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What kinds of lawyers do healthcare entrepreneurs need?

Early-stage healthcare entrepreneurs and startups typically need to work with at least two types of lawyers.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on January 27, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Definition: SBIR

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program encourages U.S.-based small businesses, including healthcare startups, to engage in research and development.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on January 22, 2014
Category:  Creation 
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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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on January 21, 2014
Category:  Growth  Execution  Creation 
Who can apply for an SBIR grant?

Small Business Innovation Research program (SBIR) grants can be a key source of funding for early-stage healthcare entrepreneurs ahead of seeking out venture capital and other types of investors, who would take shares of the company away from the founder.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on January 20, 2014
Category:  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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Posted by: 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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Posted by: 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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Posted by: Ryan Amin
on December 31, 2013
Category:  Execution  Ideation 
Medtech predictions for 2014

2014 will be a better year for venture capital than 2013, but that won't necessarily mean it will be easier for entrepreneurs to raise money. And the life science IPO boom likely won’t be sustained.

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Posted by: MedCityNews .com
on December 30, 2013
Category:  Creation  Ideation 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

See who made this week's list

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Posted by: 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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Posted by: Ryan Amin
on December 26, 2013
Category:  Creation