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Event Preview: MedTech Investing Conference
Christina Sherwood
5/6/2013
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Medical technology innovators and investors from across the country will gather Wednesday in Minneapolis for the 12th annual MedTech Investing Conference. With panels on alternative funding models, maximizing ROI, and the FDA on the agenda, we asked conference co-chair Dennis Wahr, CEO of Holaira, what insights life science and digital health entrepreneurs can expect to take away from the event.

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Seeking angel investment? Check out this matching service for entrepreneurs and investors
Christina Sherwood
5/23/2013
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Angel investors are wealthy individuals who make early-stage investments in and provide advice to startups. In a slump following the recession, angel investment rebounded in 2011 with angels investing $22 billion in entrepreneurs.

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How networking with corporate attorneys can help your startup
Christina Sherwood
6/11/2013
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If you're just starting out, it's important to connect with "super networkers" in your field who can help you make more contacts, said Chandra Duggirala, founder and CEO of Novobionics.

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Why the first customer matters most: advice from a tech entrepreneur
Christina Sherwood
6/4/2013
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A technology entrepreneur and health researcher, Ian Eslick considered how to tap unusual revenue sources to build and sustain projects that would have value in the healthcare system. He came up with a solution in Vital Reactor, which keeps track of profit shares for people who contributed to a startup.

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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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New eMed white paper: Building Your Team
Christina Sherwood
6/27/2013
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Building Your Team, a Kauffman Foundation white paper, offers insights and tips on co-founders and first hires.

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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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Why entrepreneurs must strike a balance between passion and objectivity (video)
Christina Sherwood
7/16/2013
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Orpyx co-founder and CEO shares her insights on approaching heavy hitters, finding employees who will thrive, and striking the balance between passion and objectivity.

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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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Don’t wait for the perfect team to start your company
Christina Sherwood
8/27/2013
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Jake Halpert, CEO of Lucidity Health, agrees with the conventional wisdom that the team is the most important aspect of an early-stage business. But, he added, an entrepreneur shouldn't wait for the perfect team to start his company.

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