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Ten tips for making a good pitch to investors
Baum Stephanie
2/21/2012
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How do you impress an investor? Here are 10 tips about what to say and how to say it when making your pitch. Read more for ideas you can use in honing your pitch today.

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Early stage funding: Is the "valley of death" real?
Glenn Brandon
2/14/2012
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Early stage company entrepreneurs have been warned about a "valley of death" for funding. Read about whether it's real or just a myth.

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A Bridge Over the Valley of Death
Ruhe Thom
2/10/2012
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A new Kauffman Foundation report points to what might be a long-term bridge over the most difficult funding stage for startups—the 'Valley of Death.' In that timeframe, after entrepreneurs have exhausted friends, family, and personal credit and before they're ready for external funding, some startups struggle to raise enough capital to stay alive.

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Healthcare startup investing rose in Midwest last year
Glenn Brandon
1/31/2012
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Venture capital investment in healthcare startups increased last year in the Midwest, but the dollar amount raised lags behind earlier years. Read more about the state of venture capital investing in healthcare startups.

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Filling the gap in funding for startup life science companies
Pogorelc Deanna
1/24/2012
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When it comes to funding for life science companies, it isn't a matter of angel investing versus venture capital. Read about funding sources for startups.

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Is locavesting the next logical step for small business financing
Brian OConnell
1/17/2012
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Local investing could be the answer to the problem of dealing with big banks and the way they do business. Read more about this funding alternative for startups.

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Healthcare venture capital ended 2011 with five-quarter high
Glenn Brandon
1/13/2012
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Healthcare investing saw a five-quarter high at the end of 2011, with medical devices getting the largest number of deals. Read more about the state of healthcare venture capital today.

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Tips on how to win NIH research grants
Pogorelc Deanna
1/12/2012
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The National Institutes of Health has billions of dollars designated for biotech research. Read about how to win NIH research grants.

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Crowd funding coming: Are you ready?
OConnell Brian
1/9/2012
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It's more than possible these days to raise capital in small doses, but such funding techniques mean entrepreneurs must know what these investors want to see before they write a check. As Congress formalizes a sweeping crowd funding bill, it's time to get your ducks in a row.

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Healthcare entrepreneurs can get NSBRI funding for ideas used in space
OConnell Brian
1/6/2012
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A NASA-funded academic consortium is on the hunt for a few good bioscience ideas -- and it's now offering funding opportunities to healthcare startups that can provide them.

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