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about 5 years ago

A note from challenge judge & ZocDoc CEO Cyrus Massoumi

In a few weeks, I’ll be reviewing your Innovate Health Tech NYC submissions along with an all-star judging panel. I’m looking forward to seeing innovative technologies that will help transform the health tech space as we know it.

Most people don’t realize that healthcare is a $3 trillion industry in the U.S., and it's growing at 4% each year. Under the Affordable Care Act, approximately 30 million newly insured Americans will be added to the healthcare system. In 2012, health tech saw $1 billion in venture capital investment. And as the country’s fastest growing digital technology hub, New York City saw three times as many investments in healthcare companies in 2012 than in 2011.

Innovate Health Tech NYC is designed to help address this market opportunity. New York City wants to make it easier for health tech entrepreneurs like you to make it here, and make it big. As an innovator, you not only have the opportunity to disrupt health care and affect people’s lives in positive and meaningful ways, but you can also help make NYC the hub for emerging health technologies.

Create something that provides significant value, is simple to use, and is visually elegant.

The market is ready for more innovation. I look forward to being wowed by yours.

Cyrus Massoumi
Founder & CEO of ZocDoc