Articles by: John McDonald

MedTech Accelerator Studio Launches in Warsaw

WARSAW, IN: The Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) announces its launch of a new Medical Technology Accelerator Studio. The intention of the Medical Technology Accelerator Studio is to develop a robust pipeline of medical technology startups which will complement and advance existing product development and manufacturing capabilities in the Orthopedic […]

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Reflecting on 2021

At the end of the year it has become tradition to wish each other a holiday greeting: one designed to share a positive spirit for now and an optimistic outlook for the future. But to do so in 2021 would not be reflective of the reality. And, as such, being […]

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How To Build a Startup

We get it. Entrepreneurship is hard. It takes a lot of dedication and planning to get your startup up and running, and it takes even more work to maintain a successful business model. Truthfully, many people get it wrong by failing to prepare properly in the beginning stages of creating […]

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Why Do Venture Studios Fail?

The venture studio model has emerged as a valuable resource for startup founders in recent years. 84% of startups accelerated through a venture studio go on to raise a seed round, and 72% of those will also raise a Series A round. Compare this to the 42% of traditionally-founded startups […]

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How to Get Startup Ideas

Have you ever watched a successful business owner and asked yourself, “how do I get an idea for a startup?” Getting a startup idea can happen as a moment of inspiration, or from slow reflection on a problem. A startup idea may come from frustration. Or, from seeing technology and […]

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How to Validate Startup Ideas

Startups fail for a lot of reasons. In fact, according to CB Insights, there are 12 common reasons they fail. While the number one is a lack of capital or fundraising, a whopping 35% of those that fail do so because there’s no market need. 20% of those that fail […]

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