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Ebook: eMed survey on the challenges of entrepreneurship

eMed, in partnership with MedCityNews.com, reached out to healthcare entrepreneurs and their supporters to zero in on their most important needs. Here's what we learned.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on October 28, 2014
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
Definition: Value propositions

For each customer segment, you have a value proposition.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on October 15, 2014
Category:  Execution 
What are some best practices for developing a business model?

The first business model you create is likely to be a predictable one.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on September 29, 2014
Category:  Execution 
Why one healthcare startup embraces FDA regulations

Decisio Health, which provides software to help clinicians better adhere to clinical protocols, is one of the few software-specific companies entering the FDA-regulated space of clinical decision support.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on September 16, 2014
Category:  Creation  Execution 
Insights from Physician Entrepreneurs

In this new compilation, physician entrepreneurs share insights on everything from knowing when it's time to become a full-time entrepreneur to understanding groups outside your target market.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on September 15, 2014
Category:  Creation  Execution  Growth  Ideation 
How do you test your business model in the real world?

Once you've settled on your business model -- your best guess -- it's time to fail.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on September 08, 2014
Category:  Execution 
Insights from Medical Device Entrepreneurs

In this new compilation, medical device entrepreneurs share insights on how they met challenges and opportunities on everything from team building to clinical and regulatory success.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 24, 2014
Category:  Creation  Execution  Growth  Ideation 
Definition: User experience

User experience refers to a consumer's feelings about a particular product or service.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 16, 2014
Category:  Execution 
Definition: Beta test

A beta test is considered the final stage of testing prior to the commercial release of a product or service.

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Matthew T. Keener, MD
on June 11, 2014
Category:  Execution 
Definition: Premarket Approval (PMA) and 510(k)

Premarket Approval (PMA) is a process of regulatory review to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of certain medical devices. By contrast, a 510(k), also known as premarket notification, is a submission to the FDA that a product is safe and effective by comparing it to at least one similar device already on the market.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on June 04, 2014
Category:  Execution 
How a diverse team leads to better access

Access -- to providers, patients, payers, or anyone who can make a healthcare startup successful -- is a sticking point for many early-stage entrepreneurs.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on June 03, 2014
Category:  Creation  Execution 
How to turn beta clients into ‘evangelist investors’

When Daniel Cane was pitching his specialty-specific electronic medical records company, Modernizing Medicine, to investors, he had no trouble getting in front of venture capitalists. But separating them from their money was another story.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on May 27, 2014
Category:  Creation  Execution 
How can the Kauffman Foundation help serve healthcare entrepreneurs?

eMed's mission -- helping entrepreneurs navigate the healthcare space -- is particularly complex.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on May 07, 2014
Category:  Creation  Ideation  Growth  Execution 
How one healthcare startup tackled the problem that stumped Google

With large companies already trying to tackle the problem of compiling medical records, it seemed like an impossible mission for a startup.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on May 06, 2014
Category:  Creation  Execution  Ideation 
How to make your personal network work for you

Be smart about focusing on existing relationships, rather than cultivating new ones.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on April 29, 2014
Category:  Creation  Execution  Growth 
Why healthcare startups should consider international funding

It's no secret that fundraising is one of the toughest jobs of an early-stage healthcare entrepreneur.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on April 22, 2014
Category:  Creation  Execution 
Why startups need a narrow focus to successfully scale

Though it might seem counterintuitive, a healthcare startup needs a narrow focus before it can scale.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on April 15, 2014
Category:  Creation  Execution  Growth 
In healthcare entrepreneurship, when the payer isn’t the customer

In healthcare, the people who pay for a product or service aren't necessarily the people who will benefit from it.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on April 08, 2014
Category:  Creation  Execution 
How a digital healthcare entrepreneur got her foot in the door at Penn

Divya Dhar's No. 1 piece of advice for healthcare entrepreneurs: get a pilot.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on April 01, 2014
Category:  Creation  Execution 
What is prototyping?

For healthcare entrepreneurs, prototyping refers to developing an early version of a product or service.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on March 31, 2014
Category:  Execution 
Definition: Total addressable market

Total addressable market, or TAM, refers to the universe of revenue opportunities for a product or service.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on March 26, 2014
Category:  Execution 
What is HIPAA?

HIPAA both regulates health insurance policies and provides guidelines for maintaining the privacy and security of health information.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on March 24, 2014
Category:  Execution 
Getting Access: a new eBook from eMed

Access to hospitals, patients, and insurers is one of the greatest challenges for healthcare entrepreneurs. To help early-stage healthcare entrepreneurs in this struggle for access, eMed has developed a new eBook on the topic.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on March 18, 2014
Category:  Execution 
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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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on March 11, 2014
Category:  Creation  Execution 
Definition: Clinical trials

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

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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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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on March 04, 2014
Category:  Creation  Execution 
How do I pilot my early-stage venture?

Healthcare entrepreneurs need to pilot their product or service to test their prototype before a larger launch.

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Zen Chu
on February 24, 2014
Category:  Execution 
Definition: Reimbursement

Reimbursement refers to how healthcare providers, including healthcare entrepreneurs and startups, are paid for their product or service.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on February 19, 2014
Category:  Execution 
Why healthcare entrepreneurs need multiple champions

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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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on February 04, 2014
Category:  Execution  Creation 
How to land an incubator spot and score a big partnership

AdhereTech, a New York-based company that makes smart pill bottles to improve medication adherence and patient engagement, has landed pilot deals with two major pharmaceutical companies. But the road to those connections, especially for healthcare companies, often begins at an incubator.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on January 28, 2014
Category:  Growth  Execution 
Why you should celebrate the small victories

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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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on January 21, 2014
Category:  Growth  Execution  Creation 
How to find investors without pivoting from your mission

Like many healthcare entrepreneurs with social missions at the center of their startups, Kinsa's founder and CEO Inder Singh was faced with the challenge of finding investors without pivoting from his company's central goal.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on January 14, 2014
Category:  Creation  Ideation  Execution 
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 
Advice from a former biotech exec and current VC

Frazier Healthcare’s newest venture partner is approaching her new gig with the smarts of a scientist, the gusto of an entrepreneur and the wisdom of a CEO who has both exited and shut down a company.

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MedCityNews .com
on December 23, 2013
Category:  Execution  Creation 
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 
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 
4 critical tech transfer solutions

Steve Blank has faced the challenge of healthcare startups and found a solution. First he taught the Lean LaunchPad class to the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps for two and a half years. As he has immersed himself in healthcare and its challenges, he has pinpointed the problem with most tech transfer offices.

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MedCityNews .com
on December 9, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on December 6, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Ideation  Execution 
Complexities for startups within different healthcare spaces

"Domain specificity is important." It is so refreshing to hear a tech entrepreneur like Steve Blank say this. Blank has been working with researchers and clinicians for almost three years to bring the lean startup philosophy to healthcare. This is one of his conclusions about the industry.

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MedCityNews .com
on December 4, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution  Growth  Ideation 
How to market towards patients

With the drive to value from volume, medical device companies need to start focusing on how to effectively market to patients, their newest customers. Human Design Medical, the company that just launched the smallest, lightest CPAP machine on the market, has done extremely smart marketing for its smart product.

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MedCityNews .com
on December 2, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on November 29, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution  Ideation  Growth 
Why you should understand groups outside of your target market

It is common for startups to focus on a specific group for the target market for their product, but developing an innovation that benefits the direct user as well as the indirect users can go a long way during an entrepreneur's journey.

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Ryan Amin
on November 26, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution  Ideation 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on November 22, 2012
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
Unlimited opportunities spring from Big Data in biotechnology

A frequent buzzword in business these days is "Big Data." But how do investors and developers in the biotechnology industry make the best use of it?

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Rita Baron-Faust
on November 19, 2013
Category:  Growth  Creation  Execution 
Focus on product simplicity is perfect springboard for marketing

Building on a simple idea can be the most important thing for a company in the long run. A focus on a simplified solution and a diverse marketing plan were two key things that set Smart Monitor on a successful path.

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Ryan Amin
on November 19, 2013
Category:  Creation  Ideation  Execution  Growth 
5 tips from founders on how to get into an accelerator

Sure, there are tons of startup accelerators and incubators. But that doesn't mean they're easy to get into. Some have acceptance rates on par with Ivy League schools.

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MedCityNews .com
on November 18, 2013
Category:  Execution  Creation 
Venture Capital: Dead or Alive in the 21st Century?

Is venture capital still viable as a model for funding new bioscience research, products and businesses?

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Rita Baron-Faust
on November 15, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on November 15, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
Device design tips for diabetes and healthcare startups

The race for the first noninvasive glucose meter to hit the market is well underway and many more healthcare startups are entering the competitive diabetes treatment space. While trying to treat a large patient population, it's still necessary to focus on the details and patient needs. It's time to really drill down the market research and think about what kind of patients will use your medtech and how and how your company's value to patients and providers might change over time. Neurometrix (NURO) founder and CEO Shai Gozani had these two key pieces of advice for diabetes treatment startups:

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MedCityNews .com
on November 13, 2013
Category:  Ideation  Execution 
Medical devices should focus on transparency, austerity and wellness

The CEO of a startup credited his company's success in raising money to two factors. Human data about the dissolving stent and a tight budget. Kamal Ramzipoor of Amaranth Medical said those two accomplishments helped his company raise $20 million in a series B round.

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MedCityNews .com
on November 11, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

See who made eMed's 6 to follow this week

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Ryan Amin
on November 8, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution  Growth  Ideation 
What is holding your therapeutics pitch back?

Douglas Crawford of QB3 moderated a therapeutics funding panel at a recent Life Science Ventures Summit hosted by the Kauffman Foundation. Crawford focused a majority of the discussion on pitch strategies with Allan May, Karl Handelsman and Jesus Soriano

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Ryan Amin
on November 7, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution 
Finding better ways to negotiate biotech intellectual property

Healthcare entrepreneurs who have hit the intellectual property speed bump can relate to the appropriately named session, "Reducing Drag: New Approaches to IP Negotiation and Technology Licensing," at the Partnering for Cures conference earlier this week in New York City.

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Rita Baron-Faust
on November 6, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on November 1, 2013
Category:  Execution  Creation  Ideation  Growth 
How to get your medical device accepted for use in hospitals

In healthcare innovation, fixing a problem is not enough for a product to become a standard in the industry.

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Ryan Amin
on October 29, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on October 25, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
Dominique's Desk: Business model strategies

Entrepreneurs need to be creative and innovative not only with their product or service, but also with how they think about their business model. In life science and digital health, understanding one's value proposition is key. But it's not always obvious - especially considering to whom the value proposition is most compelling. For this exercise, I find Alex Osterwalder's Value Proposition Canvas particularly helpful.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on October 24, 2013
Category:  Ideation  Execution 
Have a long-term plan that is clear for investors

Kim Popovits, CEO of Genomic Health Inc., gave the keynote speech at a Life Science Ventures Summit hosted by the Kauffman Foundation. Popovits shared her personal experiences as examples during her speech, and a major focus was on developing a proper business model to gain the right investments (17:50-21:26).

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Ryan Amin
on October 24, 2013
Category:  Ideation  Execution 
How fighting terrorism is like doing pharma research

After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the Central Intelligence Agency enlisted the help of a Palo Alto-based startup, Palantir Technologies, to gather and analyze huge amounts of data to identify and understand terrorist groups and thwart their efforts.

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Dan Emerson
on October 23, 2013
Category:  Growth  Execution 
Communication is a key to disruptive innovation

Innovation is often called "disruptive" in the healthcare industry, and the first step toward making that innovation successful is to get a product's targeted users to accept change. Founder of Fitzeal, Clifton Dawson, found a way to get people to use his product by focusing on a strong user support system.

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Ryan Amin
on October 22, 2013
Category:  Execution  Growth  Ideation 
A better way to design and test business models

Getting healthcare innovation ideas off the ground is not easy in this mostly conservative industry. Having a proper business model can help startups to keep pushing forward and being more efficient with their time and effort. The video series called "From Idea to Business" offers strategies, things to avoid and step-by-step examples for entrepreneurs throughout the series.

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Ryan Amin
on October 21, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution 
Making health data accessible with a goal of improving healthcare quality and cost

As politicians have continued to debate the pros and cons of the Affordable Care Act, aka "Obamacare," some federal health officials have been working to spread the word about another aspect of healthcare reform: the move to give consumers more access to their own healthcare data.

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Dan Emerson
on October 21, 2013
Category:  Ideation  Execution 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on October 18, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution  Growth  Ideation 
Mayo Clinic collaboration with OptumHealth to spin off new technologies

For those hoping to use data analytics as a tool to help improve the U.S. healthcare system, patient records represent a potential gold mine of information to identify the most effective and cost-efficient practices to diagnose and treat specific conditions.

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Dan Emerson
on October 16, 2013
Category:  Ideation  Creation  Execution  Growth 
New Kauffman site offers expert resources for entrepreneurs

The Kauffman Foundation has recently launched a new site called the Founders School. Healthcare entrepreneurs can use this site to discover new resources for common entrepreneurial problems.

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Ryan Amin
on October 16, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution  Growth  Ideation 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

See who made this week's list for who to follow..

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Ryan Amin
on October 11, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution  Ideation  Growth 
Getting payer insights for reimbursement strategy

Scott Howell, head of patient access at Genentech, led a panel at a Life Science Ventures Summit hosted by the Kauffman Foundation on the topic of reimbursement strategies. Howell directed the panel, consisting of Christine Bunt, Danielle Zurovcik, Steve Rosenberg and Sean Duffy, on the sub-topic of payer insights.

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Ryan Amin
on October 10, 2013
Category:  Ideation  Execution 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on October 4, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
Providing value is key to healthcare data companies' success

As panelists at the 2013 StrataRx conference in Boston expounded last week on the potential of “big data” in healthcare, another, auspicious industry event was taking place not far away.

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Dan Emerson
on October 2, 2013
Category:  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on September 27, 2013
Category:  Creation  Ideation  Execution  Growth 
Big data, entrepreneurs key to improving quality and cost of U.S. healthcare

Data will drive many of the sweeping changes coming with the Affordable Care Act to the U.S. healthcare system. At the StrataRx conference in Boston this week, innovators in “big data” for healthcare assessed its role in bringing advances in personalized and predictive medicine, major cost savings and research that leads to new technologies.

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Dan Emerson
on September 26,2013
Category:  Execution  Ideation 
Why pay attention to animal health

I am often asked about collaborations across disciplines and whether these result in real economic impact. I was recently reminded of not only how powerful this work can be but that it takes time to bloom.

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Lesa Mitchell
on September 25, 2013
Category:  Creation  Ideation  Execution  Growth 
Give your medical device a proper FDA submission with these 3 keys

It's stressful. If you're a startup, your company depends on it: it's your FDA panel meeting. And, as Michael C. Morton, the vice president of global regulatory affairs at Medtronic (MDT), said, "It's kinda culminated with throwing the dice."

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MedCityNews .com
on September 25, 2013
Category:  Execution  Creation 
New eMed white paper: business model canvas

Getting on the right path from the beginning is a key to an entrepreneur's success.

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Ryan Amin
on September 23, 2013
Category:  Ideation  Execution  Growth 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on Septembers 20, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
7 strategies to protect intellectual property for medical devices

Passed in September 2011, the final phases of the America Invents Act went into effect in March. Cyrus Morton, a partner at the Minneapolis office of Robins, Kaplan, Miller and Ciresi said this law represents the biggest change since the 1950s.

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MedCityNews .com
on September 18, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Ideation  Execution 
Getting consumers to use your mobile app

Getting consumers to use a mobile app to play games or communicate through social media is one thing. Getting them to use a healthcare-related app is another.

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Ryan Amin
on September 17, 2013
Category:  Execution  Growth 
Avoid broad target markets for your Health IT product

When health IT startups say they're making a new technology platform for physicians, John Sung Kim has an immediate follow-up question - for what specialty

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MedCityNews .com
on Septemeber 16, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on September 13, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
What not to overlook in your reimbursement strategy

Most startups overlook three areas when developing their reimbursement strategy, according to Scott Howell, head of patient access at Genentech.

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Ryan Amin
on September 12, 2013
Category:  Execution  Ideation 
How early-stage healthcare companies can move fast - despite slow health systems

It's the classic conundrum for healthcare entrepreneurs: You want your business to move fast and grow quickly, but it can take months for large health systems to make a decision about your product or service.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on September 10, 2013
Category:  Growth  Execution 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

See our list for 6 people to follow for entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on September 6, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
Making of a successful entrepreneur

The Anatomy of an Entrepreneur provides insights into motivation, education and family history of startup founders. The research also shares views of those founders on determining success of new companies.

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Ryan Amin
on September 5, 2013
Category:  Ideation  Execution  Creation 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on August 30, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
Don’t wait for the perfect team to start your company

Jake Halpert, CEO of Lucidity Health, agrees with the conventional wisdom that the team is the most important aspect of an early-stage health care business. But, he added, an entrepreneur shouldn't wait for the perfect team to start his company.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on August 27, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on August 23, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution  Growth  Ideation 
Entrepreneurs explain what medical device startups should avoid

A lively conversation has ensued over at the Medical Devices LinkedIn group in response to a member who posed the question: What are the three mistakes startups make that could act as advice for the industry moving forward?

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MedCityNews .com
on August 19, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on August 16, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution  Growth  Ideation 
Two feasible strategies for healthcare startups seeking funding

The money is still out there, but don't take it until you absolutely have to. That was the advice to healthcare startups from Fahd M.T. Riaz, a partner in Morgan Lewis's Business and Finance Practice. He talked about trends in funding for healthcare startups on a panel at CONVERGE with Kelly Campbell Slone of the National Venture Capital Association, Joe Hammer of GE Capital Healthcare Fianancial Services, Fadh Riaz, and Elliot Menschik of DreamIt Ventures. Sixty-five percent of his clients are emerging startups and the rest are big companies like J&J and Boston Scientific.

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MedCityNews .com
on August 14, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Ryan Amin
on August 9, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
Healthcare entrepreneurs' role in improving healthcare access and value

While the healthcare reform debate continues, fueled by the recent delay of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision requiring companies with more than 50 employees to extend health insurance to their full-time staff, the government can help improve access, value and quality of healthcare by encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation that can lead to lowering costs while improving medical technologies and services, according to Jonathan Ortmans' policy forum blog.

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Ryan Amin
on August 7, 2013
Category:  Ideation  Growth  Execution  Creation 
Avoid common mistakes with these 6 negotiating tips

Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists don't always speak the same language, metaphorically speaking, but they do share common goals. VC deals, then, should be considered a matter of cooperation.

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MedCityNews .com
on August 5, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Chris Seper
on August 2, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Chris Seper
on July 26, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution  Growth  Ideation 
How one digital health startup got its product on The Colbert Report

CellScope creates tools for consumers to use at home to remotely diagnose common ailments. Its co-founder offered entrepreneurial insights on selling the vision, finding the right funding fit, and not being afraid to ask.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 23, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship
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Chris Seper
on July 19, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
Pitch strategy questions answered by 3 VCs

That's one of the predicaments entrepreneurs face when they go into a meeting with a potential VC investor. What information should be included in a pitch deck? What questions should founders be prepared to answer? What aspects of the business don't investors need to know about when they're considering an investment?

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MedCityNews .com
on July 15, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution 
New opportunities for entrepreneurs from MedCity CONVERGE

At MedCity CONVERGE, a national, executive-level summit on healthcare innovation in Philadelphia last week, stakeholders from the business community, government, and health insurers provided a glimpse into new opportunities for life science and digital health entrepreneurs.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 15, 2013
Category:  Execution  Creation  Ideation 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship
Many things can make you a better entrepreneur. But here's one that certainly helps: networking. So every week eMed is going to highlight some healthcare and life science entrepreneurs on twitter you should consider following. This is not an endorsement, but an encouragement. Entrepreneurship is better when everyone joins the conversation. So please join us by following @emedcommunity and participating on eMed at Entrepreneurship.org [More]
Chris Seper
on July 12, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
Access for entrepreneurs: An interview with Dominique Pahud (video)

At MedCity CONVERGE, a national, executive-level summit on healthcare innovation in Philadelphia this week, eMed sat down with the Kauffman Foundation's Dominique Pahud to discuss access for entrepreneurs.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 12, 2013
Category:  Execution 
Insights for entrepreneurs from MedCity CONVERGE

MedCity CONVERGE, a national summit on healthcare innovation, kicked off Tuesday in Philadelphia with insights from pharma, insurance, health systems, and more.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 10, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution  Growth  Ideation 
Take note of lessons learned from life science CEOs

There are some lessons that no amount of reading can teach an entrepreneur. Sometimes, you just have to learn by doing.

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MedCityNews .com
on July 8, 2013
Category:  Execution 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

Check out eMed's 6 to follow this week

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Chris Seper
on July 5, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
Event Preview: MedCity CONVERGE

MedCity CONVERGE, a national, executive-level summit in Philadelphia next week, will bring together decision-makers and stakeholders to provide a glimpse at the future of medical innovation and the opportunities and challenges facing the industry.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 05, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution  Growth 
Experienced criticisms from 6 successful entrepreneurs

Sure, curmudgeons are good in theory, but can critics improve a company? I figured it was an idea worth exploring. Here's what seven entrepreneurs learned from their biggest critics. Share your insights from grumps in the comments.

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MedCityNews .com
on July 3, 2013
Category:  Execution  Growth  Creation  Ideation 
UBI analyzes top university incubators

The team behind the University Business Incubator Index set out to find the top university incubators in the world, discover what makes them successful, and learn where others are falling short. Over the past year, they collected data on 150 university incubators in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia. They interviewed incubator managers, entrepreneurs and investors, and came up with about 60 independent indicators of success. Then they scored each incubator, adjusting scores for those in the most favorable and unfavorable locations.

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MedCityNews .com
on July 1, 2013
Category:  Execution  Creation  Growth 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

Check out this week's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship. 

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Chris Seper
on June 28, 2013
Category:  Execution  Creation  Growth  Ideation 
Improving medical devices through real-world testing

When WiFi-enabled medical devices first came on the scene, there were relatively few of them. But as these devices have proven their worth, they have exploded in growth from hundreds to thousands in hospital environments. There are so many wireless devices competing on hospitals' WiFi systems and its increasing the risk that the devices will malfunction.

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MedCityNews .com
on June 26, 2013
Category:  Execution 
Dominique's Desk: Access for entrepreneurs

Access is especially tough for digital health entrepreneurs who are developing solutions for patients, physicians, and hospital networks.

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Dominique Pahud
on June 26, 2013
Category:  Execution 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

One thing that helps entrepreneurs is networking. So every week @emedcommunity is going to highlight some healthcare and life science entrepreneurs on twitter you should consider following. This is not an endorsement, but an encouragement. Network with your peers!

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Chris Seper
on June 21, 2013
Category:  Growth  Ideation  Execution  Creation 
New eMed white paper: Access

eMed has published the second in a series of white papers focused on issues key to life science and digital health entrepreneurs. The new white paper, Access, offers a crash course on access to potential customers, access to networks, access to capital, and access to care settings.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on June 18, 2013
Category:  Execution 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

Check out eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship this week.

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Chris Seper
on June 14, 2013
Category:  Ideation  Creation  Execution  Growth 
Five strategic reminders for healthcare startups

Some advice is good enough to repeat and repeat and repeat. Marti Nyman is managing director of Altavail Partners, LLC, an innovation, strategy and business acceleration consultancy. He also writes at Think. Act. Grow. He recently spoke at a meet up of Healthcare.mn to share advice about building a new company. The advice is not new but it's easy to forget when you are focused on tactics and details of your unique company.

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MedCityNews .com
on June 12, 2013
Category:  Execution 
How networking with corporate attorneys can help your startup

If you're just starting out, it's important to connect with "super networkers" in your field who can help you make more contacts, said Chandra Duggirala, founder and CEO of Novobionics.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on June 11, 2013
Category:  Execution  Creation 
Why the first customer matters most: advice from a tech entrepreneur

A technology entrepreneur and health researcher, Ian Eslick considered how to tap unusual revenue sources to build and sustain projects that would have value in the healthcare system. He came up with a solution in Vital Reactor, which keeps track of profit shares for people who contributed to a startup.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on June 04, 2013
Category:  Execution 
Biotech CEO on how cash-strapped entrepreneurs can barter for what they need

STC Biologics is a Cambridge-based biotechnology company focused on the development of biologic drugs. Magdalena Leszczyniecka, the company's president and CEO, launched the business just as the market crashed. After several years in the field, Leszczyniecka shared her experiences with bartering, negotiating, and asking for help.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on May 28, 2013
Category:  Execution 
Seeking angel investment? Check out this matching service for entrepreneurs and investors

Angel investors are wealthy individuals who make early-stage investments in and provide advice to startups. In a slump following the recession, angel investment rebounded in 2011 with angels investing $22 billion in entrepreneurs.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on May 23, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

Find out what this weeks eMed's 6 to follow entrepreneurs had to say.

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Chris Seper
on May 10, 2013
Category:  Execution 
The FDA’s med tech priorities – and what they mean for entrepreneurs

At the MedTech Investing Conference in Minneapolis on Wednesday, Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, director of the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health outlined the administration's key priorities related to the med tech industry.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on May 10, 2013
Category:  Execution 
Weekly Wisdom from Kauffman: Lessons in innovation from China and India

Thanks to the movement of research and development to China and India, scientists there are quickly developing the ability to innovate and create their own intellectual property, according to a Kauffman Foundation study.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on April 25, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution 
Weekly Wisdom from Kauffman: The 'friendliest' places to start your company

The Silicon Valley might not be the "friendliest" place to start your life science or digital health company. A small business survey released this month by the Kauffman Foundation and Thumbtack.com gave Austin, Virginia Beach, and Houston top honors as the friendliest cities for small businesses.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on April 18, 2013
Category:  Execution 
Weekly Wisdom from Kauffman: What the ‘cost disease’ means for entrepreneurs

It’s well known -- and deeply concerning -- that the cost of health care in the United States is exploding. A Kauffman Foundation-funded book, The Cost Disease: Why Computers Get Cheaper and Health Care Doesn't, explores the cause of this problem and provides an explanation.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on April 11, 2013
Category:  Execution 
New eMed research report: C3N, a collaborative chronic care network

A collaborative chronic care network based at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center links entrepreneurs with doctors, patients, families, researchers, and other stakeholders. C3N, funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, is meant to improve health outcomes for large populations, accelerate the pace of learning, and increase the speed of innovation – all while reducing healthcare costs.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on April 04, 2013
Category:  Execution 
Bioarray Therapeutics: CEO offers insights on sharing the company’s vision

The vision at Bioarray Therapeutics, a biotechnology company in Boston, is to improve cancer detection and treatment. By finding genes associated with cancer, the company is developing a diagnostic for breast cancer that can help doctors and patients choose the best treatment.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on March 26, 2013
Category:  Ideation  Creation  Execution 
Weekly Wisdom from Kauffman: How entrepreneurs can improve productivity and quality in healthcare

With U.S. healthcare costs rising about 2.5 percent faster than inflation, there’s an urgent need to improve productivity and quality in American healthcare. A Kauffman Foundation report found that open access to medical data could help find that cost-benefit balance.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on March 21, 2013
Category:  Execution 
Weekly Wisdom from Kauffman: Startup Visas for foreign-born entrepreneurs could jumpstart economy

With Washington buzzing about the possibility of comprehensive immigration reform this year, a new Kauffman Foundation white paper showed how Startup Visas for foreign-born entrepreneurs could help jumpstart the economy.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on March 14, 2013
Category:  Execution 
DioGenix: CEO Offers Tips on Pursuing the Right Product and Investors

DioGenix, in Gaithersburg, Md., was founded in 2009 after CEO Larry Tiffany and his senior management team saw a clear clinical need: monitoring disease progression of multiple sclerosis (MS). Tiffany has an extensive background in biotech, as an IP attorney, and as a senior executive at small and mid-size biotech companies. Before DioGenix, he was senior vice president and general manager of genomics for another genomics research company, Gene Logic.

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MedCityNews .com
on February 19, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution 
Medivo: Finding the Right Investors and Customers is Key to Business Success

Three years ago, Jason Bhan, MD, a family practitioner, went into business with a cousin—Sundeep Bhan, a serial entrepreneur—and a friend, Destry Sulkes, also an MD.  The three healthcare entrepreneurs founded Medivo, which developed tools to track symptoms, explain lab results, and provide personalized health information.

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MedCityNews .com
on February 12, 2013
Category:  Execution  Creation