Our “HCx3DP Meetups WEEK” Gets Its OWN Press; & See Entrepreneurial Versions Of NYC’s Healthcare Future: ELabNYC’s Pitch Day 2015, Thursday, April 2

Sometimes, even we media guys get a little of our own “back.” As you know—besides my 3DP Media activities here—I (ir)regularly report for 3DPI (3D Printing Industry Ltd.), the world’s best (and biggest?) media house covering 3DP. Now, 3DPI has reported on our “HCx3DP Meetups WEEK” suite of events scheduled for 13 through 17 April here in NYC. The 24 March article is entitled: “Healthcare and 3D Printing Meet-Ups Pop Up Around 3D Print Week.” Here’s the piece:

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Healthcare and 3D Printing Meet-Ups Pop Up Around 3D Print Week

New York City is getting ready for an invasion by the 3D printing industry, and as 3D Print Week draws closer, we are getting ready to bring you up to speed on all the happenings.  As a part of the MecklerMedia week-long 3D printing event, meet-ups associated with 3D Print Week will be popping up around New York, including one series devoted specifically to the use of the technology in the field of medicine.


3D printing writer and evangelist Land Grant and his group HCx3DP (Healthcare Multiplied By 3D Printing) will be hosting a panel of “3D printing in healthcare” meetups from April 13th-17th.  Over the course of the week, there will be five panels discussing 3D printed food, start-ups, economics, medical devices, and public policy in New York City. The WEEK Meetups are designed to create neutral forums to educate and investigate active and dormant obstacles and solutions to the industry’s most pressing problems in New York City.

Here’s the play by play:

  • Event #1, Monday, April 13 – HCx3DP Fab(bed!) Food Vs. Chronic Disease
    “Will 3D-Printed Food Cure Diabetes While Foodies Eschew Digitally Driven, Hyper-Processed BUT Hyper-Healthy ‘Home (Printer) Cookin’?”
    Panelists: In recruitment. Venue: TBD. Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
  • Event #2, Tuesday, April 14 - HCx3DP IncuLabz: Hyper-Incubating LifeSci Startups Via Hybrid NYC Labs
    “Physical Future-Making At The Compelling Intersection Of ‘Healthcare Times 3DP’ Opportunities (A Novel Experiential Workshop)”
    Panelists: In recruitment. Venue: TBD. Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

  • Event #3, Wednesday, April 15 – HCx3DP Entrepreneurship, Venture Funding & Neo-Equality
    “Will New Pro-Social Perspectives & Novel Funding Help Empower HCx3DP Startups To (Re)Generate Middle-Class Jobs in NYC?”
    Panelists: In recruitment. Venue: TBD. Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

  • Event #4, Thursday, April 16 – HCx3DP-Hyper’d Medical Devices
    “Succeeding With HCx3DP-Engined  Medical Devices—Despite Cost Collapse, Hyper-Fast Delivery, EPA Dithering, IoT Hacking Threats, Neo-MedTechers Horning-In…”
    Panelists: In recruitment. Venue: TBD. Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

  • Event #5, Fri, April 17 – Effective Public Policy in The Age of (HCx3DP)Disruption– “Ensuring Local HCx3DP Commerce & Common-Good While Fostering A World-Dominating, Industrial-Segment, Cluster HQ in NYC…”
    Panelists: In recruitment. Venue: TBD. Time: 3:00 to 5:00 PM.

Land Grant has who been following the industry for quite some time now, and he wrote an entertaining manifesto of sorts on why he started HCx3DP.  You can read the whole thing here, but I’ve extracted the reasons why he started HCx3DP, in his words:

  • “NYC is the acknowledged center of 3DP in the U.S.
  • NYC enjoys unique, in-place 3DP infrastructure. This “platform” includes MakerBot to Shapeways; Kickstarter to Meetup; Etsy to Huge.
  • NYC boasts the unique community of Brooklyn “Techreatives.” These are the CyberHipsters who can draw a beautiful analog curve, parse its truth in digits online and then arc a startup toward profit.
  • NYC possesses the planet’s most extensive locus of higher-education institutions.
  • Metro-NYC is the world’s “Pharmaceutical Capital,” with 60% of America’s Pharma industry found here.
  • New York State is ranked #1 as a location for Life Sciences organizations.
  • NYC organizations employ 665,000 Healthcare workers, largest such population in the U.S., and—most probably—the world.”

According to Grant, the “over-arching goal at HCx3DP is to help synthesize and synergize Healthcare and 3D Printing at the sweet spot of their intersection around novel, mostly hyper-individualized healthcare solutions.”

The cost to attend each event is $20 and is only part of the larger series of meet-ups planned for 3D Print Week next month.  Be prepared, New York.  It’s coming…



…and, if you’re intent on seeing what Healthcare Entrepreneurs are doing—under the auspices of major supporters like NYCEDC Bioscience—here’s your opportunity to see innovation in the flesh. ELabNYC—Entrepreneurship Lab Health and BioTech NYC—will hold its 2015 “Pitch Day” on Thursday, April 2, with 20 startups primed to perform. The NYC Economic Development Corporation kicked off this initiative (now in its third year) and then helped form a public/private partnership that is now moving ELabNYC ahead smartly. Here’s the ELabNYC info you need:


Entrepreneurship Lab Health and BioTech NYC, ELabNYC, announces it’s 2015 Pitch Day April 2, 2015. ELabNYC is an annual competitive entry program of entrepreneurship training and networking initiated by NYC Economic Development Corporation and now supported in a public private consortium by corporations with a long term commitment to the development of the life science eco system in NYC including Kaneka, EisnerAmper, TriNet, Moses & Singer, Pryor Cashman, Roche, Pfizer and Microsoft.

Participation in the ELabNYC program is open to eligible NYC businesses, residents and ventures commercializing NYC based medical research institution intellectual Property.
ELabNYC 2015 Pitch day will highlight the business plans from the current cohort of ELabNYC participating ventures representing SUNY, CUNY, Columbia, Weill Cornell, Einstein, NYU, Binghamton and Yale University (they moved to NYC to participate!) with technology from the nutriceutical, drug development, therapeutics, diagnostics, devices and apps, bioinfomatics, precision medicine and materials fields.
The ElabNYC program starts with an application process. All Applicants to ELabNYC are screened by a national group of scientists, business entrepreneurs, and funders. Background checks and in person interviews continue the screening process. In December the 2015 class was announced. Since then the 20 invited teams have worked to develop business plans, refine product strategies, recruit team members and identify funding partners.
ELabNYC Pitch day audience includes university tech transfer offices, medical researchers, pharma, lawyers who work with early stage ventures along with accountants and angel and corporate investors and corporate executives interested to meet the next generation of NYC startups in the life science space.

Your invites to meet this inspiring group of entrepreneurs working on important medical technology breakthroughs share their plans to start new ventures in New York City.
To register: please go on line to the Event registration link
For security reasons, no walk ins will be accommodated to the event. Everyone must pre register.
For questions, please contact Mary Howard, Program Manager, ELabNYC mary.howard@elabnyc.com


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Our 4th HCx3DP “Album of Innovation” Is Now Available To YOU; AND, Introducing A Sneak-Peek Of Our New & Innovative “HCx3DP Meetups WEEK”…

Below is your link to the “Album Of Innovation” our “HCx3DP Meetup NY” Attendees enjoyed at our 12 March Event last week…  I love curating these “Albums” from the ever-wider streams of innovation flowing from the head-waters confluence of Healthcare and 3D Printing! Producing each next iteration of these “snap-shot” compendia enables me to really understand where this “river” is beginning to carry us all. (For yet more on our growing Metro-NYC Community at this intersection, follow our HCx3DP Meetup New York initiative: HEY, become a Community Member…it’s FREE!)


Leaf through our .PDF Album of healthcare wonders via the link below. As I’ve said before: these times, these developments, will make the “readers” of this Album thrill to the opportunities in commerce and common-good that present via these “pages”—showing how, where and why these technologies integrate so forcefully…



Number Four: Our Newest 
“HCx3DP Album of Innovation”:

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In one of my next posts here, I plan to unveil—to you, Dear Readers—details of our next ambitious effort to advance HCx3DP here in New York City. We’re calling it “HCx3DP Meetups WEEK.” We’re running this novel suite of FIVE consecutive Meetups in one week (13 through 17 April) in cooperation with MecklerMedia’s new “3D Print Week New York.”

3DPrintWeekClick on Meckler’s link above for an informative overview of the many other 3DP events during that week—including ours. Or, take a direct sneak-peek at our Event “Landing Page” here.

We’ll roll out this innovative, week-long event in mid-April. Stay tuned! Get psyched!! Join in!!! AND…

…C’mon Back!


PS. If you’re personally as fascinated by HCx3DP as I am, consider becoming a volunteer for us during our “HCx3DP Meetups WEEK.” Get an insider’s look and feel, better understand career opportunities at this hyper-hot intersection and enjoy free access to our events. Interested? Email me at Land(at)NYC3DP(dot)com…

A Caduceus Key Fob, 3D Printed DIY in plastic from the "library" of Thingiverse: Thank You MakerBot and Vin Min.

A Caduceus Key Fob, 3D Printed DIY in plastic from the “library” of Thingiverse: Thank You MakerBot and Vin Min.


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This Thursday Evening Visit NYC’s BEST 3DP Store, Hear About How The Internet of Things Will Impact Healthcare & Tread Lightly On Your (SOLS) Soles…

Once again, we’ve gathered together another awesome collection of 3DP & Healthcare experiences, ideas, organizations, experts, fellow attendees you’ll want to meet and alternate futures (YOURS!). We’re bringing all these elements into play—with the help of iMakr Store New York—THIS Thursday evening at 6 to 8:30 PM for your benefit. BUT, you’ve got to be there…join our Community and RSVP here.

HCx3DP MUp NYIF you’re a Subscriber to our “This Week In NYC3DP” eNewsletter, come get a free sample of our next, terrific, “HCx3DP Meetup NY” event. Just join our Community and email me (Land@NYC3DP.com) of your attendance interest and I will administratively “comp” you with a gratis box-office admission for our 12 March Meetup.

Now, here’s full description—including agenda, Experts and background—of our 12 March Meetup:


Welcome HCx3DP Synergist! (…Present or Prospective…)

As promised, I’m back to update you on our rich Agenda for our 12 March Meetup (hey, RSVP NOW!). Here is what our evening together now has on offer:

(1) iMakr Desktop 3D-printer demos by iMakr staffers;

(2) My latest “HCx3DP Album of Innovation,” in A/V mode with my commentary;

(3) Sylvain Preumont, Founder/Director of iMakr, our evening’s host, orients us;

(4) David Solomonoff, President, NY Chapter, Internet Society on IoT & HC;

(5) Nathan Ghabour, Employee #1/Lead Biomech Eng., SOLS: custom 3DP’d orthotics.

(6) Victor Ty, Registered Nurse , Maker & LEGO Medical Designer: 3D printing LEGO Digital Designs;

(7) Alex Meacham will present on very inexpensive BUT very effective DIY/DIT 3DP hand prosthetics for children.


Miranda Bastijns (left), Director, iMaterialise, with your blogger (right) in iMaterialise booth at the debut "3D Printshow NY" in February 2014.

Miranda Bastijns (left), Director, iMaterialise, with your blogger (right) in iMaterialise booth at the debut “3D Printshow NY” in February 2014.

As before, we enjoy two new Sponsors in support of our HCx3DP Community. iMakr New York is our Venue Host and the Internet Society’s New York Chapter is our Collaborating Sponsor.

(1) iMakr Store New York will generously house and host our 12 March Meetup. We will gather-in at the innovative retailer’s store on the Lower East Side of Manhattan (152 Allen Street). Because iMakr will be demonstrating its printers live for our Community attendees on 12 March, we’ll start our Event a half-hour earlier than usual—at 6:00 PM (with a soft end-time of 8:30 PM).

(2) Albums of Innovation As I’ve said before here and in my blog—and touch on regularly in my Albums of Innovation—I also foresee a 3DP retail-driven support infrastructure for DIY Healthcare participants and players. This is likely to be engined by potential marketplace synergies around entirely new HCx3DP communities—like the now-worldwide e-NABLE “society” (volunteer-printed child prosthetics), Maker Nurses at hospital complexes (3DP’d patient-centric innovations in the Supply Closet) and DIY Bio Lab experimenters (applying 3DP technologies to DIY/DIT lab equipment, DNA sequencing and bio-hacking).

(3) Sylvain Preumont is the Founder & Director of iMakr of London and New York City. Sylvain’s innovative retail operations foreshadow how this rapidly developing 3DP segment of DIY/DIT end-users, makers, consumers and prosumers are likely to support, lead and invent much of 3D Printing’s future.

(4) David Solomonoff, President of the New York Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-NY). ISOC-NY is a nonprofit that works for open development of technology, Internet freedom and access for all. ISOC-NY is a Chapter of the global Internet Society (ISOC)—founded by Vint Cerf, “the father of the Internet.”

ISOC-NY has recently begun to address issues of new Net-connected technologies at the intersection of the virtual and real. This novel space includes medical devices and implants, networked 3D printing, augmented and virtual reality—as well as Bitcoin and Blockchain 2.0.

David will address issues of privacy, security and civil liberties around the impact of the “Internet of Things” (IoT) on Healthcare. IoT is poised to revolutionize HC—with such innovations as 3DP-created and RF-enabled Medical Devices supporting Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) via wearables, mobile apps, mHealth and Big Data.

(5) Nathan Ghabour, Employee #1 and Lead Biomechanical Engineer at NYC-based SOLS will talk about his rapidly expanding startup-company and how it provides custom-3DP’d orthotics. SOLS orthotics are created using next-generation data capture and digital modeling technology. SOLS are custom-engineered to the individual’s foot morphology, body and lifestyle. The SOLS process is entirely digital, offering greater ability to correct body misalignment through prescription features and material properties.

(6) Victor Ty, Registered Nurse in Pediatric Radiology at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, is a Maker, ex-officio MakerNurse (makernurse.org) and LEGO Medical Designer who is now experimenting with 3D-printing of components for his own LEGO Digital Designs. Victor hopes to print out a prototype while at iMakr Store 12 March. Victor will also bring his LEGO-built replica of an MRI device. This very detailed “model” is designed to familiarize children—undergoing radiological procedures—with the processes and equipment they will experience during tests: reducing anxiety. 

(7) Alex Meacham will present on very inexpensive BUT very effective DIY/DIT 3DP hand prosthetics for children. 

Audience members will also have an opportunity to introduce themselves and their interests. Light refreshments will be served. And, the evening will conclude with a soft-ending at 8:30 PM.

So, please be sure to RSVP here for our “HCx3DP Meetup NY”—Thursday, 12 March—at your earliest convenience. Plan to participate in this rich and enriching Event at the iMakr New York Store. Looking forward to seeing you there! (Details: 152 Allen Street, Lower East Side; 6 to 8:30 PM. HCx3DP?s Event/RSVP fee is $20 per person; by credit card at www.Meetup.com/HCx3DP-NY/ or at the iMakr door in cash).



Organizer, HCx3DP Meetup NY



Interested to know more about our Meetups, our typical Event agendas and/or our Community-building goals? Read on?

We’re working hard to keep improving on our Meetup successes. We’ll evolve our agendas as we build value for our audiences—YOU! Our 12 March Meetup will present our regular event features with adjustments. That Event’s Agenda now includes:

1.    Welcome Remarks by Sylvain Preumont; iMakr staffers demonstrating 3DP in action on iMakr Store 3D Printers [Beginning at 6 PM, for ~30 minutes];

2.    Orientation, Announcements, Evening’s Doings [Land Grant, 3DP Media; 5 minutes];

3.    Audience self-intros, expectations & wish-lists [Attendees; 5 to 10 minutes];

4.    The latest revision of our “HCx3DP Album of Innovation” [Land Grant, 3DP Media; 10 minutes];

5.    Sylvain Preumont on the role of the 3DP Retailer in helping to build an HCx3DP Community in NYC [15 minutes];

6.    David Solomonoff, President, Internet Society’s NY, on privacy, security and civil liberties around the impact of the “Internet of Things” on Healthcare; 15 minutes];

7.    Nathan Ghabour, talks about hyper-growth SOLS and how it provides custom-3DP’d orthotics. [15 minutes];

8.    Victor Ty, Registered Nurse , Maker & LEGO Medical Designer: 3D printing LEGO Digital Designs [7.5 minutes];

9.    Alex Meacham will present on very inexpensive BUT very effective DIY/DIT 3DP hand prosthetics for children [7.5 minutes];


10.    Roundtable Discussion With Audience Interaction [Land, Sylvain, David, Nathan, 15 minutes];

11.    Audience Polling: Suggestions for Meetup and Community Betterment (e.g., panel topics, experts to recruit, directions we might go, etc.) [5 minutes];

12.   Networking | networking | networking with light refreshments.

[Presentations Estimated Run-time: 1:45]

So, fellow HCx3DP Synergists, mark you calendars—and RSVP here online NOW—for our “HCx3DP Meetup NY” of Thursday, 12 March. And, I pledge to keep you updated as we enhance our evening’s rich program.


Our “HCx3DP New York” Meetup—HCx3DP stands for “Healthcare Multiplied by 3D Printing”—is designed to help grow a community of Metro NYC “HCx3DP Synergists.” Together, we will strive to discover, learn, exchange and advance personal, commercial and common-good knowledge about the new, important and valuable at the exciting and empowering intersection of HC & 3DP in our New York City.

For further background on our Meetup directions (and planned “HCx3DP Ecosystem”), link to my Blog post (at NYC3DP.com) of 27 October: “HCx3DP New York: The Launch of ‘Healthcare Multiplied By 3D Printing’ in the Capital of Healthcare & 3DP…” For an informal overview of how we intend to advance our strategic Campaign, please link to my 17 November post: Our New HCx3DP Initiative…Bettering NYC’s Health Via Three “Cs”: Community to Conference to Cluster!

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LAND, Organizer

Land Grant

3DP Journalist & “HCx3DP New York” Organizer

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