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Definition: Private equity
Christina Sherwood
2/12/2014
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Private equity is investment capital in a startup that is not quoted on a public stock exchange.

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Financing a Business Through Government Funding
Christina Sherwood
2/11/2014
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Find out why one entrepreneur says this type of technology is more likely to score a government grant.

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Definition: Venture capital
Christina Sherwood
2/5/2014
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Venture capital is an important type of financing for early-stage healthcare entrepreneurs and high-growth startups.

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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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Definition: Intellectual Property
Christina Sherwood
1/29/2014
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Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind. For a startup, IP likely refers to a particular product.

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What kinds of lawyers do entrepreneurs need?
Christina Sherwood
1/27/2014
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Early-stage 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
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The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program encourages U.S.-based small businesses to engage in research and development.

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Why you should celebrate the small victories
Christina Sherwood
1/21/2014
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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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With Limited Resources, Stay Focused on Your Goal
Christina Sherwood
1/21/2014
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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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Who can apply for an SBIR grant?
Christina Sherwood
1/20/2014
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Small Business Innovation Research program (SBIR) grants can be a key source of funding for early-stage 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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