Applications for the Spring 2016 Batch of the Digital Health Breakthrough Network accepted through 11:59PM on Thursday, March 31, 2016.
New York City-based startups are encouraged to apply for this NYCEDC-sponsored initiative. Four early-stage technologies will get a boost forward with pilot studies that stress and test their technologies among real end-users.
Applicants are excited. Here’s what they're saying:
“This is exactly the missing piece in resources for startups.”
“Having tangible data will really help me make my pitch to investors.”
“It’s really hard to tell my story without user data.”
When one applicant found out there are no costs, IP, or equity commitments to apply or participate if selected, they said “This sounds too good to be true.” If all applicants were selected, it might be. But only four teams will be selected in the Spring 2016 Batch, moving on to work with HITLAB to design pilot studies to be implemented with Network Members around the City during summer 2016.
This important opportunity for early-stage startups to get support in rapidly scaling or pivoting their technologies is made possible by the Mayor’s Office of New York City, which supports the advancement of New York’s digital health industry.
More seasoned health technologies such as those seeking buyers or partners may be better suited for the Network’s sister program, the Digital Health Marketplace.