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Creating new pathways in translational innovation

In my first eMed column, I explained the world of translational medicine -- and the opportunities it presents for entrepreneurs in a "translational innovation" space. Many people might not realize that some of this work merging translational research and innovation is already taking place in academic departments.

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Matthew T. Keener, MD
on July 10, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Definition: Agile development

Agile development refers to a type of project planning methodology that borrows from lean manufacturing.

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Matthew T. Keener, MD
on July 09, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Winning participants of Energizing Health: Pittsburgh

The Energizing Health Collaboration Series is continuing its national road trip, connecting five cities that are leading the next wave of health innovation.

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Matthew T. Keener, MD
on July 08, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
How to find employees for your startup without using a recruiter

Don't expect to see a job listing for a position at Pristine, a telehealth and checklist solution for Google Glass.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 08, 2014
Category:  Creation 
What is an accredited angel investor?

An accredited angel investor is an angel investor with an income of more than $200,000 in the past two years or a net worth of $1 million.

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Matthew T. Keener, MD
on July 07, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Definition: Minimum viable product

A minimum viable product, or MVP, comes even before a prototype.

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Matthew T. Keener, MD
on July 02, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
How an entrepreneur validated his business model in a crowded market

With so many products marketed to people who want to quit smoking, the market might not seem ripe for another smoking cessation service.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 01, 2014
Category:  Creation  Ideation 
What is a pivot?

In entrepreneurship, a pivot occurs when a startup changes its business model.

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Matthew T. Keener, MD
on June 30, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Factoring emotional distress in a tech culture

Whether one is a Millennial or Gen-Xer, a boomer or a hipster, we all have something in common: emotional distress.

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Matthew T. Keener, MD
on June 26, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Definition: Business Model Canvas

The Business Model Canvas is a strategic management and entrepreneurial tool that allows entrepreneurs to describe, design, challenge, invent and pivot their business model.

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Matthew T. Keener, MD
on June 25, 2014
Category:  Ideation