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May 2013

How to Make Innovation Go Faster

By |May 21st, 2013|Corporate Innovation, Crowds that Care, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Healthcare, Startups|

What is your cost per Innovation? There are many ways to drive innovation faster and better. I talked about this at HIMSS this year and put together this slide that shows one metric of effectiveness, cost per idea or product generated.  Innovation itself is being innovated upon, decreasing the cost of new ideas [...]

November 2012

Where The “Crazies” Are

By |November 16th, 2012|Entrepreneurship, ePatients, Funding, Projects, Startups|

(A guest post by Pat Mastors & edited by Jessica Mastors & Komal Garewal) Entrepreneurs in general are known to share five “C” traits: Commitment, Confidence, Creativity, Courage and Collaboration. But in medical entrepreneurship, the other “C” is for “Crazy”. There are so many disconnects, agendas, and bureaucracies in health care, you’d have to be [...]

August 2012

It Takes Two to Tango: How the JOBS Act & Crowdfunding Platforms like MedStartr will Transform Healthcare

By |August 21st, 2012|Crowdfunding, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Healthcare, Startups|

In April 2012, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS Act) was signed by the President of the United States into law. The JOBS Act designed to encourage IPOs, eases restrictions on private placements, permits crowdfunding and increases ownership thresholds before companies are required to publicly register. Certain provisions of the Act became effective immediately, but [...]