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Definition: Mentors

Mentors should be people who can guide the entrepreneur as he and his business grow and can give advice on skill sets the entrepreneur lacks.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on August 20, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Why early-stage entrepreneurs should secure IP fast and inexpensively

When Aline M. Betancourt decided to start a biotechnology company that would develop adult stem cell-based therapies for diseases associated with inflammation, she knew the value of her company would be tied up in her intellectual property.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on August 19, 2014
Category:  Creation  Ideation 
What are some of the leading life science incubators?

There are approximately 1,250 business incubators in the United States, including about 120 with some life science focus.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on August 18, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Definition: Co-founder dating

Some entrepreneurs advocate for "dating" potential co-founders.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on August 13, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Why startups can benefit from a family-like dynamic

Anthony Sterns, the CEO of iRxReminder, is inspired by lessons he learned from working with family.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on August 12, 2014
Category:  Creation  Ideation 
How do you know when it's time to make a change to your advisers?

The players in an entrepreneur's orbit aren't likely to remain static over the long term.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on August 11, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Definition: Founding team

The founding team refers to the people who launch the company with you.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on August 06, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Why strong leaders should recognize their shortcomings

Jeffrey Woolford's time as a military officer taught him that there are two types of leaders: those who try to do it all themselves and those who recognize their shortcomings and bring in team members to make up for them.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on August 05, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Why should early-stage entrepreneurs get support from their families?

Without support from your spouse and family, your entrepreneurial journey could prove more difficult over the long term.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on August 04, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Definition: Valley of Death

Considered the most difficult funding stage for startups, the Valley of Death occurs after entrepreneurs have exhausted friends, family, and personal credit and before they're ready for external funding.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 30, 2014
Category:  Creation