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The FireRock Conference

The New York 2014 Health Venture Fair, hosted during the FireRock Conference provided an opportunity for participating companies (medical technology, pharmaceutical and health information) that have disruptive products to meet with industry leaders, investment bankers, fund managers, family offices, broker dealers, and high net-worth individuals with whom we’ve built relationships with over the years.

The New York 2014 Invest in mHealth from Israel

On December 12, 2014 the Government of Israel Economic Mission to North America in New York and Health Investment & Financing Corporation (HIF) will host a second annual mHealth Health Venture Fair at Greenberg Traurig, 200 Park Ave., New York, NY, 10166.

The Drive for Transformation in Health Care  

The New York 2014 Invest in mHealth from Israel provides Wall Street investor and professionals with a unique oportunity to meet with leading micro- to mid-cap health care companies.  

Healthcare is the largest, fastest growing, and most complex industry in the world. The U.S. healthcare system accounts for more than $2.5 trillion in annual expenditures, which is nearly 20% of our nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). According to economists in the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), spending is projected to grow at an annual average rate of 5.8% through 2020, which is 1.1% higher than our nation’s projected GDP growth. By 2020, healthcare spending is projected to exceed $4.5 trillion. The rest of the OECD and most emerging economies face similar challenges.

Despite its size and growth trajectory, the healthcare industry is plagued with large-scale problems and inefficiencies that are prompting a massive transformation in how care is accessed, delivered, and reimbursed. The fundamental challenges confronting healthcare have created opportunities for companies with innovative technology and services that address the most costly problems.

The New York 2014 Health Venture Fair showcased some of the leading disruptive mHealth technologies in this dynamic marketspace.

Objective of the New York 2014 Health Venture Fair 

The objective of the New York 2014 Invest in mHealth from Israel will be to showcase new and innovative technologies that will transform the way health care is delivered in the 21st Century.

Notable Speakers 

The Health Care Panel Featured the following speakers.


Alexander S. Preker is the President and CEO of the Health Investment & Financing Corporation, a Founding Member of the New York Chapter of the Keiretsu Forum, the Chair of the External Advisory Committee for the WHHSJ of the International Hospital Federation, a Senior Advisor to Mt. Sinai Innovation Partners and a Member of the Board of the USA HealthCare Alliance and several start-up health care companies. Mr. Preker was the former Chief Economist for Health in the World Bank and Head of the Health Industry Investment Policy and Analysis in the International Finance Corportion.



The Venture Fair provided an opportunity for participating companies (medical technology, pharmaceutical and health information) that have disruptive products to meet with industry leaders, investment bankers, fund managers, family offices, broker dealers, and high net-worth individuals with whom we’ve built relationships with over the years.  

Over 600 accredited investor attended. Examples of investment banks that specialize in health care included H.C. Wainwright, Geller Biopharm, Merriman Capital, and Roth Capital. Most of the large insitutional investors from companies like GE, Siemens, Medtronics, J&J, Pfizer, Merck were also invited to the Venture Fair.

Presenting Companies 

Health care companies that attended the FireRock Conference, include:  

Cell Source (CLCS) is a pre-clinical cell therapy development company with a focus on the facilitation of safer and more accessible bone marrow and organ transplants and effective treatment of blood cell cancers (e.g., leukemia, lymphoma).

Cleveland BioLabs is an innovative clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company seeking to develop first-in-class pharmaceuticals to treat cancer and protect from lethal total body radiation. 
LabStyle Innovations Corp. (DRIO) is developing and commercializing patent-pending technology that is seeking to bring clinical laboratory testing capabilities to consumers through the use of smartphones.

Milestone Scientific Inc. is a leading medical research and development company that designs and patents innovative injection technology. 

Oramed Pharmaceuticals (ORMP) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of innovative solutions for oral drug delivery.

Symbid (SBID) is a listed online funding platform that helps private investors, SME-entrepreneurs and startups come together in a safe and secure online ecosystem.


Application Process 

Companies were selected on a competitive basis to participate in the panel presentations at the time of the 2014 Health Venture Fair during the FireRock Conference:  Application Form on the FireRock Conference website ( All companies that appyied were reviewed, with the most innovative and dynamic applicants being selected to present at the conference.

Sponsorship Package 

The conference sponsorship provided unparalleled visibility through global webcasting of the event. Limited sponsorship opportunities are still available.  For more details, please visit the Conference Sponsorship page.  

Diamond US$35,000 – Key Speaker, Full other benefits
Platinum US$25,000 - Prime Company Booth, Full other benefits
Gold US$15,000 - Lunch Sponsor, Full other benefits
Breakfast US$10,000 - Breakfast Sponsor, Full other benefits
Silver US$7,000 - Full name recognition and other benefits
Coffee & WiFi US$5,000 - Name recognition on WiFi and Coffee
Bronze US$3,500 - Company Banner and other listings
Conference Guide US1,000 - Listing in Conference Guide

Contacting us for More Information 

For more information on the conference, please contact We enjoyed seeing you at the New York 2014 Health Venture Fair.


Alexander S. Preker | President & CEO 
Health Investment & Financing Corporation

Avi Geller | Analyst
FireRock Capital


Contact details

Alexander S. Preker

Health Investment & Financing
14 Wall Street, 20th Floor
New York, NY
United States of America

Office: 1 (212) 348-1866
Cell: 1 (202) 667-8286
Fax: 1 (212) 348-2866

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