The Westchester County Association (WCA), through its BLUEPRINT for Westchester economic development initiative, tonight announced Databean LLC, a Mt. Vernon-based clinical research organization, as the winner of the “Pitch to the Pros” contest, the first-day highlight of the organization’s groundbreaking two-day conference, Health Tech ’14: Fueling Innovation in Westchester. Databean LLC will receive a $10,000 cash grant, plus a coveted spot in the WCA’s BLUEPRINT Accelerator Network, through which it will receive one year of rent-free private office space, complimentary professional services, advertising in local media, and access to financing and mentoring in Westchester County. As a first runner-up, Amrita Health Foods, a producer of plant-based nutrition bars, also will join the Accelerator Network...
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.