The theme of the Thrive Conference this past week in Virginia Beach was branding Virginia as the "Bioscience State". There's several initiatives to boost economic development in the state like grants, complimentary working space, and innovation challenges. Is that enough to achieve the goal of becoming the Biosciences State"? Listen to the 360 view of service provider, startup, investor, grant assistance, and economic development to see how Virginia is uniting to achieve this goal together.
Will you be in Minneapolis this week? April 13th I'm hosting a networking event at the Day Block Brewing Co for you to meet other medtech and biotech startups. More info and registration here.
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When you’re first thinking of something to invent, a big question that comes up is “how do I know if my idea is a good one?“ I know several of you stumbled on a solution to a problem while others desperately needed a solution to a problem so you created one, and there are other scenarios. No matter what lead to your idea, it’s important to know the impact and you can take a fun quiz to find that out here
For today's episode, I took questions that I frequently get asked about manufacturing and thought that you all might have some of the same questions so am answering them on the podcast. Got questions? I've got answers (or will find you one) so ask at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you ever been working on a new product and want to get a patent but you're overwhelmed by the process? We break down some things that you should do here BEFORE getting a patent that might surprise you. There's also an opportunity for you to take part in a free video training series here
This past week, Washington was abuzz with what will happen if the ACA is repealed. For medical device manufacturers, the question about the medical device tax repeal is top of mind. This tax, a 2.3% for innovation on new products, was enacted to raise fun
Celebrate our 50th podcast episode with us by getting a FREE training if you're a startup, entrepreneur or inventor--click here. If you work with startups and provide services to them, we've got something for you too--- email us at email@example.com. I did something special by doing this podcast via live video and plan on doing more of that. To make sure you catch the next one live, follow us on facebook here.
This week, I heard an NPR segment on patient centered clinical trials and it got me thinking about how many CRO's are designing trials, what should be included, who should be consulted, and what's the overall goal of the study. Listen as I do a deep dive into how to incorporate "usability" into your trials, recruit more patients, and get better results.
While some startups and early stage companies struggle with getting their messages out, others thrive. Erik Clausen and I do a deep dive into what you can do to get some exposure and PR. Erik is a managing partner for CG Life, a marketing agency specializing in the biotech and life sciences industry and share stories about his clients as well as the office "labs" ---- and I mean the furry kind with 4 legs.
By the year 2025, the workforce will be made up of 75% millennials....that's 3 out of 4. What are you doing so that you keep up with the trends and stay engaged with this audience that's bound to be your customer, your employee, your employer, or your VC? I give tips for this in this episode, which was a presentation given at MedTech Monday and you can download the presentation....as well as watch a HILARIOUS video
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It's my last night in Cali for a while. My husband has a new job in the D.C. area and I head out tomorrow. I've come across some things that made me the person I am today and some of the good times, the bad, and my accomplishments and that made me think about how my business has progressed over time. What about you? I challenge you to email, tweet, or facebook message some things that you come across that shows just how far your business has come over the past year.
After she flatlined in her husband's arms, Cherie stayed alive thanks to several medical devices. Listen what she's up to with her new lease on life and why she's encouraging others to live big and be happy.
Hawaiian born and bred Hoala Greevy talks story with Meghan Alonso on how how he celebrated startup growth by giving then got a gift from one of Hawaii's angel investors. Also. listen to his entrepreneurial journey and how he stumbled into healthcare.... all the way from designing a game app!
Our virtual pre-accelerator, Invention Idea to Profitable Product is back and better since we're almost done with beta! Keep informed on updates and how you can sign up here
When you're a startup seeking funding in the medtech or biotech field, RESI is the place to be for early stage investment. Meghan Alonso was onsite talking with startups, attendees, and capturing bits of audio from the conference to bring to you. Be sure to catch the next conference live in Toronto on April 4.
It's that time of year that 35,000 medtech and biotech heads descend upon Union Square in San Francisco. Listen up for what's happening this year and tips to take it all in and survive.... plus, you can download your own guide to keep with you!
Thanks to all of you listeners for supporting the growth of Imua Services. We’ve been able to do quite a bit because of your support and we’ve helped several entrepreneurs and startups in medical product development with everything from idea validation to pitching to connecting with investors to matching with development partners. It’s so exciting to see all the technology that ya’ll are working on! Keep it up and listen here to find out about what’s happening in 2017.
Did you miss one of the best medical device and medtech conferences of the year? The DeviceTalks West conference took place on December 12 in Irvine and covered a review of 2016, what medtech will look like in 2025, what startups today need to be doing to prepare for tomorrow, some changes in the legal arena, and how to build your company now so you're more legally prepared later on. Listen to catch the details.
Save $100 off your MedTech Monday registration by using code MONDAY100 at checkout
Reggie Swift has helped several companies develop their products as an engineer and became inspired to change the world with some of his own ideas. He's working hard on them when he has the time (in addition to his other job) and is feeling the pains and joys that come with being an entrepreneur. Listen to some of the things he's overcome and what fires him up every morning to keep working hard and pushing forward with the spirit of Imua!
Over appetizers, Dan Golka and I chat about his upcoming conference, MedTech Monday, as well as his website MedTech Directory. The conversation drifts into some marketing strategy in how startups can leverage social media so listen up there.
When seeking startup funding, you need to have a solid business structure, business strategy, and pitch. Today we dive into these details to build on part 1 (in episode 36). If you didn't listen to part 1, you should...and it's the process of what it takes to get your product to market from ideation to launch and covers what needs to be done in marketing to regulatory to engineering to sales.
When seeking startup funding, there's more work involved than just asking for money. Investors want to be confident that you can drive your product forward and be successful on the market and that comes with knowing the process of getting there, being prepared, and giving them the info they want to see. This is part 1 of 2 in a series that will give a brief overview of what you need to have a grasp of before going out and trying to get a pitch lined up.
Ever wanted to get advice from lots of medical device development experts or find out what mistakes they see over and over again?
Well, I asked, and have it here for you. While at this year's OCTANe Medical Device & Investor Forum in October, I collected audio from a VC investor, mechanical, software, firmware, electronic, and optical engineers along with strategy consultants.
Got an idea for a medical product and wondering how to get started and how to get funded? Find out in our new "Invention Idea to Profitable Product" program for FREE as a beta tester. Hurry as space is limited!
My guest Pat Flynn isn't in the medical device industry, he doesn't have a medical invention, but has extreme expertise at creating new businesses, products, and services around what people want. What did he do to make everything successful? Idea validation. Talking with people about what they want and need. Listen about his ideas that flopped when he didn't do this, and find out about his book that services as an idea validation guide.
Do you have an idea for a medical device? Apply here for FREE to beta test our new program where you'll learn what to do next + how to get funding.
When I was at the OCTANe Medical Device Investor Forum recently, I had the chance to interview several startups about their journey, what their technology is, and what advice they would give to someone just starting out. They're battling the rough waves of development but they get right back on their board when they fall off. I hope this inspires you to do the same and IMUA with your idea!
Take action! Sign up for FREE to beta test our new "Invention Idea to Profitable Product" program by visiting http://imua-services.com/iipp OR text the word "INVENTION" TO 44222
Bill Carpou, president of OCTANe talks about the upcoming Medical Device Investor Forum, how Launchpad helps companies, and why Southern California is a great place to start a company. Find out what resources are available to you as an entrepreneur.
Have an idea for a medical product? Join the program for FREE as a beta tester here or text the word invention to 44222 to stay updated about our November 1 lauch!