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eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

See this week's list for the 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

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Posted by: Ryan Amin
on August 30, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
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 
10 insights for investment pitches by panel of experienced entrepreneurs

A panel of investors critiqued and evaluated presentations from four entrepreneurs and discussed what they look for in elevator and longer format pitches. The panelists included Karen Griffith Gryga of Mid-Atlantic Angel Investor Group Fund, Bob Thomson of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania and Ellen Weber of Robin Hood Ventures. Beth Cohen acts as director of emerging growth services at Philadelphia law firm Blank Rome and moderated the panel. Here is some of their advice to entrepreneurs on how to make the cut on selection day.

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Posted by: MedCityNews .com
on August 28, 2013
Category:  Creation 
Don’t wait for the perfect team to start your company

Jake Halpert, CEO of Lucidity Health, agrees with the conventional wisdom that the team is the most important aspect of an early-stage health care business. But, he added, an entrepreneur shouldn't wait for the perfect team to start his company.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on August 27, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution 
5 LinkedIn tips for life science entrepreneurs

For life science entrepreneurs and professionals looking to build a business, search for the next opportunity or simply network, having a LinkedIn page is a necessity. But the passion people devote to looking for a job or investors on LinkedIn can come off as desperation and lead to bad practices like being overly familiar with people you've never met, having a picture of Brad Pitt as your profile photo or misspelling the name of the drug you've worked for years to develop.

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Posted by: MedCityNews .com
on August 26, 2013
Category:  Ideation  Creation 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

See who made the 6 to follow list this week.

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Posted by: Ryan Amin
on August 23, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution  Growth  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 
New eMed white paper: Who are the "players" in entrepreneurship?

eMed has published the fourth in a series of white papers focused on issues key to life science and digital health entrepreneurs. The new white paper, Who are the "players" in entrepreneurship?, offers insights on the universe of people a startup founder will need to work with in order for the company to be a success.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on August 21, 2013
Category:  Creation