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With Washington buzzing about the possibility of comprehensive immigration reform this year, a new Kauffman Foundation white paper showed how Startup Visas for foreign-born entrepreneurs could help jumpstart the economy.
BioCurious is a Silicon Valley bio-hacker space with a dual mission: community education and work with entrepreneurs. Cofounder Raymond McCauley, who is also chair of biotechnology at Singularity University, said BioCurious provides lab space, equipment and a community for entrepreneurs.
It hasn’t been a year since the Cellanyx Diagnostics team spun out their technology from Columbia University. But, halfway to raising $1 million worth of seed funding for the company, CEO Ashok Chander can already share tips from the trenches.
Described as a "check engine light" for health, the Ginger.io platform culls smartphone data, such as movement patterns and screen time, to develop health insights. After the co-founders met in 2010, the team participated in the TechStars accelerator in Boston.
LUMOback is the first product by LUMO, a Palo Alto-based company founded by three entrepreneurs – including one who suffered back problems for years. Charles Wang, co-founder and CMO, shared what he’s learned since the company’s launch in 2011 and the product’s release last year.
As head of digital health strategy for the consulting firm Popper and Company, Paul Sonnier helps entrepreneurs develop and commercialize their products. He’s also a mentor for the accelerator Blueprint Health and founder of the Digital Health group on LinkedIn, which boasts nearly 17,000 members.
A collaborative chronic care network based at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center links entrepreneurs with doctors, patients, families, researchers, and other stakeholders. C3N, funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, is meant to improve health outcomes for large populations, accelerate the pace of learning, and increase the speed of innovation – all while reducing healthcare costs.
Thanks to the movement of research and development to China and India, scientists there are quickly developing the ability to innovate and create their own intellectual property, according to a Kauffman Foundation study.
It’s well known -- and deeply concerning -- that the cost of health care in the United States is exploding. A Kauffman Foundation-funded book, The Cost Disease: Why Computers Get Cheaper and Health Care Doesn't, explores the cause of this problem and provides an explanation.
A Kauffman Foundation town hall meeting explored how the government, nonprofits and academic institutions could help enhance drug development and bring more effective drugs to market.
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