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What would you do if you were promised $24 million in funding – but the venture firm changed its mind?
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.
Guest post by Byron Kennard
Is DC defunct? It sure seems that way. Just about everybody is bemoaning Washington’s dysfunctional political system. According to a recent Rasmussen Poll, 73 percent of respondents consider the system “broken.” Only 15 percent think it workable. Fifteen percent?! Louis XVI had higher public approval ratings on the day the Bastille fell. What’s next? A guillotine installed on Lafayette Square?
I recently returned from participating in the 2nd Annual Rome Forum of the Harambe Entrepreneurial Alliance, hosted by the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.
Should the U.S. Food and Drug Administration protect the public or drive innovation? One industry leader gives us his take on the future of the FDA.
We recently hosted the inaugural class for the Ice House Entrepreneurship Education Program. The program coincidentally started just as the debt ceiling debacle was playing out in Washington. There was a shared moment of awareness that maybe those we feel should be making the economic ecosystem a better place for entrepreneurs were in fact incapable of doing so, and even doing things that were self-destructive; a reality driven home by the subsequent credit downgrade by S&P.
One of the major supporters of DEMO Africa and LIONS@frica with me in Nairobi last week was Nokia. As I took a look at just how much innovation Nokia has created, I was curious to look further into the current startup culture in its home country of Finland and see just how important high-growth entrepreneurship is to its economy.
Creating a social media policy is important for today's medical device startups and other biotech companies. Read more for tips on handling social media.
At a Life Science Ventures Summit hosted by the Kauffman Foundation, Huffington Post writer Jennifer Hill led a discussion focused on the players in entrepreneurship and asked the panel about approaching investors (0:38:28 – 0:44:00). The panel included Nick Franano, Avi Roop and Geoff Clapp.
Venture capital investments are in high demand, but some personalized medicine companies succeed in securing dollars. Read more for tips on what venture capitalists want to see in a personalized medicine company before investing in it.
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