Pilot Matchmaking Sessions Draw 121 Innovators!
On March 11-12th, after opening remarks from Jean-Luc Neptune (Health 2.0) and Lenzie Harcum (NYCEDC), this year’s host-innovator matchmaking sessions began. The New York Genome Center became a meeting place where Pilot Health Tech NYC facilitated 15 minute pitches from early-stage innovators to ‘hosts’ (hospitals, payors, large employers, foundations and universities).
With so much energy and competition in the health tech space, it can be hard for larger stakeholders to cut through the noise. It’s even harder for technology companies to validate their products in the clinical setting. That’s why Pilot Matchmaking Days were critical step in getting the attention needed to fund a pilot for the health tech startups.
During 2 days of matchmaking, 121 companies and 26 hosts met for a grand total of 300 one-on-one meetings. It’s now up to interested companies and hosts to talk, and apply as partners together by May 23rd with a pilot proposal. More than 10 best pilot proposals will receive a total of $1,000,000 in pilot funding.
Congratulations to all of the innovators that made it this far, and stay tuned for other Pilot Health Tech NYC updates, including announcement of the winners on June 26th!