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.
To demonstrate what Westchester has to offer, the WCA, through its BLUEPRINT for Westchester, will present at its “Health Tech ’14: Fueling Innovation in Westchester” conference on May 8 a panel of experts to show how the county has readied itself for America’s innovators.
“We can deliver anything a business needs,” said William V. Cuddy, executive vice president at CBRE. “The footprint is here, the expertise is here. Real estate brokers, architects, affordable space—they are all here.” Cuddy is one of five leaders in real estate, architecture, and development who will discuss how Westchester is transforming space that may not be as readily available in New York City; the new criteria and space needs for high-tech companies; and how Westchester is creating affordable, convenient, and plentiful space for growing companies in Westchester County.
Westchester's real estate industry is meeting the needs of America's innovators.
The panelists joining Cuddy include David Friedman, director of real estate, Montefiore Medical Center; Guy Liebler, president, Simone Development Healthcare; Samuel Sia, co-founder, Harlem BioSpace; Jeffrey Brand, national healthcare practice leader, Perkins Eastman; and Tiffany Phipps, senior project manager, BioMed Realty Trust.
The real estate panel follows a featured presentation by a master inventor of IBM Watson, and a keynote address from Brian Kolonick, the Cleveland Clinic's Director of Healthcare Innovation Alliances, preceded by a “showcase” panel highlighting the latest breakthrough innovations in Westchester today. Then, after the panel, a discussion about healthcare and hospital innovation, featuring top executives from the region’s most prestigious institutions, plus more opportunities for networking.
“Health Tech 14: Fueling Innovation in Westchester” features 30 experts in healthcare, biotechnology, medical technology, technology transfer, law, finance, and funding who will share their experience and insights. The conference gives you a chance to get up close and personal with some of the most innovative companies today. Tickets are: Day One only: $225; full conference $425. Be there! It will be unforgettable!
For additional information and to register, please visit http://www.healthtech2014.com