Welcome to Day 1 of Pitch Day 2020

Click Arrow on Video to start pitch day Video Presentation

Pitch Day 2020 Day 2 Starts June 4th at 8:30

Welcome to the 2020 Virtual Pitch days on June 3 and June 4 for the 8th annual Pitch Day event of the ELabNYC program, the 3rd annual Pitch Day of the ABCT program and the inaugural Westchester County Biosciences Accelerator Pitch Day.

Be sure to return for Day 2 June 4 starting at 8:30AM

June 3rd Day 1 Agenda - See All 18 Pitches
8:30 Mary Howard Design Technologies Program Director
8:34 Jessica Dodge CTNext, Director, Operations and Programs
8:36 Deborah Novick Westchester County Economic Development, Director, Entrepreneurship & Innovation
8:38 Matt McCooe CT Innovations, CEO
8:40 Venture 1 Jayme Coates Lactation Innovations
8:46 Venture 2 Mousa Ahmadi Laronix
8:52 Venture 3 Mrinal Kumar OnTrack Rehabilitation (Yale)
8:58 Venture 4 HeaYeon Lee MARA Nanotech
9:05 Venture 5 Russell Joye Mickey's
9:11 Venture 6 Mark Roser FlyBand
9:18 Venture 7 Hennesys Disla Purple (MSSM)
9:24 Venture 8 Fyl Tafas QCDx
9:31 Venture 9 Bina Bansinath Colonai (Columbia)
9:37 Venture 10 Paul Booth Applied Surgical Robotics (MSKCC)
9:42 Venture 11 Chad Bouton Neuvotion (Feinstein)
9:49 Venture 12 Katya Sverdlov JelikaLite
9:56 Venture 13 Tom Wilson Interact Medical
10:02 Venture 14 Charles Rodenkirch Sharper Sense (Columbia)
10:08 Venture 15 Henry Smilowitz Nanoprobes (UCHC)
10:14 Venture 16 Yaw Ansong & Tim Adamson KovaDx (UNH, Yale)
10:20 Venture 17 Anu Prabhath Iris Histology Imaging (UCHC)
10:28 Venture 18 Abhijit Patel Binary Genomics (Yale)
10:34 Pitch Day 1 Conclusion

June 3 Pitch Day: Meet the Ventures

Now Available: Click on Individual Ventures to Watch Their Pitch


June 4 Pitch Day: Meet the Ventures


BIOInformatic Tools




Bio & Health Tech Entrepreneurship Lab NYC is a prestigious 6-month training and mentorship program for aspiring entrepreneurs in New York City’s life sciences and healthcare technology community. ELab provides customized founder entrepreneurship training and mentorship to scientist and engineer inventors forming new biotech and healthtech ventures.



The Accelerator for Bioscience in Connecticut (ABCT) is a competitive entry, 6-month long program that seeks to help emerging bioscience ventures in Connecticut grow by providing entrepreneurship education and business networking to access the scientific experts and business leaders in the field in CT, NYC and globally. ABCT identifies and invites promising innovations and passionate scientific and technical minds to join us annually in the ABCT program and to accelerate the development of technologies into successful businesses.


Westchester County Biosciences Accelerator is a new, competitive entry, 6-month long program designed to provide entrepreneurship education and regional networking to seed-stage ventures to build their teams and secure funds. Innovators with therapeutics, diagnostics, devices, research tools, digital health and materials technology breakthroughs are invited to apply. You do not need a company to apply.



Design Technologies was created by an entrepreneur for entrepreneurs. Mary Howard, the serial entrepreneur founder, was immeasurably aided by fellow founders in building her ventures. When she founded a corporate spin out that evolved into a venture backed company, her network of founders provided invaluable advice on the strategy and execution of her start up: from sweat equity to space, from lawyers to funding, from corporate partnering to team building, Mary was helped by the recent experience, honest feedback and relevant perspective of early stage founders and advisors.

When it was time to give back, the opportunity to run entrepreneurship programs for communities arose. In response, Mary started to build a team of experienced entrepreneurs and advisors to share their journey as coaches and mentors with competitively selected emerging ventures aided by a proven curriculum.

In 2011, Design Technologies began to deliver programs in NJ to life science emerging ventures. Invited to NYC in 2012, Design Technologies now manages the top four programs in the Metro New York area: ELabNYCNext Milestone, ABCT and Westchester County Biosciences Accelerator.

These programs are supported by the top US life sciences law firms, global pharma, the top regional life sciences accounting firm, the largest Metro New York hospital networks, experienced entrepreneurs, mentors, coaches and an Advisory board of entrepreneurs, hospitals and universities and investors coming together to build the Metro life sciences industry.

If you would like to become part of this effort, we invite you to join us.

Contact Executive Director Mary Howard at Mary@designtechnologiesllc.com.
or Book a Meeting on Calendly

ELABNYC Corporate Supporters

ELABNYC Community Service Providers

ABCT Corporate Supporters

WCB Accelerator Corporate Supporter