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.
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 / SphereHealth.co, 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
NeuroSonics – Presented Nao Gamo
Crowd Favorite & 2nd Place
Pelex – Presented by Jeremy Wiygul
eMedevents – Presented by Priya Korrapati
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