The Benefits of Matchmaking
Beyond our new look, the Digital Health Marketplace (previously Pilot Health Tech NYC) is a more robust and wide reaching program than ever before. We have undergone an evolution since beginning in 2013 and developed distinct matchmaking and funding arms. We have watched two successful classes execute pilot projects with healthcare partners throughout the City of New York, and for the first time this spring, we are offering additional independent matchmaking sessions open to regional healthcare partners both within the city and beyond.
The value of matchmaking lies in its vetting and pairing service. By filling out our Find a Match application, the Digital Health Marketplace team of industry veterans from NYCEDC, Health 2.0, and Blueprint Health will perform a needs analysis of each potential healthcare partner and consider the relative capability of digital health innovators to address those needs. With input and approval on behalf of potential healthcare partners, select viable pairs will be connected via curated meetings held on May 17th and 18th at the New York Genome Center.
Our matchmaking sessions have been a resounding success in reinforcing startup sales pipelines and bolstering healthcare transformation. Facilitating relationships between larger healthcare institutions and smaller digital health startups, we created a free and frictionless and industry specific matchmaking service designed around health innovation. These sessions have not only effectively set the stage for successful pilot relationships, but also laid the groundwork for commercial growth throughout our five boroughs. They introduced companies that came to participate within our local pilot funding program, but we would love to see service go regional. With Spring Matchmaking on the horizon, we want to spread the love.
Apply by April 10th, and mark your calendar for May 17th and 18th sessions!