C- Sweetener Matches Mentoring Pairs for Women to Enter the C- Suite

C- Sweetener Matches Mentoring Pairs for Women to Enter the C- Suite »

12 Dec, 2017
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Entrepreneur Lisa Serwin believes that a lack of women leadership is bad for the industry. “If you think of patients in healthcare systems as consumers, as your customers, to not have the majority of your customer pool represented at your executive table is a huge loss,” she explains. “It’s a huge miss in the healthcare industry.” That’s why she founded C- Sweetener, a non-profit online platform based in San Francisco that matches vetted mentors in the healthcare industry with female mentees aspiring to break into the C-Suite. Serwin, who has held multiple C-Suite positions says, “We really just want to change the conversation. We wanted to stop talking and start doing.”

MIT Solve Seeking Submissions for Project Solutions to Global Challenges

MIT Solve Seeking Submissions for Project Solutions to Global Challenges »

Each year Solve connects people who have innovative solutions to global problems in areas including health, environment, and economic development, to consultants from philanthropic organizations, venture capital firms, and corporations to help them realize their goals. Applications may be submitted to https://solve.mit.edu/. The submission deadline is August 1, 2017.

MD Idea Lab: Bringing Physician-Led Innovation Into the Clinic

MD Idea Lab: Bringing Physician-Led Innovation Into the Clinic »

4 May, 2015
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MD Idea Lab companies participate in a local hackathon. Photo via MD Idea Lab. John Hayes describes himself as a “technology guy from way back.” A veteran of Thinking Machines, one of the world’s first supercomputing companies, Hayes got the start-up bug early; he also helped to found Geek Offices, one…
The Jewish Venture Mentoring Service: Working Toward Zero Degrees of Separation

The Jewish Venture Mentoring Service: Working Toward Zero Degrees of Separation »

Rony Shapiro, founder of JVMS, meets with interested ventures. Photo provided. Continuing along with my series on incubators and accelerators, I've decided to include an unconventional new program called the Jewish Venture Mentoring Service in my lineup, otherwise known as JVMS, which may have flown under your radar. JVMS is a new…
Inside Techstars Boston: The Power of the Network Effect

Inside Techstars Boston: The Power of the Network Effect »

In my last piece, I introduced many incubators and accelerators from the Boston area, some more established and national, others newly founded and local. One national accelerator with inarguable success is Techstars. Techstars was founded in Boulder in 2006 by David Cohen, Brad Feld, David Brown, and Jared Polis. Their now-legendary success story began in 2007 with…
Early Ideation & Multidisciplinary Teams Mark InciteHealth’s New Incubator

Early Ideation & Multidisciplinary Teams Mark InciteHealth’s New Incubator »

16 Dec, 2014
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Primary care physicians at Harvard Medical School treat a patient. Photo provided. A new incubator at Harvard Medical School’s Center for Primary Care hopes to tackle healthcare challenges from a new perspective. Multidisciplinary groups will work together in teams to identify the largest problems healthcare faces and refine solutions to solve…
Startup Mentorship 101: Incubators vs. Accelerators

Startup Mentorship 101: Incubators vs. Accelerators »

A TechStars mentor speaks with a group of interested enterpreuners. Photo via TechStars. Massachusetts is home to the top five NIH-funded research hospitals in the United States and one-fifth of the nation’s biotech venture capital investment, making it one of the most important life sciences clusters in the world. It’s no…

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