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Christina Hernandez Sherwood

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 
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 
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 
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