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Prepare your platform technology by developing multiple plans

A well-established business model is important for any startup, but it becomes even more vital for startups developing platform technology. IRISense CEO Brent Cousino said his company had multiple value propositions for his innovation that have provided different expansion paths of success.

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Ryan Amin
on December 31, 2013
Category:  Execution  Ideation 
Medtech predictions for 2014

2014 will be a better year for venture capital than 2013, but that won't necessarily mean it will be easier for entrepreneurs to raise money. And the life science IPO boom likely won’t be sustained.

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MedCityNews .com
on December 30, 2013
Category:  Creation  Ideation 
Funding future for biotech is bright if you are prepared

Ronald Lindsay, CEO of Zebra Biologics Inc., thinks changes in the biotech industry will lead to a trend of success for biotech companies. His company’s technology can be used as a platform to discover and develop bio-superior antibody therapeutics and complex drug targets. Zebra has just pulled in $9 million in its first investing round, and Lindsay thinks one of the biggest changes for the future of biotech is the availability of venture funding.

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Ryan Amin
on December 24, 2013
Category:  Creation  Ideation 
Advice from a former biotech exec and current VC

Frazier Healthcare’s newest venture partner is approaching her new gig with the smarts of a scientist, the gusto of an entrepreneur and the wisdom of a CEO who has both exited and shut down a company.

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MedCityNews .com
on December 23, 2013
Category:  Execution  Creation 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on December 13, 2013
Category:  Creation  Ideation  Execution  Growth 
4 critical tech transfer solutions

Steve Blank has faced the challenge of healthcare startups and found a solution. First he taught the Lean LaunchPad class to the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps for two and a half years. As he has immersed himself in healthcare and its challenges, he has pinpointed the problem with most tech transfer offices.

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MedCityNews .com
on December 9, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on December 6, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Ideation  Execution 
Build a healthy company

Kim Popovits, CEO of Genomic Health Inc., gave the keynote speech at a Life Science Ventures Summit hosted by the Kauffman Foundation. Popovits closed her speech by stressing the importance of having a company that is "healthy" (34:56-40:22).

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Ryan Amin
on December 5, 2013
Category:  Creation  Ideation 
A patient's user experience is a driver for mobile apps

There are a great number of healthcare apps available to different players in healthcare. When it comes to the patient market for healthcare apps, a quality experience and a way for patients to be involved are the key.

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Ryan Amin
on December 3, 2013
Category:  Ideation 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on November 29, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution  Ideation  Growth