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The best ways to mentor talent in your healthcare business

How can healthcare CEOs train the next generation of company leaders? One study suggests training is best done with a healthy dose of no-nonsense straight talk in a one-on-one setting.

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Brian O'Connell
on October 18, 2011
Healthcare venture capital deals continue downward trend

The number of healthcare venture deals is at its lowest level in at least five quarters, according to a new report. However, healthcare seed investment hit a record high in the same quarter.

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Brandon Glenn
on October 17, 2011
Angel funding on the rise

There's stability and then there's outright growth. For healthcare business owners looking for angel funding, they'll have to accept the former and wait some more on the latter. But at least it's progress.

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Brian O'Connell
on October 14, 2011
Medical device makers must deliver both clinical and economic value

Commercializing a medical device that's clinically superior is not enough in today's economic climate. Medical device companies need to market products that have both clinical and economic value, says the CEO of Medtronic.

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Brandon Glenn
on October 13, 2011
Regenerative medicine makes progress but still struggles to attract investors

Regenerative medicine has come a long way in recent years, leading some venture capitalists to consider investing in it. The roadblock to investing in this field is not a lack of funds, but rather a lack of a clear explanation of regenerative medicine's commercial applications, says one former venture capitalist.

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Frank Vinluan
on October 12, 2011
Innovating in a post crash world

If this really is the "new abnormal," entrepreneurs have to change their ways. In a profession where "adapt or die" isn't just a motto, change isn’t a luxury - it's a necessity.

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Brian O'Connell
on October 11, 2011
Health IT tips for cloud computing

Cloud computing is becoming more popular with companies, including those in health IT. Here are some tips to keep in mind before signing with a cloud vendor.

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Frank Vinluan
on October 10, 2011
New NIH program trains tomorrows healthcare researchers

Making new medical discoveries is the lifeblood of the healthcare startup world. That's why the National Institutes of Health wants to lend a hand with a new training program for tomorrow's research geniuses.

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Brian O'Connell
on October 07, 2011
Five tips for securing angel investments

Landing an angel investment takes a special approach. Learn from the advice of those who've tried and succeeded at lining up angel investors for their healthcare businesses.

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Brandon Glenn
on October 05, 2011
Looking to expand overseas Learn from a leading venture capitalist

Going global is on the wish list of many U.S. entrepreneurs, especially given the sour American economy. But how to go about it? One leading venture capitalist offers some clues.

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Brian O'Connell
on October 04, 2011