Westchester County is one of the hottest healthcare growth sectors in the nation. Major providers like Montefiore Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering, and New York Presbyterian have expanded here, complementing Westchester’s already substantial healthcare network. And with a 4,500 square foot biotech incubator opening this spring at New York Medical College, tech giants like IBM and Regeneron expanding, plus a growing roster of biotech companies like Acorda Therapeutics and Histogenetics, Westchester County and its $15 billion healthcare industry have captured the nation’s eye.
As Manhattan runs out of the right space and NYC real estate prices climb through the roof, entrepreneurs are looking north to Westchester as their tech, biotech, medtech, and healthtech firms expand. Now, with a 4,500 square-foot health tech incubator about to open at New York Medical College in Valhalla, and the expansion here of major healthcare providers like Montefiore Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Westchester County has never been in a better position to welcome the exploding health tech, biotech, medtech and pharma sectors.
Whether counting calories, monitoring heart rates, or finding doctors, consumers are using mobile devices to take charge of their health in ways we never dreamed of just a few years ago. New technologies are also transforming clinical settings, with doctors and other healthcare professionals using mobile devices to track, manage, and deliver healthcare. Mobile health is definitely something you should know more about. The Westchester County Association will offer an up-close and in-depth look at the latest in mobile health news at its exciting, upcoming Health Tech ’14: Fueling Innovation in Westchester conference on May 8.
At the Westchester County Association’s upcoming conference, Health Tech ’14: Fueling Innovation in Westchester, you will have an unparalleled chance to hear nationally-renowned speakers, as well as leaders of Westchester’s fastest growing biotechnology, pharma, and R&D companies highlight exciting breakthroughs and opportunities. All will be revealed during the showcase panel discussion, “Re-imagining Healthcare: Fueling Innovation in Westchester and Beyond,” when speakers discuss the newest therapeutics, research, medical treatments, rehabilitation, and product development.
Here’s an important message to entrepreneurs frustrated by the lack of affordable lab and office space in Silicon Valley, Silicon Alley, and Williamsburg: Look north to the land of opportunity just across the New York City border: Westchester County. Westchester is cultivating a vibrant innovation economy fueled by global companies such as Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and IBM, a thriving network of small businesses, and a growing number of entrepreneurial ventures that call Westchester home. A medtech incubator, business accelerator network, and networking group for entrepreneurs are supporting the next generation of innovators, too. To call attention to all that Westchester has to offer entrepreneurial growth companies and health tech startups, the Westchester County Association and its economic development arm, The BLUEPRINT for Westchester, has organized HealthTech ’14: Fueling Innovation in Westchester, a groundbreaking two-day conference with content and a pitch contest for entrepreneurs and early-stage companies ready to take root in Westchester...