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Christina Hernandez Sherwood

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 
Why healthcare entrepreneurs need more than a core expertise

Though not all business owners can mimic Andrey Ostrovsky's trajectory, his experience taught him some best practices for cultivating good life science and digital health entrepreneurs. The most successful healthcare entrepreneurs he's seen have a killer combination of a broad, core expertise and a deep vertical.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on August 20, 2013
Category:  Creation  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 
How raising capital in the Midwest differs from the coasts

"Raising capital in the Midwest is a lot different than raising on the coasts," said Kurt Brenkus, CEO of Wisconsin-based Aver Informatics. "We had to hit the streets making the rounds with angel investors."

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on August 13, 2013
Category:  Creation 
Who are user entrepreneurs?

"User entrepreneurs" have founded more than 46 percent of innovative startups that have lasted five years or more, even though the group only creates 10.7 percent of all U.S, startups.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on August 08, 2013
Category:  Ideation 
The thumbs-up or thumbs-down approach to team building

Interviewees shouldn't expect traditional questions when they're applying for a position at Limeade, a corporate wellness space focused on building high-performance workforces.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on August 06, 2013
Category:  Creation  Ideation 
How the university technology transfer office fosters entrepreneurship

The report University Technology Transfer through Entrepreneurship: Faculty and Students in Spinoffs, examines students' roles in university startups and compares the functions and responsibilities of faculty, entrepreneurs, and students in moving innovations to market.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on August 01, 2013
Category:  Creation 
Six myths about venture capital

In a piece for the Harvard Business Review, Kauffman's director of private equity Diane Mulcahy debunked six VC myths to empower founders when negotiating for funding.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 25, 2013
Category:  Creation 
How one digital health startup got its product on The Colbert Report

CellScope creates tools for consumers to use at home to remotely diagnose common ailments. Its co-founder offered entrepreneurial insights on selling the vision, finding the right funding fit, and not being afraid to ask.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 23, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution 
When the patients met the innovators at MedCity CONVERGE

At MedCity CONVERGE, a national, executive-level summit on healthcare innovation in Philadelphia last week, local AARP members were on hand to learn about the two-dozen companies represented in the Pfizer Startup Showcase.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 19, 2013
Category:  Ideation