New York City Healthy Tech

Upcoming Event: September 27, 2018
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Particle Health uses blockchain technology to collectively anonymize and share clinical information for research and payments. Our first product is Smart Consent tool used to track and unlock patient information for clinical trials and life insurance underwriting.



Medicare mistakes can have severe financial and healthcare consequences, especially when you miss a deadline or sign up for the wrong plan. The streamlined platform helps you easily identify and sign up for the you identify the right plan, and optimise your health coverage for life.

Epicured is a New York-based healthcare company focused on harnessing the power of “food as medicine”. Epicured sits at the intersection of the clinical and culinary worlds preparing fresh, clean, ready-to-eat meals that support chronic health conditions with complex diets. Everything the company makes is based on medical research and prepared by Michelin-starred chefs. The current menu is 100% low FODMAP and gluten-free addressing up to 30% of the population with digestive disorders. Epicured’s main route to market is through doctors, nutritionists, and personal trainers who understand the difficulty of compliance with these diets.


FORTË has revolutionized the fitness industry by providing access to top boutique studio classes (from yoga, running, boxing, spinning, barre, HIIT, and more)worldwide. Both a technology and subscription based streaming platform, FORTË installs hardware and software into boutique studios, which enable the classes to be streamed live to FORTË’s platform.

A FORTË subscription gives you access to this curated, cutting-edge, interactive, real time, unedited, and unparalleled fitness experience with unlimited content and classes from the most elite boutique studios and coaches around the world. FORTË’s subscribers have the opportunity to experience their favorite classes live or through their on-demand library.

Event Schedule

5:30- 6:15pm Cocktail and networking reception
6:15 – 6:30pm. Introduction, 
6:30 – 6:45pm. Investment Panel introductions
Investment Panel:

6:45- 8pm Presentations by:
Troy Bannister, CEO & Founder, Particle Health
Jo Schneier, CEO & Founder, Trusty Care
Richard Bennett, CEO & Founder, Epicured
Lauren Foundos, CEO & Founder, FORTE
8 – 9pm Networking


Lori Smith – White & Williams

Lori Smith Co-Chairs the Corporate and Securities Group and is a member of the firm’s Healthcare and Food and Beverage Groups. Lori’s practice focuses on representation of foreign and domestic companies from formation and early and growth stage companies to multi-national public companies, as well as angel, venture capital and private equity investors. Her practice spans diverse industries including, technology, media, fashion and textiles, financial services, food and beverage, sports, specialty chemicals, insurance, healthcare and digital health. Lori has more than 30 years of experience handling corporate and commercial transactional work for her clients, as well as acting as outside general counsel managing all of their other ongoing legal needs. She has significant experience representing emerging technology companies and venture capital and angel investors in connection with early and growth stage financings and strategic transactions.

Saddlerock Advisors

SaddleRock Advisors’ mission is to help entrepreneurs attract funding. We do so by improving their value proposition and better positioning them to attract private equity capital & venture capital. We are focused on advising US and Israeli entrepreneurs and preparing them for fundraising and long-term success. SaddleRock Advisors’ expertise as veteran business operators includes identifying new market opportunities, modifying companies’ business models, funding strategy, go-to-market strategy, and financials to take them to the next level.

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