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Entrepreneurs’ Brains are Wired Differently

Windows of entrepreneurial opportunity can open unexpectedly and briefly, typically under conditions of risk and uncertainty. Founder entrepreneurs must therefore be alert, tolerant of ambiguity and able to respond quickly when opportunity knocks. But does this mean that founders´ brains work differently, compared to other people, when detecting and choosing opportunities? Our research suggests that they do.

To learn more about the way founders think, we conducted a laboratory experiment that measured brain activity during a simple decision-making task. A group of 30 founder entrepreneurs, as well as 30 non-entrepreneurs, participated in a…

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 Entrepreneurs’ Brains are Wired Differently

Change and variety are part of being human, and so we shouldn’t be surprised that entrepreneurs’ brains are a little bit different.

Ten Start-ups Changing Healthcare

An app to distinguish reality from hallucination, a probiotic for acne, and a lifesaving pump for heart-failure patients. These are but a few of brilliant ideas from promising healthcare start-ups.

Blueprint Health

Blueprint Health has the largest network of mentors with healthcare expertise of any accelerator and co-working space. We believe pairing talented entrepreneurs with experienced healthcare entrepreneurs and venture capitalists can provide you with warm introductions and the strategic and tactical advice you need to succeed.


Our mission is to: Provide the next generation of medical entrepreneurs with the insight, network and opportunities to lead innovative improvement in healthcare.

Rock Health

We're powering the future of healthcare. Rock Health funds and supports startups building the next generation of technologies transforming healthcare. Join us and build something useful.


VentureHealth is an investment portal for accredited investors who want access to high growth opportunities in the $2.5 trillion healthcare sector. Our mission is to dramatically transform clinical outcomes by capitalizing breakthrough innovations.


Honoring world-changing scientists, inspiring a knowledge culture, expanding our understanding of the Universe.

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Our goals for the future center on two ideas: advancing human potential and promoting equal opportunity. We want to push the boundaries of how great a human life can be and make sure that everyone has access to these opportunities regardless of their circumstances.

Cigna Ventures

Cigna Ventures is the strategic corporate venture capital partner of choice in the health care industry. We work closely with entrepreneurs to accelerate growth and innovation through strategic use of capital and deep partnerships.

De Novo Ventures

Our unique background of leading companies as entrepreneurs and operating executives from start to exit enables us to advise entrepreneurs and management teams over the full life cycle of the company.

Founders Fund

We invest in smart people solving difficult problems.

Frazier Healthcare Partners

Frazier Healthcare is one of the nation's leading providers of venture and growth equity capital to emerging healthcare companies.

Good Ventures

Good Ventures is a philanthropic foundation whose mission is to help humanity thrive.


Launched as Google Ventures in 2009, GV is the venture capital arm of Alphabet, Inc. We’ve invested in more than 300 companies that push the edge of what’s possible. In the fields of life science, healthcare, artificial intelligence, robotics, transportation, cyber security, and agriculture, our companies aim to improve lives and change industries.

Health Care Investment Visions

Health Care Investment Visions is a venture management, funding and governance firm driven by deep industry knowledge and proven management principles.


Healthbox launched in 2010 as one of the world’s first healthcare-focused accelerators. In partnership with leading healthcare organizations, we set out with the goal of supporting entrepreneurial innovation to drive the industry forward.

HealthTech Capital

HealthTech Capital is a group of private investors dedicated to funding and mentoring new "HealthTech" start ups at the intersection of healthcare with the computer and mobility worlds. HealthTechCapital is creating a new ecosystem with leading edge clinical providers, venture firms and other strategic industry players.

InCube Ventures

InCube Ventures is a venture firm that invests in and nurtures promising life sciences companies. Our mission is to identify extraordinary innovations that solve unmet clinical needs for large patient populations, and help bring those innovations to market.

Inevitable Ventures

We support entrepreneurs who are expanding the possibilities of human life through the creative application of technology. Our portfolio reflects our interest in both fearless solutions to daunting problems and the invention of new consumer experiences. We believe that inevitable ventures emerge at the intersection of the rational and the radical, and we'd love to learn about yours.

Life Science Angels

Life Science Angels is a not-for-profit corporation created for the benefit of its members. We have established two separate committees to review biotechnology and medical device investment opportunities.

Life Sciences Angel Network

LSAN provides early stage life science companies with the operational support, mentorship and financial and professional network to grow and succeed.


We’re here to build heroic new businesses to improve people’s lives. To inspire change. To embrace experimentation. To do something that matters.

Merus Capital

We invest in real software solving real problems.

Montreux Equity Partners

Healthcare has never been as exciting as it is today. Montreux invests in leading high growth companies that offer the most promising products, technologies, and services.

New Media Ventures

We are the first national network of angel investors supporting media and tech startups that disrupt politics and catalyze progressive change.

Prospect Venture Partners

Prospect Venture Partners is a Palo Alto, California based venture capital firm with over $1 billion of capital under management. The firm is dedicated to investing in outstanding biomedical technology and life science companies.


We make invention accessible. We believe the best ideas in the world aren't actually in the world, they're locked inside people's heads. We exist to solve that problem.


Revolution invests in people and ideas that can change the world. Our mission is to build disruptive, innovative companies that offer more choice, convenience, and control for both consumers and businesses. We bring a unique approach to investing.

Sanderling Ventures

Sanderling is among the oldest investment firms dedicated to building new biomedical companies. Sanderling demonstrates that significant companies are best built in close working partnerships with entrepreneurs.


At Social Capital, our mission is to transform society by using technology to solve the world’s hardest problems. We do this by utilizing our people and capital to help bring the most promising and disruptive ideas worldwide for maximum impact.

The Vertical Group

The Vertical Group is a venture capital firm that is focused on the fields of medical technology and biotechnology.

Town Hall Ventures

Town Hall Ventures is dedicated to working side-by-side with visionary entrepreneurs who want to transform care delivery and health outcomes for the most underserved and higher need populations across the country. Community by community, town by town.

Venture Well

We envision a world in which science and technology innovators have the support, training, and access to networks and resources they need to solve the world’s most difficult problems.

Versant Ventures

Versant Ventures is a leading healthcare-focused venture capital firm specializing in early-stage investments in medical devices, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, healthcare services, and healthcare information technology.

Y Combinator

Some companies may need no more than seed funding. Others will go through several rounds. There is no right answer; how much funding you need depends on the kind of company you start. At Y Combinator, our goal is to get you through the first phase. This usually means: get you to the point where you’ve built something impressive enough to raise money on a larger scale. Then we can introduce you to later stage investors—or occasionally even acquirers.


The platform for startups.

Backstage Capital

Less than 10% of all venture capital deals go to women, People of Color, and LGBT founders. Other VCs see this as a pipeline problem. We see it as the biggest opportunity in investment.

Bain Capital Ventures

Our networks and relationships across our hundreds of employees within Bain Capital and our hundreds of portfolio companies throughout the world gives us an unparalleled ability to make potential customer introductions, create partnership opportunities and assist in helping find the right executives to help grow our companies. Let us connect you to the best in your industry.

Highland Capital Partners

At Highland we work hard to build value in each of our companies. That value is reflected in our track record, our organizational structure, our team-oriented approach and in the way that we operate every day.

InterWest Partners

Our business is about helping entrepreneurs the people who change the way we live and work by creating new products and services convert their ideas and ambitions into reality.

Kleiner Perkins

For five decades we have partnered with intrepid founders to build iconic companies that made history. Today, Kleiner Perkins continues that legacy, investing in founders with bold ideas that span industries and continents, partnering with them from inception to IPO and beyond to maximize the potential of their ideas… and make history.

National Venture Capital Association

The NVCA represents the public policy interests of the venture capital community, strives to maintain high professional standards, provides reliable industry data, sponsors professional development, and facilitates interaction among its members.

Social Capital

We help local, national, and global nonprofits raise funds by providing strategy focused on great impact, creative that brings it to life, and executional support that makes it happen.

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