Entrepreneurial Institute

Healthcare Makerthon Pitch Night Winners

Thank you to everyone who joined the Healthcare Makerthon Pitch Night on Thursday, Oct 6th. Nearly 150 faculty, researchers, students and the healthcare practitioners from across NYU, including Langone Medical Center, School of Medicine, Tandon School of Engineering, and College of Arts & Science, came together for an engaging evening where they learned about the pressing healthcare challenges that need to be solved.

The top twenty challenges, selected by a committee of healthcare and startup experts from within NYU, pitched in front of the live audience and a panel of judges on Thursday at NYU Langone.

At the end of the Healthcare Makerthon Pitch Night, 10 challenges were chosen by the panel and audience voting, rated on impact and solvability, to move on to Phase II of the Makerthon, where cross-disciplinary teams will form to prototype solutions.

The winners of the Healthcare Makerthon Pitch Night are:

Dan Balke, PhD Student
Physical Therapy, Steinhardt
Platform for physical therapists to help patients compliant with exercises at home
Steven Stork, Staff
School of Medicine
Design a mobile engagement platform to provide support for participant's journey throughout a clinical trial
Sasha Guttentag, PhD Student
Philosophy, College of Global Public Health
Mobile-based solutions for communication and engagement throughout the maternal care continuum
Saumitra Thakur, MBA
Medical Student, School of Medicine
Design solutions to enable passive, low cost fall detection and or prevention
Nashwa Khalil, Physical Therapist
RUSK Rehabilitation
Remote monitoring tools to provide self-monitoring and reporting of vitals from the home
Daniel Motola, MD, PhD
NYU Langone Medical Center
Design a mobile platform to support doctors, dieticians and patients in identifying, monitoring and or managing food triggers for IBS patients 
James Borin, MD
Assistant Professor of Urology,
NYU Langone Medical Center
Design a platform for patient-provider communication in ambulatory care
Krystal Estiler, RN
Nurse Clinician, NYU Langone Medical Center
Mobile engagement tool for pre-op and post-op communications
Shadab Hassan, MS Student
Biomedical Engineering, Tandon
Reimagine the laboratory notebook for the 21st century 
Seth Perelman, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, NYU Langone Medical Center
Clinical Decision Support for Patient Blood Management


The pitch night concludes the Phase 1 of the initiative and kick starts the 'Solution Building' (Phase II) of the Healthcare Makerthon.

Don't forget to save the dates for the Healthcare Makerthon weekend, taking place on Friday, Nov 18 - Sunday, Nov 20.

Over 2.5 days, you will experience the rush of coming together as a team to solve an important challenge, learn how to assess the needs of the customer and start testing the commercial viability of the venture concept.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to work with top healthcare investors, entrepreneurs and startup experts to help develop your idea into a viable venture. The top four teams selected by a panel of healthcare startup experts will receive cash prizes totaling $10,000 and advance to Phase III, Venture Support.

Don't miss the chance to be a part of the future of healthcare.

RSVP today: http://bit.ly/makerthon-2016


Behind every healthcare success story is an amazing team of entrepreneurs with mad skills and domain expertise. If you are looking to join one of the Makerthon teams or would like to find teammates, we have you covered!

Mark your calendars for the Makerthon Team Hunt on October 26 @ 6pm. More details coming soon!


Check out the pictures from the Healthcare Makerthon Pitch Night below.