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Christina Hernandez Sherwood

The key to raising funds from friends and family alone

Blain Tomlinson, the CEO of Walkjoy, has vowed to largely eschew venture capital funding for his company.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on March 18, 2014
Category:  Creation  Ideation 
What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding lets entrepreneurs present their ideas to a large number of potential investors who can help startups reach their funding goals.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on March 17, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Definition: Bootstrapping

Bootstrapping refers to sustaining a business through personal investment and without external help.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on March 12, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Why healthcare entrepreneurs shouldn’t get caught up in features

Hermes IQ is a healthcare IT company that creates software to manage clinical information. Like many other healthcare startups, regulatory strategy has been a major issue for the company.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on March 11, 2014
Category:  Creation  Execution 
Healthcare tech entrepreneurs can take the Shark Tank plunge in Boston

Early-stage health technology entrepreneurs and startups can plunge into the "shark tank" at Brigham and Women's Hospital next month for the chance to find a clinical partner.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on March 06, 2014
Category:  Ideation  Creation 
Definition: Clinical trials

Clinical trials are research studies to test the effectiveness of new medical approaches in people.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on March 05, 2014
Category:  Execution 
Why healthcare entrepreneurs should focus on meaningful metrics

When patients, doctors, hospital executives, and payers all care about a different metric, finding a measurable return on investment (ROI) can be difficult for healthcare entrepreneurs.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on March 04, 2014
Category:  Creation  Execution 
Definition: Angel investor

Angel investors are wealthy individuals who are often former entrepreneurs.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on February 26, 2014
Category:  Creation 
How one healthcare entrepreneur navigated the reimbursement landscape

The goals of TalkSession -- to increase the accessibility of mental healthcare, improve patient outcomes, and lower costs while maintaining HIPAA compliance -- were difficult to achieve on a national level, said the startup's co-founder and CEO Melissa Thompson.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on February 25, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Meet eMed Guest Editor Zen Chu

We've handed the keys of eMed over to Zen Chu and the team at H@cking Medicine.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on February 20, 2014
Category:  Ideation