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Why healthcare entrepreneurs need multiple champions
Christina Sherwood
2/4/2014
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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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What do healthcare accelerators and incubators do?
Christina Sherwood
2/3/2014
Blog Resource
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Healthcare accelerators and incubators are organizations that support healthcare entrepreneurs and their startups.

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Definition: Intellectual Property
Christina Sherwood
1/29/2014
Blog Resource
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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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What kinds of lawyers do healthcare entrepreneurs need?
Christina Sherwood
1/27/2014
Blog Resource
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Early-stage healthcare entrepreneurs and startups typically need to work with at least two types of lawyers.

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Definition: SBIR
Christina Sherwood
1/22/2014
Blog Resource
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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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Why you should celebrate the small victories
Christina Sherwood
1/21/2014
Blog Resource
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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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Why you should celebrate the small victories
Christina Sherwood
1/21/2014
Blog Resource
Summary:

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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Who can apply for an SBIR grant?
Christina Sherwood
1/20/2014
Blog Resource
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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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How to find investors without pivoting from your mission
Christina Sherwood
1/14/2014
Blog Resource
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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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Let consumers be the innovators
Ryan Amin
1/7/2014
Blog Resource
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Advance directives are commonly used for end-of-life medical decisions, but through consumer research, MyDirectives' co-founder Jeff Zucker has learned they can be used to instantly make life better for all users, and not just those near death.

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