Programs for Entrepreneurs

Pilot Health Tech NYC

Providing $1,000,000 in funding to 10 or more innovative projects that pilot new health technologies in New York City.  

Pilot Health Tech NYC

Now in its second year, Pilot Health Tech NYC is an exciting program that provides funding of $1 million to 10 or more innovative pilot projects to take place in New York City. The program 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 4-9 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 

2014 Timeline

January 21 Launch 
January 29

Informational Webinar, 12-1pm. Register here

February 52013 Winners' Panel & Info Session, 6-8pm. Register here
February 17Find a Pilot Partner Applications Due
February 28Notification of Match
March 11-12Matchmaking Sessions
May 23Deadline for Joint Applications 
May 26-June 16Judging Period
June 25Pilot Day, announcement and presentation of winners

Find out more at

Past Pilot Health Tech NYC Winners

View the winners from past Pilot Health Tech NYC competitions. 

News & Updates


    121 Companies Find Their Match At Pilot Health Tech NYC Matchmaking Days

     |  NYCEDC
    More than 300 health tech leaders joined NYCEDC and Health 2.0 for two days of Pilot Health Tech NYC matchmaking. Startups still have until May 23rd to submit a proposal.

    Made in NYC : eCaring

     |  NYCEDC
    Founded in 2009, Made in NYC startup eCaring is a 2013 Pilot Health Tech winner. We caught up with founder and CEO Robert Herzog to find out what eCaring has been up to since the win.

    Lessons Learned From Past Pilot Health Tech Winners

     |  NYCEDC
    This week, 90 entrepreneurs and healthcare leaders attended a standing-room-only information session for Pilot Health Tech NYC at the Alexandria Center for Life Science – NYC.

    PILOT Health Tech NYC Matches Health Tech Startups with NYC Healthcare Service Organizations

     |  NYCEDC
    PILOT Health Tech NYC, a new initiative that provides funding of up to $100,000 each to innovative proposals to pilot new health technologies in New York City healthcare services organizations, recently held two exciting matchmaking sessions.

    NYCEDC and Health 2.0 Announce Launch of PILOT Health Tech NYC

    New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Health 2.0 today announced the launch of PILOT Health Tech NYC, a new program designed to dramatically increase innovation and collaboration within New York City’s health technology sector.


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