MedMo New York Reopen The World Recap


We couldn’t have asked for a better opening for the MedMo ReOpen the World Tour for our home town, NYC!.  We had over 80 people come in person with an additional 55 watching virtually. We look forward to holding more events in the future with bigger and bigger crowds while making sure everyone joining us is safe – thanks to COVID testing at the door and Vaccine status checking at the door by Jen Rosen of Northwell!

We successfully checked everyone for COVID thanks to our nurse volunteers who did rapid COVID tests at the door. We started the night with a great cocktail/networking  hour, with delicious drinks served by our Chief Scientist Avisha NessAiver,  who would have guessed those labs skills would also make him a top-notch mixologist.  He is also a founder of a MedStartr Portfolio company Birya BioTech AND star of the popular DistilledScience Show on TikTok!

We began the presentations with an opening statement from the managing partner of MedStartr Ventures Alex Fair, who talked about all the exciting things MedStartr has planned and how everyone can get involved in the community and support medical innovations. In the last year alone we ran over 600 virtual events! It’s been a busy year for us here but we don’t plan on taking a break anytime soon.

We had some truly amazing and accomplished judges join us.

Shereece Maynard, MS, MBA,- an angelInvestor and producer/host of the HITlikeaGirl Podcast focused on women in healthcare IT. 

Mette Dyhrberg– a Economist turned healthcare hero, who set out to help people with autoimmune diseases with her company Mymee. Who become one of MedStartr’s original investments.   

Inderpal Chhabra MD FACP– Owner of of his own primary care clinic and president at Long island Jewish medical center. He also serves as an internist at Northwell.

Gail Zahtz– Multiple startup founder and current CEO of Wisecare. WiseCare is an integrated Healthcare Collaboration Company, enabling doctors to deliver true end-to-end care to Medicare patients by leveraging new value-based care models.

Pamela Grace– a true inventor and someone who has been involved in  our healthcare for over a decade. As you’ll see later in this contest if she finds an issue she will solve it.

After a quick introduction form our judges, we went straight into the main event. The Pitches!!

Emedevents – is a marketplace which connects worldwide medical dental, nursing and other healthcare professionals with continuing education providers and their CME/CE courses. Presented by Priya Korrapati

Pelex – is developing novel, non-invasive technology that is designed to treat pelvic disorders. Presented Jeremy Wiygul

Beam – Beam is an online exercise, education and well-being platform designed for people with specific health conditions Presented by  Katie Bell

Gravitas labs –  Gravitas labs was formed by a patient inventor who rejected all implantable surgical devices, nerve injections and pharmaceutical therapies and invested a working prototype for an external occipital nerve stimulator.. Presented Pamela Grace (yes that Pamela Grace, don’t worry she couldn’t judge her own company)

Umbrosys – An anti-sleep watch that allows the user to remain awake for a longer period of time. Presented Yan Rybachenko

Sphere Health – Direct to employer mental health benefits Focusing on high acuity psychiatric conditions, with vertical integration between care and “at-risk” financial models. Presented by Owen Muir, MD

NeuroSonics – NeuroSonics Medical, Inc. is commercializing a miniaturized focused ultrasound device to provide precise, personalized treatment for drug-resistant epilepsy without the risks of traditional surgery. Presented Nao Gamo

After the Neurosoincs, we had our Chief Scientist give a talk about a new technology that is able to kill COVID in the air using free radicals dispersed using an air filter. To learn more about this go to MedStartr.Direct or watch the video linked down below.

You can watch this and most of our past events, as well as interviews and clubhouse-casts at  MedStartr.TV or below.

Special Thanks to Angelique Robateau and Kimley Mitchell-El for hosting the Clubhouse Simulcast as well as Gary German of Nonnatech, Owen Muir, MD of Mind Centers /, and Jill Barrientos from DocDomi for helping setup and run the event!  Nurse Jen Rosen from Northwell handled COVID testing at the door and Lucy C. Lee and Deanna Dammers helped check folks in.  Last but not least, Patrick Hurd produced the event and did a fantastic job!

The winners of the night

3rd Place

NeuroSonics – Presented Nao Gamo

NeuroSonics Medical, Inc.

Crowd Favorite & 2nd Place

Pelex  Presented by Jeremy Wiygul

1st Place

eMedevents –   Presented by Priya Korrapati

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MedStartr Podcast

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Innovation Communities

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Open Innovation Programs and Crowd Challenges

MedStartr has designed and implemented several global award-winning open innovation programs for clients such as HHS, AMIA, AHA, the AMA, the City of New Orleans, Ireland, and more  We often utilize the community and crowdfunding elements to engage massive crowds of healthcare innovation leaders, startups, doctors, nurses and more to solve some of the biggest challenges in healthcare with far-reaching social media campaigns and over 125 metrics to determine which startups will be successful. The result is your organization will get to work with the best companies available to drive the change you imagine and get some great exposure for being part of the solution too!  To see an example please visit (a 4 fold challenge for New Orleans, Oschner, BCBS,…) and NOLAHI.Org, their local health and medical innovation community.

Thank you to everyone who came out and made such a great NYC kickoff event!.  If you want an event like this in your town or to develop a 7,400+ member local community like, please reach out to us here.

Next Up… Atlanta!  August 9th.  See you there!  More info on that at

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