Hello Health 2.0 NYC!
This group was chartered over two years ago with the purpose of inspiring NYC's healthcare community to Connect, Create and Cure together. Since then, Health 2.0 NYC has been a nexus for new ideas in healthcare, ideas that have turned into apps and startups, ideas that have pushed the envelope and found success, and now ideas that are reshaping health care. In the past we have hosted interactive discussions, product demonstrations, policy debates, and even panel discussions. The results have been deep understandings, new partnerships, and most of all, an active and engaged community of Health 2.0 leaders that is truly inspiring. None of this would have been possible without our dedicated member community - YOU!
Kicking off 2011 Right!
We would like to start 2011 by turning our innovative spirit on our own group. We proposed the Shark Tank idea and there was an overwhelming response, so we are doing it! This is a user generated event, so we thank you for your input and support, as always!
So without further adieu, we are happy to announce…
Pitch Yourself into the Shark Tank - The Health 2.0 / Angel-VC Matchmaking Event (aka "Connect, Create and Cure")
Health 2.0 NYC is pleased to announce our first ever healthcare startup / funding matchmaking event on January 19th @ VNSNY. While our group has been frequented by VCs, Angels, and other "Capital Injection Specialists", this is our first ever official panel that is intended to connect the entrepreneurs with those that fund their efforts. We also would like to welcome a special guest from the press! Center stage are the amazing start-ups we look forward to helping meet their Angel or VC match!
Update: The Finalists have been Chosen!
You would not believe how difficult it was to select the five best from the 15 applicants. Eugene and I asked our panelists to vote too and we have our five finalists.
Health Expense (https://www.healthexpense.com/)
Natural Language Processing International (https://www.nlpapplications.com/)
Well Apps (https://www.wellapps.com/)
Congratulations to the finalists, we are looking forward to your Pitches. Good Luck!
Meet Our Panelists:
Stephen Krupa founded Psilos with Dr. Albert S. Waxman and Lisa Suennen in 1998 and heads Psilos' East Coast Office. Steve focuses primarily on identifying investment opportunities in next generation healthcare services and healthcare information technology companies. In addition, he advises many of Psilos' portfolio companies in the areas of capital formation and merger and acquisition strategy and structure. He has served on several Psilos portfolio company boards including Caregiver Services, Click4Care, Comprehensive NeuroScience, Care Management Technologies, Extend Health, HealthEdge Software and SeeChange Health. Steve is also an active blogger. You can read his posts at https://www.stevekrupa.com .
Prior to Psilos, Steve was a Vice President of Wasserstein Perella & Co., a leading international investment bank. During his time at Wasserstein, Steve specialized in public and private mergers and acquisitions advisory work, much of which was focused in the healthcare industry. His work at Wasserstein resulted in the consummation of strategic transactions with an aggregate market value of over $11.0 billion. Previously, Steve was an associate in the investment banking department of Kidder Peabody & Co. From 1987 to 1992, he first worked as a mechanical engineer and software applications developer and then as a manager of new business development for Johnson Controls, Inc., a leading manufacturer of process controls systems. Steve holds an M.B.A. with Distinction from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated a Palmer Scholar; and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Florida where he was elected to Tau Beta Pi.
Esther Dyson is an active investor in a variety of start-ups, focusing on technology. She has been listed among the most powerful women in America and is involved with XCOR Aerospace, Space Adventures/Zero G, Constellation Services, Icon Aircraft, Coastal Aviation Software, Airship Ventures, Flight School (an executive workshop for start-ups in air and space), Flickr and del.icio.us, Medstory, , 23andMe, Meetup, WPP Group, Eventful.com, Evernote, Boxbe and Yandex, the leading Russian search company. One of the most dynamic and important supporters of the Health 2.0 movement, we are very enthused to have Esther on our panel!
Owen Davis, Managing Partner, NYC Seed - see a great interview here (https://v.poly.edu/node/76)
Owen is currently Managing Director of NYC Seed, a seed stage venture capital fund in New York City. Owen has worked in all aspects of the online world, including work with early versions of AOL and MSN. He created one of the first 200 web sites on-line and founded Thinking Media in the summer of 1995, an online marketing firm which pioneered client-side tracking of pages and advertisements, which has become the standard method for online measurement. Owen also co-founded Sonata and Petal Computing, authored various patents in Internet methods and technologies, authored the book Instant Java Applets, and serves on many boards. Named various times as one of the 100 Top Internet Executives in New York by The Silicon Alley Reporter, Owen was also included as one of the 100 most influential people in Silicon Alley for 2008. He received his bachelor's degree from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Maureen Farrell, Forbes.com (https://blogs.forbes.com/maureenfarrell/)
Maureen joined Forbes in August 2006 as a writer on entrepreneurship. Trying to put words and videos around the broad, misunderstood and frankly undercelebrated idea of entrepreneurship has forced me to conquer my fear of flying on a tiny air taxi ride; offered me the opportunity to eat ice cream for breakfast out of the first fresh vending machine to make freshly churned ice cream; and to watch a paraplegic woman learn to walk for the first time in 15 years with a robotic exoskeleton. I'm always on the lookout for entrepreneurs with big ideas trying to change the world, and hope to offer up examples of what forms of public policy and capital speed up innovation and entrepreneurship.
Our very own Michael Monson (https://www.health20nyc.com/members/10461139/), Senior Vice President of Performance & Innovation, Visiting Nurse Services of New York
VNSNY, with $1.2 billion in revenue, is the country’s largest not-for-profit home based company providing a variety of homecare and health plan services to the metro New York City marketplace. Performance & Innovation is VNSNY’s internal management consulting group focusing on the core strategic and operational management issues facing the company. At VNSNY, Michael has been involved with a range of issues including developing growth strategies for the overall company, forecasting market trends, leading scenario planning for the health plan, improving the financial and operating performance of the homecare business, and optimizing the sales force. Michael joined VNSNY in 2004 after having spent six years working for McKinsey & Company where he worked primarily with media and nonprofit clients. Michael has a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.
Format of the Event
Each start-up will get 5 minutes to cover 5 slides covering Mission, Model, Money, Team, and Tech. The Panel will get to ask a few quick questions too. Tweeted questions from the livecast (https://www.livestream.com/faircaremd) will be visible on the screen as well (please use Hashtag #H2NYC.) Each will be voted on in these five categories and the winner will not only get a cash prize package, but a trip to the "Shark Tank". There the winner will get 5 more minutes to present and a panelist may actually make a 'take it or leave it' offer on the spot!
Spread the Word!
Please pass this on to your friends, tweet and blog about it. Not every Healthcare Start-up in the Northeast knows about this event, let's make sure they do! If we get too many submission we will just have to do the event again!
We also want to thank our sponsor VNSNY (Visiting Nurse Service of New York) who is very gracious in providing the venue for this event and allows us to keep most events FREE of charge.
...so then why are you charging for this event?
We made an exception in this case to ensure a lower no show rate for this highly popular event and to provide the cash prize! Additional prize sponsors are welcome as well! Please contact Eugene Borukhovich or Alex Fair to discuss.
As always, thank you for your support. We look forward to seeing everyone. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email us.