The New York City Economic Development Corporation, in partnership with Health 2.0, is excited to launch Pilot Health Tech NYC 2014, a program that provides $1,000,000 in funding to innovative projects that pilot new health technologies in New York City. The program seeks to match early-stage health or healthcare technology companies ('innovators') with key NYC healthcare service organizations and stakeholders ('hosts'), including hospitals, physician clinics, payors, pharma companies, nursing associations, foundations, major employers, and retailers.
The 2013 program was a tremendous success, with participation from 25 provider organizations, over 250 innovator companies, 200 matchmaking meetings, 41 joint applications, and finally, 10 pilot winners. Since ‘Pilot Day’ 2013, an event during which last year’s winners were announced, the inaugural class of Pilot companies has raised more than $14 million in private investment, including $4.5 million in the last six months and their pilots have enrolled more than 1,000 patients. Check out the video below to hear what some of the winners from the 2013 program have to say!
With the program launching in its second year, we plan to make it even better and hope that you'll join us again. We’re including a more diverse set of hosts, awarding both large and small pilot grants, and welcoming consumer wellness companies to compete for pilot funds.
There are a number of ways to get involved in this year's program:
1.) Join us for the informational webinar on January 29th.
2.) Attend the in-person event showcasing 2013 winners and providing more info about the 2014 program.
3.) To participate in the matchmaking sessions, please fill out the "Find a Partner" form by February 17th and to be 'matched' with potential pilot partners. Please save the date for the matchmaking sessions, taking place March 11th and 12th from 3 - 6pm.
4.) Help us spread the word by spreading the word to your listservs and groups or by posting on twitter.
We look forward to your participation in a great 2014 program!