Showing posts with label entrepreneurship. Show all posts
Showing posts with label entrepreneurship. Show all posts

HHS Entrepreneurs is back!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Do you have an innovative idea? Interested in working for HHS (in case you're wondering, yes - the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)?

HHS Entrepreneurs is back! The HHS Idea Lab is looking for bright, talented individuals who can tackle some of the most complex health care related challenges and in this round, they are focusing on these 6 challenges:
  • Creating De-Identified Claims Data
  • Digital Media, Aging, and Disability: What Works & Why?
  • Healthcare Practitioner Credentialing Portal
  • Improving Beneficiary Access to Health Information
  • Innovative Design, Development and Linkages of Databases
  • Modernizing CDC Mortality Data & Analytic Tools
Learn more about the HHS Entrepreneurs program here.

MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum, partnered with, unites active investors with corporate business development executives to syndicate investment opportunities with promising Midwest-based healthcare start-ups.

MedCity Media and MHIN (Mid-America Healthcare Investors Network) will unite active investors with corporate business development executives to syndicate investment opportunities with promising Mid-America based start-ups from the medical devices, diagnostics, healthcare IT, agri-health, regenerative medicine, biopharmaceuticals and industrial biotech sectors.

April 22-23 in Chicago.

Learn more here.

International Bioentrepreneurship Education Conference

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The 3rd International Bioentrepreneurship Education Conference - will be held June 20-21, 2014 in Aurora, Colorado at Anschutz Medical Campus. This conference will compare best practices in international graduate student level bioentrepreneurship education and provide faculty, students, administrators, and other stakeholders the opportunity to share resources and strategies for developing and enhancing bioentrepreneurship programs.

You can learn more about this event here.

MIT Sloan BioInnovations Conference 2014

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Looking for a reason to visit Boston? Don't miss the MIT Sloan BioInnovations Conference 2014 coming up in a few weeks.

MIT Sloan BioInnovations Conference 2014
Precision Medicine & Impact of Innovation on Targeted Care
Friday February 28, 2014, 8:30 AM – 6:20 PM
Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel, Kendall Square, Cambridge MA

Keynote Speakers:
  • Dr Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Dr George Church, Ph.D., Wyss Institute of Synthetic Biology & Director of Personal Genome Project
  • Mr Alex Azar, President, Eli Lilly USA, former Deputy Secretary of US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Mr Kieran Murphy, President, CEO of GE Healthcare Life Sciences
Learn more here:

HIPAA 101 for Entrepreneurs

Thursday, December 19, 2013

You may not know that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has a series of free health IT webinars that are available for free. One that caught my eye was titled, "HIPAA 101 for Entrepreneurs." Entrepreneurs who enter "Business Associates" agreements with health care organizations need to be aware of the HIPAA guidelines, so start with the basics.

Innovation Exchange: HIPAA 101 for Entrepreneurs
Speaker: Joy Pritts, Chief Privacy Officer, ONC
Moderator: Geoff Clapp, Co-Founder, Better

You can access that webinar here.
PDF of the slides here.

Online Certificate Program in Bioinnovation and Entrepreneurship

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Have you always had an interest in Bioinnovation and Entrepreneurship?

The Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado Business School is offering a Certificate Program in Bioinnovation and Entrepreneurship, in collaboration with the Graduate School of the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus. This program is designed for:
  • Those interested in getting drugs, devices, diagnostics, healthcare IT products and scalable services platforms to market.
  • Those interested in developing knowledge, skills and abilities in bioentrepreneurship to improve their employability in a non-­academic science career setting.
Dr. Arlen Meyers, Director of the course in Bioinnovation and Entrepreneurship at the Graduate School, will be offering IDPT 7301, “Building Biotechnologies: Fundamentals of Life Science Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship” in Spring 2014. The course is offered online only and is 15 weeks long.

Learn more about this program here.

Don't miss the MIT Enterprise Forum of Philadelphia meeting next week

Friday, November 15, 2013

The MIT Enterprise Forum of Philadelphia is holding its next meeting next week.

"Lighting for Healthier Living"

MIT Enterprise Forum of Philadelphia
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)
Philadelphia, PA

Nazlie Latefi, Senior Research Associate at Pegasus Capital Advisors, will leadus on a scientific journey of bold entrepreneurship into healthier living with light.Sr. Research Associate

She will challenge Philadelphia entrepreneurs, building owners, designers, and physicians to consider new choices for healthier living. Chronic sleep disorders linked to hypertension, cancer, heart disease, stroke, depression, diabetes, and other diseases currently affect 50-70 million Americans.

Register here.

The MIT Enterprise Forum is the preeminent organization of entrepreneurs in the global innovation economy. Since 1978 the MIT Enterprise Forum has produced programs and events about innovation, technology and entrepreneurship for an engaged community of 50,000+ thought leaders through a worldwide network of chapters.

New York Entrepreneur Week

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Don't miss New York Entrepreneur Week.

Nov 4 — Nov 9, 2013
New York, NY

Mark your calendars.

Get updates and see what's already happened around the world:

SoPE Philadelphia - next meeting on Thurs Sept 12

Monday, August 26, 2013

SoPE is the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs. Have a business idea? Are you an inventor? Want to solve a complex problem? Contribute to public health?

The next meeting for the Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE) is Thursday Sept 12 at 6 pm in Philadelphia, PA.

The evening is titled, "Intellectual Property Primer for Medical Professionals and Health Care Entrepreneurs"
Featuring Dr. Judy Carpenter, Inventor of the Embrella™ Embolic Deflector

You must RSVP for this complimentary event: and space is limited

HHS seeks applicants for HHSentrepreneurs Program

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Second annual talent search to benefit high impact projects

Health and Human Services (HHS) Deputy Secretary Bill Corr announced today that the Department is seeking innovators and entrepreneurs to apply for the HHSentrepreneurs Program. Launched last year, HHSentrepreneurs connects private sector innovators and entrepreneurs with teams of federal employees working on projects that address some of the biggest challenges in health, health care and human services.

The first individuals hired last October through HHSentrepreneurs are working on critical projects including the Affordable Care Act, health resilience technology, and the nation’s organ transplant system.

“By bringing the best in the public and private sectors together, HHSentrepreneurs is creating an environment in HHS that fosters innovative solutions to new and old challenges,” Deputy Secretary Corr said.

HHSentrepreneurs is recruiting the brightest experts and entrepreneurs in the nation who have demonstrated a significant record of achievement in their fields. In last year’s competition for four projects, six individuals were selected from a field of more than 100 candidates. These highly talented professionals from business, industry, and academia bring successful innovations, models, and business practices to work on specific, high-priority projects over a period of six to 12 months.

Life Sciences Angel Network (LSAN) and Elsevier Business Intelligence

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Don't miss the Third Annual MedTech Conference by LSAN & Elsevier Business Intelligence

June 6, 2013
New York City


The main reasons and motivations for building company for a long haul or build-to-flip strategies will be discussed based on two Case Studies, presented by seasoned executives who explored both paths, willingly or not. They will answer hard questions about the best exit strategy:
  • When should an entrepreneur make the decision whether to build for the long haul or just flip the company early?
  • Does the strategy change over time and why?
  • What factors affect any decision: the blurry lines of regulatory approval, the funding crunch, lack of talent, desire to grow rich faster, attention deficit disorder?
Investors and Exit Partners:
Recent changes in the regulatory and investment environment are prompting both start-ups and their investors to find new ways to continue the process of delivering innovative solutions to improve our health and find cures for specific conditions.
  • Start-Up Aiming Big: What do you like (or not) about it?
  • Funding Your Portfolio Company: How much longer?
  • “Buying Early” vs. “Buying Expensive”: Myths and truths from both sides
  • Show Me The Money: how to generate interest from an investor or a buyer?
  • Buyers Remorse: What goes into decision-making process when buying a company?
  • Non-Accretive Deals: Do they ever make sense of a big company?
Learn more here.

Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship on Coursera

Monday, April 22, 2013

There is a free online course on Coursera titled, "Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship." The course started on April 15 and is from Duke University. It will run for 6 weeks, so there's plenty of time to jump in and get involved. This interdisciplinary course focuses on sustainable innovation, introducing entrepreneurial students to the realities of problem identification and solution design within the complex world of healthcare. Here's a brief description:

Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship applies a focused approach toward sustainable healthcare innovation. Students will be introduced to definitions and concepts that include the innovation process, design thinking, “intrapreneurship,” entrepreneurship, six sigma principles of process improvement, regulatory issues, patent law, and the market forces that impact the healthcare innovation process. All students will gain confidence in the basic elements of the initial discovery phase in the healthcare innovation process, including
  1. Defining and describing key components of the healthcare innovation process.
  2. Becoming aware of challenges to the quality of healthcare delivery and the opportunity for improved patient care and cost reductions.
  3. Learning and practicing a step-by-step “needs finding” process and a “needs filtering” process for identifying and prioritizing real clinical problems and opportunities for innovation.
  4. Developing cross-disciplinary collaboration skills.
  5. Strengthening communication and leadership skills in advocating health systems change.
Learn more here:

Angel Education: Healthcare IT

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Do you live in the Philadelphia area? Are you an investor? How about an entrepreneur?

Angel Education: Healthcare IT

Thursday, March 21 2013 9:00am - 11:30am Eastern Time
Presented by:  University City Science Center

Information on emerging technology investment areas for angel investors.

This event is open to investors interested in learning more about the Healthcare IT sector and entrepreneurs active in the industry. All registrations are subject to approval.

Learn more here.

Inaugural Event of MIT Enterprise Forum of Philadelphia

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The MIT Enterprise Forum of Philadelphia is pleased to host its inaugural presentation and networking event, with registration open to the public.

The presentation; Risk Reward, & Resilience in an Age of Cyber-Crime & Counterfeiting, is an opportunity to learn about innovation, technology, and cyber-security from the best and brightest minds in the industry.

University City Science Center
3711 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

March 14th, 2013

Learn more and register here:

What makes physician-inventors unique

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

In this short video on The Doctor's Channel, Nick Soloway, Founder & CEO, Hayes Soloway PC, talks about what makes physician-inventors unique, and the challenges involved in getting an invention to market.

Originally filmed at FutureMed, in February, 2012, at Singularity University.

HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Have you heard of the HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE)? HP LIFE e-Learning offers free, online training that helps you gain the real-life IT and business skills needed to start or grow your business, in your own time and at your own pace.

Here's some information about this unique program:

HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) is a global program that trains students, entrepreneurs, and small business owners like you to apply IT and business skills, so you can establish and grow a business, build successful companies and create jobs. Our face-to-face trainings, tools and e-Learning program address educational needs, improve and strengthen skills and enable you to move forward.

In 49 countries around the globe, HP LIFE works with more than 340 partner organizations. Training organizations are equipped with state-of-the-art technology from HP, a leading technology provider. Our program has already reached more than 1.2 million people with face-to-face training, access to IT and online activities. Many of them have successfully started businesses or grown their business while transforming their lives and communities. HP LIFE has helped create or retain almost 43,000 jobs and 20,000 businesses worldwide. Be part of our global network. Build on our experience and become part of the successful micro-enterprises of tomorrow.

Learn more about HP LIFE and HP LIFE e-Learning.

SCORE ExpertAnswers on writing a business plan

Monday, December 17, 2012

Every business needs a business plan. We don't write business plans in medical school. Some doctors who have creative business ideas never get the opportunity to explore them because they don't identify a viable business model.

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.

SCORE ExpertAnswers is a free service they provide and this one answers key questions like:
  • Why is the process of developing a business plan as valuable as the plan itself?
  • What are the risks of attempting to build a small business without a business plan?
  • What’s the key to making projections with a higher level of confidence?
Read the "Master Your Business Plan" on

The Economist-InnoCentive Entrepreneurship Challenge

Thursday, December 13, 2012

InnoCentive and The Economist are teaming up to identify business ideas that will deliver real-world impact and economic growth to people around the world by exploiting some disruptive new technology or disruptive applications of an existing technology. Frugal innovations are especially encouraged. Submit your innovative business idea!

Finalists will be given a unique opportunity to present their business plan to business leaders and venture capitalists at the Ideas Economy: Innovation event in Berkeley, California, USA on March 28, 2013, where they will compete live on-stage in the Tiger’s Den session. One representative for each plan chosen as a finalist will receive travel expenses and admission to the event. In addition, the overall winner of the live Tiger’s Den session will receive an honorarium of $2000, video promotion of the event on, and publicity for the winning solution in appropriate Economist Events communiques, plus an official meeting (phone or in person) with members of the Ideas Economy programming team to discuss ideas for venture capital.

Learn more about this challenge here.

Dell Launches Center for Entrepreneurs #DellWorld

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Do you plan to start a business in 2013? Here's a snippet from a press release from today about the Dell Center for Entrepreneurs:

Dell today launched the Dell Center for Entrepreneurs, under the leadership of its Entrepreneur in Residence Ingrid Vanderveldt, a community designed by and for entrepreneurs. Building on Dell’s entrepreneurial heritage and spirit, the Center for Entrepreneurs creates a gateway to knowledge, solutions and opportunities for growing businesses. Founders at all stages of growth are invited to join this community to access:
  • Resources: Assistance in identifying capital through Dell Financial Services and the Dell Innovators Credit Fund helps businesses of all sizes access the credit and leasing they need to invest in technology to fuel growth. Also included: webcasts, videos and case studies from Dell and industry experts.
  • Expertise: Building on what Dell has learned through its entrepreneurial journey, the Dell Social Innovation Challenge, Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network, and Dell Founders’ Club are cultivating a vibrant community of entrepreneurs who connect with one another for new sources of financial and human capital, knowledge and markets.
  • Solutions: Featuring entrepreneur success stories showing how businesses of all sizes and at all stages leverage cloud computing, virtualization, mobility, and data insights to differentiate from the competition, better serve their customers and grow.
Empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs

Following every economic downturn, entrepreneurs have emerged to create new businesses that jumpstart the global economy. According to a recent report by the Technology CEO Council (TCC), which Mr. Dell chairs, companies that use IT more effectively, especially for data driven decision making, show higher productivity and profitability than average companies.

SoPE (Physician Entrepreneurs) Philadelphia meeting on Dec 6th

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter of The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE) presents:

“Confessions of a Serial Physician Entrepreneur - Lessons Learned in Translational Medicine and Entrepreneurship: From a Physician’s Point of View”

How physicians have taken their innovative ideas from opportunities to marketed products. How they have overcome translational hurdles along the way, and how they have integrated their experiences with their medical training to accelerate their faculty positions, redefine their careers, change their perspectives and leave a bigger footprint.

Jeffrey N. Hausfeld M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S.
President, Memory Care Communities of Illinois. LLC
Board of Directors, NexGen Medical Systems
Cofounding Member and Treasurer-The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs

The Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter of The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs
Thursday, December 6, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
2700 Two Commerce Square
2001 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

RSVP here (space is limited)
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