Episode 38: Is there a blueprint for innovation? Exploring startup success and failure with Lesley Solomon of Redesign Health
The American healthcare system is far from perfect—which makes it a pretty perfect environment for entrepreneurs and innovators. But it takes more than an unmet need and some startup capital to find success in a crowded market. Lesley Solomon, venture chair at Redesign Health, joins Justin to talk about the joys and challenges of creating news businesses in the healthcare space. She walks through her successes and failures with startups across the care continuum, defends the value of innovating as an insider, and explains what a venture chair really is—and why it’s a little like herding sheep.
Justin and Lesley ask some of the big questions that every healthcare entrepreneur faces: How do you pick which problems to solve? What are the early signs of startup failure—or imminent success? And are we our own biggest barriers to healthcare innovation?
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