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Women, Leadership, and Neuroscience

I choose the quote “Speak up even when your voice shakes” because it seemed applicable on many levels. First, this is my first “official” newsletter – yes, there have been many blogs and posts and articles, but this is me pu ...

Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

Health Tech is one the hottest growing sectors right now and we’re in desperate need of new solutions for the American healthcare system. It is broken and in need of our best and brightest minds, and innovations. Are the solutions in high tech or h ...

Interpersonal Acceptance of Acknowledgement in the Innovation World

Today, I was listening in as a company was announcing its top sales and account team member award recipients. To acknowledge their accomplishments, they are being rewarded with a bit of pampering, pomp and circumstance. Hearing the name of one of the ...

StartUp Village Office Hours with Entrepreneurs at SXSW

Last week I had the opportunity to represent Cigna at StartUp Village at SXSW. During our three days, Entrepreneurs discussed their needs and how large corporations could help them to succeed. There were no outrageous requests, as a matter-of-fact, t ...

Dr. Summer Knight featured in Time’s NYSE Magazine Winter Edition

Dr. Summer Knight featured in Time’s NYSE Magazine Winter Edition on pages 3, 30, and 31 for her innovations in match making between large corporations and startups. http://www.nysemagazine.com/statics/NYSEQ113_fullbookNEW.pdf ...

Big Companies: Pay It Forward

As an entrepreneur and a medical executive with a focus on innovation for a Fortune 200 health service company, I’ve been on both sides of the employment aisle. I’ve come to understand the importance of “pay it forward” now mo ...

StartUp Symbiosis

How are established publicly traded businesses partnering with amazing startups? Dr. Summer Knight describes how she educated and converted a large F100 company to both support entrepreneurs as well as tap into their ideas to develop mutually benefic ...

Boom, I’ve Got Health Insurance, Thank You Startup America And Cigna

Dr. Summer Knight spearheaded the partnership between StartUp America, an organization supporting over 11,000 entrepreneurial companies nationwide and F100 health care giant Cigna. Here is an entrepreneur’s response: Back in July during one of Tech ...

Cigna to Provide Mentoring, Education and Health Benefits to Startup America Members

First to provide health programs to Startup America members Offering mentoring opportunities with a Fortune 200 company Designing educational series relevant to entrepreneurs Providing benefits to help startups attract employees and grow BLOOMFIELD, ...

7 Matrixes of Innovation

Many companies want to be known as Innovative… but few companies are.  CEOs and business leaders ask questions like: What do we need to do at our company to make us more Innovative and nimble to execute our plans? Are Innovators born or can innova ...
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