NYCEDC Partners with HITLAB

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), the City’s primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the boroughs is partnering with HITLAB, an organization offering digital health research, advice, and teaching services to improve health delivery. The goal is to help organizations create and diffuse technology-based technology solutions to solve pressing healthcare challenges.

NYCEDC and HITLAB announced startups for the “Digital Health Breakthrough Network” an initiative for startups to pilot their products with end-users and strengthen their connection to the New York City healthcare and technology sectors.

As a result of the program eight companies from previous years, have created 41 new jobs, raised $2.5 million in funds, served 119 patients in healthcare facilities and worked with 88 clinicians in the product testing process.

The latest class of startups are developing technologies such as:

  • Biotia is working on DNA sequencing technology and artificial intelligence software to help identify pathogens and drug resistance markers to prevent hospital acquired infections
  • Soundmind is developing a voice assistant tool to support the care of older adults.
  • OpticSurg is developing an augmented reality software tool to support surgical procedures
  • KnowNOW, is developing a telehealth platform that will provide testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and has plans to accelerate and pilot their product


For more information, contact Shavone Williams, at 212-312-3523.

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