. By finding genes associated with cancer, the company is developing a diagnostic for breast cancer that can help doctors and patients choose the best treatment.

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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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