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How to test the strength of your business model

Entrepreneur and business model innovator Alexander Osterwalder led a business model discussion at a Life Science Ventures Summit hosted by the Kauffman Foundation.

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Posted by: Ryan Amin
on September 19. 2013
Category:  Creation  Ideation 
3 strategies to stay away from for startups looking for investments

People who advise entrepreneurs over a decent chunk of time tend to have the kind of world-weary perspective you'd expect from someone who has seen so many startups succeed or fail. They know what can scupper investment opportunities and turn off potential investors.

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Posted by: MedCityNews .com
on September 9, 2013
Category:  Creation 
The surprising demographics of American technology entrepreneurs

American tech entrepreneurs aren't all 20-somethings from elite universities. A Kauffman Foundation survey of U.S.-born CEOs from 500 engineering and technology companies revealed that today's American tech entrepreneurs are middle aged, well educated in business or technical disciplines, and hold degrees from an assortment of universities.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on August 29, 2013
Category:  Ideation 
Gender differences in life science patenting

In the life sciences, male academic scientists secure patents at more than twice the rate of their female colleagues, according to an analysis sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on August 22, 2013
Category:  Creation 
5 ideas to think about before starting to fundraise

Panelists at Great Lakes Venture Fair in Cleveland doled out some tips for budding entrepreneurs getting ready to do their first round of fundraising. On the panel were Jon Snyder, president and CEO of Cleveland neurostimulation company Neuros Medical; Kevin Mendelsohn, vice president of finance and corporate development for CardioInsight Technologies; Art Fritts, president and CEO of nanotechnology company NanoSperse; and Lisa Novelli, president and CEO of National Composite Center. Here's a quick rundown of what they suggested entrepreneurs think about before they raise any money.

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Posted by: MedCityNews .com
on August 21, 2013
Category:  Ideation  Creation 
Top San Diego entrepreneur weighs in on future of healthcare

Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs believes cell phones and telecommunications will play a major role in the future of healthcare. The most successful entrepreneur out of San Diego, he recently explained his thoughts on the future of healthcare during an interview with ID8 Nation.

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Posted by: Ryan Amin
on August 21, 2013
Category:  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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Posted by: MedCityNews .com
on August 19, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

See who made eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship this week.

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Posted by: Ryan Amin
on August 16, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution  Growth  Ideation 
The importance of networks

In an essay for the Kauffman Foundation, business administration professor Toby Stuart described his research examining how the social and business networks in which would-be entrepreneurs and early-stage firms are immersed influence entrepreneurial processes and outcomes.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on August 15, 2013
Category:  Creation 
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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Posted by: MedCityNews .com
on August 14, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution