From July 16th through July 18th of 2018, the VENTUREOUT team worked with Medstartr to power our July 2018 Healthtech program! In this one-week workshop filled program, startups learned how to launch and raise capital in the U.S. and got connected with some of the top tech influencers and investors in NYC.
Medstartr is a crowdfunding platform designed specifically for healthcare. It grew out of the Health 2.0 NYC meetup group organized by our founder, Alex Fair. After trying to list a healthcare project on Kickstarter he learned that they did not allow healthcare projects. A little more research showed that while other sites did allow healthcare projects, they had a dismal track record with an apparent successful funding rate somewhere between 5 and 10 percent. So he partnered up with his friend and previous co-founder Mike Pence, who also happened to be the former lead developer at KickStarter. About a week later they launched an Alpha and sent it out to 71 friends.
VentureOut is proud to have had the opportunity to organize Healthtech programs on behalf of our partner. Our incredible and longstanding partnership with the Medstartr is what makes our Healthtech programs possible.
A One-Week Hyper Accelerator Program:
Our one-week hyper-accelerator was an opportunity for the most promising early-stage healthcare companies to become immersed in the health communities of New York, meeting with leading U.S. startups, corporations, and venture investors. We empowered our international entrepreneurs with the education, resources, and connections needed to successfully raise capital to launch their business in the U.S. market.
Pictured below: some of the highlights of the program.
Workshops & mentoring
investor office visits & Company insights
The Pitch Night
The pitch night is the capstone of the Healthtech Program. We start with networking, cocktails, and hors-d’oeuvres. Following a round of introductions, each startup pitches for 3 minutes and receives feedback from each investor on the panel. The night is capped off with more networking and refreshments.
Our investor panel featured:
- Jonathan Gordon from NY Presbyterian Ventures
- Gaurav Mehta from Berkeley Angel Network
- Jackson Snyder from Medstartr
- Alex Fair from Medstartr
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