5k Neon Run 2017 by Start-Up Leadership Program, Hyderabad


Startup Leadership Program (SLP) – a highly selective training program for outstanding entrepreneurs has founded nearly 1600 successful startups & raised more than $450M in funding.

Each year SLP conducts an awareness event towards a socially impactful cause in Health, Education, Women’s rights areas among others. Last year, we took up the initiative to improve the education levels among girls with our Beti Padao campaign and raised funds to enroll more girls in school. This year, we continue to work towards this cause and extend our support to the girls

Start-Up Leadership Program, Hyderabad is conducting a SLP 5k Neon, 5K Night Run on March 04, 2017. This event is very popular and will be attended by startup leaders, enthusiasts and general public. The theme of this year’s event is “Beti Padhao”.

This event aims to create awareness and raise funds to address the issue of many girls being forced to drop out of school due to many reasons and also improve the efficiency of welfare services meant for girls.

SLP invites you and your organization to join hands with SLP to raise awareness and funds to implement this high-impact programme to reduce school drop-out rates among young girls, particularly in the final few years of their schooling.

While the Run is promoted by the Startup Leadership Program Hyderabad, it’s not just for startups!
If you can’t join us, register anyway, because all proceeds from this event will go toward sponsoring girls’ education.

Here is Link to Buy tickets: https://www.ruddbuddy.com/Hyderabad/Fun-and-Entertainment/Startup-SLP-Neon-5K-Night-Run/SLP-Hyderabad/5397

Check pics for last year SLP 2016

SCL Yorked Stories Hyderabad – February


With a zeal to spread the spirit of Startup and enrich the Startup ecosystem, Startup Cricket League goes one step further and introduces “SCL Yorked Stories”, a monthly meet-up for entrepreneurs encouraging networking, knowledge sharing and pitching.

Here is our previous article about Yorked Stories by Startup Cricket League http://startuphyderabad.com/startup-cricket-league-yorked-stories/
1. Startup Tour – Drunkyard
2. Three Startup Stories
Drunkyard – Priyanka Mechineni
Caremotto – Ravuri Niranjan
CrossBorders – Subba Raju Pericherla
3. Cricket Innings Learning for Startups (Innings to Announce Soon)
4. Networking

Free Registration

SCL Yorked Stories Hyderabad Partners: PopiCorn, Start-Up Hyderabad,Startup Leadership Program, Divine Monkey, StartupByte.

T-Hub inks MoU with Pharmaceutical Major Novartis to Nurture Health Tech Startups


India’s Biggest Technology Incubator, T-Hub signed an MoU with pharmaceutical major Novartis Healthcare Private Ltd (NHPL) to create and execute joint programs that would benefit HealthTech startups from across segments.

Being leaders in healthcare, NovartisHeadquartered in Basel, Switzerland and has significant foot print in Hyderabad, India, will be working together with T-Hub to develop plans and programs that will help health tech, health care and pharmaceutical startups to scale and grow. As a part of the initiatives health, research and development experts from Novartis will mentor and guide startups, in compliance with T-Hub’s mentorship framework and evaluation process, in their respective ventures.

Speaking about Partnership Jay Krishnan, CEO, T-Hub said “We are very excited to collaborate with Novartis. It will bring great value to the ecosystem and HealthTech startups will be greatly benefited. With HealthTech being one of our prime sectors, we are working towards ensuring that startups associated with T-Hub are well mentored and guided through various programs of ours, which will help them scale their business faster,”

Subodh Deshmukh, Global Drug Development India Head, Novartis said, “As a global leader in biomedical innovation, we are excited about this potential partnership with T-Hub and its allied startups driving innovation in the healthcare space.” PTI GDK ARS JMF

Here is our previous article about Vodafone Business Services and T-Hub join hands to help start-ups scale http://startuphyderabad.com/vodafone-business-services-t-hub-join-hands-help-start-ups-scale/ 

Onward Health selected among Top 5 startups at BioAsia 2017

Onward Health is a patient engagement platform which helps post-surgery patients improve their adherence to Doctors’ discharge instructions and then helps them stay connected to their care network for postop services.


The 14th Edition of BioAsia 2017 held a healthcare challenge session for startups wherein Onward Health was selected among the Top 5 startups invited to pitch to potential investors and mentors. The Top 5 startups were selected by a jury, from a shortlist of 18 startups chosen to exhibit at the BioAsia conference. Dinesh Koka, Founder & CEO of Onward Health, presented on stage to an engaged audience.

Onward is a Patient engagement platform focused on improving Health Outcomes. Dinesh said, “Onward was born out of a personal experience where I saw a close family member undergo a successful surgery but then after discharge, struggle trying to keep up with the Doctor’s discharge instructions, including medicines to be taken at specific times, exercises to be complated, and vitals to checked periodically like BP, etc. Am sure each of us know someone close to us who has undergone something similar. Onward was started to help people like them get back to good health.”

The Onward platform engages the patient, motivates them to improve their adherence to the Doctor’s instructions and keep track of their health & better manage their health. By improving adherence, the patient is on the best route to get well faster. Onward Health is targeted at (1) Hospitals who want to keep track of Patients, their compliance and avoid complications, readmissions, and (2) patients who have a chronic condition/ undergone a surgery and need to comply with Doctors instructions for meds, exercises, etc. Onward Health is currently being used by 3 hospitals. The patients are provided Onward as a patient support tool to help them improve their adherence.


The Onward platform starts engaging with the patient from the point of discharge, irrespective of whether the user has a smartphone or not. “The Onward patient app is available on the Google Play Store, however a significant number of our users are non-smartphone users and they get SMS-based reminders regarding medications, exercises as well as followup visits, etc” said Dinesh.

Onward Health is an early-stage startup based out of T-Hub’s Catalyst facility. Onward currently focuses on Orthopedics, Cardiology, Neurology and Oncology. Onward Health is driven by a strong leadership team with 40+ years in Healthcare, Technology domains and is headed by Dinesh, who brings 15+ years Healthcare industry experience with a leading multinational Medtech firm and then with startups.

Contact Information:

Onward Health

T-Hub Catalyst Building, IIIT-H, Gachibowli, Hyderabad 500032

+91 99300 92432





Hyper-local logistics leader ‘VDeliver’ raises fund to launch innovative services

KLCP Holdings & Australia’s Boss Consulting foresee large potential in intra-city logistics

VDeliver, an innovative hyper-local logistics enterprise, has raised an undisclosed investment from Hyderabad-based KLCP Holdings and Australia-based Boss Consulting. A leader in intra-city logistics, VDeliver has been among the first in the industry to build a technology-focused logistics business from the ground up in 2011.

VDeliver has fulfilled more than 1,50,000 orders across 18 different business segments like last mile logistics, Online Meat Sellers, Botiques, eCommerce, Apparel renting platforms, Photo studios, premium gifting companies & organic fruits etc. VDeliver has been assisting brands like Gati Ltd, CallHealth, 1mg, Hexaware Technologies, Oye Happy, Zopper etc. The order fulfilment is done as quick as 60 minutes based on the requirement.


VDeliver has consistently bucked the trend that values growth more than profitability, by focusing on generating sustainable cash-flows, signing up marquee clients, and building its delivery processes for scale. The company has recently formed the advisory board and the advisory board comprises of Logistics & supply chain veterans and industry experts.

With firm focus on future growth, VDeliver will use the funds generated to launch an array of innovative services including ‘Via VDeliver’, to facilitate easier e-commerce deliveries at corporate offices and gated communities. VDeliver will also ramp up its white-labelled logistics services for businesses. A market leader in Hyderabad and with strong presence in Chennai, the company will soon be expanding its operations to Pune and Mumbai.

Commenting on the funds raised and future business potential, Mr Srinivas Madhavam, founder & CEO of VDeliver said, “With a comprehensive business plan and focus on growth, VDeliver has raised this investment at a time when the logistics market place is seeing interesting trends. The investment made into VDeliver indicates the value start-ups with focus on building great services with strong operational and financial discipline garner with investors.

VDeliver is currently fulfilling deliveries across multiple verticals like last-mile logistics, nutritious food, detox juices, gifts, cakes and food. Consumers can get anything that’s legal, delivered through VDeliver across the city by using its user-friendly mobile application.

Here is the previous article we wrote about VDeliver: http://startuphyderabad.com/vdeliver-logistics-startup-delivers-everything-thats-legal/

Meet The Founder – Dayakar Puskoor, Naya Ventures

In our Meet The Founder series, we introduce you to Dayakar Puskoor from Naya Ventures.

Dayakar is a Managing Partner at Naya Ventures, a 50 million USD fund that invests in early-stage Cloud, Mobile & Big Data companies. Apart from his role at Naya Ventures, Dayakar is Executive Chairman at Motivity Labs, GlobalOutlook and KeepTrax. He is also a Board Member at Altia Systems, SnapOne and Zoomingo. He is a Board Observer at Minetta Brook and an Advisory Board Member at Boxfish and Glympse.


Dayakar is an active supporter of entrepreneurs and startups. He has been involved with the Dallas chapter of The Indus Entrepreneur (TiE) since 1999 and is currently a charter member. Among other activities, he chaired the wireless/mobility SIG of TiE, and organized a wireless seminar in partnership with Nokia, TI and others. Dayakar is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin University and earned a master’s degree in computer science from Nova University.

India’s next big innovations – Intel & DST – Innovate for Digital India Challenge


Digital India vision of the Government of India, Intel, Department of Science and Technology, in collaboration with T-Hub, India’s fastest growing startup engine, have come together to foster a new wave of disruptive innovation that empowers citizens and transforms India through the Intel & DST – Innovate for Digital India Challenge 2.0 (“Challenge”).

After 8 rigorous weeks of developing and perfecting their innovations, the Top 10 teams from the Challenge are ready to showcase their solution prototype. With the kind of hard work and dedication put in by the participating teams, the stage is all set for a pulsating Demo Day where innovative solutions that can empower and transform India will finally come to life.

Come witness these emerging entrepreneurs from the Top 10 teams pitch and showcase their latest ground-breaking innovations to a panel of experts.
Register here for demo day

Care is motto, access & affordability to surgeries is mission

care mottoNothing matters more than health. No wonder, from the time immemorial, the saying that health is wealth, has never lost even a single ounce of importance or relevance. Being healthy is all about being happy, and access to quality healthcare plays a vital role in keeping up the individual as well as community healthy. Access, affordability, attentive and efficacy are four pillars on which the foundation of the healthcare hinges.

Along with preventive, diagnostic and drug therapy, surgeries form the crucial point in the treatment picture. As we know, surgeries are mostly the final and the most trusted (though feared expensive) and effective modes of treatment after all the other means have either been exhausted or did not find any relevance. From emergency surgeries that need immediate attention, to elective surgeries that can be scheduled, these procedures can be complex, challenging, expensive and lengthy too. The patients often need guidance in many forms, be it the right hospital, good and famous doctor, at the right time, building confidence and most importantly the cost factor suiting the budget.


Caremotto, the Hyderabad-headquartered company has clearly attempted to cement this assistance gap that stares surgery seekers. While surgery is unavoidable often, the challenges in getting it done make it difficult for the patient and the family. These can be expenditure, lack of awareness about hospitals, or it can even be the lack of realizing the need for surgery. Caremotto has built its business model with this social commitment and seeks to answer these questions by providing complete guidance and access to surgeries.

Set up in 2015 by Dr Niranjan Ravuri, an accomplished gastro surgeon, Caremotto has today evolved into a one-stop facilitation and support for those seeking surgeries at a fixed price component in their budget. Often, the patients postpone surgeries owing to the cost factor.

Patients go window shopping across lots of hospitals to enquire about all these factors, and spend lots of resources even before getting to the treatment part. This is time consuming and poses risk arising out of time consumption, especially becoming harmful leading to more health complications, sometimes life-threatening too. The patients need appropriate guidance to make them understand the risks in postponement. Though there are elective surgeries that can be scheduled later, it is in the interest of one’s health that the surgery is done at the earliest.

Caremotto exactly enters the stage here donning the role of a trusted guide. It has set up a strong counseling platform to educate patients for free of cost. While doing so, it also presents the options to choose from hospital wise and budget wise. From here, it is Caremotto all through arranging for the surgery, ensuring preferential treatment, closest date for surgery and post-surgery precautions.

Caremotto’s vision driven by a sustainable mission, has consistently won the confidence of numerous hospitals across Hyderabad. These hospitals, both secondary and tertiary are on board of the Caremotto network and are available for Caremotto patients to choose from.

“I was a surgeon for a considerable period, and the stint had opened up various human interest stories that ranged from lack of knowledge to lack of access, money issues and shortage of confidence. After a prolonged deliberation within myself, I initiated Caremotto to answer these questions and extend far-reaching services to needy patients. Today in our short journey, we offer an extensive gamut of support to patients in an end-to-end manner both educating and executing,” Dr Niranjan says.

The doctor adds, “From an enquiry we receive from the anxious patient or the family, to putting them to the hospital for surgery, we ensure complete patient care. This has become our USP and in a way, we have reduced the operational hassles of the hospitals.”

Behind Caremotto’s successful signing up with hospitals, lies the trust and equity it has created among the hospitals.  By associating with hospitals, we had to ensure we were complementing their efforts and not cannibalizing. This, we could successfully establish by driving the fact that their idle inventory would be put to use with surgery opportunities created by Caremotto. Also we ensure effective brand visibility and loyalty that makes the association more fetching,” the doctor adds.

Today, Caremotto has around 90 hospitals for patients to choose. It offers 500 plus surgical procedures and combines it with right hospital suiting the patient preference and budget. Behind this steady success lies the strong vision and leadership of Dr Niranjan, ably supported by professionals from several disciplines. Technology and patient counseling are emerging as lifelines of the Caremotto business model. Caremotto is investing time, training and money on these crucial areas besides focusing on expanding its footprint other geographies roping in hospitals of those regions.

Vodafone Business Services and T-Hub join hands to help start-ups scale

Becomes the first telecom operator to partner with T-Hub as the Communications Partner

T-Hub, India’s largest start-up engine, catalysing innovation, scale and deal flow has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Vodafone Business Services, the enterprise arm of Vodafone India, for benefitting start-ups in the country. Vodafone has become the first ever telco to partner with T-Hub to be their ‘Communications Partner’.

In line with its vision to be the most trusted and valued ‘Total Communications Solutions Partner’ to Indian enterprises, Vodafone Business Services will be actively engaging with start-ups across the country and initiating national level programmes for them, within the T-Hub ecosystem. It will connect several mentors in compliance with T-Hub’s mentorship framework and evaluation process, and will become a progressive partner for the start-up community, helping them navigate their business challenges strategically with the right tools.

Vodafone’s Ready Business offerings – spanning fixed line, mobility, cloud and IoT products and services – make enterprises efficient and future-ready. Through its consultative approach, VBS will provide customized solutions to enable these start-ups launch their operations and scale the business in a flexible and convenient manner.

Speaking about the partnership, Jay Krishnan, CEO, T-Hub said, “It’s a great opportunity for T-Hub to be partnering with Vodafone India. Vodafone’s global expertise in various sectors will help explore and scout out interesting entrepreneurs and start-ups and further nurture a few of them scale up, under guidance.”

Rohit Tandon, Business Head, Vodafone AP&T Circle said, “We are delighted to partner with T-Hub as this platform will help us bring our global expertise and capabilities to the start-up community in the country. We are excited to associate with them and are confident of becoming active partners in their business growth journey.”

In the picture: LtoR – Jay Krishnan, CEO, T-Hub, Sagar Pattnaik – Head Small & Medium Enterprises (AP&t), Vodafone India, and, Abhishek Kumar – Marketing, Vodafone India


T-Hub is a unique public/private partnership between the government of Telangana, three of India’s premier academic institutes (IIIT-H, ISB and NALSAR) and key private sector leaders. T-Hub aims to forge many such partnerships with governments and corporates across the world to setup T-Bridge centers, strengthening trade relations and attracting investment into the state of Telangana.

T-Hub is one of the largest start-up ecosystem builders in India, with over 2000 start-ups in its database clustered into various stages of growth across sectors of specialization – a model of community development that is unique to Hyderabad. Such a unique model enables investors and corporates to plan programs and capacity building initiatives in a targeted and organized manner. T-Hub is also the only model where the government is working intensely with the investor and the partner to fuel innovation and facilitate enterprise.

For more information, please visit – www.t-hub.co

About Vodafone Business Services

Vodafone Business Services, the enterprise arm of Vodafone, provides total telecommunications solutions across both mobility and wireline platforms and enables Global Enterprises, National Corporates, SME’s and Government segments to communicate, collaborate and connect. Today with more than 7.5 million mobility corporate customers as on March 31, 2016, VBS is providing services to global and national businesses equipped with a robust network infrastructure and a 24×7 NOC.

Through a dedicated team of Account Managers and Service Managers and applying a consultative selling approach, it specifically addresses the connectivity, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud and converged communications needs of its customers in India.

With the advantage of its global expertise and knowledge of local markets, Vodafone India is well poised to expand the Government’s capacity to deliver benefits and outcomes for citizens, governments, and businesses. Vodafone endeavors to be a steadfast partner in the Government’s efforts towards Digital India.

VBS was recently awarded the ‘Enterprise Mobile Service Provider of the Year’ for the sixth year in a row (2011-16) and the ‘Enterprise Telecom Service Provider of the Year – SMB Segment’ at the Frost & Sullivan India ICT Awards 2016. It was also awarded ‘Telecom Leadership Award 2014’ for Customer Service by Voice & Data and the CIO Choice awards for enterprise mobility and leased lines.

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