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Medical device companies can learn from Starbucks
10/28/2013
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Dominique's Desk; Business model strategies
Christina Sherwood
10/24/2013
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Entrepreneurs need to be creative and innovative not only with their product or service, but also with how they think about their business model. In life science and digital health, understanding one's value proposition is key. But it’s not always obvious - especially considering to whom the value proposition is most compelling. For this exercise, I find Alex Osterwalder’s Value Proposition Canvas particularly helpful.

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eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship
Ryan Amin
10/24/2013
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See who made this week's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship.

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Have a long-term plan that is clear for investors
Ryan Amin
10/24/2013
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Kim Popovits, CEO of Genomic Health Inc., gave the keynote speech at a Life Science Ventures Summit hosted by the Kauffman Foundation. Popovits shared her personal experiences as examples during her speech, and a major focus was on developing a proper business model to gain the right investments (17:50-21:26).

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7 trends of venture-backed healthcare startups
10/23/2013
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How fighting terrorism is like doing pharma research
Dan Emerson
10/23/2013
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After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the Central Intelligence Agency enlisted the help of a Palo Alto-based startup, Palantir Technologies, to gather and analyze huge amounts of data to identify and understand terrorist groups and thwart their efforts.

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Communication is a key to disruptive innovation
Ryan Amin
10/22/2013
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Innovation is often called "disruptive" in the healthcare industry, and the first step toward making that innovation successful is to get a product's targeted users to accept change. Founder of Fitzeal, Clifton Dawson, found a way to get people to use his product by focusing on a strong user support system.

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A better way to design and test business models
Ryan Amin
10/21/2013
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Getting healthcare innovation ideas off the ground is not easy in this mostly conservative industry. Having a proper business model can help startups to keep pushing forward and being more efficient with their time and effort. The video series called “From Idea to Business” offers strategies, things to avoid and step-by-step examples for entrepreneurs throughout the series.

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Making health data accessible with a goal of improving healthcare quality and cost
Dan Emerson
10/21/2013
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As politicians have continued to debate the pros and cons of the Affordable Care Act, aka "Obamacare," some federal health officials have been working to spread the word about another aspect of healthcare reform: the move to give consumers more access to their own healthcare data.

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New LinkedIn forum for all healthcare fields
10/21/2013
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