5 tips for life sciences companies on securing federal funding

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5 tips for life sciences companies on securing federal funding

December 7, 2011 9:52 am by | 0 Comments

It’s probably safe to say that most life sciences startups are familiar with the federal government’s SBIR and STTR programs for funding research. But there are plenty of other federal…


Report: Medical device investing in the Midwest soared in 2013 as biotech plummeted

Report: Medical device investing in the Midwest soared in 2013 as biotech plummeted

January 28, 2014 10:08 am by | 1 Comments

On a national scale, venture investment in medical devices suffered last year while biotech saw a jump in investments. But new data paints a different picture for healthcare companies in…


Remember, entrepreneurs, finding the right CEO-investor match is a two-way street

Remember, entrepreneurs, finding the right CEO-investor match is a two-way street

November 15, 2013 9:50 am by | 0 Comments

With so much pressure on entrepreneurs to put together the right management team, create the perfect pitch and get all of the company’s ducks in a row before going to…



Cleveland’s health IT accelerator is looking for market-ready technologies

Cleveland’s health IT accelerator is looking for market-ready technologies

December 17, 2012 3:35 pm by | 1 Comments

One of a string of regional health IT accelerators popping up across the country, in places like New York, Philadelphia and Cincinnati, is open for market-ready or in-market healthcare IT…


Report: 6 in 10 venture capital dollars invested in Northeast Ohio go to the healthcare industry

Report: 6 in 10 venture capital dollars invested in Northeast Ohio go to the healthcare industry

September 18, 2012 1:24 pm by | 0 Comments

Despite the recession, venture capital investing in Northeast Ohio showed significant growth from 2007 to 2011 over the previous five years. A big-picture look at venture capital deals in the…


Ohio business leader Baiju Shah to depart BioEnterprise for biotech investment fund

Ohio business leader Baiju Shah to depart BioEnterprise for biotech investment fund

July 18, 2012 6:20 pm by | 0 Comments

Updated to add comments from Shah Baiju Shah, for years a central public face in Greater Cleveland’s push to build its life science sector, is leaving his post in the…


BioEnterprise, partners launch Cleveland health IT accelerator

BioEnterprise, partners launch Cleveland health IT accelerator

February 23, 2012 8:00 am by | 0 Comments

Health IT in Northeast Ohio could get a boost as life science initiative BioEnterprise introduces a new accelerator for emerging health technology companies. The Health IT Accelerator, announced today by BioEnterprise in partnership with a number of Cleveland healthcare, research, medical payer organizations, will offer mentorship, access to key customers, and business development and fundraising support for area healthcare IT companies with market-ready or in-market products and services.


Venture investment in Midwest healthcare startups rose 10% last year

Venture investment in Midwest healthcare startups rose 10% last year

January 30, 2012 3:37 pm by | 1 Comments

The good news for healthcare startups in the Midwest is that they raked in 10 percent more venture capital dollars in 2011 than the prior year. The bad news is…



Minnesota tops in Midwest healthcare investments in first half of 2011

Minnesota tops in Midwest healthcare investments in first half of 2011

July 27, 2011 12:08 pm by | 0 Comments

Minnesota topped all other Midwestern states in attracting investment to healthcare startups during the first half of 2011. Overall, investment in Midwestern healthcare startups was down 24 percent to $315…


Medical venture investing fell 5 percent for Midwest startups last year

Medical venture investing fell 5 percent for Midwest startups last year

January 18, 2011 2:44 pm by | 0 Comments

Midwest healthcare startups raised $737 million last year, a drop of 5 percent from the prior year, according to a report from Cleveland nonprofit biomedical development group BioEnterprise Corp. Biopharmaceutical companies were the top recipients, with 49 percent of the total. Medical device companies raised 38 percent of the total, and health software and services companies collected 14 percent.


Ohio legislative preview: Budget concerns will dominate all else

Ohio legislative preview: Budget concerns will dominate all else

January 7, 2011 9:00 am by | 0 Comments

The looming specter of an $8 billion budget deficit will cast its shadow over nearly everything that happens – or doesn’t happen – in the Ohio legislature this year. But that won’t stop key interest groups from throughout Ohio’s healthcare community from pushing for (and against) prospective laws that they hold most (or least) dear.


Is the Midwest the nation’s hottest venture capital market?

Is the Midwest the nation’s hottest venture capital market?

January 3, 2011 2:59 pm by | 1 Comments

Investing in health is one of the reasons some are predicting the Midwest will be one of 2011′s hottest growth markets for venture capital investing. Through the first three quarters of 2010, the amount of venture money invested in Midwestern startups grew 45 percent to $818 million, according to the National Venture Capital Association. That’s a higher amount than Midwestern venture investment in the full year of recession-plagued 2009.


Ohio entrepreneurs’ group launches business plan competition

Ohio entrepreneurs’ group launches business plan competition

November 19, 2010 3:51 pm by | 0 Comments

The Ohio division of an international entrepreneurs’ group is sponsoring a business plan competition that will award the winner $25,000 in cash and services.


Cleveland reputation for biotech innovation is growing

Cleveland reputation for biotech innovation is growing

November 18, 2010 3:32 pm by | 0 Comments

Cleveland is already well-known for its high quality medical care. But its reputation is growing elsewhere. Some of the nation’s best and brightest are flocking to University Circle to be…


What can Kasich do to make Ohio’s medical industry happy?

What can Kasich do to make Ohio’s medical industry happy?

November 4, 2010 12:39 pm by | 0 Comments

When it comes to keeping smiles on the faces of Ohio’s medical industry leaders, Governor-elect John Kasich’s predecessor did him a big favor. It’s called Ohio Third Frontier.


Healthcare private equity looking up, industry insiders say

Healthcare private equity looking up, industry insiders say

October 20, 2010 4:02 pm by | 0 Comments

2010 may not be the perfect year for private equity investing in healthcare, but it sure beats 2009. That was the consensus among four industry panelists at a Tuesday evening forum sponsored by BioEnterprise, the Cleveland nonprofit economic development group that focuses on growing the region’s biomedical industry.