With the objective ofÂ providing gamut ofÂ incubation help, theÂ Enabling HealthcareÂ Entrepreneurship conference wasÂ organised by TiE Delhi-NCR at IndianÂ Habitat Centre, New Delhi onÂ February 15th, 2013. The event hasÂ witnessed the launch of HealthStartÂ Pvt Ltd, an angel organisation focusingÂ to help high potential healthcareÂ and wellness start-ups seeking seedÂ stage investments to make their visionÂ a reality.
HealthStart promises to enableÂ successful healthcare entrepreneurshipÂ in the country. HealthStartÂ promoters are distinguished namesÂ from the world of healthcare, variousÂ industries, entrepreneurs andÂ senior executives, venture capitalÂ and private equity with proven trackÂ record and other relevant fields.Â Pradeep K Jaisingh, Founding Chairman-Â HealthStart, Vivek Jetley, RajÂ Airey, Anil P Gupta, Suhail ChanderÂ are the Founding Partners of Health-Â Start in India.
The conference saw eminentÂ speakers from the healthcare industryÂ with names like Ajay Kumar Vij:Â Co-Founder & CEO, Asian Health CareÂ Fund, ex-CEO Dabur Pharma, SunilÂ Baijal, MD, Futures First, SameerÂ Maheshwari : Founder HealthKart-Â Indiaâs Premier e-Healthcare storeÂ and many more. The seminar wasÂ able to evoke thoughts on HealthcareÂ Entrepreneurship – Opportunities &Â Challenges in India Healthcare System, Encouraging Frugal InnovationÂ & Entrepreneurship: FindingÂ the Jugaad for the India HealthcareÂ system. The event has also showcasedÂ successful healthcare businessÂ models.
Pradeep K Jaisingh, FoundingÂ Chairman, HealthStart stated âWithinÂ a span of last few years the healthcareÂ sector in India has undergoneÂ a paradigm shift and has becomeÂ highly visible in the last few years.Â Indiaâs economic growth and rapidÂ urbanisation is bringing with it anÂ expected health transition in termsÂ of shifting demographics, increasingÂ ability to afford quality healthcareÂ and demand for quality healthcareÂ services with easy access. At theÂ same time India has the most inequitableÂ healthcare scenario whereÂ good quality affordable medicalÂ treatment is not available to most ofÂ its population. This in turn providesÂ incomparable opportunity to makeÂ a direct positive impact on peopleâsÂ lives and also simultaneously presentsÂ an incredibly attractive businessÂ opportunity to people with ideasÂ and a visionâ.
âWe believe that although thereÂ are a lot of entrepreneurs who areÂ interested in the segment and wantÂ to start a company, but there is notÂ sufficient support structure to enableÂ and turn their business into aÂ successful businessâ
This he explained was the ideaÂ behind HealthStart. Its objective isÂ to help build an eco-system that canÂ enable strong entrepreneurial systemÂ in healthcare and make a directÂ positive impact on peopleâs lives inÂ Indiaâ