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Crystal Ball Charity Gala 2012

MedStartr / H2NYC

Thursday, December 20, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EST)

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Quick Facts:

- Charity Gala to support the International Diabetes Foundation.

- Twitter Hashtag #HIBall (Health Innovators Ball)

- Livestream: Http://www.livestream.com/health20nyc

- To RSVP and download the Outbid app to Participate in the Charity Art Action from Anywhere in the world or right in the room, please go here.


We just want to Thank your Sponsors, without whom this event sould not be possible:


Cipher Health: Solutions to Reduce Readmissions and improve HCAHPS scores NOW.






WeMultiplyweMultiply is a partner, investor & accelerator of health technologies – from startups to mature businesses






And Cancer101 - A Unique Resource for people with Cancer







Come Celebrate the Holidays with the Health Crowd

Another year has passed and it is time to celebrate the successes of the past year and look into the future.  2012 was pretty incredible for our New York Healthcare Innovator community and companies, many of which made record profits, executed massive pivots well, acquired great companies, adapted to the changes in the marketplace, did Crowd Rounds, got Angel or VC funded, launched successful initiatives, crossed into profitability, were implemented in hundreds of hospitals, got massive publicity, and more.  It was a watershed year and it is time to raise our glasses and have some fun.  But this is healthcare, so even our fun has a higher purpose, of course.  All proceeds will go to Charity, for startrs, and we have a bunch of other new surprises too.  Read on!


This event is not just a party, but also a time to envision the future.  To help get things started we have asked a few visionary leaders representing in the major stakeholders in healthcare to tell us in three minutes or less what will happen in 2013 and then to spend half an hour discussing the topic on stage in a panel for our edification and entertainment.

The Investor: Esther Dyson has been well ahead of her time since before this photo was taken and it is still true today.  With some of the best investments in healthcare and a vision of the future, Esther is one of our favorite speakers and panelists and we are pleased to put the spotlight on her as our first soothsayer for 2013.



The Government Man: Bryan Sivak, CTO, HHS - Who better to tell us what will be happening in Healthcare and Technology in 2013 than the man in the cat bird seat.  Accomplished as an entrepreneur first and grabbing the government bull by the horns, Bryan continues the tradition begun by Todd Park and Aneesh Chopra of driving innovation forward with an active role, stepping rapidly into the void and organizing it.   Bryan also has real Entrepreneur chops too, co-founding InQuira, Inc., a multi-national software company, in 2002, and Electric Knowledge LLC, which provided one of the world's first Natural Language Search engines available on the web in 1998.  Embracing Open Data and even crowdfunding, Bryan has a plan for the future and we think you will love to hear about it. 



The Empowered Patient:

Regina Holliday - One of our favorite leaders in healthcare started out as an Artist and Mom and Toy Store employee who had something terrible due to a dysfunctional healthcare system that let her husband die for its ineptitude, adding insult to the very real injury along the way.  Instead of starting a lawsuit or just accepting this all too common outcome, Regina channeled her anger and fear and grief into her first of hundreds of paintings choosing not an easel, but a 1000 square foot canvas on a main street in Washington DC.  Since then Regina has become a worldwide leader of the patient advocacy movement and is an inspiration to us all.  She also initiated this event by donating a piece of her art to the Coalition For Healthcare Innovation that we will be auctioning at this event.  Regina starts amazing things with her art and we look forward to hearing her vision of the future.


We have invites out to two more leaders but if you know a visionary Hospital or Healthcare Stakeholder leader you think we should invite, please email events@MedStartr.com.


CHARITY ART AUCTION by John Lucas from Storage Wars NYC

We also have seven donated ART works from Regina Holliday, Kai Okada, and other patient activist painters which we will auction off for the CHARITIES we are working with.  Principally the International Diabetes Foundation but also numerous other great organizations including a new one called the Coalition for Healthcare Innovation (www.c4hci.org) that we think you will all love to get behind (like MedStartr and dozens of other startups, incubators, and investor groups, this too is growing out of our Health 2.0 NYC community.)

Our Auctioneer is none other than John Luke Jr from Storage Wars NYC, the New York version of the hit A&E show that is premiering in January.  Check it out!

Just the Facts:

What: Celebration, Charity Art Auction, Awards Ceremony, and a Holiday Party

When: Thursday, December 20th, 5:30 to 9:30 pm

Why: To look to the Future, Raise money for Charities, and Celebrate the successes of 2012

Where: NEW Columbus72, 246 Columbus Avenue between 71st and 72nd Street, mid-block on west side   www.columbus72.com

What's included: A full evening of fun and healthy entertainment.

Open bar, hors d'oeuvres, having a great time with the crowd that cares

What's Happening:


Pre-Event - Open to all 

Holiday Startupalooza by iBreakfast

5:00 - 6:30 - Pitch Contest for Tech and HealthTech with lots of VCs, Angels,...  Register Here to get a table.

Crystal Ball Begins

6:30 -  Doors Open to the Best Healthcare Holiday Event Anywhere: Open Bar, Great Food, Music, Silent Auction Browsing, Party On!

7:15 -   Vision 2013 with the our Healthcare World Leaders: Bryan Sivak from HHS, Esther Dyson, Regina Holliday and a few more healthcare visionaries and leaders

7:45 -  Back to the Party, Talk among yourselves, meet someone new, bid on Art, have a drink and more amazing food

8:30 -   Live and Online Art Auction to benefit the International Diabetes Foundation with Storage Wars-NY Host John Luke (Premiers on Dec 11th at 8 PM on A & E)

8:45 -  Have a few more drinks, dessert is served, talk about Art and the future, last call to tweet your votes for,...

9:30 - Last Call for Open Bar and After Party Begins!  Celebrate as long as you like!

Sponsorship Packages and Group Pricing

See above for great options.  Don't see one you like, give us a call at 530-MEDSTARtr, that's 530.633.7827 or email sponsors@medstartr.com.


For all you STARTUPS: We have discount pricing for you!  Tweet "Hey #C4HCI, Send us to the Crystal Ball Charity Gala in New York on Dec 20 http://bit.ly/SDLvzd" and depending on the degree of sponsorship that has happened, we will be able to let you in for free or at a discount.  Or just use the code "Startup12"

For GROUPS: Why have your own holiday party when you can do it bigger and better with us? Group Rates Available, email Events@MedStartr.com for details.

For PARTNERS, SPEEDUPs, and RAMPUPs - Sponsor an award or free drinks for an hour or whatever suits you and get great street cred. and awareness for your brand.  Select from the above or email Sponsors@MedStartr.com to make us an offer we won't refuse.

More AUCTION items: If you have items you would like to donate for auction as well, please email us directly too.  It can even be the product or service your company offers.  Proceeds to the charity of your choice or one of the ones that donated the Art.


We also just want to say THANK YOU to all the partner organizations and volunteers that made 2012 such a great year at Health 2.0 NYC.  

To Our Collaborative Organizations in New York

Our budding coalition of like-minded organizations was key to planning this event.  They are the true founders of the Coalition for Healthcare Innovation, and they have collaborated on making NYC the top community in the world for Healthcare Innovation due to their hypercollaborative leaders.  Thanks to Matt, Indu, JL, Milena, Brad, Mat, Steve, Unity, Bunny, Yin, Brett, Dave, Anuj, Alan, Rick, and John Wislon who run the following amazing Healthcare Innovation Groups:

Health 2.0 Conference (aka "National" - H2NYC is  just a local chapter)

BluePrint Health - The Awesomest Health Tech Incubator for Startups in NYC!

StartupHealth - The Virtual Incubator for Startups, Ramp-ups, Speed-ups and more Nationwide

Life Science Angel Network - Angels funding Healthcare in NYC

New York eHealthcare Collaborative - working to improve healthcare for all New Yorkers through health information

The Executive Council - Leadership forums and the Ingenuity conference

New York Healthcare Business Leaders - Where Healthcare Executives Meet and consider Innovative ideas

One Med Forum -Where Healthcare Investors and Entrepreneurs Meet

NY Biotech - Over a thousand biotech scientists and entrepenuers driving innovation in New York

iBreakfast - Creators of iBreakfast, mHealthcon, and Startupalooza series that connect Ideas to Capital

 ... and to our team members and volunteers:

H2NYC is a volunteer organization and we are thankful for the contributions of Donna Cusano, Megan Antonelli, Alan Brody, Nita Nehru, Kyle Robertson, Andrea Spillmann, Sophia Chan, Lynn Nezin, Mike Schwartz, Komal Garewal, Mamta Parahk, Tim Brown (Hospitals 2.0), Steve Merahn MD (Doctors 2.0), Talya Miron Shatz (Pharma 2.0), Sarah Krug (Patients 2.0), Jigar Mehta, Brett Burliner, Laurie Wheeler, Sonali Nigam, Steve Greene, Lois Drapin, JL Neptune, Tirth Patel, and Glenn Smith this year.  Without them, we would not be able to do what we do.  This seems like a huge team but in fact it is very fluid and we never have enough hands to get everything done since we all have so many other commitments. We also lost three key team members and need a chair for Medical Devices 2.0 and Biotech 2.0, new series planned for 2013.  So Level UP and get involved!

Thank you for your support in making Health 2.0 NYC the largest and most dynamic Health Innovation Meetup group in the world! We couldn't do it without you!

Have a healthy and happy holiday and we hope you can join us!

The Holiday Planning Committee:

Megan Antonelli, Alan Brody, Donna Cusano, Nita Nehru, Bunny Elerin, Andrea Spillman, Alex Fair, and the H2NYC team

Note: To see everyone who is coming please also visit www.Health20nyc.com

Have questions about Crystal Ball Charity Gala 2012? Contact MedStartr / H2NYC
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Columbus 72
246 Columbus Ave

Thursday, December 20, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EST)

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MedStartr / H2NYC

MedStartr / H2NYC started in 2008 as a voluteer organization of doctors, patients, students, managers, and professionals gathering monthly to discuus innovative healthcare ideas. On July 4th, 2012 we launched  MedStartr.com and quickly became the leading crowdfunding site focused on Healthcare Innovation.  In 2013 we started running Challenges for government agencies, non-profits, and corporations, driving massive engagement online and off for the best new ideas in healthcare.  With over 70 events, 250 campaigns, and hundreds of healthcare startups and corporate clients helped MedStartr / H2NYC has introduced millions to new ideas in healthcare. In 2015 we are opening up our first Investment fund dedicated to investing in the best companies in healthcare innovation.  To learn more please visit about.medstartr.com or email us at events@medstartr.com.  To see footage from past events please visit MedStartr.tv.  To become a member of the community and receive special discounts and our H2NYC Happenings Newletters, please visit health20nyc.com.  Thank you for your support. 

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