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Pitch Yourself Into The Shark Tank: Season 2

  • Jul 18, 2012 · 6:00 PM
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Now that last year's Shark Tank winner, Wellapps has been acquired, ZocDoc has gained a billion dollar valuation, and half a dozen other transactions have happened to our members, we think it is time to bring out the new crop of startups that will change the world. So let's put some of our chums in the water and let in the sharks!

The Startups

We are pleased to announce that the following companies will be presenting and competing for the prize package valued at over $5,000!

Good Luck!

1DocWay - With 1DocWay, doctors and patients can interact face to face — anytime, from anywhere

BriteSeed - Creators of SafeSnips technology

Silver Living - Helping Families Throughout the Long Term Care Experience

Health2Social - Bringing Healthcare to the Social Dimension!

Health Options Worldwide - helping organizations identify and provide treatment options for high cost patients (aka hot spotters)

Talk About Health - Conversations about healthcare from expert professionals and patients


6:00 - Meet Tweet, and Greet (Hashtag #H2NYC)

6:30 - Each finalist gets 5 minutes to present and 5 minutes of feedback from panel

7:30 - Audience Voting and Panelist voting tallied

7:45 - Top two finalists get 5 more minutes

8:15 - Winner Announced!

What Will they win?

How about a package worth $5,000? The winner and runner-up will also get a meeting with at least one of our VC/ Angel Panelists as well!

The Panel

Philippe Chambon is a Managing Director at New Leaf Venture Partners, a healthcare specific VC. He joined the Sprout Group in 1995 and became a General Partner in 1997 before becoming one of the founders of New Leaf in 2005. Over his career, he has invested broadly in healthcare technology companies across multiple sectors and stages of development. His current areas of interests are private healthcare information technology companies and public biopharmaceutical companies.
Philippe served as Manager in the Healthcare Practice of The Boston Consulting Group from 1993 to 1995. From 1987 to 1993, he was an executive with Sandoz Pharmaceutical, where he led strategic product development, portfolio management and pre-marketing activities in his capacity as Executive Director of New Product Management. Philippe did graduate research in molecular immunology at The Pasteur Institute and earned a M.D., Ph.D. from the University of Paris. Philippe also has an M.B.A. from Columbia University in New York.

Dr. Chambon has committed to taking a meeting with the winner and the runner up in this contest.

Brett Shamosh, Co-Founder & CEO, Wellapps AND Last Year's Winner of Shark Tank!
For the last 10 years, Brett Shamosh has guided the creation, management and distribution of digital content and applications for media companies such as the NHL, Oxygen, CSTV (CBS College Sports) and Tango Media. At the age of 16, Brett was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, a chronic digestive disease that impacts quality-of-life. During a flare of his disease in 2009, he developed a symptom tracking iPhone application to provide better data to his doctor and learn more about his symptoms, medications and diet. Upon recognizing the benefits, he became an interactive health evangelist to help fellow sufferers of chronic disease work closely with physicians to manage their health and wellness.

Brett won SharkTank in 2011 and Well Apps was later acquired by Medivo. Now he is back as a Panelist and ready to help the next class of founders along. Thanks Brett!

Milena Adamian, MD, Ph.D. Director, Life Science Angel Network New York Academy of Sciences Dr. Adamian is a cardiologist who went through extensive training at the world's best centers for Interventional Cardiology, including Centro Cuore Columbus in Milan, Italy with Dr. Antonio Colombo, and Lenox Hill Hospital/Cardiovascular Research Foundation in New York City. Dr. Adamian is an author of a number of peer-reviewed publications, and has served as a faculty member at major professional society meetings.

Esther Dyson, EDVenture 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, Medstory, , 23andMe, Meetup, WPP Group,, 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 again!

Donna Usiskin, most recently a Principal on the HCIT Investment Team at Edison Ventures she states we are on "the third wave" of the convergence of Pharma and Healthcare IT. Passionate about how information technology can impact care and more importantly outcomes of patients; she is engaged with companies early and has a comprehensive understanding of the landscape. Donna is fluent in healthcare market trends and the science driving innovation; making her a powerful force in recognizing who has the strength to succeed.

Alan Brody is the founder of the iBreakfast, one of the nation’s longest-running Start-Up forums where he has helped Entrepreneurs raise millions. He is the author of the blog and forthcoming book, “Are You Fundable?” and the cofounder of mHealthcon, the national conference on mobile medicine and entrepreneurship. Brody was a columnist with Advertising Age Creativity and ADWEEK’s Marketing Computers and has been called by NY1, “The Business Networking Guru.”

The Prize Package:

Cash: $500 Smackaroos!

National Conference: 1 Ticket to the National Health 2.0 Conference in San Fransisco ($1,500 value)

Investor Event Pitch: One Med Place is the premier healthcare pitch event. Winner gets one opportunity to present at the next available event ($1,500 value)

CrowdFunding: GetStartd Package on MedStartr: video help, crowd funding crafting, listing, and we will forgo our 5% fee on successful crowd round. ($500 - ??? value)

PR/ Marketing Consulting: $500 worth of consulting time from Sperlingreene PR and Marketing

Press Release for winning: $125 value, more if picked up by other channels

Advertising: 25,000 Adviews on for doctors or patient audiences ($250 value)

Meetings with the Angels or VCs afterward! (Significant Value)

Thank you for all your support and being members of Health 2.0 NYC.

Best Regards,

Alex Fair

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  • Donna C.

    Just completed and posted an article on Shark Tank--see Telecare Aware at

    July 24, 2012

  • Donna C.

    I thought four out of five presentations were strong, and the top two were outstanding. Congratulations to BriteSeed and Silver Living! (And I'm sorry I couldn't join you for drinks after but had a very early and long day on Thursday...)

    July 24, 2012

  • Talya Miron-Shatz, P.

    Stimulating, interesting, great companies and smart panel!

    July 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really good idea to do this.
    The final selection process by applause felt a little too casual.
    If I were one of the 2 final contestants, I think I'd want a more formal process.

    July 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Happy to be able to talk to some VC at event.

    July 19, 2012

  • John M.

    I thought the meet-up had a really nice friendly atmosphere and a terrific panel of judges. I thought the emphasis on audience participation was very positive too.

    July 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting people attending. The pitches themselves were not that strong.

    July 19, 2012

  • Lena F.

    Loved the event! Great group of people

    July 19, 2012

  • Paul F.

    The H2NYC Meetup is a fantastic opportunity to collaborate with healthcare innovators. Individuals from early startups to established medical companies were present. Hope that last night was the first of many H2NYC Meetups that I attend.

    July 19, 2012

  • Steve

    Great learning experience for startups, some exciting new innovations. A full house with a great panel of judges and super networking

    July 19, 2012

  • Bill P.

    Not sure if appropriate, but would be willing to give the winner 3k worth of advertising to our physician or consumer audience if appropriate for chronic pain, spinal or endocrine disorders audiences. Looking forward to seeing you all tonight.

    July 18, 2012

  • Donna C.

    Donna Cusano from Telecare Aware, the international website of telecare and telehealth, will be attending.

    July 17, 2012

  • Paul F.

    BriteSeed, LLC, a Chicago-based med device company, is looking forward to pitching SafeSnips at Shark Tank. Excited to meet the Health 2.0 NYC organizers and attendees. To learn more about BriteSeed and SafeSnips, please visit

    July 13, 2012

  • Clark L.

    Hey Alex, hope you had a nice 4th. Curious as to when there will be an announcement of the Top 5 companies to present. Thanks.

    July 5, 2012

  • Alex F.

    Special Thanks to VNSNY and Mike Monson and Greg Horton there for their unwavering support! We could not do this without you.

    June 19, 2012

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