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Definition: Venture capital

Venture capital is an important type of financing for early-stage healthcare entrepreneurs and high-growth startups.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on February 05, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Why healthcare entrepreneurs need multiple champions

One of the toughest challenges for healthcare entrepreneurs can be the roadblocks they face from their potential customers: healthcare providers. The SwipeSense team learned to expedite the process by finding a number of champions within a healthcare institution.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on February 04, 2014
Category:  Execution  Creation 
What do healthcare accelerators and incubators do?

Healthcare accelerators and incubators are organizations that support healthcare entrepreneurs and their startups.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on February 03, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Definition: Intellectual Property

Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind. For a healthcare startup, IP likely refers to a particular product, such as a new drug or a wearable sensor.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on January 29, 2014
Category:  Creation 
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 
What kinds of lawyers do healthcare entrepreneurs need?

Early-stage healthcare entrepreneurs and startups typically need to work with at least two types of lawyers.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on January 27, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Definition: SBIR

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program encourages U.S.-based small businesses, including healthcare startups, to engage in research and development.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on January 22, 2014
Category:  Creation 
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 
Who can apply for an SBIR grant?

Small Business Innovation Research program (SBIR) grants can be a key source of funding for early-stage healthcare entrepreneurs ahead of seeking out venture capital and other types of investors, who would take shares of the company away from the founder.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on January 20, 2014
Category:  Creation 
How to find investors without pivoting from your mission

Like many healthcare entrepreneurs with social missions at the center of their startups, Kinsa's founder and CEO Inder Singh was faced with the challenge of finding investors without pivoting from his company's central goal.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on January 14, 2014
Category:  Creation  Ideation  Execution