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Definition: Licensing

An alternative to debt, equity or grants is revenue through licensing.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on May 07, 2014
Category:  Creation 
How one healthcare startup tackled the problem that stumped Google

With large companies already trying to tackle the problem of compiling medical records, it seemed like an impossible mission for a startup.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on May 06, 2014
Category:  Creation  Execution  Ideation 
What are some funding sources in my state or region?

Healthcare entrepreneurs can find a wide range of unique state and regional incentives, from tax credits to cash grants.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on May 05, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Definition: Strategics

Unlike traditional venture capital investors, strategic investors invest on behalf of their parent company.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on April 30, 2014
Category:  Creation 
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 
How can I approach friends and family to invest in my healthcare startup?

Friends and family are the only investors you're likely to encounter who will be predisposed to saying yes, but you still owe them a clear and detailed presentation of the opportunity and risks.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on April 28, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Definition: Evergreen funds

Evergreen funds are a more patient alternative to venture capital funds.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on April 23, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Why healthcare startups should consider international funding

It's no secret that fundraising is one of the toughest jobs of an early-stage healthcare entrepreneur.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on April 22, 2014
Category:  Creation  Execution 
What should I look for in a co-founder?

Trust -- both interpersonally and in a business context -- is the most important quality to look for in a co-founder.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on April 21, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Definition: Co-founder agreement

Once you've settled on a co-founder or co-founders, it's necessary to set up a written agreement.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on April 16, 2014
Category:  Creation