Bill Tan

Founder, Transcendent Endeavors, LLC

Bill Z. Tan is the founder of Transcendent Endeavors, a builder of innovative companies and products that improve communication in healthcare, social services, and education. As the Principal Investigator of multiple NIH SBIR awards, his work focuses on addressing the needs of underserved populations. The company’s endeavors include the Starling bedside patient request system that is transforming patient care and nurse workflow, the Canopy suite of multilingual tools that enable patient-centered care in dozens of languages, the forthcoming Communication Genome Project, among others.

Bill was named one of Crain’s 40 Under 40 Rising Stars, and was named by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg as a New York City Venture Fellow. He previously held an appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine, and served on the External Advisory Board for the Center for Advanced Information Management at Columbia University. Bill earned a bachelor’s degree from the Stern School of Business at New York University, where he was elected President of the Entrepreneurs Club.

My Sessions

Digital Health: From Passion to Profit

De LaSalle Room

In this first of two-sessions series, industry veterans and SBIR awardees will share their experience turning ideas for digital health innovations into proven products. The healthcare industry provides many opportunities for solutions, such as mobile apps, e-health portals, point-of-care systems, diagnostic aids, remote reminders, and patient education. These product and service needs are driven by the […]


Digital Health: The Building Blocks for Success

De LaSalle Room

In this second of a two-session series, two successful entrepreneurs, all SBIR awardees, will share their experience turning innovative products into successful operational companies. Small businesses developing solutions in healthcare experience the same commercialization challenges confronting innovators in a highly fragmented market. This panel will explore the challenges associated with positioning your products and sales […]