Hear first-hand from JSF Co-Founders Marcus Whitney and Vic Gatto on the evolution of JSF since its inception nine years ago, including lessons learned and what the future holds.
The #1 Startup Sin is assuming you already know what your customer wants. To prevent this, learn what your customer is truly looking for by conducting customer interviews. Interviews will help startups validate their business model, learn what their customer has already tried, the emotions attached with the problem, and much more…
As Chief Everything Officer, you are nose deep in product, and have little to no time to be thinking about anything else. We rounded up our 5 favorite apps that we consider to be complete lifesavers when running a startup. From payment processing to project management, these tools are going to help you save time and money.
Your company’s website may be the only chance to convince the customer of your product’s value. It needs to be clear, concise, and effective. In this guide, we share the questions to ask yourself. Here are 4 steps to get you started on writing effective website copy.
Products alone cannot create value for customers. Identify a winning product and business model combination by outlining your value proposition as well as the profile of your target customer segment and ensuring that the two are aligned.
Interviewing customer is CENTRAL to any startup. Here are 10 Tips from expert Justin Wilcox on how to interview customers, a central part of any product strategy but one often executed poorly.
Dr. Brian Doughtery, a senior health tech executive, joins the Jumpstart team as Chief Operations Officer. “We are honored to have Brian join our team. His deep experience in healthcare, software development, and operations management will bring tremendous momentum to Jumpstart and our unique investment models,” said Vic Gatto.
Alexa Jones, Co- Founder of TheraB, discusses the common startup challenges she has faced and overcame like including leaving a well paying job, product iteration, dealing with rejection, raising money, undergoing FDA approval and building a team of advisors.
The healthcare system is too complex for generalized advice. So, we asked our portfolio to share their top tips. This startup advice is FROM healthcare founders FOR healthcare startups for building the right team, finding a ‘champion’, shortening the sales cycle and finding the right ecosystem of support.
Vic Gatto believes healthcare is constantly changing while Eller Mallchok believes healthcare is essentially staying the same. Hear from both side and post your rebuttal.
Picking an investor can sometimes feel like dating. It's all about setting the right expectations and having mutual understandings from the get-go. In this webinar, JSF Managing Director, Eller Mallchok, will be uncovering how much an investor can and should bring to the table in addition to just capital.
Granting equity to early employees is an art, not a science. As a founder, the equity package you offer your employees reflects your beliefs about the growing company and can have serious financial impacts down the road. That’s why we’ve created this guide to help you navigate the journey of granting employee equity.
Caroline Beckman dropped out of college and accepted $100k from Silicon Valley legend, Peter Thiel under his infamous Fellowship. Today, she is the CEO + Founder of the only probiotic + omega capsule that’s supported by science. Caroline discusses her motivation behind her work and how her product, Nouri, is bringing transparency to the cloudy health + wellness space.
Have you ever wondered what the venture capitalists you’re pitching to are looking for? Take an exclusive look into the mind of investors with these five tips that can make or break your ability to raise seed money.
Meet Your Five Minute Mentor: Eller Mallchok. In this interview with Launch Letter, Eller answers questions like, “What is your most unpopular business opinion?” and “What is someone you learned that only experience could teach?”
Medication non-adherence costs the US around $300 billion a year. This week, we are highlighting how ScriptDrop is streamlining prescription delivery and reducing the impact of medication non-adherence.
If CapitalOne can do it, why can’t health systems? A few takeaways for the healthcare system: 1. Think about consumers, not transactions, 2. Act with the next generation in mind, 3. Know that the little things aren’t little, 4. Invest in physical design, 5. Think about the end users.
The list of “what’s wrong” in healthcare in longer than a CVS receipt, so we are highlighting companies that are Making Something Better in health. Introducing, Bright Spots.
Learn the 5 Most Important Financial Tips for Early Stage Entrepreneurs from the CFO of a Seed-stage Venture Capital Firm
Are you interested in becoming an advisor with Jumpstart Foundry’s portfolio? We are looking for individuals who want to share their expertise with young, hungry Founders.
Whether you’re full-time remote worker or grinding on that side hustle after hours, not all coffee shops are made alike…free wifi, ample outlets, and a great atmosphere are required. Here is our list of the best spots to work remotely in Nashville.
With people waiting until later in life to have children and fertility treatment being a cost many cannot afford, how can DTC empower patients to get in front of fertility complications that could arise later in life?
Parker Polidor shares how Jumpstart provided a ‘seal of approval’ that allowed his company to gain credibility & validation among other investors and go on to raise $1.6M.
The DTC market is experiencing expansive growth in healthcare. Is the timing right for investors? Here are 8 market forces that may indicate the timing is right.
Invest in knowledge.
Managing Director, Eller Mallchok, discusses how the Jumpstart Refinery offers strategic value to our portfolio.
A partnership with a venture capital firm is a life-long commitment and a determining factor in how successful a business would become. What should you look for in a potential investor? We spell out the top 5 most important factors to consider.
Jumpstart Foundry welcomed Kip Health, UptimeHealth, Music City Med, Welcome Home Software and TheraB to their 2018 portfolio!
Applying for an early-stage investment from Jumpstart Foundry? Awesome! We’re glad you’re here. We have 5 ways to help make your application the most successful.
Making 15-20 investments a year, JSF is recognized as the most active VC in TN.
Putting a bandaid on the problem rather than addressing the real, core issues is a very temporary solution. For true change, we have to tackle the roots. This week we are highlighting how cliexa improving the chronic disease space through mobile management .
Health systems are looking for ways to turn the patient feedback into actionable steps. Meet PatientsVoices and hear how Mary Kay O’Connor (JSF ‘18) is solving this problem.
Every year, Jumpstart Foundry aims to find 15-20 of the most innovative healthcare startups. We travel to meet with entrepreneurs near & far. This year, our team has been to Silicon Valley; Manchester, UK, Boston, Philadelphia, and Chicago.
Jumpstart Foundry applications are LIVE. We’re looking for TOP healthcare startups from across the country to partner with in Making Something Better.
"Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)" and "Telehealth" have gotten a good deal of press lately, in no small way because CMS rolled three new CPT codes into its 2019 physician fee schedule late last year, all of which enable for the first time, physicians to be reimbursed for RPM services by the Medicare program.
We know that the entrepreneurial journey is an exciting one, but it can also be incredibly lonely, but with Jumpstart you are never alone. If you ever start feeling the startup blues, here are a few helpful tips to keep your head up and eyes out for opportunities to feel connection.
The United States is home to 325 million people; each generation with different care preferences and needs. Is our healthcare system prepared to best accomodate each group? Let’s dive into Quarter 3’s most talked about healthcare trends and news stories through the lens of our shifting generations.
Invite-only roundtable discussion on ‘Doing More with Less’ focused on how healthcare leaders are responding to shrinking reimbursements, growing political pressures, and challenges around clinician burnout.
Where will find the Jumpstart network during the 3-day Health:Further festival?
With the prevalence of chronic diseases, the need to monitor the condition is long-term, thus making remote patient monitoring a key aspect to health management.
Macro change in healthcare is difficult, but understanding human behavior can provide a lens to mange change more effectively.
The cost of non-adherence is $300 billion. Sounds like an opportunity for innovation; hear how our portfolio companies are making compliance better.
We connected with our portfolio companies to learn more about how recently proposed changes in telehealth affect the industry.
This Wednesday, our 2018 portfolio came to Nashville for First Look, our annual showcase event. We loved having everyone in town to present and network.