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How healthcare entrepreneurs can partner up for better access

It's the classic catch-22 for a healthcare entrepreneur: Her company is small until she lands a big client, but she has trouble accessing a big client as a small company.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on February 18, 2014
Category:  Creation 
What is non-dilutive capital?

Non-dilutive capital is money an entrepreneur receives that does not affect the ownership of the company.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on February 17, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Definition: Private equity

Private equity is investment capital in a startup that is not quoted on a public stock exchange.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on February 12, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Surprising advice on applying for government funding

Somnarus, a healthcare IT company that created a medical device for sleep apnea diagnostics, took a detour on the road to funding the business, said founder and CEO Maria A. Merchant.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on February 11, 2014
Category:  Creation 
What is dilutive capital?

Dilutive capital is an investment that adds shares to your company, decreasing the amount other owners hold in the business.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on February 10, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Definition: Venture capital

Venture capital is an important type of financing for early-stage healthcare entrepreneurs and high-growth startups.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on February 05, 2014
Category:  Creation 
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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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on February 04, 2014
Category:  Execution  Creation 
What do healthcare accelerators and incubators do?

Healthcare accelerators and incubators are organizations that support healthcare entrepreneurs and their startups.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on February 03, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Definition: Intellectual Property

Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind. For a healthcare startup, IP likely refers to a particular product, such as a new drug or a wearable sensor.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on January 29, 2014
Category:  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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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on January 28, 2014
Category:  Growth  Execution