About CfHE

The Foundation for the Center for Healthcare Entrepreneurship, is sponsored by two IIT Bombay alumni, and is focused on making universal healthcare a reality. The Center’s objective is to catalyze healthcare innovation to bring about affordable solutions to address healthcare needs of India. The Center hopes to foster entrepreneurs to deliver a pipeline of cost-efficient solutions, which are increasingly ‘commercialized’.

Housed in a 6000 sq.ft., brand new facility, the CfHE incubator offers design and 3D fabrication facilities for prototyping of solutions and devices and serves as a rapid acceleration platform for the fellows and startups. The program offers a one-year fellowship with a stipend of INR 50K per month, and ongoing exposure to health care needs through clinical immersions, local and global mentors, SME’s and VC partners during training and incubation. The second batch of fellows is underway following a rigorous screening process filtering candidates from an Indiawide pool of applications. The third batch commences in August, 2018. CfHE startups NemoCare and BeAble from Batch one has won several pitch awards as well as secured funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Department of Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) respectively.

Our Team

Team CFHE

Renu John
Professor
Biomedical Engg
IIT Hyderabad
Ramkumar S
Chief Operating Officer
Vidya Gopal TV
Senior Engineer
Kaarthik M
Biomedical Engineer
Sandhya Devi
Office Assistant

Our Mentors

Bhuvaneshwar
Independent Consultant in Medical Device
Deepanwita Chattopadhyay
Chairman & CEO of IKP Knowledge Park
Ambuj Chaturvedi
Vicepresident,IKP Knowledge Park
Annie Hasan
HOD genetics & Molecular medicine
Kamineni Hospital
Pradeep Rebala
Dept of Surgical Gastroenterology
AIG, Hyderabad
Ashima Sharma
Anesthesiology
NIMS, Hyderabad
Aravind Kumar Rengan
Assistant Professor
BME, IITH
Falguni Pati
Assistant Professor
BME, IITH
Kousik Sarathy Sridharan
Assistant Professor
BME, IITH
Subha Narayan Rath
Associate Professor & Head
BME, IITH

Board Of Directors

B S Murty
Director
IIT Hyderabad
Rajesh Mashruwala
Prime Venture Partners
Ex- VP,TIBCO & Alum IITB
Prashant Ranade
Former Co-Chairman Syntel Inc
Co-Founder IndusSME, Alum IITB
Avi Nash
Avi Nash LLC
Former Partner Goldman Sachs
Alum IITB
Kirat Patel
Exec Director Alkyl Amines
Alum IITB
P. V. Madhusudhan Rao
Mehra Chair Prof. Mechanical Engg & Design
Head, Department of Design
IIT Delhi
Renu John
Professor
Biomedical Engg
IIT Hyderabad
D Nageshwar Reddy
Gastroenterologist
Chairman AIG
Hyderabad
Sushmee Badhulika
Associate Professor
Electrical Engg
IIT Hyderabad