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 Curetogether. 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!
Meet Our Panelists:
Owen Davis, Managing Partner, NYC Seed - see a great interview here
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.
Peter Flint, General Partner, Polaris Venture Partners (read his blog)
Peter has over 25 years of experience as an operating executive in the consumer media industry combined with building senior management teams for early stage venture backed companies and seven years with Polaris. Prior to joining Polaris, Peter was a managing director with Ramsey Beirne Associates, the leading provider of executive searches to high growth, leading edge information technology companies. Peter has enjoyed a successful 15-year sales and marketing career in the cable television industry, initially with Showtime Entertainment and MTV Networks. He also worked with the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins to develop and launch the New England Sports Network. In addition, as vice president of Sales and Marketing for QVC Network, Peter directed a team to secure long-term distribution agreements with the nation’s largest cable companies, which was instrumental in the successful initial public offering. Peter was an early entrant in the interactive television marketplace as vice president of Video Jukebox Network, the company that built out the first nationally distributed, on-demand television network.
Maureen Farrell, Forbes.com
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. Before joining Forbes, I covered bankruptcies and mergers and acquisitions for Debtwire and Mergermarket, both division of the Financial Times. I studied English literature and Art History at Duke University and got a one-year journalism crash course earning a Masters degree at Columbia University School of Journalism.
and our very own Michael Monson, Senior Vice President of Performance & Innovation, Visiting Nurse Services of New York
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 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!
Call for Submissions
We ask that all interested start-ups submit your 5 slides + 1 title slide
. All submissions will go to our panelists for selection, but only five can present. To see an example, please click here:Alex's Example. The deadline for submissions is January 3rd so get them in now!
Spread the Word!
Please pass this on to your friends, tweet and blog about it. Not every Health care 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.