Where Einstein Meets Edison

10 Reasons Why Doctors Make Great Entrepreneurs

10 Reasons Why Doctors Make Great Entrepreneurs

Apr 8, 2013

Conventional wisdom has it that “doctors are lousy businesspeople,” and they should just take care of patients and leave the business stuff to someone else. In my opinion, these beliefs are no longer sustainable if doctors are to thrive in the new US healthcare environment. As someone who works with physician entrepreneurs, I know that doctors have...

A Conversation with Hemi Weingarten, Founder & CEO, Fooducate

A Conversation with Hemi Weingarten, Founder & CEO, Fooducate

Mar 25, 2013

Over the past 5-10 years, numerous web and mobile businesses have been established with the goal of promoting nutrition and fitness in America.  Consider companies such as FitBit and MyFitnessPal that have seen great success by creating more ways for individuals to manage their health.  Earlier this month, we sat down with Hemi Weingarten, Founder and CEO of...

How Do Startups Hire?

How Do Startups Hire?

Mar 12, 2013

Once a startup begins formally hiring employees, it’s a reflection of success on many levels.  Full time employees are expensive, so a startup can only make such hires if they are profitable, if they have secured backers with deep pockets, or if they are plain crazy. For the early startup making their first hires, the process feels less like a badge of...

Netflix as a Parable for the Difference Between Discovery and Invention

Netflix as a Parable for the Difference Between Discovery and Invention

Mar 7, 2013

Many claim that Netflix is a disruption agent – Hollywood’s version of a startup. In a way, it is: Netflix has one of the most successful business models for capitalizing on existing trends. The company not only recommends films to users based on their past behavior, but also uses data to determine which shows to produce. The company launched its first...

Entrepreneurship in Research: ELLEN WINNER On Why We Need the Arts

Entrepreneurship in Research: ELLEN WINNER On Why We Need the Arts

Mar 6, 2013

Cambridge, MA  —  Meet Ellen Winner, one of the world’s leading authorities on arts education, Professor and Chair of Psychology at Boston College, and a principal investigator at Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero. Project Zero, founded in 1967 by philosopher Nelson Goodman, is a pioneer research and learning nexus devoted to...

The Green Light for Green Ray: Launching an LED Start-Up in a Competitive, Capital Intensive Market

The Green Light for Green Ray: Launching an LED Start-Up in a Competitive, Capital Intensive Market

Mar 3, 2013

In an industry long dominated by a few major players, entry is not only difficult but daunting.  For companies that ship fragile products half way around the world, cost oversight is always imperative but nearly impossible.  And for a CEO trying to sell a product far more expensive than the popular equivalent, it would seem he’s absolutely in the wrong...