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Are Virtual Doctor Visits Really Cost-Effective? Not So Much, Study Says

Consultations with doctors by phone or video conference appear to be catching on, with well over a million virtual visits reported in 2015.<p>The …

Health Care

TMARA HOME

WITS Digital Precinct cohort of startups creating their market MVV's for their MVP's in a TMARA product-market fit master class this week. …

Five Skills to Improve Your Strategic Thinking

The ability to take strategic decisions can lead the organization to achieve business success as firms can’t preserve its existence without a …

7 Reasons Why 90% of Start-ups Fail and How to be the 10%

Winning is a conscious decision. Avoid these seven pitfalls and be the 10% that win!<p>As a former Navy SEAL, it's easy for me to see the correlation between the worlds of entrepreneurship and special operations. They both have similar attrition rates. Managing fear is critical. And both can have very …

Startups have a crazy new idea for saving money: Be nice to workers

Not so long ago, assetlessness was all the rage. Startups chasing the success of Uber aimed to hold no inventory and hire no employees. Instead, they enlisted workers as independent contractors—set your own schedule!—to avoid paying for benefits and other mainstays of traditional corporate …

B2B startups: Do you know the new go-to-market rules?

Until recently, software companies have been taking the same antiquated go-to-market (GTM) approach that has traditionally worked well for mature markets, despite the variety of new GTM strategies that VCs and industry influencers have proposed.<p>This mature market GTM approach segments customers …

Woman who couldn't eat for five years because of mystery pain baffled her doctors

The medical team encircled Mackenzie Hild’s bed, their somber expressions reflecting the gravity of the news they were about to impart to the Harvard …

Medicine

Meet 25 of the healthcare entrepreneurs who took part in the CONVERGE Startup Showcase (video)

Healthcare startups represent a diverse bunch of perspectives spanning medical devices, clinical decision support, direct-to-consumer and …

Dreamit accelerator ditches demo days, unveils 25 new health and education startups

Dreamit Ventures’ accelerator has ditched the demo day, according to Chief Innovation Officer Steve Barsh. That’s not the only change the early-stage venture firm and accelerator has made of late.<p>Today, Dreamit unveiled a list of 25 new health and edtech startups launching from its revamped …

How Facebook Messenger clawed its way to 1 billion users

Facebook’s gamble of forcing users to download Messenger has paid off. Despite the backlash, Messenger has doubled its user count in 20 months to reach the one billion user mark five years after its debut. Messenger joins Facebook, its acquisition WhatsApp and Google’s YouTube in the billion user …

Slow Deciders Make Better Strategists

There are many ways to split people into two groups. Young and old. Rich and poor. Us and them. The 98% who can do arithmetic and the 3% who cannot. Those who split people into two groups and those who don’t.<p>Then there’s the people who make good competitive-strategy decisions, and those who …

Vinaya's emotion-tracking bracelet smashed its $100,000 crowdfunding target in 41 hours

The Shoreditch company is raising money for its "Zenta" bracelet, which is designed to help people track their emotions.<p>Vinaya launched the Zenta device on Indiegogo on June 1 and by Friday evening over 250 investors had backed the product with $114,868 (£78,000.) The campaign will finish on June …

Why B2C Folks Often Fail When They Join B2B Start-Ups

Most B2C folks never make it when they try to transition to SaaS and B2B, no matter how bright and talented they are. They flame out and quit or …

I just tried Samsung's first truly wireless earbuds — here's what they're like

That's right — there are no wires to be found on the IconX earbuds, even to connect the earbuds to each other.<p>Like the Gear Fit 2, they're designed for casual exercisers rather than fitness junkies, but it still can still track the most important metrics for general fitness.<p>These earbuds are so …

Why So Many Doctors Are Advising Startups

It’s less about the money than trying to solve the right problems.<p>Ethan Weiss, a cardiologist at UC San Francisco, spends long hours at the hospital treating patients. But between shifts, he takes calls with health-technology entrepreneurs to offer them advice and feedback.<p>As Weiss explains, it’s …

Deep discounts not a viable business model for start-ups, says Raghuram Rajan

<b>Mumbai:</b> With concerns being raised about cash-burn in burgeoning e-commerce sector, RBI governor Raghuram Rajan today made it clear that getting …

Educating medical students in the era of ubiquitous information.

2016 May;38(5):504-9. doi: 10.3109/0142159X.2016.1150990. Epub 2016 Mar 30.<p>1a Department of Learning Health Sciences , University of Michigan Medical …

‘A better offer letter’: CEO of eShares praised for transparency after sharing example as guide for startups

Henry Ward, the CEO of online equity services startup eShares, has open-sourced an example of the company’s offer letter in an effort to help job …

Dementia guidelines aim to improve diagnosis of patients and education of carers

The first comprehensive guidelines for the treatment of Australian dementia patients have urged doctors not to dismiss early symptoms of the disease …

How To Build A Startup Valuation Model In Microsoft Excel

This stock is flatlining but don't pronounce it dead yet

Fitbit's stock chart is starting to circle the drain, but all is not lost.<p>The consumer electronics company, which specializes in wearables that let users track their health, sleep quality, calories burned, and more, released its fourth-quarter earnings Monday. And while profits and revenue handily …

Investors are grumbling that a bunch of billion-dollar startups missed big on 2015 revenue

Fortune's Erin Griffith recently wrote about Wall Street falling out of love with billion-dollar "unicorn" startups, in part because the revenue they generated in 2015 didn't live up to the hype. Griffith says investors have told her that most of the 131 unicorn startups missed their 2015 revenue …

Drink Like a Man

This winter, do yourself a favor: Learn to love scotch<p>Gentlemen, we live in the age of vodka. Yes, vodka: the spirit that aspires to be like water. No offense to vodka drinkers, but if you ordered booze that tasted like something, maybe you wouldn’t need to put cranberry juice in it. Meanwhile, the …

Quiet Leadership: Six Steps to Transforming Performance at Work

Improving the performance of your employees involves one of the hardest challenges in the known universe: changing the way they think. In constant …

6 Ways to Take The Chill Out of Cold Calling

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, you already understand the cold call is necessary and unavoidable. As long as you need something in business -- more clients, a permit, a loan or a favor, you will have to get to the right person, get their attention …

5 Secrets to Making Your Startup Go Viral

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When Facebook paid around $16 billion for mobile messaging service WhatsApp, people were stunned by the sky-high valuation. But what’s even more remarkable about WhatsApp is that it reached 450 million monthly users “without investing a …

How to Tell Your Small-Business Story

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Perhaps best coined be TED speaker sensation Simon Sinek, “Very few people or companies can clearly articulate WHY they do WHAT they do.”<p>Indeed, while talking about storytelling for businesses, the question I get asked most often is: …

Selling in the New Luxury Market -- It's All About the Mustard

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“Give them what they want, when they want it, how they want it."<p>This quote that I picked up at the recent Inner Circle Experiences conference in Bal Harbour, Fla., pretty much sums up customer service in the new economy, at a time when …