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    Meet the Health Tech Startup Ecosystem w/ ScaleHealth & More (Online) (

    Founder Institute is hosting an online event about the Health Tech Startup Ecosystem on Oct 4th.

    While it is somewhat bay area focused, I expect it to be more broadly useful.

    It is free and open to the public.

    Health Tech has a fast growing startup ecosystem, and entrepreneurs here are lucky to have so many resources available to help them in their journey. However, many people don’t know about all of the resources available, the differences between them, or what resources are right for them. At this online and interactive event, we will gather representatives from different entrepreneurial organizations, including and top local entrepreneurs, to outline the local resources and provide tips on how to build a startup in Health Tech.

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    Startup Idea Pitch Practice: Get Friendly Feedback from Experts, online (

    Here’s a chance for you to experience my channeling Simon Cowell for your startup.

    To launch a great startup, it is absolutely critical to get friendly feedback on your ideas and pitch from entrepreneurs that have been there, and done that. On this interactive online event, you can learn the best practices for pitching and sharing your startup ideas, and then join several video chats to get feedback in an open and helpful environment. These chats will be hosted by entrepreneurs, advisors, and investors with vast experience in launching and building fast-growing companies. Even if you don’t want to share, you can join to hear startup ideas, learn from the experts, and meet other idea-stage entrepreneurs. 

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    There's a femtech revolution and the UK is leading it – Mace Magazine (

    It always amazes me how many massive problems affecting tens of millions of people there are that I have barely heard of. Before meeting Prof Ahmed, pre-eclampsia was in this category for me. His work is amazing.

    The broader point for me, and perhaps for the entire startup community, is that if we haven’t even heard of the most impactful problems in the world, how are we going to found a company that really matters?

    Professor Asif Ahmed tells Mace how he’s leading the charge for developing new medicines to treat pre-eclampsia.

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    $750k to Serve Families (

    Family Proud is a noteworthy startup that helps our service men & women and their families care for each other.AFWERX awarded them a phase-2 SBIR.

    A lesson for us all to learn from this is how broad a range of areas are covered by SBIR in general and AFWERX (the United States Air entrepreneurship support program) in particular. Congratulations to the Family Proud team. 

    I always like to see valuable work recognized. 

    The Air Force AFWERX program has awarded a $750k SBIR Phase II grant to Family Proud with the intention of making it simpler for Airmen and their families to care for one another.

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    Foltz Speaking at Meek's 2022 Africa Startup Challenge Finals

    From Meek Ventures: Looking forward to the Legendary CHRIS FOLTZ from USA being a guest speaker with us LIVE at the finals on the 1st of June!!Chris has incredible knowledge, passion and insight into start-ups, mentorship, strategy, Innovation and so much more………. This is going to be a must see session and one we are looking forward to already! Remember to join us for the grand finale Live on June 1st Between 16:30- 18:15 on the following link We […] More

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    Simon Turner: Dear Founder, There is No Magic Money Tree (

    Dear Startup Founders, I regret to Inform you that there is no magic money tree.

    Neither does it fall from the sky

    This may sound like a ridiculous, patronising, and cynical statement, but not a week goes by when I’m not asked by some aspiring founders — typically yet to launch — “when will I get funding?”.

    The reality and truth is: for many(/most), you won’t.

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