Yale-India Business Accelerator to Promote Innovative Health Solutions
Five early stage startups building innovative solutions in healthcare have been chosen as the first participants in the Sustainable Health Initiative (SHI), a business accelerator established earlier this year by a partnership between the Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH) and The CoWrks Foundry and RMZ Foundation in India.
The announcement of the inaugural SHI participants was made in June at a launch event in Bangalore, which brought together healthcare entrepreneurs, policy experts, and investors to create a community with a shared focus on ushering innovative and scalable solutions to the Indian healthcare sector.
“Around the world, we are facing both new challenges and growing health and economic disparities,” said Sten Vermund, dean of the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH). “The scope and scale of these challenges is such that the public sector cannot fully address them without private sector ingenuity and creativity. As the first signature program of the Yale Institute for Global Health, we are very excited to launch innovate solutions that will have a significant impact on the health of communities around the world.”
Photo courtesy of Keoni Cabral.