Mercy College Sponsors Health Tech ’14: Fueling Innovation in Westchester

May 7 – 8The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tarrytown, New York

To highlight all that Westchester has to offer entrepreneurs, the Westchester County Association and its economic development arm, The BLUEPRINT for Westchester, has organized Health Tech ’14: Fueling Innovation in Westchester. The conference offers unparalleled opportunities for entrepreneurs, financiers, healthcare executives and professionals, academics, and business leaders to network, learn, and gain important business intelligence to help their businesses grow.

  • Day 1-

o   “Entrepreneurs’ Edge, ” a panel discussion with national experts in startup law, banking, crowd funding, and venture capital, who will be available to meet with attendees afterwards.

o   “Pitch to the Pros,” where companies can present their “Big Idea” to a panel of judges. The winner will receive a $10K cash grant and a spot in the BLUEPRINT Accelerator Network — which offers one year of rent-free private office space, complimentary professional services, and access to financing and mentoring. “Pitch to the Pros” requires prior application online, and is open to ventures in any field, not just health tech. (Interested entrepreneurs should visit the BLUEPRINT Accelerator Web site for application guidelines. The application deadline is April 22 at 8 am.)

  • Day 2-

o   In-depth look at “IBM Watson and the Future of Medicine” led by Watson Technologies Master Inventor William Murdock.

o   Day Two also features a compelling keynote address by Steven Safyer, MD, the CEO of Montefiore Health  System, the University Hospital and Academic Medical Center for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, which has rapidly expanded into Westchester County from New York City, as have New York Presbyterian and Memorial Sloan Kettering, further enhancing Westchester’s strong healthcare providers’ medical expertise; and news of breakthroughs from Regeneron, Profectus BioSciences, Histogenetics, and others, as well as discussions about technology transfer from lab to market and mobile apps.

Conference tickets for Day One only: $225; Day One and Day Two: $425. To register, visit