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The surprising demographics of American technology entrepreneurs

American tech entrepreneurs aren't all 20-somethings from elite universities. A Kauffman Foundation survey of U.S.-born CEOs from 500 engineering and technology companies revealed that today's American tech entrepreneurs are middle aged, well educated in business or technical disciplines, and hold degrees from an assortment of universities.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on August 29, 2013
Category:  Ideation 
Two feasible strategies for healthcare startups seeking funding

The money is still out there, but don't take it until you absolutely have to. That was the advice to healthcare startups from Fahd M.T. Riaz, a partner in Morgan Lewis's Business and Finance Practice. He talked about trends in funding for healthcare startups on a panel at CONVERGE with Kelly Campbell Slone of the National Venture Capital Association, Joe Hammer of GE Capital Healthcare Fianancial Services, Fadh Riaz, and Elliot Menschik of DreamIt Ventures. Sixty-five percent of his clients are emerging startups and the rest are big companies like J&J and Boston Scientific.

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Posted by: MedCityNews .com
on August 14, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

Check out who made the list for eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship this week

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Posted by: Chris Seper
on July 26, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution  Growth  Ideation 
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]
Posted by: Chris Seper
on July 12, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
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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Posted by: MedCityNews .com
on July 1, 2013
Category:  Execution  Creation  Growth 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

Check out this week's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship. 

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Posted by: Chris Seper
on June 28, 2013
Category:  Execution  Creation  Growth  Ideation 
Improving medical devices through real-world testing

When WiFi-enabled medical devices first came on the scene, there were relatively few of them. But as these devices have proven their worth, they have exploded in growth from hundreds to thousands in hospital environments. There are so many wireless devices competing on hospitals' WiFi systems and its increasing the risk that the devices will malfunction.

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Posted by: MedCityNews .com
on June 26, 2013
Category:  Execution 
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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Posted by: MedCityNews .com
on June 24, 2013
Category:  Growth 
Life science entrepreneurs in NYC gain resource with new incubator in Harlem

New York City has been adding to its life science incubator landscape in the past couple years to dissuade biotech researchers graduating from its universities from heading to Boston or New Jersey or worse yet, the West Coast. The most recent development is a life science incubator in Harlem scheduled to open this fall that will house up to 20 companies.

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Posted by: MedCityNews .com
on June 17, 2013
Category:  Creation  Ideation 
Five strategic reminders for healthcare startups

Some advice is good enough to repeat and repeat and repeat. Marti Nyman is managing director of Altavail Partners, LLC, an innovation, strategy and business acceleration consultancy. He also writes at Think. Act. Grow. He recently spoke at a meet up of Healthcare.mn to share advice about building a new company. The advice is not new but it's easy to forget when you are focused on tactics and details of your unique company.

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Posted by: MedCityNews .com
on June 12, 2013
Category:  Execution