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

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A two day conference geared towards technology entrepreneurs, biotech start-ups, investment bankers, venture capitalists, academics, healthcare executives, and real estate professionals in Westchester and beyond.

Mercy College is proud to be a sponsor of Health Tech '14: Fueling Innovation in Westchester:

May 7 – 8
The 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

About Mercy College
Founded in 1950, Mercy College is a private, not-for-profit higher education institution that offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs within five prestigious schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Mercy College offers an engaging and personalized learning experience that includes the College’s revolutionary Personalized Achievement Contract (PACT) program. The Mercy College PACT is the first program of its kind and now serves as a nationally recognized model for mentoring. 877-MERCY-GO.


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