Startup Weekend Hyderabad Med Tech

    Friday, June 9 - 11, 2017

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  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Hyderabad Med Tech

Friday, June 9 - 11, 2017

Friday, June 9 - 11, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm

IIIT-H Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Telangana 500032

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Startup Weekend Hyderabad Med Tech

Take a deep dive into the world of Med Tech in 54 Hours. Are you game?

Heard of Startup Weekend? If not, you have an opportunity to join us at IIIT-Hyderabad from 9th June – 11th June
Brace yourself for an exhilarating 54 hours of an experience in the world of Med Tech.
Startup Weekend Hyderabad / Techstars in partnership with IIIT-Hyderabad bringing to you Startup Weekend Hyderabad Med Tech Edition.

What is Startup Weekend?
A 54-hour event for developers, designers and entrepreneurs to hack on your latest idea. They will be able to present your own concept and form a team around it or join forces with someone else. Over the weekend, they will be putting the foundations of a business case, designing and building a product prototype, testing your assumptions with a potential customer, and, on Sunday night, pitch the results of your weekend's work to a panel of investors and industry titans from across healthcare & analytical industries. What's more, over the weekend, we will have access to over ten industry experts and mentors to help you bring your ideas to life. Startup Weekend has held 1500+ events in 150+ countries around the world, and we are looking forward to making a big dent in Hyderabad city with the help of lovely Startup enthusiasts like you by resolving real issues.

Now when the world is facing through so much difficulties the one key area we still ignore is Health. Healthcare is still an untouched area & lots of space in terms of problems & onus is on us to cater those.

Why Med Tech?
Med Tech is one area which requires more innovation to solve real issues across the globe & it’s to enable the healthcare industry to heal the world in an affordable way with the help of technology.Let's work together to solve these issues with bringing innovation with data and technology.
Anything tickling your brain & are you ready to bring this to the world?

You have 54 hours to Build, Network & Pitch.

Who can Attend?
Everyone is welcome! Never mind if you are a healthcare professional, business specialist, designer, developer, student, founder or founder to be.

If you’re passionate about healthcare and have some radical health-tech concepts that you believe could instigate a new era in healthcare industry, we want to hear from you.

Ideas Encouraged for Med Tech: 
Any idea pertains to Med Tech / Healthcare with tech attached to it.

There's just one requirement : all participants should have the same initial conditions. Therefore, the only restriction is that you are not already working on your business (research for the pitch preparation does not fall under this rule).

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Friday June 9th

6:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday June 10th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday June 11th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Judges

Subodh Deshmukh
Head- Global Development, India at Novartis

Seasoned executive with expertise in improving R&D and business productivity
Track record of delivering ROI through creation of products with $2B+ sales. Launched over 50 new products with impeccable quality and speed to market
Trusted people leader and change agent with experience in building and enhancing effectiveness of technology teams in US, Asia and Europe

Building productive and resilient Healthcare R&D
Innovation and technology management
Pharmaceutical Quality-by-Design
Extensive NDA, ANDA filing experience

Arun Tiwari
Director at Astra MIcrowave Products Limited

Prof. Arun Tiwari, currently chairs a committee of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to facilitate 'Make in India' campaign in strategic sector. 

Prof. Tiwari joined Defense Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) in 1982 and worked under dynamic leadership of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, who then appointed him as the Program Director, to develop civilian spin-offs of Defense Technology. 

He came out of DRDO in 1997 to establish Cardiovascular Technology Institute, a division of Care Foundation. He received the Defense Technology Spin-Off Award for his brilliant innovation in developing India's first Coronary Stent with Cardiologist Dr B Soma Raju known as Kalam-Raju Stent leading to creation of Care Foundation and later the Care Hospitals. 

Prof. Tiwari is a non-medical professional in contemporary health care and was the first non-medical director of the Cardiovascular Technology Institute at Hyderabad. He not only designed the country’s first satellite-based telemedicine system but also was instrumental in setting up the first link of Pan-Africa e-Network of Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd (TCIL) that now connects Universities and Hospitals across the African continents with their Indian counterparts.

Being a prolific writer, he wrote Wings of Fire, the autobiography of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam in 1999, which became a modern classic going in to 30 reprints and selling more than 1 million copies. Prof. Tiwari is author of number of books jointly with Dr. Kalam. Apart from Wings of Fire, Prof. Tiwari has co-authored books like, 'Squaring the Circle', 'Guiding Souls', 'You Are Born To Blossom' with Dr. Kalam.

Dr Ambuj Chaturvedi
Associate Director-Medical Affairs & Head-Covidien Center of Innovation

Shakthi Nagappan
Director (Life Sciences and Pharma) at Government of Telangana

Shakthi Nagappan serves as the Director (Life Sciences and Pharma) for the State Government of Telangana and is in-charge of the Hyderabad Pharma City initiative of the Government, which is one of the biggest Greenfield projects of its nature in Asia, being developed at an area of 15000 acres at international standards. He also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of BioAsia, the flagship international initiative of Telangana Government. 

Prior to this role, he was working with the biotech division of International Crop Research Institute (ICRISAT), an organization established by the United Nations. His focus was on building strategic partnerships and stakeholder engagement, project management, regulatory compliance besides operations. 

He is a recipient of Young Scientist Award, Award of Merit from His Excellency the Governor of Tamil Nadu, National Children Science Congress Award, and the All India Biotech Association Award for Excellence in Life Sciences Promotion

Dr.Anu Gupta
Hyderabad Angels Pharma Healthcare Expert

Coaches and Mentors

Dinesh Pillaipakkamnatt
Head, Learning & Capability Development, Global Development University at Novartis

Pharma professional with extensive and diverse experience in Healthcare, Pension, Insurance, Shipping and Document Management domains.

Currently Head of the Advanced Analytics workstream within Digital Development. Responsible for delivering Streaming Data Analytics and Intelligence Solutions for global sensor based trials.

Specialties: Strategy, Streaming & Clinical Trial Analytics, Capability & Business Development, Team Development, People Management, Portfolio and Project Management, Vendor Management, Training, Coaching

Renu John
Associate Professor and Head, Department of Biomedical Engineering at IIT Hyderabad

Ambrish Bhargava
Head- Strategy & Operations

Experienced in Service Delivery/Ops; Client Management, Transitions/Migrations, 6 Sigma, Re-Engineering: Operations Management, Contract Negotiations

Versatile Resource with Global Perspective, have worked in a various roles in BPO ie Operations, Practise, Six Sigma and Solutioninig.  

Currently Global Solution Leader for Finance and Accounting. Over past couple of years in role, I have successfully led solution and client interactions on number of deals in tune of $ 30MM to $65MM.

Earlier as Service Delivery Leader ( Record to Report, Payroll & Procure to Pay) - Operations for large Pharma Client I have led their F&A Operations ( 100+ FTE) and had been part to Critical projects. Was Successful in leading number of critical transformation projects delivering large benefits.

Certified Black Belt.

Specialties: BPO Operations, F&A Solution, Six Sigma & Project Management

Mohan Raghavan
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engg & Co-Head, CfHE at IIT - Hyderabad

Mahesh Iyer
Site Head, Biostatistics - GDD India at Novartis

Surya Rao
health tech innovation expert and entrepreneur,

-Incubation and entrepreneurship development experience
-Innovation ecosystems expert
-R & D experience in industry
-Academic licensing and IPR management experience
-Market research and business development skills
-Ability to align incubation and research programmes with societal and industry needs

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Hyderabad Med Tech team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.


Creative & Branding Partner

Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Hyderabad is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Ankur
  • Aditya
  • Ramesh
  • Satyanarayan


Ankur Mehta
Head Community Partnership & Alliances

Started my Journey with a Forex Trading Firm the trading platforms which based in Cyprus & London based companies. I am Certified Six Sigma by British Standard of Institution & ISO 9001:2008 Lead Auditor Certified by Bureau of Indian Standards.

More than 3+ years in Hyderabad Startup Ecosystem being a part of TechStars -Startup Weekend, Founder Institute and CIE IIIT-H Incubator & now T-Hub Foundation which is a unique partnership with Govt. of Telangana. India’s Biggest Incubator & Catalysing In Innovation, Scale & Deal Flow. I am passionate about enabling startups to make positive differences and adding value to the startup ecosystem in the workplace and the economy at large; I believe Playing rock paper scissors not only limited to the company as well as for an individual growth i.e. think B.I.G. (Believe, Inspire, Grow).

Aditya Patro
Program Manager,Corporate Innovation & Strategic Alliance

Program Manager | Corporate Innovation & Strategic Alliance | Community Lead -Global Startup Programs | The Silent Entrepreneur

In 12+ years I have helped large companies and SMEs increase operational efficiency with technology. During the same time I have engaged communities in India for leading global startup programs and established valuable partnerships for corporate accelerators.

My experience with different corporates helped me build insights into:
• Business Operations Efficiency
• Implementing technology across multiple stakeholders and functions
• Build value by engaging different user communities

My stints in Africa, Australia and Europe helping global customers with successful ERP implementation.

I have worked on complex projects that involved data collection across functions and from functional leaders to generate critical business insights to build operational efficiency.

I am passionate about how startups are changing the world. I have been an active community lead in India for leading global startup programs eg: Techstars, Startup Weekend, The August Fest, The Founder Institute.

I see the next level for myself as the scout and program manager for a global corporate startup accelerator. I am keen about FinTech, Agriculture and ideas that engage the rural India.
India is an unparalleled opportunity for global startups.

Aditya lives in the world of Wildlife,Nature.Through his initiative "Project Spand",A No-profit many animals have been rescued & after successful rehabilitation with care, love now they are back to the wild.He has adopted many orphans animals and have been supporting their daily care. Spand is currently operating across Africa, Australia, New Zeland & Other countries.He is currently researching on how the wildlife can be saved from poachers with technology like Robotics and AI.He has been involved with Startups since 2011 and have been part of the ecosystem.

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