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Digital Health Entrepreneurship Daily with Laurence Girard

Digital Health Entrepreneurship Daily with Laurence Girard

By Laurence Girard
Digital Health Entrepreneurship tackles topics such as digital health innovation, technology in health, telemedicine, COVID-19, COVID Ventures, and much more.

Your host, Laurence Girard, is the founder and CEO of Fruit Street and CovidMD.com and is a leader in the digital health industry. Join Laurence as he interviews thought leaders helping advance digital health and shares about the transformative work currently happening in regards to digital health and entrepreneurship.

If you are a medical professional, entrepreneur, or investor interested in seeing health evolve with our digital culture, Digital Health Entrepreneurship is for you.
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The Promise, Potential & Pitfalls of Data in Healthcare, w/ Data Scientist Wyatt Tyree
How can we harness data to improve healthcare outcomes? How do data scientists help In this episode, Laurence talks with Wyatt Tyree, a data scientist at Fruit Street Health. Interested in physics, computer science, artificial intelligence, business intelligence, Wyatt is also very interested in health and wellness. It’s the connection between all of these things that led him to Fruit Street, a healthcare startup. In this episode, Wyatt talks about: * Giving data and outcomes visibility throughout the company. * Using data to find answers to questions that Fruit Street employees and participants in Fruit Streets wellness programs are asking. * Using data to back-up educated guesses that people often make about changes to products. Thanks to our guest! Connect with Wyatt Tyree on LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/wyatt-tyree. Please subscribe! Whatever podcast platform you’re listening from, click “Subscribe” so you won’t miss out on future episodes. Here are links to the “Laurence Girard Show” on various platforms. * Spotify: https://bit.ly/LG-Show-Spotify. * Apple Podcasts: https://bit.ly/LG-Show-Apple-Podcasts. * Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/LG-Show-Google-Podcasts. * Stitcher: https://bit.ly/LG-Show-Stitcher. * YouTube: https://bit.ly/LG-Show-YouTube. Learn more about Laurence Girard's work with Fruit Street: https://www.fruitstreet.com. Learn more about Fruit Street’s Digital Diabetes Prevention and Weight Loss Program: https://www.fruitstreet.com/program. Help other listeners find this show! Please consider leaving a five-starred rating/review. This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
10:20
May 13, 2021
Practicing Preventive Health w/ Registered Dietician & Certified Diabetes Educator Suzanne Amoruso
In this episode, Laurence talks with Suzanne Amoruso. A registered dietician since 1992 and a certified diabetes educator (CDE) since 2003, Suzanne is now a lifestyle coach with Fruit Street Health. Discussed in this episode: * The group dynamics of people who participate virtually in Fruit Street’s Digital Diabetes Prevention and Weight Loss Program. * How participants use the barcode scanning feature in the Fruit Street app to log their calorie intake in their food log. * How participants share their successes and challenges with other people in their group. Please subscribe! Whatever podcast platform you’re listening from, remember to click “Subscribe” so you won’t miss out on future episodes. Here are links to “Digital Health Entrepreneurship with Laurence Girard” on various podcast platforms. Spotify: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Spotify. Apple Podcasts: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Apple-Podcasts. Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Google-Podcasts. Stitcher: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Stitcher. YouTube: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-YouTube. For more information on Laurence Girard's work with Fruit Street, visit: https://www.fruitstreet.com. Learn more about Fruit Street’s Digital Diabetes Prevention and Weight Loss Program: https://www.fruitstreet.com/program. Help other listeners find this show! Please consider leaving a five-starred rating/review. This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
14:44
May 10, 2021
Simple Everyday Tips to Prevent Chronic Diseases, w/ Fruit Street dietitian Stacey Wiesenthal
In this episode, Laurence talks with Stacey Wiesenthal, a Fruit Street Health dietitian. Prior to becoming a dietitian, Stacey studied at Michigan State University and Case Western Reserve University. Over eight years in Cleveland, she worked at nursing homes and Cleveland Clinic hospitals where she worked in the intensive care unit (ICU), the trauma unit, the maternity ward, the cardiac rehab program, and elsewhere. Then Stacey realized that she wanted to work with more in the field of wellness. In short, she wanted to help prevent people from getting chronic diseases, from needing to go to the hospital, and so forth. Working with Fruit Street as a dietitian, she really enjoys the long-term connections she has with people who are improving their health via Fruit Street’s programs. For instance, she loves seeing the food logs of participants in her classes, and how they change from the beginning of the program, to the middle, to the end. She loves seeing how her coaching is making an impact on people’s lives. Please subscribe! Whatever podcast platform you’re listening from, remember to click “Subscribe” so you won’t miss out on future episodes. Here are links to “Digital Health Entrepreneurship with Laurence Girard” on various podcast platforms. Spotify: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Spotify. Apple Podcasts: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Apple-Podcasts. Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Google-Podcasts. Stitcher: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Stitcher. YouTube: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-YouTube. For more information on Laurence Girard's work with Fruit Street, visit: https://www.fruitstreet.com. Learn more about Fruit Street’s Digital Diabetes Prevention and Weight Loss Program: https://www.fruitstreet.com/program. Help other listeners find this show! Please consider leaving a five-starred rating/review. This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
11:08
May 8, 2021
Going Virtual: Eliminating the Intimidation Factor of In-Person Diabetes Support Groups
In this episode, Laurence talks with Sky Owens, a registered dietitian and a lifestyle couch for Fruit Street’s Digital Diabetes Prevention Program. Prior to joining Fruit Street, Sky worked for several years with in-person diabetes prevention groups, so she certainly has extensive insight regarding the benefits of virtual diabetes prevention groups compared to in-person groups. In this episode, Sky and Laurence discuss: * How virtual diabetes support groups, according to Sky, have “less of that intimidation factor  [because] you're just on a video screen.” * How with online classes, lifestyle coaches like Sky can interact with participants every day (whereas this type of daily coach interaction is relatively unheard of with in-person classes). * Sky talks about one participant who had glucose in the prediabetes range when he started Fruit Street’s DPP ten weeks ago. Using the goals section of the Fruit Street platform, he regularly updates his food logs and all his health information. Since then, he’s been setting new goals frequently, and has utilized every tool that the program has to offer. To date, he’s lost 10 pounds and is getting close to his former weight. * How the Fitbit trackers are often the number one motivating factor for participants who want to prove their overall health. Please subscribe! Whatever podcast platform you’re listening from, remember to click “Subscribe” so you won’t miss out on future episodes. Here are links to “Digital Health Entrepreneurship with Laurence Girard” on various podcast platforms. Spotify: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Spotify. Apple Podcasts: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Apple-Podcasts. Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Google-Podcasts. Stitcher: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Stitcher. YouTube: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-YouTube. For more information on Laurence Girard's work with Fruit Street, visit: https://www.fruitstreet.com. Learn more about Fruit Street’s Digital Diabetes Prevention and Weight Loss Program: https://www.fruitstreet.com/program. Help other listeners find this show! Please consider leaving a five-starred rating/review. This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
13:18
April 30, 2021
Dr. Priscilla Janice Marbell Empowers People to Take Charge of Their Health
Today’s guest is passionate about empowering people to take better charge of their health. In this episode, Laurence Girard, CEO of Fruit Street Health, talks with Dr. Priscilla Janice Marbell. A medical doctor, certified health educator, and certified health coach, Priscilla has worked for Fruit Street Health’s Digital Diabetes Prevention and Weight Loss Program for two years as a lifestyle coach. In this episode, Priscilla and Laurence discuss: * The importance of diabetes self management programs and chronic disease self management programs, and how you can’t expect your healthcare provider to do everything for you. * How some people who join in-person diabetes prevention programs simply fail to turn up to sessions. * Priscilla reads an encouraging message she received from someone who recently graduated from Fruit Street’s virtual diabetes prevention program: “It's not easy to change habits and to stick to them. I'm hopeful, though, and I can't thank you enough for the support and push to keep going. I know it's a job, but you've made it genuine. And I'm glad you’re my coach.” * How each person’s health journey is unique to them. For example, some people use the Sharecare Health & Well-being app and also use calorie-counting apps. Another example is that some people insist on weighing themselves every day, while others only want to weigh themselves once a week. * The sense of community and emotional support that participants in group diabetes prevention programs feel. For instance, many participants really love the Fitbit challenges. (Fitbit are physical activity trackers that are worn on your body, like a watch or a clip. Fitbit challenges are ways people can “compete” against other people. Examples include: Who can do the most steps today? How many participants can reach their daily step goal?) Thanks to our guest Dr. Priscilla Janice Marbell. You can connect with Priscilla via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/priscilla-janice-marbell-md-mph-ches-chwc-8975286b. Please subscribe! Whatever podcast platform you’re listening from, remember to click “Subscribe” so you won’t miss out on future episodes. Here are links to “Digital Health Entrepreneurship with Laurence Girard” on various podcast platforms. Spotify: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Spotify. Apple Podcasts: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Apple-Podcasts. Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Google-Podcasts. Stitcher: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Stitcher. YouTube: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-YouTube. Learn more about Fruit Street’s Digital Diabetes Prevention and Weight Loss Program: https://www.fruitstreet.com/program. This episode was produced by Story On Media & Marketing: https://www.successwithstories.com.
21:54
April 26, 2021
Empowering People with Diabetes: How Digital Tools Can Eliminate Weight Stigma
In this episode, Laurence talks with Katie, a coach for Fruit Street Health’s Diabetes Prevention Program. A registered dietitian and a certified diabetes educator, Katie received her bachelor's degree in nutrition from Montana State University and her master's degree in human nutrition from Arizona State University. Discussed in this episode: * Katie explores how participants of in-person diabetes prevention programs dislike being weighed in front of another person—even if that person is a registered dietician. These discomforts and anxieties, Katie explains, can sometimes be lessened when participants in digital diabetes prevention programs use smart scales. * The pros and cons of someone committed to weight loss weighing themself daily versus weighing themself weekly. * One-on-one dietician counseling compared to counseling via a support group. And how group sessions can help alleviate burn-out for healthcare professionals (who can interact with, say, thirty people in a group in a much more timely matter compared to interacting with thirty people in one-on-one consults). * Empowering people with diabetes. Please subscribe! Whatever podcast platform you’re listening from, remember to click “Subscribe” so you won’t miss out on future episodes. Here are links to “Digital Health Entrepreneurship with Laurence Girard” on various podcast platforms. Spotify: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Spotify. Apple Podcasts: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Apple-Podcasts. Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Google-Podcasts. Stitcher: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Stitcher. YouTube: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-YouTube. For more information on Laurence Girard's work with Fruit Street, visit: https://www.fruitstreet.com. Learn more about Fruit Street’s Digital Diabetes Prevention and Weight Loss Program: https://www.fruitstreet.com/program. Help other listeners find this show! Please consider leaving a five-starred rating/review.
13:37
April 21, 2021
Taking it Home: The Advantages of Virtual Diabetes Support Groups
In this episode, Laurence talks with Kathy, who has been a dietitian for 30 years, is a certified diabetes educator, and is a board certified in lifestyle medicine. A dietitian for Fruit Street Health, Kathy currently has five diabetes prevention classes going. In this episode: * Kathy shares how some participants in her classes are experiencing lower blood sugar, improved blood pressure, are losing weight, and are eating more healthfully. * Kathy discusses how people coming together in groups share a common mission, work harder together, and benefit from the support and accountability they each provide each other. * Kathy recounts how members in her classes are motivated to become healthier by wearing a Fitbit (which tracks their steps) and by sharing photos of their meals with other members (via the Fruit Street app). * While many people in Kathy’s classes have a simple goal such as losing weight, some have a more intrinsic thing that motivates them to be healthy, such as being able to play outside with their kids or grandkids. * How Kathy sees Fruit Street’s Digital Diabetes Prevention and Weight Loss Program as being lifestyle medicine. Please subscribe! Whatever podcast platform you’re listening from, remember to click “Subscribe” so you won’t miss out on future episodes. Here are links to “Digital Health Entrepreneurship with Laurence Girard” on various podcast platforms. Spotify: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Spotify. Apple Podcasts: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Apple-Podcasts. Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Google-Podcasts. Stitcher: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Stitcher. YouTube: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-YouTube. For more information on Laurence Girard's work with Fruit Street, visit: https://www.fruitstreet.com. Learn more about Fruit Street’s Digital Diabetes Prevention and Weight Loss Program: https://www.fruitstreet.com/program. Help other listeners find this show! Please consider leaving a five-starred rating/review.
12:56
April 16, 2021
The Benefits of Diabetes Support Groups Run by Registered Dietitians
If you’re at risk for type 2 diabetes, have you considered joining a group of people just like you who want to use digital health solutions to unlock a new, healthier you? In this episode of “Digital Health Entrepreneurship,” Laurence Girard talks with registered dietician Dr. Amelia Stefanac. A team lead at Fruit Street Health for over two years, Amelia has worked with hundreds of participants in Fruit Street’s Diabetes Prevention and Weight Loss Program, helping them lose weight, eat better, and feel energized. Additionally, Amelia works with approximately 20 coaches who manage their own diabetes prevention groups via the Fruit Street app. Discussed in this episode: * Success stories with participants in Fruit Street's Diabetes Prevention and Weight Loss Program. One example is how a woman in one of Amelia’s groups stopped drinking soda, lost 30 pounds, kept the weight off for six months, made plenty of healthy lifestyle changes, got off most of her cholesterol medications, lowered her blood pressure, and more. * Trying to address diabetes all by yourself compared with trying to tackle it with a group of people who are also at risk of developing diabetes. * How regularly taking pictures of your food — and sharing those photos with your dietician and diabetes support group — can encourage people with diabetes to make healthier food choices. * How a Fitbit can increase a participant’s level of engagement. (Fitbits are step tracking and activity tracking devices that can be worn like a watch or clipped onto your clothing.) Please subscribe! Whatever podcast platform you’re listening from, remember to click “Subscribe” so you won’t miss out on future episodes. Here are links to “Digital Health Entrepreneurship with Laurence Girard” on various podcast platforms. Spotify: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Spotify. Apple Podcasts: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Apple-Podcasts. Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Google-Podcasts. Stitcher: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Stitcher. YouTube: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-YouTube. For more information on Laurence Girard's work with Fruit Street, visit: https://www.fruitstreet.com. Learn more about Fruit Street’s Digital Diabetes Prevention and Weight Loss Program: https://www.fruitstreet.com/program. Help other listeners find this show! Please consider leaving a five-starred rating/review.
14:35
April 15, 2021
Do You Need Venture Capital To Grow A Healthcare Business?
Please subscribe! Whatever podcast platform you’re listening from, remember to click “Subscribe” so you won’t miss out on future joy. Here are links to “Digital Health Entrepreneurship with Laurence Girard” on various podcast platforms. Spotify: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Spotify Apple Podcasts: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Apple-Podcasts Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Google-Podcasts Stitcher: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Stitcher YouTube: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-YouTube For more information on Laurence Girard's work with Fruit Street, visit: https://www.fruitstreet.com/ Help other listeners find this show! Please consider leaving a five-starred rating/review.
05:23
April 12, 2021
What Are Regulation A+ Offerings & How Can they Benefit Startups?
This year, Fruit Street will be filing paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission to raise up to $75 million from the public. In this episode, Laurence Girard, CEO of Fruit Street, discusses all of the legal and financial hoops that his digital health company is going in order to file with the SEC. Topics discussed include: What are Regulation A+ offerings? The difference between accredited and non-accredited investors. How Regulation A+ offerings don’t get a company listed on stock exchanges (such as the Nasdaq and the New York Stock Exchange), but they do enable investors to buy shares in them. The benefits a Regulation A+ offering provides a company, including allowing it to offer shares on equity crowdfunding portals such as Wefunder, StartEngine, SeedInvest, MicroVentures, Mainvest, and other equity crowdfunding sites, where it can raise capital from non-accredited investors. Please subscribe! Whatever podcast platform you’re listening from, remember to click “Subscribe” so you won’t miss out on future joy. Here are links to “Digital Health Entrepreneurship with Laurence Girard” on various podcast platforms. Spotify: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Spotify Apple Podcasts: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Apple-Podcasts Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Google-Podcasts Stitcher: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Stitcher YouTube: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-YouTube For more information on Laurence Girard's work with Fruit Street, visit: https://www.fruitstreet.com/ Help other listeners find this show! Please consider leaving a five-starred rating/review.
07:12
April 10, 2021
Expanding Your Finance & Legal Team to Prepare for a Regulation A+ Offering
Preparing a digital health startup so that it’s ready for a Regulation A+ offering involves a ton of work. This month, Fruit Street hired two new employees — Brenda Melanson and Brandy Marino — with decades of experience in bookkeeping, accounting, and legal matters to start the process. Fruit Street’s goal is to conduct an audit of their balance sheet, profit and loss, and other financial statements. Then, the next step will be to include the company’s audited financial statements in an Regulation A+ offering, with the goal of potentially raising up to $75 million from accredited and nonaccredited investors. Please subscribe! Whatever podcast platform you’re listening from, remember to click “Subscribe” so you won’t miss out on future joy. Here are links to “Digital Health Entrepreneurship with Laurence Girard” on various podcast platforms. Spotify: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Spotify Apple Podcasts: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Apple-Podcasts Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Google-Podcasts Stitcher: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-Stitcher YouTube: https://bit.ly/DHE-LG-YouTube For more information on Laurence Girard's work with Fruit Street, visit: https://www.fruitstreet.com/ Help other listeners find this show! Please consider leaving a five-starred rating/review.
03:45
April 5, 2021
A Marketing Deep Dive With Chief Marketing Officer, Lindsey Sacks
Today, we talk with Chief Marketing Officer of COVIDMD, Lindsey Sacks about marketing across corporate and agency jobs, as well as marketing telemedicine.
21:09
February 8, 2021
How to Screw Up a Telemedicine Company in 2020
With the onset of a global pandemic in 2020, there's no doubt telemedicine has experienced high demand and exponential growth. But with the rise of telehealth startups, what could go wrong and how do you avoid screwing up a telemedicine company in 2020? In this episode, we share advice on how to run a telemedicine business the right way and how to avoid pitfalls, helping you identify internal problems within your own company.
15:48
December 16, 2020
This Equity Crowdfunding Platform Could Change Healthcare
In this episode, we talk about equity crowdfunding in the healthcare industry. Fruit Street Health's proposed equity crowdfunding platform can change healthcare through a community of healthcare professionals who make small investments into social impact healthcare startups. Fruit Street Health has successfully raised over $25 million over 6 years by advertising to healthcare professionals through social media. Learn about Fruit Street Health's advancements with this equity crowdfunding platform and how this can change the future of healthcare.
18:56
December 8, 2020
How Telemedicine Works on a Practical Level with Dr. Drew Keyser of Fruit Street
On this episode, we talk with Dr. Drew Keyser, Medical Director at Fruit Street Health, about how telemedicine works on a practical level. Dr. Keyser shares helpful insights on how telemedicine works--from payment to physician schedules, to the gains of pains of a growing industry.
37:01
November 4, 2020
Diabetes Prevention Program Explained by Fruit Street Dietitians​
In this episode, we talk with Kim and Rachel, lead dietitians for Fruit Street's Diabetes Prevention Program, about the growth, hiring requirements, and unique differentiators that set Fruit Streets' Diabetes Prevention Program apart. Through live video classes led by Registered Dietitians, participants tackle diet and lifestyle improvements that help them with diabetes prevention.
20:53
October 30, 2020
Benefits Manager Tom Vertich Shares Insights on Digital Health Solutions
On this episode, we talk with Tom Vertich, a benefits manager professional with Fortune 500 experience, about implementing the digital health solutions benefits plans. Tom shares information on who is involved in the benefit process and what investors need to understand.
19:03
September 18, 2020
Acquisitions and Investments in Telemedicine During COVID-19 & Why it Matters
On today's episode, we talk about the latest acquisitions and investments in the telemedicine during COVID-19 and how this has effected the industry. We also dive into the different ways people can invest in start-ups and how investors get their money returned. That and more on today's episode.
23:39
September 15, 2020
Stop Trying To Boil The Ocean with West Shell of Conversa Health
This episode goes deep with West Shell, founder of Conversa Health. West is a serial entrepreneur and veteran in the health community and shares his wisdom on the show about challenges and big moments he has had in his career. To learn more about what West Shell is doing, visit: https://conversahealth.com/
24:31
June 19, 2020
The Power of LinkedIn and How To Use It Well
This episode dispels any myth that LinkedIn isn't right for your companies sales strategy. Laurence shares about how he has messaged thousands of people on LinkedIn in order to find his network of customers and investors.
15:04
June 17, 2020
Feet, Forks, and Fingers with Dr. David Katz: Why 500K Die Each Year
Dr. David Katz joins the show to talk about how 500K deaths every year in America are completely preventable. We learn more about lifestyle medicine and why Dr. David Katz loves being an advisor in innovative companies like Fruit Street Health.
40:15
June 15, 2020
What Virtual Primary Care 2.0 Will Look Like with Laurence Girard
On today's episode, we talk about the future of virtual primary care. What would it look like for patients to have a one stop shop for their medical needs on a virtual platform? What would it look like to have authentic connections with your virtual doctors? That and more on today's episode.
16:54
June 12, 2020
Laurence's 5-Minute Pitch To Investors about Fruit Street Health and CovidMD.com
Every entrepreneur needs an elevator pitch. What is yours when you have 5 minutes to win over an investor. In this episode, Laurence gives his quick pitch, sharing what is important for potential investors to know.
07:37
June 11, 2020
A Conversation with Soccer Genius Michael Hitchcock
Laurence Girard is launching the New Amsterdam Football Club! Today, we talk about the football club Fruit Street is helping to launch and we hear from long-time soccer genius, Michael Hitchcock.
26:33
June 10, 2020
The Healthcare Industry Needs An Equity Crowdfunding Platform
On today's show, Laurence reveals more information about the crowdfunding platform his team is beginning to work on. We talk about why crowdfunding may be a better option than venture capital for healthcare startups.
12:18
June 8, 2020
What It Is Like Being A Telemedicine Provider
We often talk about what telemedicine experience is like as a patient, but what about for a doctor. On today's episode, we talk about how physicians can get involved, how much time does telemedicine take and how much money can you make? That and more on Digital Health Entrepreneurship Daily with Laurence Girard.
10:16
June 5, 2020
How Much Cash Should A Startup Have In The Bank?
Every startup needs money to keep going, but should that be coming from revenue, investors, or both? On today's show, we learn more about Laurence's perspective on this topic.
31:47
June 2, 2020
The Next Best Thing
What do you do when you feel stuck? In this episode, we talk about how to identify what the next right thing is. Don't ever hesitate to pause to determine what the next right thing is for you.
17:49
May 30, 2020
We Should Focus On Preventing Diabetes Instead Of Treating It
Billions of dollars are spent each year on treating preventable diseases. On today's episode, Laurence talks about some of the work his team is doing to help others prevent Type 2 Diabetes.
14:00
May 29, 2020
17 Essential Questions Every Entrepreneur Must Answer
On this episode, we dive into a lightning round with Laurence to learn more about his personal beliefs about how a business should grow.
17:26
May 27, 2020
Managing Work Life Balance While Growing a Company
Managing a start-up while maintaining a personal life is just one of many challenges of running a business. In this episode, we talk about finding a work-life balance in an all work no play industry. We talk about that and more on this episode of the Digital Health Entrepreneurship Daily.
23:11
May 23, 2020
Public Defamation and When To Sue People
What do you do when others engage in public defamation of you or your brand when is it appropriate (if ever) to sue people? We dive into that and more on today's episode of Digital Health Entrepreneurship Daily.
19:18
May 22, 2020
Don’t Digitally Abuse Me: How An Open Door Policy Can Cripple CEOs
How do you balance being accessible and available to your team while also having to focus and get the work done a business owner needs to get done? On today's show, we talk about personal communication boundaries for professionals and entrepreneurs.
15:09
May 20, 2020
Mistakes Startups Make When Raising Money Pt. 2
In this episode, we continue our conversation about the common mistakes startups make while raising capital.
15:17
May 20, 2020
Mistakes Startups Make When Raising Money Pt. 1
Most startups go down the path of raising capital, but what are the common mistakes they are making? In this episode, we discuss the common mistakes startups make while raising capital.
12:14
May 18, 2020
Eliminate All A*$holes From Your Company
On today's episode, Laurence talks about the importance of culture at a company and why it is critical that people are not just talented, but a good fit with your culture.
16:49
May 15, 2020
A Conversation With Fruit Street's Legendary CTO, Ian McFarland
Ian McFarland was the third employee at Friendster (the original social network) and has worked on incredible projects. On this episode, we learn why he is excited to be working at Fruit Street.
20:34
May 14, 2020
How Covid-19 Is Changing The Healthcare System Forever
The healthcare system will never be the same after the Covid-19 pandemic. On today's episode, we dive into what changes are being made in healthcare that will last forever.
17:36
May 13, 2020
How Covid-19 Is Changing The Healthcare System Right Now
The healthcare system has had to make massive adjustments to do the best it can to handle Covid-19. On today's episode, we talk about some of the primary ways the healthcare system looks different today, than it did last year.
12:04
May 13, 2020
2 Venture Capitalists or 100s of Investors: What's Risker?
Startups love Venture Capitalist but what if a VC is more risker than having hundreds of smaller investors? Today, Laurence talks about why he loves having hundreds of physician investors.
18:31
May 11, 2020
How to Design a Great Product?
There are plenty of great ideas, but far less great products. What goes into designing a great product? On today's episode, we hear from Laurence on what goes into building Fruit Street's world-class products.
20:02
May 8, 2020
Why Fast Credentialing Is Vital with Jennifer Jinzo-Chavez of Credential Genie
Today, we talk with Jennifer Jinzo-Chavez about how credentialing professionals are changing fast and what Credential Genie and Fruit Street Health are doing to lead the way.
24:51
May 5, 2020
Financial Advisors Are Stifling Innovation | Digital Health Entrepreneurship
Should financial advisors be giving you advice on startup investments if they don't have experience with startups? Today, we talk about that and more on Digital Health Entrepreneurship.
31:43
May 4, 2020
Can Breaching A Contract Ever Be Ethical? | Digital Health Entrepreneurship
On today's show, we talk about if there is ever a time where breaching a contract is the right thing to do.
29:52
May 1, 2020
Stop Trusting Your Assumptions | Digital Health Entrepreneurship with Laurence Girard
On today's show, we talk about why every entrepreneur and business leader needs to constantly be testing their own assumptions.
28:45
April 30, 2020
How To Give Terrible Feedback As An Investor
Today on the show, we talk about how to give good feedback as an investor and advisor and how to give feedback that doesn't help anybody at your company.
29:30
April 29, 2020
Fitting A Square Peg Into A Round Hole
Today, we talk about innovation and how at part of being an entrepreneur is learning to face seemingly impossible challenges under pressure.
16:24
April 28, 2020
What's It Like To Be A Physician Investor in Fruit Street with Dr. Ari Bernstein | Digital Health Entrepreneurship
Dr. Ari Bernstein joins the Digital Health Entrepreneurship show to share why he loves being an investor in Fruit Street Health. This episode dives into Laurence Girard's unique model of raising money from hundreds of physician investors instead of venture capitalists.
11:45
April 27, 2020
Medicare Needs To Fund Virtual Diabetes Prevention Programs | Digital Health Entrepreneurship
On today's show, we review a letter recently signed by 12 US Senators, urging the head of Medicare to start funding virtual Diabetes Prevention Programs.
15:36
April 24, 2020
The Digital Marketing Strategy Behind CovidMD | Digital Health Entrepreneurship
Part of solving a problem is creating the solution and part of it is distributing that solution. Today, we talk about what digital strategies Fruit Street Health is doing to get their revolutionary product, CovidMD in front of the right audience.
19:01
April 22, 2020
Why You Should Audit The 5 People Closest To You​ | Digital Health Entrepreneurship
On today's show, we talk about how important it is to audit the people closest to you. Some suggest getting rid of 1 of the 5 people closest to you every year, what do you think? Today, we hear from Laurence on what his experience has been with auditing his social circles.
16:52
April 21, 2020
How Writing 10,000 Articles Prepared Laurence To Lead Fruit Street Health | Digital Health Entrepreneurship
As a high schooler, Laurence spent most of his time training to become a professional soccer player and writing 10,000 articles. In this episode we learn how those articles helped Laurence to be prepared to be the CEO of a fast growing healthcare company.
11:33
April 19, 2020
Why Every Business Should Have A Non-Disparagement Agreement | Digital Health Entrepreneurship
Business can be challenging but there are some agreements and contracts that make things much easier. On today's episode, Laurence talks about the value of non-disparagement agreements.
15:47
April 18, 2020
Preventing Chronic Diseases and Diabetes with Fruit Street Health | Digital Health Entrepreneurship with Laurence Girard
Laurence and his team at Fruit Street Health believe that many chronic diseases can be prevented before they happen, and they have created tools and programs that are helping thousands of people.
16:17
April 17, 2020
Physician Investors vs. Venture Capitalists for Healthcare Startups Raising Capital | Digital Health Entrepreneurship
Should healthcare startups be raising capital from venture capitalist or physician investors? On this episode, Laurence talks about why he has several hundred physician investors.
13:13
April 15, 2020
COVID-19 Health Innovation Update w/ Startup Health and Logan Plaster | Digital Health Entrepreneurship
This episode is a re-cast from Startup Health. Laurence Girard and Logan Plaster sit down for a COVID-19 health innovation update you don't want to miss.
20:02
April 15, 2020
How CovidMD Was Created and Why It Will Change Healthcare
Laurence and his team have been responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with incredible speed in creating CovidMD. This episode dives into how CovidMD will help millions of people and what the last few weeks of lightning speed development has looked like.
13:50
April 13, 2020
Why Telemedicine Is What Healthcare Needs | Digital Health Entrepreneurship
How do Dr’s feel about the growing telemedicine movement and what can we expect from the future of telemedicine? We answer that and more on this episode of Digital Health Entrepreneurship with Laurence Girard.
14:17
April 11, 2020
What Is Digital Health Entrepreneurship All About?
Welcome to Digital Health Entrepreneurship with Laurence Girard. On this episode, Laurence shares his vision for the podcast and the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship in the healthcare industry. Laurence Girard is the founder and CEO of Fruit Street and CovidMD.com.
02:58
April 11, 2020