Last Thursday, the 11 winners of the second annual Pilot Health Tech NYC program were announced at Alexandria Center, NYC. A joint initiative of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Health 2.0, it provides early-stage health tech companies based in NYC a ‘test bed’ in partnership with many of the most prestigious metro area healthcare organizations, and another platform to keep health tech growing in the city. Each project represents a distinct need in the spectrum and a common theme is integration of care into workflow. Some needs are obvious: senior care, pediatrics, rehabilitation, cardiac disease and diabetes management. Others are less so: vision, medication adherence, data analytics, blood donation and social support.
The winners are supported by $1 million in funding to operate and report results from the individual pilots which will take place starting in late summer through end of year. An interesting fact from the announcement release is that the Pilot Health Tech inaugural class companies [TTA 1 July 2013] have raised over $150 million in private investment since their win: AdhereTech, eCaring, Rip Road, Vital Care Services, BioDigital, Flatiron Health, Sense Health, Bio-Signal Group, Opticology and StarlingHealth (acquired by Hill-Rom).
The winners (some of which we’ve been following like GeriJoy, NonnaTech and eCaring) and their partners are:
- Smart Vision Labs / SUNY College of Optometry
- GeriJoy / Pace University
- QoL Devices, Inc. / Montefiore Medical Center
- Urgent Software, LLC / Mount Sinai Health System
- Nonnatech / ElderServe
- Fit4D/ HealthFirst
- AllazoHealth / Accountable Care Coalition of Greater New York
- Canopy Apps / Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY)
- Healthify / VillageCare
- Tactonic Technologies / NYU Langone, Rusk Rehab Center
- Hindsait, Inc. / NY Blood Center
More information in their release. Many thanks to NYCEDC and Eric Vieira of ELabNYC (another NYCEDC initiative) and CUNY.
Related reading: ELabNYC Pitch Day in March