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Ryan Amin

Let consumers be the innovators

Advance directives are commonly used for end-of-life medical decisions, but through consumer research, MyDirectives' CEO and 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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Ryan Amin
on January 07, 2014
Category:  Execution  Growth 
Prepare your platform technology by developing multiple plans

A well-established business model is important for any startup, but it becomes even more vital for startups developing platform technology. IRISense CEO Brent Cousino said his company had multiple value propositions for his innovation that have provided different expansion paths of success.

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Ryan Amin
on December 31, 2013
Category:  Execution  Ideation 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on December 27, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
Key tips for team building

At a Life Science Ventures Summit hosted by the Kauffman Foundation, Huffington Post writer Jennifer Hill led a discussion focused on the players in entrepreneurship. The presentation opened with experienced entrepreneurs giving their thoughts on the idea of team building. (00:00-01:19)

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Ryan Amin
on December 26, 2013
Category:  Creation 
Funding future for biotech is bright if you are prepared

Ronald Lindsay, CEO of Zebra Biologics Inc., thinks changes in the biotech industry will lead to a trend of success for biotech companies. His company’s technology can be used as a platform to discover and develop bio-superior antibody therapeutics and complex drug targets. Zebra has just pulled in $9 million in its first investing round, and Lindsay thinks one of the biggest changes for the future of biotech is the availability of venture funding.

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Ryan Amin
on December 24, 2013
Category:  Creation  Ideation 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on December 20, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
What to keep in mind for your exit strategy

A Life Science Ventures Summit hosted by the Kauffman Foundation provided advice on funding strategies for diagnostic startups (0:30:25-0:35:38). Diana Kander of Kander Rigby led a panel with Una Ryan, Tito Serafini, Risa Stack, Zen Chu and Jill Carroll.

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Ryan Amin
on December 19, 2013
Category:  Execution  Growth 
Protecting your company's idea

At the core of any startup company is the idea. The idea is the true value of a company, according to LIM Innovations CEO and co-founder Andrew Pedtke, and he says protecting that idea should be a main priority.

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Ryan Amin
on December 17, 2013
Category:  Creation 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on December 13, 2013
Category:  Creation  Ideation  Execution  Growth 
Understanding the FDA perspective

Paul Yock of Stanford's Biodesign and Jay Watkins of De Novo Ventures led a discussion with Marie Johnson, Darin Buxbaum, Brian Fahey and Peggy McLaughlin on the topic of clinical and regulatory strategy at a recent Life Science Ventures Summit hosted by the Kauffman Foundation (0:25:21-0:33:52).

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Ryan Amin
on December 12, 2013
Category:  Execution  Creation