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As economy improves, entrepreneurs face less competition
Christina Sherwood
6/20/2013
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As the economy improves following the recession, entrepreneurs are surprisingly facing less competition from new startups. That's because the overall business creation rate declines with the unemployment rate, according to new research from the Kauffman Foundation.

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A tale of two entrepreneurs
Christina Sherwood
6/27/2013
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Find out if your startup is an IDE or an SME -- and why it matters.

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Biotech CEO on how cash-strapped entrepreneurs can barter for what they need
Christina Sherwood
5/28/2013
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STC Biologics is a Cambridge-based biotechnology company focused on the development of biologic drugs. Magdalena Leszczyniecka, the company’s president and CEO, launched the business just as the market crashed. After several years in the field, Leszczyniecka shared her experiences with bartering, negotiating, and asking for help.

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How entrepreneurs can make the most of tight finances, even when hiring
Christina Sherwood
5/21/2013
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Anatomage, which launched in 2004 in San Jose, is an anatomy image software company specializing in 3D medical technology. In the almost-decade since starting the venture, CEO Jack Choi said he’s learned much about managing tight finances and knowing when to jump in – and when to throw in the towel.

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The secret to FDA approval, and other insights, from a med tech CEO
Christina Sherwood
5/14/2013
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Lisa Earnhardt, president and CEO of Intersect ENT, shares tips on finding your customer, working with physicians, and collaborating with the FDA.

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At MedTech Investing Conference, "Med tech is alive and well"
Christina Sherwood
5/8/2013
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"Med tech is alive and well, despite what we hear out there," Kevin Wasserstein, founder and principal at MentorCatalyst, told the attendees of today’s MedTech Investing Conference.

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How life science companies can find – and exploit – the needs of the marketplace
Christina Sherwood
5/7/2013
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Dinu Sen, CEO of Amplyx Pharmaceuticals, offers tips on finding need in the sector, hiring, and determining whether working with an accelerator is right for your company.

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What the "new age of health care" means for life science entrepreneurs
Christina Sherwood
5/2/2013
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David Ewing Duncan, director of the Center for Life Science Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, published an "old-fashioned call to arms and action plan for a new age of health care." The Personalized Health Manifesto was developed with the participation of about three dozen life science leaders in science, medicine, business, and more.

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Translational Medicine Alliance uncovers opportunities for life science entrepreneurs
Christina Sherwood
5/9/2013
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Because significant funding is needed to develop new, innovative life science and digital health products and tools, fewer ideas are making the leap from research institutions to product development teams. This clash between the short-term, earnings-driven needs of the medical marketplace and the risky, lengthy, and capital-intensive process of bringing medical ideas to fruition is a major challenge facing modern medicine.

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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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