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, then 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 basically on nine different areas of medical innovation (Patient-driven, Hospitals, Physician-Driven, Pharma, Medical Devices, Apps, and AI/IoT/VR,...) We also do events and programs dedicated to Policies, Accelerating Startups and asking our crowd to help select the best new startups.

Thousands of investments, partnerships and collaborations have come from our events, hackathons, contests, and our crowdfunding platform, http://MedStartr.com . A few of the companies that have presented before they made it anywhere: Phreesia, Zweena, ZocDoc, HelloHealth, Medivo (now Prognos.ai), Avado (bought by WebMD), YourNurseIsOn (acquired), DrChrono, EpionHealth, Healthrageous (acquired), WellApps (acquired), Misfit (acquired for 260M), DocGraph/CareSet, Twiage, Care+Wear, Mymee, DirectShifts, Register Patient, and over three hundred more as well as StartupHealth and six other accelerators. We have hosted our own MedStartr Momentum conferences (examples: MedMo 2015 (http://medmo15.medstartr.com), Rise of the Health Machines (http://rise2017.splashthat.com)) and world leaders like Susannah Fox, Todd Park, Bryan Sivak, Regina Holliday, Esther Dyson 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.com (http://www.medstartr.com) in 2012 and http://MedStartr.vc , our venture fund, in 2017 ...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 solutions, 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 staff and leaders of the NYC healthcare innovation scene. By putting us all together in one place, we are creating the future of healthcare and made 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. By 2016 we led by 49%. and every year since then the gap is widening with gigantic deals that dwarf the 2016 numbers. Is it due to this meetup group? Fractionally we would say. Fact is that when people get together new ideas happen, businesses form or get customers, and great stuff happens. We also decided early on to be hyper-collaborative and have helped scores of other groups get started. Now there are a dozen healthcare innovation meetup groups in NYC and hundreds more around the world and it only adds to the momentum.


Here is EDC's take on it (not just HealthTech:) https://www.nycedc.com/sites/default/files/filemanager/Industries/Media_EmergTech/NYC_TechStats.pdf

And the original article on CBinsights is here: https://www.cbinsights.com/blog/digital-health-silicon-valley-new-york-boston/

STARTUPS: 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. Email us here, Apply to be a speaker through your user profile on http://MedStartr.com , or Apply to pitch on the MedMo World Tour at http://bit.ly/MedMoWT - not just in NYC anymore!

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 (events@medstartr.com).

Thanks for visiting, we hope to see you soon!

Yours Truly,

-Alex Fair (@alexbfair (http://twitter.com/@alexbfair)), Heather DeLeonardis, Donna Cusano (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dcusano) (@deetelecare (https://twitter.com/deetelecare)), Lois Drapin (@Drapin (http://www.twitter.com/drapin)), Deanna Dammers and our awesome volunteers and event organizers (https://www.meetup.com/health20nyc/members/?op=leaders)!

Join us on Linkedin (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/138321), Facebook or Twitter: @MedStartr (http://twitter.com/MedStartr) or @H2NYC (http://www.twitter.com/#!/H2NYC)

MedStartr (http://www.medstartr.com) (@MedStartr (http://www.twitter.com/#!/MedStartr)) - Crowdfunding, Crowdsourcing, Open Innovation Programs and Investing

Call: 530.MEDSTAR (530.633.7827) or email us here (events@medstartr.com).

(A note on our present name / brand confusion: Health 2.0 is a trademark now owned by HIMSS which has very little to do with the old Health 2.0 Chapter network so far. We hope this changes in 2020 but we have talked and they have no issue with us changing or keeping the name presently and since everyone already knows us as Health 2.0 NYC, we keep that name up top still. On the other hand, you will notice a ton of branding associated with MedStartr and our MedStartr Momentum contests - #MedMo for short. That's because the people who have underwritten and managed this group for ten years started MedStartr and that IS a brand we own and can use as much as we like. So you may have noticed, for example, that MedStartr.nyc also comes here and we sometimes refer to the site as such. We would like to be resolved this someday but we and HIMSS haven't really figured out the best way to do that as of Nov 2019. We will keep you posted :)

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War On COVID Crowd Challenge

Online event

Help Solve the Global Corona Virus Crisis COVID-19 is running rampant and we won't be in public again until this is under control! Never Fear, Healthcare Innovators are here to help! Innovators are retooling, inventing, and launching great ideas that can help from every corner of the world. To help everyone hear about them we our running our 39th crowd contest. Now it's time for the FINALS where the best of the best compete in front of a live virtual audience! You can watch live or later on MedStartr.tv as well. All teams are also invited into the MedStartr WarOnCOVID Crowd Challenge and Showcase that can be seen on MedStartr.com. https://www.medstartr.com/discover/category/all/popular?challenge=39 Judges and Experts: This isn't just a call for startups; we need the input of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. Your insights are critical to determining which team has the best chance to help. Apply here to become a judge and MedStartr Mentor. Why we are doing this? Who are you, people? This event is brought to you by MedStartr Ventures, our VC fund that invests in and accelerates the best new companies in healthcare. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 it shows how there needs to be more innovations! This is part of MedStartr Momentum World Tour 2020, or just #MedMo2020 for short. The team that created MedStartr.VC grew out of the Health 2.0 NYC community in New York and also created MedStartr.com. To learn more or to get involved please engage us on social media at @MedStartr or @alexbfair everywhere or call 530.MED.STAR anytime. More about the MedStartr Ventures Acceleration Program: Winning teams will be evaluated for inclusion in the MedStartr Acceleration Program which initially provides over $350,000 in funding and services including two years of support from the MedStartr Ventures team and Mentor network. MedStartr is no ordinary accelerator though. We select companies that are obtaining support from patients, providers, partners, institutions and investors and then accelerate them with services and introductions critical to startups in healthcare. Why Pitch? What is all this about Momentum? Pitching at a MedMo event helps get all companies the momentum they need to succeed in healthcare. MedStartr was started as a passion project to help as many innovations and entrepreneurs as possible and we remain true to that mission. Healthcare has changed in many ways in the 11 years since we started but there is more to do. Join us and help evolve medicine until we all can live longer, better lives! Event Agenda 3:00 EST - 4:00 - 5:00 - 6:00: - 6:30 - Want to Sponsor or Connect to the Community on a Deeper level? Want to Sponsor or Connect to the Community on a Deeper level? Here are some options: Silver $250- have your logo on the screen, and be on all newsletters and promotion about the event, one minute to advertise your product Gold $500- Have your logo on screen, three minute to advertise come on and talk about your product. Also be included on newsletters and promotions Platinum $5,000 - get on every MedMo War On Covid-19 competition and get introduced to all vetted teams, be included in all promotions and newsletters as lead sponsor! Call us at 530.MED.STAR [masked]) anytime or email us here. Eventbrite site-https://www.eventbrite.com/e/war-on-covid-crowd-challenge-finals-tickets-104321386074

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