High tech, high ambitions highlight next LICA Forum

Digital doctoring: High-tech healthcare takes center stage at the Long Island Capital Alliance's June 8 Healthcare Capital Forum.
By GREGORY ZELLER //

The Long Island Capital Alliance has set a healthy lineup for its next Capital Forum.

The alliance’s next quarterly entrepreneurs-meet-investors networking event, a Healthcare Capital Forum scheduled for June 8 in Melville, will feature five early-stage “health growth” companies fighting their way up in a competitive health-tech arena, plus opening remarks by an executive leader at this region’s pinnacle healthcare enterprise.

The keynote is slated to be delivered by Eric Feinstein, managing director of Northwell Ventures – corporate-venture arm of the New Hyde Park-based Northwell Health system – and interim CEO of Clarapath, a New York City-based tech firm focused on research-grade imaging and analysis for the digital-pathology set.

Following Feinstein’s speech, a to-be-announced panel of healthcare-industry experts will hear and critique short, “Shark Tank”-like investment pitches from the five presenting companies, all before an audience packed with potential investors.

Scheduled presenters include Soundmind Intelligence Inc., a Brooklyn-based tech startup bringing “conversational AI to the aging experience,” and SeeThru Inc., a 2017 NYC startup (formerly known as DocME) developing a blockchain-based platform to connect patients and providers and facilitate transactions through a proprietary cryptocurrency.

Also slated to give seven-minute presentations are e-company The Clinician Exchange, on a mission to promote perpetual growth throughout the healthcare community by providing efficient, cost-effective, on-demand access to healthcare’s foremost experts; Walk-in Dermatology, an early-stage startup promising better (and faster) skin care through new technologies and on-demand scheduling; and Cedarhurst-based software startup Theryon Inc., which boasts “the first and only app that allows you to easily book physical therapy appointments on demand.”

Program sponsors include Melville law firm Carter DeLuca Farrell & Schmidt, accounting giant EisnerAmper, the Old Westbury campus of NYIT and the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency, among others.

Networking kicks off around 8 a.m. June 8 with the Healthcare Capital Forum scheduled to run through 11 a.m. at the RXR Center in Melville. Ticket prices, registration and more information all available here.