Startup Weekend Hyderabad Healthcare & Analytics !

    Friday, August 26 - 28, 2016

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Startup Weekend Hyderabad Healthcare & Analytics !

Friday, August 26 - 28, 2016

Friday, August 26 - 28, 2016
Event starts at 4:00 am

Hyderabad, Telengana 500032

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Lets together heal the World,Yes in 54 Hours. Are you all set ?

Heard of Startup Weekend ? If yes, but see you there if not then you should be there at ISB from August 26-28.Brace yourself to have a exhilarating 54 hours of helluva of an experience.
Startup Weekend Hyderabad in association with Techstars bringing to you Startup Weekend Hyderabad Healthcare & Analytics.

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 customers, 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 Healthcare & Analytics ?
Healthcare is one area which requires more innovation to solve real issues across the globe & analytics plays a major role & key for health issues measurement.We must 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 ?

Come,brainstorm & bring the solution to the world & Celebrate 54 hours.

Who can Attend ?
Everyone is welcome ! Never mind if you are a 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 Healthcare & Analytics :
1. Health-Tech
2. Healthcare Analytics
3. Big Data Analytics 
4. Medical Technology
5. Pharma
6. Robotics Related to Healthcare & Analytics
7. Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
9.Generic Analytics
10.Medical Tourism

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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If you are a student apply the code  "SWSTUDENT" and get 50% off [You must show your Student ID card at Event ]
We have a special discount code for women. Apply "SWWOMEN" and get 50 % off

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Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend


Friday August 26th

4:00 am
High tea session with ISB Students
High tea session with ISB Students

12:30 pm
Second speaker Introduction
Arunachalam Muruganantham will be speaking at Startup Weekend Hyderabad about his Innovations & struggle in Entrepreneurship.

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 August 27th

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 August 28th

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!


Suresh Kochattil
General Manager - Corporate Social Responsibility at Apollo Foundation

Suresh Kochattil is a graduate of Osmania University, Suresh Kochattil and went on to do his hotel management course from Institute of Hotel Management, Chennai. He started his career with ITC hotels in Hyderabad and then moved onto Taj Group of Hotels in Bangalore. He spent close to 16 years in The Times of India in Bangalore and Hyderabad both in the marketing and editorial sections.   Suresh is presently with the Apollo group of hospitals and involved in the mentoring of startups and established companies associated with digital healthcare products and services. He is also involved with Apollo Foundation which seeks to create a meaningful difference to the lives of the downtrodden. Suresh is also a part of the team which was mandated with the task of building the National Health Portal under the aegis of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Govt of India. A guest lecturer at some of the leading management colleges, Suresh teaches Business Strategy to MBA and Mass Communication students.  Suresh is also a part of Organizing Committee of the Great Hyderabad Adventure Club, India’s most active adventure club. An avid quizzer from his school days, Suresh conducts quizzes in various schools and colleges in the twin cities. Suresh does a lot of writing on social media platforms and brings forth both his political and social views. Take the pledge to save your heart. Spread the message, you have the power to touch over a billion lives.

Arunachalam Muruganantham
Social Entrepreneur

Arunachalam Muruganantham (Tamil: அருணாசலம் முருகானந்தம்) (born 1962[1]) is a social entrepreneur from Coimbatorein Tamil NaduIndia. He is the inventor of a low-cost sanitary pad making machine and has innovated grass-roots mechanisms for generating awareness about traditional unhygienic practices around menstruation in rural India. His mini-machines, which can manufacture sanitary pads for less than a third of the cost of commercial pads, have been installed in 23 of the 29 states of India. He is currently planning to expand the production of these machines to 106 nations.[2]In 2014, TIME magazine placed him in its list of 100 Most Influential People in the World.[3] In 2016, he was awarded Padma Shri by Government of India.

Event Judges

Sanjay Jesrani
CEO of Go North Ventures

Sanjay Jesrani is the Founder & CEO of Go North Ventures.  Go North is an angel investment and advisory firm, focused on investing in & mentoring Startups. It also provides Strategy inputs to high growth Early stage companies and SMB’s moving to their next orbit.  Sanjay, an active member of the Indian Angel Network, the premier national group of Angel Investors – has investments in startups across the Healthcare, Education, Impact, Consumer and Tech sectors. He was the Executive Vice President & Head – India, Global Delivery Center,  Hitachi Consulting. As CEO and Head of the Global Delivery Center at India, he led the company’s global delivery team of 1800+ across the centers at Hyderabad, Pune and Bangalore.  As a member of Hitachi Consulting’s Exec Leadership Team, he was actively involved in the company’s Growth strategy and M&A programs targeted at reaching the $1B + size. He was an active member of the India and South Asia Hitachi group company CEO network. Sanjay brings over 20 years of solid execution experience from his previous role at Sierra Atlantic, as the Senior Vice President of Finance & Operations, Asia & China.  He has managed a wide range of strategy, finance & operations functions including the P&L responsibility, Corporate Finance, the company’s India  IPO & Investor relations. In his Operations role, he provided a solid  leadership to the HR & Corporate teams, through the company’s rapid growth to over 1800 team size, expansion into its own 7 acre SEZ campus at Gachibowli, Hyderabad and multiple Best Employer awards in India & China.  Prior to joining Sierra Atlantic, he ran a family owned industrial venture and headed his  Chartered Accountancy  practice. He holds a bachelors degree in Commerce and  is a fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). A keen golfer and art enthusiast, he was also a founding member of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiative at India.

Viiveck Verma
Coach, Investor & Philanthropist

Viiveck has 30+ years of work experience in well-known corporate houses, with a proven track record for excellence and dynamic leadership. He has successfully executed key positions of diverse nature and capacities during his career before turning into a thriving entrepreneur. He has effectively handled operational and strategic responsibilities. He is a result oriented individual and has seen immense success at managing profit center operations, corporate planning and business development.
He has rich experience in building brand equity for products, organizations and at setting up policies and processes in start-ups as well as exposure to multi industries viz. Yellow Pages,Travel, Telecommunications, Office Automation, BPO, Insurance, Logistics, and Document
Storage & Management.

Viiveck is known for high levels of integrity, professional loyalty, and maturity. His leadership
skills, strong commitment to ethical and professional standards whilst maintaining flexibility in changing socioeconomic conditions were duly recognized by being awarded for “Best Ethics in
Business”. He was recognized by the “Travel Industry” as a thought leader as well
Viiveck’s portfolio includes amongst other things: Director - Anaptyxi People Consult (a people development company), Director - Hyderabad Angels (a group of venture capitalist providing venture capital to start-ups), Investor with 50K Ventures and Lead Angels, Co-Organiser–TEDxHyderabad and President - Rotary Club of Miyapur.

Academically astute, Viiveck is armed with a PGDBA (Marketing) from the Institute of
Management Development and Research in Pune and is an LLB in Labor Laws and Taxation
from Pune University. He is a university topper in his graduation studies in Geology. The Neuroleadership Group certified Viiveck as a professional “Coach”. He has also been a Zenger
Miller Frontline Leadership Certified Trainer.

Viiveck recently gave up his corporate innings to focus on Social causes among other thingsand runs a society called SAHE (Society for Advancement of Human Endeavour), which focuses on social impact actions. He brings to the table understanding of the corporate world, network he built ver years to be able to connect the players in social space and create social impact.

His interests are Business Networking, Travel, Music Reading and Philanthropy

Hemanth Satyanarayan
Founder and CEO, Imaginate and

Hemanth Satyanarayana is a serial entrepreneur who holds experience of more than 10 years in high-tech Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) platforms in USA and India. He holds a B.Tech degree from IIT Madras, a Masters in Research from State University of New York at Buffalo, and a PG Diploma in Patent Law from NALSAR. He is also an alumnus of ISB Center for Executive Education. 
Hemanth pioneered the development of an image guided liver surgery apparatus that essentially aided open liver surgeons in tracking tumor positions using device like Google Glass. He won the prestigious MIT TR35 Innovator of the Year award, and was featured as a technology pioneer on Pioneering Spirit TV show by Economic Times NOW. He also participated in the prestigious Stanford managed Start-Up Chile accelerator program, and has served as a mentor, judge, speaker and investor on multiple offline and media platforms. He served as a global judge most recently on Google Cloud Developer Challenge. He is also a co-inventor of a couple of patents filed in US and India.

Aruna Reddy
Head of Entrepreneurship Centre at ISB

Aruna Reddy heads the Entrepreneurship Centre at ISB. She is responsible for developing, building and refining the ICE strategic plan to further the ISB vision and mission in the area of Entrepreneurship. She has over 17 years of entrepreneurial and professional experience with the Indian School of Business and Oracle Corporation, USA, and as a successful entrepreneur.

Mansi Gandhi
Co-Founder & COO

Mansi graduated from Cornell University with a Masters in Computer Science. Post that, she joined Oracle as a Senior Engineer, where she worked for 4 years. Along with her co-founder, Neehar, Mansi has built several iOS apps and short films. Her shift into operations and management was with the feature film - The Green Bandits - where she managed the entire production and an 80 member crew. That, along with her role at Shoutt she had about 3 years of experience in operations before starting DoctorC. At DoctorC, Mansi heads Operations and Business Development.

Coaches and Mentors

Sanjay Enishetty
Founders - 50k Network,

Sanjay Enishetty is an entrepreneur and one of the most prominent faces in India's Startup arena. A major contributor to the Startup ecosystem, Sanjay is currently the Managing Partner at 50K Ventures, and the co- founder at 50K Network, a platform that nurtures early stage Startups right from the beginning while providing access to funding, mentorship and investors. What began as a passion for Startups made Sanjay create a unique space for himself among nationwide Startups. In his experience, he has reviewed more than 5,000 business plans. He is the curator of The Garage Stories, an entrepreneurial talk event that is conducted at 50K Ventures, Hyderabad on every third Sunday of the month. One of his latest achievements also include a TEDx talk. Sanjay holds qualifications in the fields of MBA, IPR, Journalism,and Advertising & marketing.

Pankaj Diwan
Founder CEO of Uptec Idealabs Ltd

Pankaj Diwan is the Managing Director at UPTEC IDEALABS LIMITED, Hyderabad. He holds an engineering graduate with distinction from Osmania University. He has been worked and delivered large scale solutions to several Industry leaders like HP, IBM, Sun Microsystems, Quest and Verizon. He is an ardent follower of technology and he was interviewed by BBC for his work on Digital certification. He is very passionate about skill development and employment generation and has been the founder and chief mentor of IDEALABS programme. He is currently on the board of several engineering college boards as a key member of curriculum development and training methodology.

Tom Thomas
Chief Operating Officer of IIIT-H Foundation

Tom Thomas is the Chief Operating Officer of IIIT-H Foundation. An Engineer from NIT Warangal and an MBA from IIM Kozhikode, Tom Thomas has worked as a consultant/mentor with a variety of startups during various stages of their growth. He was an integral part of the initial team of Startup Village- Kochi, where he partnered with the Kerala State Electricity Board to set up one of the first innovation zones partnered by a PSU in India. He also launched the Startup Village’s Academy program to train and nurture the talent pipeline of the state. In his current role he is redefining IIIT-H Foundation as an incubator focused on next generation technology startups. IIIT-H Foundation has recently launched an accelerator program to invest in and fast track startups in the AI and robotics space. He volunteers regularly for various ecosystem building activities in Kerala and Telangana and is passionate about contributing to organisations working towards social development.

Ashok Reddy

Ashok Reddy, is a serial entrepreneur and in the last 4 years he has successfully built 3 startups SellersCommerce, GrabOn and FashionLady. Whats unique about all these startups, all of them are bootstrapped, profitable and well known in their respective domains. His experience in all of these companies was to scale these organizations rapidly. He has grown GrabOn to India's #1 coupons and deals website with more than 25M users in less than 20 months.

Prior to starting on his own he had worked with Nortel Networks, Infosys, Microsoft, eBay/PayPal is US. After working for 15 years in US, UK, Singapore and Malaysia is has moved back to the homeland in late 2011.

Kaladhar Gorantla
CEO, ARTis - IVF Practice Management Cloud Platform

Kaladhar Gorantala has 20+ years of experience in Information

technology services industry having worked in a renowned IT

organization, Infosys Limited. As CEO of ARTis, he is focused on

helping IVF centers across the globe, in running their IVF centers

effectively, by offering a world class product ARTis.

He brings in huge experience in working with global customers across

the geographies and handling large scale projects and programs across

the various industry segments. He has played program management

roles for a number of Fortune 500 companies. He is spearheading a number of futuristic initiatives for

the product ARTis and also working on other product and service ideas in healthcare sector.

Joginder Tanikella
Founder - Vajra InfraTech Pvt. Ltd. & The First Meal & Mooshic Labs

Joginder Tanikella is a young entrepreneur with diverse interests in Technology as well as Marine/Offshore Sector activities including Dredging and services for the Oil and Gas industries.   Joginder holds an engineering degree in electronics and telecommunications and has been instrumental in the growth of the company he founded, ‘Vajra InfraTech Pvt. Ltd.’ with country-wide operations and with his own specialized automation solutions.   Further, over this journey, Joginder has worked closely with various govt. and private organisations and his clients include a number of prestigious central and state govt. clients along with internationally reputed private sector conglomerates.Regarding technology solutions, Joginder’s passion is to develop a strong bank of intellectual property and to help in enhancing India's global image for Indian companies as not just service providers but innovative solution providers. Hence, in this regard, he has founded and is Chief Inventor at ‘mooshic labs’, which is India’s first invention research lab startup.   Joginder believes in extending full support to budding entrepreneurs by active mentoring to focus on unhindered growth. With this aim, he is proud to be part of the founding team of ‘The First Meal’ which is Hyderabad’s fastest growing breakfast brand startup. ‘The First Meal’ was incubated in Joginder’s own 10,000 sq.ft. incubation space and guided by him to a successful acquisition with a cash plus equity arrangement.   Joginder is an Economic Times - Leaders of Tomorrow candidate as well as having recently won the NASSCOM 10,000 Startups Leapfrog Challenge for the Nasscom Product Conclave 2015. Further, Joginder has applied for 5 patents primarily in the field of embedded technology deployment for consumer electronics.   On the personal front, Joginder resides in Hyderabad with his wife, Dr. Urvashi Kaushik, MPH who works as the Specialist - Health Policy & Planning at the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh and their newborn baby girl, Janvi. Joginder’s Father, Mr. Vijaymurthy Tanikella is one of India’s most experienced professionals in the field of dredging and related maritime activities and his Mother, Mrs. Annapurna Tanikella is an accomplished musician and homemaker while his brother, Jitender Tanikella has founded his own law firm, ‘Tanikella Rastogi Associates’ in New Delhi and specialises in startup-related transactions.

Ramesh Rao
Founding Partner at Aquila Partners LLC

Ramesh has spent most of his life in Europe and US and has a deep background in science, technology, markets and startups. 
Starting his career as a physicist with teams designing low level air defense military radars, then moving onto  building massively parallel MIMD systems before Java or hadoop to solve complex 4D MRI problem in collaboration with IBM Scientific Research, and later building early stage internet routers at AT&T Bell Labs. 

Seeking the good life to climb rocks in the Sierras, and chilling with surfer dudes in California, his original idea of escape from London, he ended up in the 'startup Mecca' near Stanford University just as the internet boom broke out.

Multiple projects and opportunities later - biometric imagers, live video streaming on internet, semiconductor wafer manufacturing - 'IoT/big data' with Tokyo Electron Ltd, slow release polymer materials in optimizing yields in agri and numerous others - with several patents, he landed in India by accident few years ago.

He also has worked as a technology market research analyst in the US telecom sector guiding large and small companies - carriers, equipment & silicon manufacturers, investment banks and VCs for product positioning and strategy. 

He speaks enough Mandarin and Japanese to get himself into trouble, and has worked with European, Korean, Chinese and Japanese companies, in UK and Silicon Valley. He has a BSc in Physics from Imperial College & Univ of London, MSc and PhD, from UK and when he is not trying to escape the Hyderabad heat to surf in Bali or ski/climb in the Rockies or the French Alps he is busy with his startups when not practicing Martial Arts.

Currently, he is focused in startup space in Hyderabad and Silicon Valley as a mentor, advisor, entrepreneur and investor.

Meghna Verma
Assosiate Executive Director at Tej Kohli Cornea Institute.

Dr. Meghna Varma, a cornea fellow from LVPEI and an MBA from ISB, Hyderabad, is an Assosiate Executive Director at Tej Kohli Cornea Institute. She completed her medical education with distinctions from KEM Hospital and JJ Hospital, Mumbai. She is an NABH assessor and conducts assessments of eye hospitals for NABH, Safei and CGHS accreditation. She has held both clinical and managerial roles in various organizations in the past.

Work Experience:
CEO and Executive Director of Pace Hospitals, Hyderabad (2012 - March 2016) : Spearheaded the growth of Pace Hospitals from a 25 bed hospital in Begumpet to a 50 bed unit in Begumpet and a 100 bed facility in Madhapur, Hyderabad

Country Head, Professional Education, Johnson & Johnson Medical India (2011) :
She Managed a team of 20 professional education specialists who educate surgeons in the use of latest JJMI equipment and products.
Senior Manager, LVPEI (2010): She managed project planning, execution and brand building of LVPEI city centre at Madhapur, Hyderabad.

Awards and Recognitions: Dhruv Award 2011 for the most promising young leader in JJMI
Hobbies: Meghna loves to read and collect books. She is also actively involved with the startup ecosystems of Hyderabad and Silicon Valley    

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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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