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MedStartr Momentum 2018
Note: please visit the MedMo15 (, MedMo16 (, or MedMo17 ( sites or watch the videos on to see what MedMo18 will be like! To see the full ticket options please visit the eventbrite site here ( We started H2NYC and to bring new ideas to healthcare faster and we are proud to have been among the first to introduce companies like Misfit, Phreesia, Abilto, IHT Spirit, 1DocWay, Avado, Startup Health, and over 500 other new healthcare innovations to the world. In our first three years we have had amazing speakers and startups present. The future of medicine is frequently in attendance with panels on AI, Blockchain, AR/VR and more. In 2018 we will have: Over 20 of the best healthcare startups from around the world presenting to win over 2 million dollars in acceleration services and funding. All year long MedStartr and our partners are running events around the world to find the best companies to invest in. At MedMo we bring them back to NYC to see who is ready to go to the next level and receive MedStartr Venture Fund investment and acceleration. At least 9 Momentum Talks from thought leaders that will Educate, Inspire, and Envision the future of medicine. Past speakers included Regina Holliday, Susannah Fox, Rick Park, MD (CityMD), Chris Parks (Change Healthcare), Khan Siddiqui, MD (Higi), Maria Gotsch (Partnership Fund for NYC), Deborah Estrin, PhD (Cornell Tech), Peter Frishauf (MedScape, MedPage,...), Wen Dombrowski, MD (@HealthcareWen), Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum (Northwell, ABC) George Mathew, MD (HP/DXC), Ben Chodor (HealthTechTalk Live!), Grace Cordovano, PhD (Enlightening Results), Sarah Krug (Cancer 101), Mandi Bishop (Dell, Gartner), Thomas Tsang, MD (ONC, Quartet), Amy Cueva (MAD*POW), Randy Cheung (Cipher Health), Charles Huang (Spark, Blackstone, Lynchpin Capital), Charles Hwang (Blockchain Fund), David Drake (LDJ Capital), Frank Ricotta (BurstIQ), Owen Davs (NYCseed), Unity Stokes (StartupHealth), Dawn Bell (Novartis), Nicole Fisher (@nic_fisher), Colin Hung (#HCLDR), Yaniv Sneor (Mid Atlantic Bio Angels), Dave Harlow (@Healthblawg), Mark Scrimshire (CMS/ Blue Button), Fard Johnmar (Enspektos), Sander Duncan (Pager) Jon Gordon (NYP Ventures), Brent Stackhouse (Mount Sinai Ventures), Stephen Konya (ONC), Mike Laskoff (AbilTo, Annum), Cheryl Pegus, MD (NYU, AHA,...), and many more. 4 Stakeholder Panels on topics critical to new ideas getting the momentum they need to succeed. We focus on Patient, Provider, Partner, and investor stakeholders as panelists and will dive deep into emerging trends and technologies that will be accelerating in the coming year. Mainstream 2019 and other Special Additions: A new feature in 2017 was our "Mainstream 2018" panel that was designed to go deep on an emerging technology trend you haven't heard much about yet, but certainly will soon. In 2017 that tech was BlockChain with almost two hours of programming dedicated to the topic. (See the video on ( We can't say what Mainstream 2019 will be yet, but it will be the latest greatest thing you haven't learned enough about yet in most cases. We also add at least one new feature per year and 2018 will not be different - maybe a Saturday extension as we expand on the Healthcare Innovation Festival that spans 2 weeks in NYC? Stay tuned! This will be our fourth year running MedMo and we expect it to be bigger and better than ever with over 70 speakers and 20 startups, two after parties, 300 - 400 attendees and over 18 hours of programming. All our events and crowd challenges are designed to help early-stage companies gather the momentum needed to get to the next level as they pitch to the investors, partners, early adopters, hospital leaders, and patient leaders that are ready to work with the next big idea. Please join us for MedStartr Momentum 2018 and help us bring the best new companies forward faster than ever. Get your SUPER Early Bird Tickets NOW! Events like this usually run $1,500 - $6,200 a ticket but we make a point of keeping our events accessible so our tickets are only $699 for both days two full days of amazing speakers, exciting contests, access to the hottest startups, food, cocktails, and much more. We also let doctors, nurses, investors, hospital leaders and industry partners in for half price. Startups, students, and patient advocates also can get free and discounted tickets! Why? Because we think events like this should be accessible to all who are passionate about driving innovation further faster and all stakeholders are important. Together we make better solutions and all voices are needed for that. We DID increase base ticket prices since we usually lose money on the year end event and frankly, that just isn't sustainable. If you value the events we produce and the things you learn and the business you can do at them, please support the cause by buying a ticket at whatever level you can or consider having your company join as a valued sponsor. To see the full ticket options please visit the eventbrite site here ( A Special Message for Dues Paying Members of H2NYC ( Dues Paying Members get an additional 50% discounts on all tickets! Membership is $75 a year and includes free or discounted access to our local events. To become a member please click the "Dues" link at the left or here ( Thank you for your support! Want to get involved in Healthcare Innovation H2NYC/ MedStartr Style? • Join the global community ( and offer to Volunteer, Panelist, Judge, Speaker or Mentor! • Support your favorite projects on ( • Help us spread the word and be a Promotional Sponsor ([masked]) • Sponsor and receive featured listing in publications, exhibitor space, credit for providing lunch or coffee • Sponsor a Pitch Contest and Add to the Prize Packages • Sponsor Coffee, Lunch, Lanyards, or the After Party! Please email [masked] ([masked]) if you are interested in adding to the prize packages or Sponsoring MedMo16! Thanks for being members and supporters of healthcare innovation. Yours Truly, Alex, Donna, Anthony, Mimi, Ben, Avisha, Will, Nancie, Lois, Kim, Caroline, Aline, and the H2NYC/ MedStartr team FAQs Are there ID requirements to enter the event? Yes, a valid photo ID is required in most large buildings in NYC since 9/11. Is there and an age limit to enter the event? No, but students get in at a great discount! Our youngest attendee to date was Eddie Camp (son of Mary Camp) at 16 and he got out of school for the day and learned a great deal! What is the Patient Activist ticket, aren't we all patients? Patient Activists are special people who become activated when they get sick or have a loved one that gets sick to try to change part of the healthcare system. People like Regina Holliday or Francie Grace who dedicate their lives, and careers in many cases, to such a cause are special people and we put them on panels, give them free tickets, and make them mentors to companies that are trying to change medicine in their areas of interest. Anyone can become an activist, but it is not an easy road, so we honor them in these small ways so we can hear their voices and listen. If this is you, please email us ([masked]) for a free ticket code and thank you for your activism! What is a "Partner" Partners are people who work at and look for innovations for their company to work with, license, or adopt. You don't have to be the CIO or Chief Innovation Officer, we know that starting a relationship with partners is a complex process, so if you work for such a company and want to learn more about the latest healthcare innovations, please join us. This could be a pharmaceutical company, insurance company, medical device, or some combination therein. You don't have to be the CEO or Chief Innovation Officer, we know that starting a relationship with partners is a complex process, so if you work for such a company and want to learn more about the latest healthcare innovations, please join us. If you are not sure if you qualify, email us ([masked]) and we can advise.

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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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