Programs for Entrepreneurs

Pilot Health Tech NYC

Helping to develop the NYC health tech ecosystem through matchmaking, technical assistance, and matching funding for pilot projects

Pilot Health Tech NYC

Now entering its third year, Pilot Health Tech NYC is a program that seeks to partner early-stage health and healthcare technology companies ('innovators') with key NYC healthcare service organizations and stakeholders ('hosts'), including hospitals, physician clinics, payors, pharma companies, nursing associations, large employers, large retailers, disease foundations, and community health centers. Each pilot project will be focused on addressing defined needs of the healthcare industry and testing a technology prototype for a period of approximately 4-16 months.

Pilot Health Tech NYC was developed by NYCEDC in partnership with the leading industry organization, Health 2.0. It is designed to leverage the city's large concentration of healthcare institutions and entrepreneurial companies, and position New York City as the nation's hub for healthcare technology. 

Program Goals

The program aims to:

  1. Encourage the development and scaling of new technologies to improve clinical care, reduce care costs, and boost consumer wellness
  2. Assist early-stage technology companies in building long-lasting relationships with existing NYC healthcare stakeholders
  3. Lay the groundwork for the creation and growth of new businesses in NYC

The program helps innovators and hosts “match” with each other through facilitated matchmaking sessions and seeks innovators and hosts to submit joint proposals for innovative pilot projects.

Prizes & Perks

Up to $1,000,000 in total awards, plus workshops, recognition, and conference demos:

  • Pilot Health Tech NYC will fund up to 50% of the cost of winning pilots, up to a maximum value determined by the complexity of the pilot.

Winners will also receive the following:

  • In-kind donation of services or resources from your partner 'host' or 'innovator,' including staff hours, IT resources, physician input, access to data, and other costs associated with the pilot.
  • Pilot planning and implementation support from the program organizers, NYCEDC, and Health 2.0
  • Invitation to Grantee Day, an exclusive event for winners of the program, where 'hosts' and 'innovators' receive additional mentorship, enjoy networking, and benefit from PR assistance and legal advice. Grantee Day helps winners ready their pilots for launch, with expert speakers providing guidance on measurement, evaluation, and other best practices.
  • Participation and promotion in major health events and conferences 

Past Pilot Health Tech NYC Winners

View the winners from the 2013 and 2014 Pilot Health Tech NYC competitions. 

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