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In the final day of Healthcare's Grand Hackfest: Idea to Breakthrough Innovation in One Weekend, teams prepared the final push for their ideas developed over the course of a few days at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Posted by: Nicola Parry
on March 20, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Development partners offer value through experience

Partnerships in innovation development phases can offer a wide range of benefits in the healthcare industry where experience can simplify complex processes.

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Posted by: Ryan Amin
on December 10, 2013
Category:  Creation 
DARPA's director of small business programs shares funding tips

The Department of Health and Human Services isn’t the only federal agency interested in funding medical research. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Department of Defense's primary innovation engine that's responsible for developing new technologies for use by the military, also frequently undertakes project in biology, medicine and neuroscience.

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Posted by: MedCityNews .com
on October 14, 2013
Category:  Creation 
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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Posted by: Ryan Amin
on September 23, 2013
Category:  Ideation  Execution  Growth 
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 
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 
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 
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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Posted by: 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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Posted by: MedCityNews .com
on June 19, 2013
Category:  Growth  Creation