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Who taught you what it means to be an entrepreneur?

December 20, 2013 7:37 am by | 3 Comments

At the Idea Fest this fall, Roger Newton, founder of Esperion Therapeutics started his talk by thanking his mentors. He started in college with the person who taught him bench…


Connecting the Docs for a Better Birth Control App

Connecting the Docs for a Better Birth Control App

March 21, 2014 9:06 pm by | 0 Comments

As I mentioned in my last post, HIMSS is always great for people watching and stumbling upon great new concepts and products. A chance encounter with Jason Hwang, founder of…


Entrepreneurs, take the wheel. Building a vibrant startup community is in your hands.

Entrepreneurs, take the wheel. Building a vibrant startup community is in your hands.

March 8, 2014 7:00 am by | 1 Comments

This week I’ve been bouncing around entrepreneurship events in Ohio, listening to startup founders and investors talk about the challenges they’re facing in growing startups in Ohio and elsewhere right…



Is This Startup Ready for Investment?

Is This Startup Ready for Investment?

February 26, 2014 9:39 am by | 0 Comments

Since 2005 startup accelerators have provided cohorts of startups with mentoring, pitch practice and product focus. However, accelerator Demo Days are a combination of graduation ceremony and pitch contest, with…


A business lesson from Snapchat: When’s the right time to sell?

A business lesson from Snapchat: When’s the right time to sell?

January 25, 2014 1:31 pm by | 0 Comments

Sabrina Parsons is the CEO of Palo Alto Software. Recently, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel revealed why he turned down a $3 billion cash acquisition offer from Facebook late last year. Spiegel…


Thinking about joining a startup? Ask yourself these 4 questions first

Thinking about joining a startup? Ask yourself these 4 questions first

January 25, 2014 10:43 am by | 0 Comments

Charles Brinbaum is a senior associate at Bessemer Venture Partners. I recently made the switch from startup to VC, joining Bessemer Venture Partners after three years as part of the…


From the healthcare startup trenches: 8 inspiring entrepreneur stories from 2013

From the healthcare startup trenches: 8 inspiring entrepreneur stories from 2013

December 30, 2013 4:00 pm by | 7 Comments

There’s nothing like a great startup story. While I don’t recall talking to anyone this year who was so far down in the startup trenches that he didn’t have a…


Love to learn? Check out one of these 5 Coursera classes fit for a healthcare innovator

Love to learn? Check out one of these 5 Coursera classes fit for a healthcare innovator

December 23, 2013 10:36 am by | 0 Comments

Have a New Year’s resolution that involves taking up a new skill, expanding your knowledge in a particular subject or finally turning that idea into a startup? This might be…



Here’s how to show VCs what your competition looks like

Here’s how to show VCs what your competition looks like

November 11, 2013 2:36 pm by | 0 Comments

Steve Blank is a retired serial entrepreneur and has been a founder or participant in eight Silicon Valley startups since 1978. This article originally appeared on his blog. Every startup I…


Protect your startup with these legal provisions

Protect your startup with these legal provisions

October 30, 2013 4:00 am by | 0 Comments

All you need to found a startup is a great idea and a great team, right? Wrong, says UK-based lawyer Tina Baker, founding partner at new startup-focused law firm JAG…


TechStars debutes 3-D printing startup

TechStars debutes 3-D printing startup

October 29, 2013 10:34 pm by | 0 Comments

Today TechStars debuted its first crop of startups from its Austin accelerator program, and they certainly did not disappoint. And while I’m now a resident of Austin, Texas,  I still…


Samsung sells more mobile phones than Nokia, Apple, LG combined

Samsung sells more mobile phones than Nokia, Apple, LG combined

October 29, 2013 2:33 pm by | 0 Comments

Samsung sold 120 million mobile phones last quarter, more than 29 percent of the total global market and more than competitors Apple, Nokia, and LG combined, as global phone shipments…


Nearly half of U.S. does not have dental insurance: Company offers alternative plan

Nearly half of U.S. does not have dental insurance: Company offers alternative plan

October 29, 2013 1:50 pm by | 0 Comments

Oral is important. Hygiene that is. And Brighter wants to make is as easy and affordable as possible for people to gives their mouths the care they need. The company…


Use Google+ hangouts at work? Check out the improvements just announced

Use Google+ hangouts at work? Check out the improvements just announced

October 29, 2013 1:07 pm by | 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO — At a photo-focused press conference today, Google announced some fun updates to Hangouts. The changes, said social SVP Vic Gundotra, have been much requested for the various…


New tablet, smartphone graphic design chip creates richer graphics

New tablet, smartphone graphic design chip creates richer graphics

October 29, 2013 12:00 pm by | 0 Comments

ARM is introducing two new graphics chip designs today that will be used in both low-end and high-end mobile graphics devices, from smartphones to tablets. The high-end chip will have…


500 Startups invests in first ever biotech company

500 Startups invests in first ever biotech company

October 29, 2013 12:00 pm by | 0 Comments

Startup accelerator 500 Startups announced the list of companies that made the cut for its seventh batch today, which includes quite a few first for 500, such as its first…