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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Mark Marich
10/7/2013
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One week after the government shutdown began, the finger-pointing continues while a new deadline looms even larger—10 more days until a potential U.S. government default. While many are still calling it "extremely unlikely" there seems to be consensus in that it would be "a catastrophe." Meanwhile, many of the Congressional hearings were cancelled or postponed last week and the handful scheduled for this week look to be more focused on the blame game than anything else. Like last week, the following hearings may be postponed—so be sure to check the committee websites for last-minute updates.

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Who's Starting Up While the Government Shuts Down?
Mark Marich
10/7/2013
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Look around and you will find a number of articles on the effects of the political stalemate / government shutdown on entrepreneurs. For “small businesses”, the effects are quite clear, mostly relating to government contracts (more than half the federal spending would go through federal contracts before the shutdown) and Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. In addition, with 62% of the SBA’s staff furloughed, all counseling is on hold until the government is back up and running. The suspension of these contracts, loans and services represents an immediate “brake” on the economy.

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eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship
Ryan Amin
10/4/2013
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See who made the list this week for eMed's 6 to follow

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eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship
Ryan Amin
10/4/2013
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See who made the list this week for eMed's 6 to follow

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"Unmentionables" session at Health 2.0 addresses vulnerability
Mari Edlin
10/4/2013
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The "Unmentionables" session at Health 2.0 seems to be almost an anomaly among the predictably young group of entrepreneurial attendees, but apparently there are some topics that are not discussed in healthcare, from divorce, work stress and alcoholism to sex and suicide.

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Founders School: 'Just in Time' Lessons for Entrepreneurs
Thom Ruhe
10/4/2013
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You don't need to spend countless hours in a classroom, or have an MBA to become a successful entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs often don't have the time or patience to sit through a semester long class or six-week course in order to retrieve the answer to a question they have now--today. They need help quickly and efficiently. And this is where our idea for Founders School started.

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Product demos at Health 2.0 include apparel, apps
Mari Edlin
10/3/2013
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Launch! did just what it said it would do — introduce 10 new companies and their products at Health 2.0 in back-to-back, 3.5-minute demos.

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Who are the right people for your team?
Ryan Amin
10/3/2013
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During a panel focused on the players in entrepreneurship, Huffington Post writer Jennifer Hill led a discussion on team building for startups (0:21:57 – 0:27:42). The panel at Life Science Ventures Summit included Nick Franano, Avi Roop, Geoff Clapp and Sofie Qiao.

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Featured apps at Health 2.0 focus on reducing stress, monitoring heart rate
Mari Edlin
10/2/2013
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Healthcare conferences seem to have a monopoly on exercise and wellness, but that’s not always the case at Health 2.0. Fitbits and contenders were nowhere in sight at the session on “Tracking and Monitoring Wellness.”

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Providing value is key to healthcare data companies' success
Dan Emerson
10/2/2013
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As panelists at the 2013 StrataRx conference in Boston expounded last week on the potential of “big data” in healthcare, another, auspicious industry event was taking place not far away.

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