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Weekly Wisdom from Kauffman: America’s high-growth health and drug companies reside in some unexpected locales
Christina Sherwood
2/28/2013
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More than 6 percent of Inc. 500 firms work in the health and drug space, making it the No. 5 industrial sector for these fast-growing companies from 2005 to 2010. But these medical innovators aren’t all concentrated in the Silicon Valley.

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Weekly Wisdom from Kauffman: Breaking Down Barriers to Life Sciences Commercialization
Christina Sherwood
2/21/2013
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Because life sciences entrepreneurship thrives on harnessing new technologies, spurring innovation, and growing companies, the Kauffman Foundation met in 2003 with the Panel of Advisors on the Life Sciences to help advance those goals.

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Dominique's Desk: Creating community
Christina Sherwood
9/5/2013
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Solving problems in healthcare isn’t easy, especially given the complexity of the space and the diversity of the stakeholders. Creating communities of engaged stakeholders around a common problem can be a powerful approach to prototyping, testing, and deploying solutions. That’s because these communities bring together people from multiple disciplines and perspectives.

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How early-stage healthcare companies can move fast - despite slow health systems
Christina Sherwood
9/10/2013
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It's the classic conundrum for healthcare entrepreneurs: You want your business to move fast and grow quickly, but it can take months for large health systems to make a decision about your product or service.

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How doctors-turned-entrepreneurs can achieve business success
Christina Sherwood
6/25/2013
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HealthLoop lets doctors send patients automated follow-up emails with questions ranging from the general to the specific. In an interview, the company's founder shared tips for aspiring "doctorpreneurs."

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New eMed white paper: Access
Christina Sherwood
6/18/2013
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eMed has published the second in a series of white papers focused on issues key to life science and digital health entrepreneurs. The new white paper, Access, offers a crash course for life science and digital health entrepreneurs on access to potential customers, access to networks, access to capital, and access to care settings.

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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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The Entrepreneur Next Door: A look at your competition
Christina Sherwood
6/6/2013
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It's sometimes lonely to be an entrepreneur. But at any given moment, some 10 million Americans are involved in the process of starting a potential new business, according to a Kauffman Foundation report. And the demographics of these aspiring business owners might be different than expected.

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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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Potential pitfalls for entrepreneurs who get their start in university labs
Christina Sherwood
6/13/2013
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While startups born in university labs eventually resemble their more traditional peers, they experience different potential conflicts that can make or break the company's chances of success.

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