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Definition: Seed capital

Seed capital is the initial funding used by a healthcare entrepreneur to launch their startup.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on March 19, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Photos from Healthcare's Grand H@ckfest

If you missed Healthcare's Grand H@ckfest -- or just want to relive the whirlwind weekend -- check out our slideshow.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on March 18, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
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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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on March 18, 2014
Category:  Execution 
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 
Checklists for collaboration in innovation

On day two of Healthcare's Grand Hackfest: Idea to Breakthrough Innovation in One Weekend, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, keynote speaker David Clifford discussed the importance of thinking ahead in the innovation process.

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Posted by: Nicola Parry
on March 15, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Insights for innovators from a payer perspective at Healthcare's Grand Hackfest

At Healthcare's Grand Hackfest: Idea to Breakthrough Innovation in One Weekend, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, day two of the program began with presentations from a panel of keynote speakers who shared some words of wisdom for innovators in the group.

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Posted by: Nicola Parry
on March 15, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Healthcare's Grand H@ckfest starts now

Healthcare's Grand H@ckfest, a collaboration between the Kauffman Foundation and MIT's H@cking Medicine, kicks off tonight in Boston.

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Posted by: Zen Chu
on March 14, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
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