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What to expect during due diligence: One investor's 12 steps

Healthcare investor Lisa Suennen laid out her 12 steps of due diligence at the Energizing Health: Houston event last week and gave entrepreneurs an idea of what to expect as they get to know investors and determine whether they're a good match.

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Deanna Pogorelc
on Oct. 14, 2014
Category:  Growth 
How to tell your digital health startup's story in 3 minutes or less

Communicating the essence of your startup in two, three or even five minutes may seem impossible, but as pitch contests and accelerator demo days continue to multiply, it's an important skill for an entrepreneur to have.

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Deanna Pogorelc
on Oct. 13, 2014
Category:  Growth 
What are market forces?

As one of the four building blocks of the Business Model Canvas to help you make your business more responsive to the outside world, the term "market forces" refers to everything related to the customer segments you've included in your business model.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on October 13, 2014
Category:  Growth 
The cardinal rule of due diligence for startups: Don't ever lie

A little exaggeration on your resume could put more than your career at risk if you're an entrepreneur; it could put your company's chances of success on the line.

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Deanna Pogorelc
on Oct. 10, 2014
Category:  Growth 
What are customer segments?

As one of nine building blocks of the Business Model Canvas, customer segments are the people and/or organizations for whom you're creating value.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on October 06, 2014
Category:  Growth 
Why startups should focus on growth, rather than revenue

As the chief operating officer of MolecularMatch, an online search platform that helps cancer patients find targeted drug therapies, Collin Brack said his goal is to grow the startup, rather than focus on revenue.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on September 30, 2014
Category:  Creation  Growth 
Insights from Physician Entrepreneurs

In this new compilation, physician entrepreneurs share insights on everything from knowing when it's time to become a full-time entrepreneur to understanding groups outside your target market.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on September 15, 2014
Category:  Creation  Execution  Growth  Ideation 
What is sustainable growth?

Sustainable growth is how fast a startup can grow without speeding through its funding or, alternatively, stagnating.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 28, 2014
Category:  Growth 
Insights from Medical Device Entrepreneurs

In this new compilation, medical device entrepreneurs share insights on how they met challenges and opportunities on everything from team building to clinical and regulatory success.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 24, 2014
Category:  Creation  Execution  Growth  Ideation 
Definition: Access

The term "access" can have a variety of definitions for healthcare entrepreneurs, depending on the phase of their company's development.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on May 21, 2014
Category:  Growth 
How can the Kauffman Foundation help serve healthcare entrepreneurs?

eMed's mission -- helping entrepreneurs navigate the healthcare space -- is particularly complex.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on May 07, 2014
Category:  Creation  Ideation  Growth  Execution 
How to make your personal network work for you

Be smart about focusing on existing relationships, rather than cultivating new ones.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on April 29, 2014
Category:  Creation  Execution  Growth 
Why startups need a narrow focus to successfully scale

Though it might seem counterintuitive, a healthcare startup needs a narrow focus before it can scale.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on April 15, 2014
Category:  Creation  Execution  Growth 
How to land an incubator spot and score a big partnership

AdhereTech, a New York-based company that makes smart pill bottles to improve medication adherence and patient engagement, has landed pilot deals with two major pharmaceutical companies. But the road to those connections, especially for healthcare companies, often begins at an incubator.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on January 28, 2014
Category:  Growth  Execution 
Why you should celebrate the small victories

For the life science textile company PurThread Technologies, landing an exclusive deal to embed Eastman Kodak's antimicrobial agent into textiles was a major victory that deserved celebrating. But PurThread president and CEO Lisa T. Grimes has made sure the company also lauded smaller achievements along the way.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on January 21, 2014
Category:  Growth  Execution  Creation 
Let consumers be the innovators

Advance directives are commonly used for end-of-life medical decisions, but through consumer research, MyDirectives' CEO and co-founder Jeff Zucker has learned they can be used to instantly make life better for all users, and not just those near death.

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Ryan Amin
on January 07, 2014
Category:  Execution  Growth 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on December 27, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on December 20, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
What to keep in mind for your exit strategy

A Life Science Ventures Summit hosted by the Kauffman Foundation provided advice on funding strategies for diagnostic startups (0:30:25-0:35:38). Diana Kander of Kander Rigby led a panel with Una Ryan, Tito Serafini, Risa Stack, Zen Chu and Jill Carroll.

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Ryan Amin
on December 19, 2013
Category:  Execution  Growth 
10 predictions for the healthcare industry in 2014

Based on healthcare industry predictions made last year by leaders and analysts, this year should have brought a re-evaluation of meaningful use (yep), a quantified self movement that would move mainstream (ehhh), more M&A activity in the industry (definitely), and the emergence of interoperability as a competitive benchmark for providers (not quite yet?).

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MedCityNews .com
on December 16, 2013
Category:  Growth  Ideation 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on December 13, 2013
Category:  Creation  Ideation  Execution  Growth 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on December 6, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Ideation  Execution 
Complexities for startups within different healthcare spaces

"Domain specificity is important." It is so refreshing to hear a tech entrepreneur like Steve Blank say this. Blank has been working with researchers and clinicians for almost three years to bring the lean startup philosophy to healthcare. This is one of his conclusions about the industry.

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MedCityNews .com
on December 4, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution  Growth  Ideation 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on November 29, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution  Ideation  Growth 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on November 22, 2012
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
Unlimited opportunities spring from Big Data in biotechnology

A frequent buzzword in business these days is "Big Data." But how do investors and developers in the biotechnology industry make the best use of it?

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Rita Baron-Faust
on November 19, 2013
Category:  Growth  Creation  Execution 
Focus on product simplicity is perfect springboard for marketing

Building on a simple idea can be the most important thing for a company in the long run. A focus on a simplified solution and a diverse marketing plan were two key things that set Smart Monitor on a successful path.

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Ryan Amin
on November 19, 2013
Category:  Creation  Ideation  Execution  Growth 
Venture Capital: Dead or Alive in the 21st Century?

Is venture capital still viable as a model for funding new bioscience research, products and businesses?

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Rita Baron-Faust
on November 15, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on November 15, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on November 8, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution  Growth  Ideation 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on November 1, 2013
Category:  Execution  Creation  Ideation  Growth 
What scares away investors?

I think few things could be more rewarding than investing in a company that develops a cure or effective treatment for any of the hundreds of conditions that affect millions of people with no effective treatment. But finding the right company can be fraught with risk. That's one reason why angel and venture investors have been allocating funds to later stage companies that carry less risk.

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MedCityNews .com
on October 30, 2013
Category:  Growth  Creation 
Medical device companies can learn from Starbucks

As global medical device companies try to take on more of the care continuum, they might be able to turn to that little Starbucks coffee shop just around the corner. It might seem sacrilege to compare the intricacies of neuromodulator with a perfectly brewed, expertly crafted cup of joe, but here I find myself. Why? Because it's not just medtech's products that need to become more innovative, but its business model as well.

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MedCityNews .com
on October 28, 2013
Category:  Growth 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on October 25, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
How fighting terrorism is like doing pharma research

After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the Central Intelligence Agency enlisted the help of a Palo Alto-based startup, Palantir Technologies, to gather and analyze huge amounts of data to identify and understand terrorist groups and thwart their efforts.

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Dan Emerson
on October 23, 2013
Category:  Growth  Execution 
7 trends of venture-backed healthcare startups

Although there's been a trend over the past couple of years of venture investment in biotech going into companies in the later stages of their development, a new report illustrates the result of that trend. Of the 18 venture-backed "big exit" merger and acquisition deals in biotech in 2012 (an eight year high), half were at the commercial stage.

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MedCityNews .com
on October 23, 2013
Category:  Growth  Ideation  Creation 
Communication is a key to disruptive innovation

Innovation is often called "disruptive" in the healthcare industry, and the first step toward making that innovation successful is to get a product's targeted users to accept change. Founder of Fitzeal, Clifton Dawson, found a way to get people to use his product by focusing on a strong user support system.

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Ryan Amin
on October 22, 2013
Category:  Execution  Growth  Ideation 
New LinkedIn forum for all healthcare fields

If you want to get a sense of the level of interest in healthcare IT, look no further than LinkedIn. In addition to HIMSS, you'll find numerous groups looking at the many different areas healthcare IT encompasses and overlaps with from digital health, telemedicine, remote patient monitoring, and physician entrepreneurs. Now there's one more.

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MedCityNews .com
on October 21, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on October 18, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution  Growth  Ideation 
Mayo Clinic collaboration with OptumHealth to spin off new technologies

For those hoping to use data analytics as a tool to help improve the U.S. healthcare system, patient records represent a potential gold mine of information to identify the most effective and cost-efficient practices to diagnose and treat specific conditions.

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Dan Emerson
on October 16, 2013
Category:  Ideation  Creation  Execution  Growth 
New Kauffman site offers expert resources for entrepreneurs

The Kauffman Foundation has recently launched a new site called the Founders School. Healthcare entrepreneurs can use this site to discover new resources for common entrepreneurial problems.

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Ryan Amin
on October 16, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution  Growth  Ideation 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on October 11, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution  Ideation  Growth 
3 critical website must-haves for medical devices

Google and HIMSS Analytics talked with doctors, IT directors, and hospital executives to dig into their buying habits. No surprise in the initial findings - people go online to do research before buying.

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MedCityNews .com
on October 7, 2013
Category:  Growth 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on October 4, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
Featured apps at Health 2.0 focus on reducing stress, monitoring heart rate

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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Mari Edlin
on October 2, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth 
Providing value is key to healthcare data companies' success

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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Dan Emerson
on October 2, 2013
Category:  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
8 tips to get funding without venture for medical devices

At Advamed 2013, industry leaders met and discussed how startups and innovation can beat the odds without much chance of gaining venture capital at an extremely early stage. Here are realistic options for medical device companies looking to fundraise early rounds without venture.

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MedCityNews .com
on October 2, 2013
Category:  Growth  Creation 
Healthcare IT on the verge of big things, StrataRx panelist says

At the third and final day of the 2013 StrataRx conference in Boston, innovators in healthcare and big data assessed a rapidly evolving landscape. One of the key topics discussed was the current state of “deal flow” at the intersection of healthcare, big data and information technology.

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Dan Emerson
on September 27, 2013
Category:  Ideation  Growth 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on September 27, 2013
Category:  Creation  Ideation  Execution  Growth 
Why pay attention to animal health

I am often asked about collaborations across disciplines and whether these result in real economic impact. I was recently reminded of not only how powerful this work can be but that it takes time to bloom.

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Lesa Mitchell
on September 25, 2013
Category:  Creation  Ideation  Execution  Growth 
New eMed white paper: business model canvas

Getting on the right path from the beginning is a key to an entrepreneur's success.

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Ryan Amin
on September 23, 2013
Category:  Ideation  Execution  Growth 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on Septembers 20, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
7 strategies to protect intellectual property for medical devices

Passed in September 2011, the final phases of the America Invents Act went into effect in March. Cyrus Morton, a partner at the Minneapolis office of Robins, Kaplan, Miller and Ciresi said this law represents the biggest change since the 1950s.

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MedCityNews .com
on September 18, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Ideation  Execution 
Getting consumers to use your mobile app

Getting consumers to use a mobile app to play games or communicate through social media is one thing. Getting them to use a healthcare-related app is another.

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Ryan Amin
on September 17, 2013
Category:  Execution  Growth 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on September 13, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
9 strategies for entrepreneurs working with angel investors

The number of angel investors in the U.S. has jumped 60 percent since 2002, and the number of dollars they've invested in companies has gone up even faster. Not to mention that a few new angel groups have sprouted just within the last year to invest especially in life science companies.

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MedCityNews .com
on September 11. 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth 
How early-stage healthcare companies can move fast - despite slow health systems

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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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on September 10, 2013
Category:  Growth  Execution 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on September 6, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on August 30, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on August 23, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution  Growth  Ideation 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on August 16, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution  Growth  Ideation 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on August 9, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
Healthcare entrepreneurs' role in improving healthcare access and value

While the healthcare reform debate continues, fueled by the recent delay of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision requiring companies with more than 50 employees to extend health insurance to their full-time staff, the government can help improve access, value and quality of healthcare by encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation that can lead to lowering costs while improving medical technologies and services, according to Jonathan Ortmans' policy forum blog.

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Ryan Amin
on August 7, 2013
Category:  Ideation  Growth  Execution  Creation 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Chris Seper
on August 2, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
Med device entrepreneurs share which startup costs were unexpected

In the startup world, where every dollar counts, spending too many dollars on expenses you weren't prepared for can quickly put a company in a tough spot. In a 2011 survey, one in three small business owners reported that underestimating monthly expenses was their biggest mistake.

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MedCityNews .com
on July 31, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Chris Seper
on July 26, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution  Growth  Ideation 
How one digital health startup got its product on The Colbert Report

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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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 23, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution 
Three things startups should avoid when talking to investors

People who advise entrepreneurs over a decent chunk of time tend to have the kind of world-weary perspective you’d expect from someone who has seen so many startups succeed or fail. They know what can scupper investment opportunities and turn off potential investors.

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MedCityNews .com
on July 24, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth 
Get angel and VC interest in your medical device startup

Paul Hartung, CEO of Cognoptix, Inc., a startup that has created a drug-device that could diagnose Alzheimer's earlier in patients, is also the first person to have a syndicated angel deal in the Northeast. He's raised more than $20 million for Cognoptix, and worked on the LASIK team at Summit until it was brought through to IPO. Here are six strategies that helped Hartung attract investors.

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MedCityNews .com
on July 22, 2013
Category:  Ideation  Growth  Creation 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship
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Chris Seper
on July 19, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
How -- and where -- to create a company that matters

Despite an economy in flux, the pace at which the United States produces $100 million companies has been stable over the past two decades, according to a new Kauffman paper. But the locations and sectors in which those companies are created are changing.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 18, 2013
Category:  Ideation  Growth 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship
Many things can make you a better entrepreneur. But here's one that certainly helps: networking. So every week eMed is going to highlight some healthcare and life science entrepreneurs on twitter you should consider following. This is not an endorsement, but an encouragement. Entrepreneurship is better when everyone joins the conversation. So please join us by following @emedcommunity and participating on eMed at Entrepreneurship.org [More]
Chris Seper
on July 12, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
Insights for entrepreneurs from MedCity CONVERGE

MedCity CONVERGE, a national summit on healthcare innovation, kicked off Tuesday in Philadelphia with insights from pharma, insurance, health systems, and more.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 10, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution  Growth  Ideation 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Chris Seper
on July 5, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
Event Preview: MedCity CONVERGE

MedCity CONVERGE, a national, executive-level summit in Philadelphia next week, will bring together decision-makers and stakeholders to provide a glimpse at the future of medical innovation and the opportunities and challenges facing the industry.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 05, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution  Growth 
Experienced criticisms from 6 successful entrepreneurs

Sure, curmudgeons are good in theory, but can critics improve a company? I figured it was an idea worth exploring. Here's what seven entrepreneurs learned from their biggest critics. Share your insights from grumps in the comments.

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MedCityNews .com
on July 3, 2013
Category:  Execution  Growth  Creation  Ideation 
Doctor.com founder on why you should hire from the competition

Doctor.com founder and president shares insights on slow fundraising, hiring from the competition, and impressing at every presentation.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 02, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth 
UBI analyzes top university incubators

The team behind the University Business Incubator Index set out to find the top university incubators in the world, discover what makes them successful, and learn where others are falling short. Over the past year, they collected data on 150 university incubators in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia. They interviewed incubator managers, entrepreneurs and investors, and came up with about 60 independent indicators of success. Then they scored each incubator, adjusting scores for those in the most favorable and unfavorable locations.

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MedCityNews .com
on July 1, 2013
Category:  Execution  Creation  Growth 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Chris Seper
on June 28, 2013
Category:  Execution  Creation  Growth  Ideation 
5 Boston entrepreneurs explain issues in healthcare startups

If you're a startup working on a product for the healthcare industry, Boston is the place to be. During a trip to Bean Town, I was curious to hear what startup founders found most challenging in a city so rich with resources. The gripes I usually hear elsewhere, like troubles with seed funding or U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulation, didn't come up as much. Instead, these founders seemed to find the more personal elements of entrepreneurship most challenging. Many times I found myself talking to people who had made a shift from working in tech or research to becoming a business owner.


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MedCityNews .com
on June 24, 2013
Category:  Growth 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

One thing that helps entrepreneurs is networking. So every week @emedcommunity is going to highlight some healthcare and life science entrepreneurs on twitter you should consider following. This is not an endorsement, but an encouragement. Network with your peers!

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Chris Seper
on June 21, 2013
Category:  Growth  Ideation  Execution  Creation 
Another healthcare investing portal opens as crowdfunding continues to increase

It's been just over one year since the JOBS Act was passed, which makes equity- and debt-based crowdfunding legal for accredited and nonaccredited investors. Although the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has yet to finalize and implement specific rules around those provisions, several online platforms have plowed ahead and created private portals for accredited investors and startups to find each other in the meantime.

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MedCityNews .com
on June 19, 2013
Category:  Growth  Creation 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Chris Seper
on June 14, 2013
Category:  Ideation  Creation  Execution  Growth 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship
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Chris Seper
on May 31, 2013
Category:  Growth  Creation 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Chris Seper
on May 24, 2013
Category:  Growth 
How entrepreneurs can make the most of tight finances, even when hiring

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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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on May 21, 2013
Category:  Growth 
Translational Medicine Alliance uncovers opportunities for life science entrepreneurs

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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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on May 09, 2013
Category:  Growth  Creation 
How life science companies can find – and exploit – the needs of the marketplace

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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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on May 07, 2013
Category:  Growth 
Ginger.io: Co-founder offers insights on partnerships and building momentum

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.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on April 30, 2013
Category:  Growth 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

Learn about eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship this week.

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Chris Seper
on April 26, 2013
Category:  Growth 
Dominique's Desk: Entrepreneurial Learning Centers

When I talk to life science and digital health entrepreneurs, their motivation to make an impact is clear. But the biggest hurdle they face – once they have a product or tool of value – is to get their innovation into the hands of doctors, patients, and other stakeholders.

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Dominique Pahud
on April 15, 2013
Category:  Growth 
Weekly Wisdom from Kauffman: America’s high-growth health and drug companies reside in some unexpected locales

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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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on February 28, 2013
Category:  Growth 
O'Brien: Finding Startup Success as a Physician-Inventor Far From Healthcare Hotspots

Dr. Todd O’Brien has additional challenges beyond those encountered by most startup life science CEOs. The 48-year-old podiatrist still sees patients even while developing his latest innovation: an electronic tuning fork for measuring diabetes-related nerve damage in people’s feet. He's also building his company in Orono, Maine - far from any major healthcare hub.

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MedCityNews .com
on February 19, 2013
Category:  Growth 
TVAX: Cancer Researcher-Turned-Startup Founder Takes DIY Approach

It’s a cancer immunologist’s dream to discover a safe and effective way to coax the body’s own immune system into waging war against invading cancer cells. Building a startup company around that finding, though, is definitely not every scientist’s forte. For Gary W. Wood, making the leap from laboratory to C-suite seemed like the next logical step.

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MedCityNews .com
on February 12, 2013
Category:  Growth