Healthcare and health analytics is a crucial segment in a developing country like India and this is one industry in our country which still have a scope of wide improvements. Seeing the many problems in this industry, even Startup Entrepreneurs are trying to fill in these gaps by coming up with many innovative solutions to existing problems in the health care sector, these days.
Last month, like-minded members of Hyderabad’s startup community came together at Startup Weekend Healthcare & Analytics meet in the city. Organized by Startup Weekend, a community-building platform for startup entrepreneurs and prospective investors and resources, the event took part in the Pearl City between August 26th and August 28th.
What is a Startup Weekend?
Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.
With busy schedule of the participants initially, wonderful turnout with 70+ registrations and 32 teams participating. Participants were from as far away as Mumbai, Bengaluru and Tirupati devasthanam. Hosted at the beautiful campus at ISB, there were a sum total of 32+ ideas pitched, 13 teams formed, sponsors and partners, 9 mentors, 5 judges, 3 winners, 100+ support calls, 1500+ emails, 200+ pieces of pizza and lots of great conversations.
At the end of the three day event, the first prize went to 3DSevr, a virtual reality rehabilitation solutions program. Their innovative product blew all the judges mind. Coming a close second was Mind My Health which provides Image Processing solutions for Radiology and teleradiology. Many participants at the event were from the health care industry, showing all of us the definite pathway startup entrepreneurs are taking these days.
This concept event was well received by the audience and participants and every participant had some takeaway or another from the event. Find about more about their program and events here.