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2017 HITLAB World Cup: India

February 17, 2017 @ 12:00 am

Patients across the globe struggle to access quality healthcare, even as providers strive to improve delivery. To address these challenges, HITLAB® launched the HITLAB World Cup: India, sponsored this year by Healthquad, with mentorship support from Quadria Capital.

Innovators are invited to submit original ideas to improve healthcare access, delivery, and outcomes through technology. The competition offers participants a high-profile stage to showcase their work, with up to USD 150,000 (INR 1 crore) in funding for winning solutions, as well as networking opportunities with thought leaders.

Finalists will present their ideas at the 2017 HITLAB Innovators Summit: India on February 17 at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. The Summit will also feature talks and collaboration opportunities.


Applicants are invited to submit their Round One submissions online here by February 3rd, 2017. Full rules, regulations and application instructions can be found here.

Up to 10 finalists will be selected from the Submissions to meet with investors.

Top 5 entries will be announced on Day 1 of the 2017 HITLAB Innovators Summit: India on 16th February.

These finalists will compete in the 2017 HITLAB World Cup: India on Day 2 of the Summit on 17th February at IIT Delhi.


  • Focus Areas include digital healthcare, medtech, diagnostic services, medical devices, technology, hospitals, wellness, disease management, innovative distribution & business models that improve accessibility and/or affordability.
  • Startups should have minimum of a prototype or proof-of-concept or pilot scale process.
  • They must also have a business plan or model.


  • January 9th, 2017: World Cup applications go live
  • February 3rd, 2017: Applications close
  • February 6th , 2017: Announcement of top 10
  • February 13th, 14th, and 15th, 2017: Shortlisted companies to meet Investors
  • February 16th, 2017: Announcement of top 5 on Day 1 of the 2017 HITLAB Innovators Summit: India
  • February 17th, 2017: Final presentations: World Cup on Day 2 of the 2017 HITLAB Innovators Summit: India, followed by announcement of winners.

*All deadlines are at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the respective days.

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