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Definition: Angel investor

Angel investors are wealthy individuals who are often former entrepreneurs.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on February 26, 2014
Category:  Creation 
How to host a H@cking Medicine hackathon

We'd like to see the H@cking Medicine mission -- connecting healthcare experts with outsiders to attack big problems and create noble businesses -- replicated on a large scale.

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Posted by: Zen Chu
on February 26, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
How one healthcare entrepreneur navigated the reimbursement landscape

The goals of TalkSession -- to increase the accessibility of mental healthcare, improve patient outcomes, and lower costs while maintaining HIPAA compliance -- were difficult to achieve on a national level, said the startup's co-founder and CEO Melissa Thompson.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on February 25, 2014
Category:  Creation 
How do I pilot my early-stage venture?

Healthcare entrepreneurs need to pilot their product or service to test their prototype before a larger launch.

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Posted by: Zen Chu
on February 24, 2014
Category:  Execution 
Why it's the best time in history to be a healthcare entrepreneur

Now is the best time in the history of the world to be a healthcare entrepreneur, and those with fresh eyes on healthcare problems -- young health professionals along with patients, engineers, designers and entrepreneurs -- are able to make large and rapid clinical impact.

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Posted by: Zen Chu
on February 20, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Meet eMed Guest Editor Zen Chu

We've handed the keys of eMed over to Zen Chu and the team at H@cking Medicine.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on February 20, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Definition: Reimbursement

Reimbursement refers to how healthcare providers, including healthcare entrepreneurs and startups, are paid for their product or service.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on February 19, 2014
Category:  Execution 
How healthcare entrepreneurs can partner up for better access

It's the classic catch-22 for a healthcare entrepreneur: Her company is small until she lands a big client, but she has trouble accessing a big client as a small company.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on February 18, 2014
Category:  Creation 
What is non-dilutive capital?

Non-dilutive capital is money an entrepreneur receives that does not affect the ownership of the company.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on February 17, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Definition: Private equity

Private equity is investment capital in a startup that is not quoted on a public stock exchange.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on February 12, 2014
Category:  Creation