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IAN & HealthStart Accelerator Invites Healthcare Entrepreneurs

HealthStart is India's first incubator program dedicated to supporting start ups in healthcare industry through funding, mentorship and other requisite support. HealthStart model of active mentor-ship through an industry focus and active support from industry experts are key differentiators in the Indian venture capital ecosystem. HealthStart has 8 investments through its incubation/ acceleration and seed investment programs in the last 2 years. HealthStart has an unique distinction where in all our portfolio companies are successfully scaling up their operations and most have raised follow on funding.

Indian Angel Network ( India's first and world's largest Angel Investor Group, brings over 400 investors to invest in health care ventures. IAN brings Money, Mentoring and Market Access to create global footprint companies. The $100bn healthcare market in India is expected to grow to US$ 280 billion by 2020, a CAGR of 22.9 per cent and provides an excellent opportunity for innovative ventures to breed and grow with a keen interest from investors to invest.

Elaborating on the partnership, Pradeep K. Jaisingh, Chairman, HealthStart stated, " We are really looking forward to have IAN's active collaboration in our mission to create a lot of successful healthcare start ups in India.

Padmaja Ruparel, Co founder and President, IAN said : "Health care is a need for everyone catering to a large growing market and provides fertile ground to create disruptive propositions. IAN is delighted to partner with Healthstart to invest and grow innovative companies. We really look forward to best in breed entrepreneurs in this sector to be a part of this one of a kind partnership"

HealthStart - DLabs - ISB's Business Incubator and partner to launch a first-of-its-kind venture acceleration program for healthcare entrepreneurs

HealthStart is inviting applications for its Accelerator Program to be executed in partnership with DLabs, the design led business incubator at the Indian School of Business (ISB). HealthStart and DLabs possess complementary skills and resources, which, especially when combined, will offer one of the best programs in the country.

Elaborating on the partnership, Pradeep Jaisingh, Chairman, HealthStart stated, "We at Healthstart are delighted to partner with DLabs - the design led Business Incubator and Accelerator at ISB, to bring our first Healthcare Accelerator Programme that is solely focused on enabling healthcare entrepreneurship. This programme will catalyze the healthcare innovation in India and support some exciting new ventures in this vitally important industry."

Applications are now open for the first cohort in the healthcare space. Interested entrepreneurs can submit applications online or mail to The deadline for applying to the program is June 15th, 2014.

Benefits to the selected entrepreneurs

Selected entrepreneurs will be offered one of the most dynamic and intense support programs in the industry beginning with a transparent engagement model and financing mechanism. In addition they will receive -

  • Seed funding to develop their ideas further
  • Access to a dedicated cross-discipline Design consulting team
  • Mentorship from a global network of senior executives, investors, and serial entrepreneurs
  • Opportunity to participate in entrepreneur-exchange programmes to get international exposure and access to a global network

The accelerator program is expected to commence by end of July, 14.

HealthStart partners with HITLAB World Cup India 2015

HealthStart, India's first healthcare focused incubator, has partnered with HITLAB to organize HITLAB World Cup India 2015. HITLAB is a New York based healthcare innovation lab focused on helping its partners ideate, create, evaluate and diffuse healthcare technology. HITLAB World Cup is a global healthcare innovation challenge annually organized to promote the rapid diffusion of health technology based start-ups that will improve global public health. This year HITLAB and HealthStart have joined forces to provide greater access to investments, acceleration and mentoring opportunities for the winners of the India challenge.

Elaborating on the partnership, Pradeep K. Jaisingh, Chairman, HealthStart stated, "We at HealthStart are delighted to partner with HITLAB for selection for start-ups in our 2015 Accelerator Program. This collaboration will provide an opportunity for healthcare start-ups in India to access global expertise, innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem."

"HITLAB World Cup in collaboration with HealthStart is a unique partnership aimed at providing promising healthcare innovations in India a global diffusion platform", says Dr. Nishita Rai, Executive Director, HITLAB. The HITLAB World Cup India is to be held at IIT Delhi on 7th August.

HealthStart Accelerator 2015 program will feature start-ups chosen from the HITLAB World Cup India applicant pool. In partnership, HealthStart and HITLAB unite the best of India and Global expertise, networks & programs to offer a unique opportunity for healthcare start ups in the country.

HealthStart Accelerator 2015 is one is the only of its kind accelerator program focused on supporting healthcare start ups exclusively. All HealthStart Accelerator companies not only receive funding but will have access to all support services & access to global networks & mentors. Additionally, one selected start up from the program will get opportunity to make a presentation at the Global HITLAB World Cup in New York.

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