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MedStartr Momentum 2018 at NODE Digital Medicine Conference
With so many conferences in NYC in December, we decided to join forces with other great organizations in New York rather than run a separate conference. Specifically, we are working with NODE Health on their Digital Medicine Conference and as always, we also encourage you to check out the HITLAB conference too. For our part, we will be running two pitch contests on Day 1 of NODE's Digital Medicine Conference: For those that registered here, your tickets will be honored at the combined MedMo18 / NODE Health Digital Health Conference Want to get on stage? Apply to pitch here: All Applications will be reviewed by the NODE Health Hospital Innovation Leaders and MedStartr Investment Review Committees of investors. Winning teams will: - Be considered for investment in our fund which typically invests from 50,000 to 250,000 and accelerates companies rapidly - Receive a free ticket to 2018 and 2019 NODE/MedMo Conferences - Present to the NODE.Health Board of Hospital Innovation leaders during the regular monthly call Learn more about the NODE.Health Conference and get tickets with a 30% discount code MEDMO30 here: Thanks to Ashish Atreja, MD and Megan Antonelli, and the NODE Health Team for partnering with MedStartr / Health 2.0 NYC in this event.


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    What we're about

    This group is dedicated to advancing innovations that focus on improving patient care with the active involvement of Patients, Physicians, Nurses, Administrators, Engineers, and even Lawyers. If your interest is in improving the practice and performance of medicine, than this is the meetup for you.

    Eugene Borukovich started the New York Health Innovation Group in 2008. Not long after he affiliated with the Health 2.0 organization and became the first local chapter of the new conference company. Our chapter has since grown to become the largest healthcare innovation focused meetup in the world, running events that focus on specific topics such as the impact of social media in Healthcare or our Startup pitch contest called "Pitch Yourself into the Shark Tank." Hundreds of investments, partnerships and collaborations have come from our events, hackathons, contests, and our crowdfunding platform, A few of the companies that have presented before they made it anywhere: Phreesia, Zweena, ZocDoc, HelloHealth, Medivo (now, Avado (bought by WebMD), YourNurseIsOn (acquired), DrChrono, EpionHealth, Healthrageous (acquired), WellApps (acquired), Misfit (acquired for 260M), DocGraph, Register Patient, and over three hundred more as well as StartupHealth and Bluepring health and five other accelerators. We have hosted our own MedStartr Momentum conferences (2015 (, 2016 (, Rise of the Health Machines ( (2017), HealthCamp, Susannah Fox, Todd Park, Bryan Sivak, Regina Holliday, Esther Dyson, Todd Pietri, and representatives from every major Healthcare Venture Capital and Angel group in the Northeast. The net result is a community of health innovators, accelerators, venture capitalists, hospitals, doctors, patients programmers, and more with a can do attitude that is changing healthcare every day.

    We organize this group as our way of saying thanks for helping us launch MedStartr ( ...but this isn't about us, it is what our thousands of members, creators and adopters of healthcare innovation can do for healthcare.

    Who presents here?

    Patients who have defined issues to be addressed and / or designed apps to improve their health and the health of others

    Physicians who create innovative care models, develop solutios, or simply are looking for new ways to address the problems they see

    Entrepreneurs who create new innovative healthcare solutions

    Hospital Executives driving development and adoption of new ideas

    Nurses who reinvent nursing management or point of care solutions

    Investors, Angels, and VCs looking for the next big thing

    Pharma, Insurance, and Diagnostics companies that look for new technologies and companies to work with

    Pharmacists who design better medication management, adherence, distribution or other systems

    Game Designers who make patient education fun

    Quantification companies that help people self-monitor (see also Quantified Self meetup)

    Engineers, Programmers, and Hackers that invent and enable new care paradigms

    Designers who love to design Killer Apps for Healthy Living

    Innovative Government leaders seeking positive change

    Reporters and Bloggers who want to see the cutting edge before it happens and spread the word

    and so many more amazing people and companies...

    Mostly what we have are the leaders of the NYC healthcare innovation scene. By putting us all together in one place, we are creating the future of healthcare and making New York the healthcare innovation capital of the world.

    Here is what has happened since we started this group actually: The middle bar is NYC and it shows how much funding has gone into health tech innovations in Boston, NYC, and Silicon Valley over the past few years. It was even worse in 2008 when we started, not even a tenth of Silicon Valley. Now we lead by 49%. Is it due to this meetup group? Maybe. Fact is that when people get together new ideas happen and we get people together. Now there are a dozen healthcare innovation meetup groups in NYC and it only adds to the momentum.

    Here is EDC's take on it (not just HealthTech:)

    And the original article on CBinsights is here:

    We are always looking for start-ups and individuals to present the ideas or products they are passionate about. Please be welcome to join the conversation, propose a topic, or suggest an alternative format. We are a largely user-driven group, so suggest a topic and we will do the most popular event.

    We also enable more established companies to get their message out to the healthcare innovation community through sponsorship and speaking. So if there is an event, challenge, or product release you would like to talk about, please contact us.

    Thanks for visiting, we hope to see you soon!

    Yours Truly,

    -Alex Fair (@alexbfair (, Donna Cusano ( (@deetelecare (, Anthony Manson (@DigitalRants (, Mimi Rosenfeld and our awesome volunteers and event organizers (!

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