Historic Day at Blueprint Health: First Class Demo Day

I was fortunate enough to be part of Demo Day for Blueprint Health’s “First Class” on Thursday. In my mind this will surely go down as a historic day in the annals of NYC digital health.  I can’t imagine how many successful companies are being built/going to be built by people who were in attendance today.  Our ecosystem here is blowing up!

All of the Blueprint Teams delivered consistently impressive presentations. We’ve gotten to know all the guys (and one girl – Holla, Jessica!) here over the last few months and it was really wonderful to see them wow the audience with their pitches. If you want to know how to present your idea, make sure you watch the videos when they’re posted.

I was also very impressed by all the luminaries who turned out for the event.  Approximately 300 of the brightest minds in digital health from all over the country packed the house today. Everywhere I looked I saw big name investors, entrepreneurs, and innovators networking with the Blueprint teams. The outstanding turnout is a great validation of the Blueprint concept.

Finally, we had the pleasure of watching deals being made and checks being cut throughout the day. I don’t know what the final tally will be, but I’m sure many of the teams will close their investment rounds in the very short term. I really wish I had an opportunity like this when I was raising money for my first start-up, Healogica.

Congratulations to Brad and Mat on a truly outstanding event!  As I’ve said before, something big is happening here. Looking forward to how things unfold over the next weeks, months, and years.

Jean-Luc Neptune, MD MBA is based at Health 2.0′s New York City location at a shared space with Blueprint Health. This post first appeared on his personal blog