Upstate Capital Annual Event

Invest NY: Health

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WHEN: March 3, 2022 | 1:30 PM

WHERE: Buffalo, NY & Online

Register for this Event


Norma Nowak
Martin Graham
Win Thurlow
Paula Jaye Doyle
Melissa Bime

Innovation in the healthcare sector in New York is exciting and extensive. Please join us to meet startups, CEOs, investors and industry experts at Invest NY: Health. The event will be held in March in Buffalo, NY and online.

Apply To Pitch

Are you running a startup in the HealthIT, medical devices, life sciences? We want to meet you! Pitch your startup to investors interested in the sector at the event!


The event will take place at the Center of Excellence Bioinformatics Life Sciences at the University at Buffalo, 701 Ellicott St., Buffalo, NY 14203 and online. If you’re planning to attend in-person, please read the COVID policy. Register today to:

  • Meet innovative startups
  • Hear from active investors
  • Learn from industry experts
  • Build your personal network

Who Will Be There?

Invest NY: Health will be attended by startup entrepreneurs and innovators, experienced executives, active investors and industry professionals in the health and technology industry.


In-person ticket: $150 or $50 off for Upstate Capital members
Online ticket: $75 or free for Upstate Capital members

Not yet an Upstate Capital member? Become a member and get a free pass to this event.



Founder Roundtable Lunch (by invitation)


Registration + Networking


Invest NY: Health Startup Showcase
Meet 15 – 20 HealthIT, medical devices and life sciences startups innovating in New York


Networking & Tours


Invest NY: Health Program
CEO Conversations
– COVID Pivots
– Buffalo to Boston: Empire Discovery Institute Update


Sponsored by MedTech Association


Join us in Buffalo or online to see quick introductions to 15-20 companies and meet the most active innovation ecosystem resource partners and investors across New York State.

Upstate Capital is the region’s leader in convening investors and companies to facilitate access to funding for companies and dealflow for investors. Invest NY is presented in partnership with NYSTAR.

What to expect attending Invest NY Events:

  • Access to interesting dealflow outside major metro areas
  • Connections to Upstate and Downstate NY startups, investors and ecosystem players
  • Visibility for your investment firm to the NY community

Invest NY: Health – Startup Showcase

Katya Sverdlov, Co-Founder, Jelikalite


JelikaLite is a medical technology company developing a novel medical device with a focus on pediatric neurological health using non-invasive therapies.

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Reason, CEO & Co Founder, Repair Biotechnologies

Repair Biotechnologies

Repair Biotechnologies is a late preclinical-stage biotech company developing several first-in-class therapies based on their Cholesterol Degrading Platform (CDP), an innovative approach to treating the cause of medical conditions that arise due to localized accumulations of excess cholesterol.

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Sanna Gaspard, CEO, Rubitection


Rubitection’s skin health and care management system improves assessment, detection, and care management of dermatological and vascular conditions.

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Duane Conners, CEO, wellconnected

Duane Conners, CEO, wellconnected


Wellconnected is committed to creating technology solutions that change the way communities share resources and information to help maximize health equities and lived social impact.

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David Craig, Co-Founder & CEO, GRYT Health

GRYT Health

GRYT Health is a digital oncology company that empowers people to be in charge of their own health through education, engagement and support.

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Jean-Philippe Couderc, CEO, VPG Medical

VPG Medical

VPG Medical is a digital health service company developing a unique set of monitoring solutions based on groundbreaking research using video-based sensors embedded in smart devices and personal computers.

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Souvik Paul, CEO & Founder, Aurie


Aurie is focused on building a reusable intermittent catheter system to improve quality of life and health outcomes for people living with urinary retention.

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Longsha Liu, Co-Founder & CEO, Vita Innovations

Vita Innovations

Vita Innovations seeks to create a smart mask for the emergency department waiting room that can monitor patients’ vitals and detect issues before they arise.

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Steven Buslovich, Co-Founder & CEO, Patient Pattern

Patient Pattern

Patient Pattern is developing software that improves outcomes by helping healthcare professionals identify, stratify and communicate patient risk across all facilities and care settings.

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Kim Southern, CEO, Glauconix Biosciences

Glauconix Biosciences

Glauconix Biosciences is a specialty pharma research company that uses an innovative platform technology to reduce the cost of ophthalmic drug development.

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This year’s Invest NY: Health startups to be announced soon! Click to check out health startups from our previous event.

Thank you to our partner!

Sponsorship Packages

Email Noa at or call (845) 204-8090 regarding sponsorship and participation.

COVID POLICY for in-person attendance:The event will take place at the Center of Excellence Bioinformatics Life Sciences at the University at Buffalo (701 Ellicott St., Buffalo, NY 14203)

The venue requires proof of vaccination and a temperature check will be done at the sign-in desk.

A vaccination card, a photo of a vaccination card, an Excelsior Pass or a digital vaccine card are all acceptable. Attendees should be prepared to show photo ID.