NYC's Spiciest Health-Tech Community
(Waitlist Only)

Who are we?

A ~200 person paid community + 400 other Free members exchanging ideas, talent and capital in health/tech

In-Person Meetups

We meet once a month at a bar, or a company's office. We're always open to new Sponsor Partners if you/your company is interested! Schedule/logistics, here:

Double Opt-In Intros

There is a CRM with everyone in the community and you can request intros there as well (scroll down for quick video). We will continue building out the detail in this overtime.

Accelerating Early-Stage Ideas

@Founders: By being in Pepper, you open yourself up to invite-only events for Founders/Investors. Also we facilitate intros to investors. @Investors: Pepper leans heavily towards the early-stage.

(Waitlist only, membership is full right now)
Please apply to join Pepper only if you meet the following criteria:

(1) Live in NYC,
(2) Work/Invest in healthcare services (not Pharma or Med Device),
(3) Have 4+ years of industry experience
(4) Not in the "services industry" (e.g., bankers, lawyers, consultants)

FYI there is no confirmation email, just hang tight to start getting emails along with everyone else :)


Quick FAQ

Who started Pepper and why?

Rohan Siddhanti (info below) started this because he loves facilitating ideas/intros, and wanted to jumpstart the NYC healthcare community, specifically meeting up in person again.

Who is in it today?

200 people, this breaks down to 36% Founders, 22% Investors and 42% Operators - all folks who live in NYC and have years of healthcare services experience.

How can I best help Pepper today?

Pepper members love when the monthly meetups are sponsored by a company (cost is as low as $250 all-in). If you/your company can sponsor, let us know!

Is Pepper Free?

No, it currently costs $80/year/member. That gets you access to meetups, dinners and invite-only events. New Members are let in on a quarterly basis.

Connect w/ 500+ NYC Health/Tech Founders, Investors and Operators

Pepper's monthly meetup in March '22:

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Pepper is Created By:

Rohan Siddhanti

Rohan has been in healthcare services for almost 10 years - he's currently the VP of Partnerships for Healthie, an API-first EMR. He began his career building Health Insurance Exchanges for States, then transitioned to a healthcare data startup ("Mana", acquired by Comcast); after a Wharton MBA he spent two years in healthcare management consulting at Oliver Wyman, then joined Bright Health (NYSE: BHG) as the Director of BD/Partnerships. Outside of work and Pepper, he loves being with his wife Rooshy, Founder and CEO of AAVRANI, the Indian-inspired beauty brand.

The best place to interact with Rohan is on Twitter @RSiddhanti - DMs are open!

Pepper x Gaingels April '22 event for Early-Stage Founders/Investors (Meetup + Short Panel):

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June '22 Founder Only Meetup @ Ribbon Health

June April '22 Happy Hour Sponsored by Upfront Ventures

May '22 Happy Hour @ Ash Wellness