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About the Digital Health Marketplace
The Digital Health Marketplace program traces back to 2013, when it was first known as PILOT Health Tech NYC. NYCEDC launched the Digital Health Marketplace as part of its broader portfolio of initiatives to support the growth and success of the healthcare and life sciences ecosystems in NYC. In 2018, NYCEDC announced its plans to augment and scale the impact of the program, and ensure the program is evolving alongside the digital health ecosystem and the needs of the healthcare industry.
The program has had significant reach over the years. We have facilitated over 1100 matches between digital health startups and their potential clients and awarded over $2M in grants to 30 startups and their pilot partners. Over 22,000 patients have been reached through these pilot studies. The startups which have graduated through our program collectively employ over 380 people and have raised over $94M.
NYCEDC will be relaunching this program to the public in 2019.
Other NYCEDC Healthcare and Life Sciences Initiatives
The Digital Health Breakthrough Network, a program for earlier stage technologies that need help in validating their prototypes through research pilots
Entrepreneurship Lab for Bio & Health Tech, a mini-MBA program with mentorship for aspiring entrepreneurs
SBIR IMPACT NYC, which provides workshops and one-on-one assistance to help companies apply for federal funding
The Early-Stage Life sciences Funding initiative is a $150M public-private partnership fund that invests in early-stage life sciences companies.
The LifeSci NYC Internship Program, a program that offers paid summer internship opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing careers in the life sciences.
The Harlem Biospace, a biotech incubator for seed-stage life science companies with access to affordable wet-lab space and common equipment.
JLabs @ NYC, a facility for life science startups focused on biotech, pharmaceutical, medical devices, and consumer health. Created in partnership with the New York Genome Center and Johnson and Johnson.