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ZS PRIZE healthcare challenge announces top 20 teams, 8 teams to advance to final round

ZS, a global management consulting and technology firm, has announced the top 20 teams for the second edition of its flagship initiative in healthcare innovation, ZS PRIZE. These 20 finalists represent a diverse range of ideas and technologies, from cutting-edge medical devices to digital health solutions, and were chosen based on their potential to make a real and lasting impact on healthcare delivery.

This highly anticipated announcement was made after an extensive and competitive selection process that attracted submissions from a diverse group of applicants. The competition received over 22,000 idea submissions within the first 53 days of its launch in September 2022. After thorough scrutiny of all complete and valid ideas, the top 20 were recently announced.

ZS PRIZE was launched with much fanfare in 2021, and its second edition aims to further the cause of finding healthcare innovations and celebrating the ideators on the national stage. The program extends for six months and is divided into five distinct phases: registration, idea submission, mentorship, jury presentation, and winner declaration.

The goal of ZS PRIZE is to discover the best ideas that can make healthcare in India accessible, affordable, and on a large scale. The programme aims to help seed stage startups as well as non-profits, students, young entrepreneurs, and any other registered entities to strengthen their offerings for the global healthcare stage.
Top 20 Finalists:
The ZS PRIZE Top 20 list includes a diverse group of innovators and companies with tech-led solutions for improving healthcare in India.
The finalists were selected from a large pool of submissions, and they will now move on to the next phase of the ZS PRIZE program, where they will receive mentorship and present their ideas to the jury for a chance to win funding and support.

Here are the top 20 teams:

Leader Name Company Name
Stm Veerabahu Cybernoid Healthcare Private Limited
Manju Saini Cogniable International Pvt Ltd
Gajanan Sakhare Briota Technologies Pvt Ltd
Asish Mohandas Cureous Labs Private Limited
Bharathkumar Hegde Autoyos Private Limited
Sakshi Shah Neodocs Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Pramod S Cortex N Grey Technologies Pvt Ltd
Team Primary Healthtech Primary Healthtech Pvt Ltd
Chinmaya Naik BlisCare
Akash Agarwal Kuberakshi Business Solutions Pvt Ltd
Priyanjit Ghosh Nex Fitzap Private Limited – Logy.AI
Nishant Kathpal Ayati Devices Pvt. Ltd.
Team VivaFeet Akinchan Kushwaha VivaFeet
Srinivasan Balasubramanian Enhance Head Neck Rehabilitation
Aakash Kohli Incrementum Medtech LLP
Hrushikesh Wadekar School of International Biodesign
Sasidhar Manda Urvogelbio Pvt Ltd
Ashwin Amarapur Aikenist Technologies Pvt Ltd
Prerit Mittal Enhanced Innovations Pvt Ltd
Nishant Joshi Lissun

The ZS leadership team will now mentor these teams, preparing them for the final round. However, only the top 8 teams will advance to the final round, where ZS PRIZE’s eminent jury, chaired by Ravi Venkatesan, a business leader, author, and social entrepreneur, will evaluate the ideas and declare winners in April 2023.
The final pitch round will be an extensive one, with detailed and focused discussions on all aspects of the top 8 ideas.

The ZS PRIZE Jury is a group of accomplished professionals with diverse backgrounds who evaluate the innovative ideas submitted for the competition.

The Jury is chaired by Ravi Venkatesan, a business leader, author, and social entrepreneur. The expertise of the jury ranges from business leadership and entrepreneurship to healthcare and life sciences.

Their evaluation helps identify and recognize the top healthcare solutions that have the potential to transform the sector.

Ravi Venkatesan
Jury Chairman, Business Leader, Author, and Social Entrepreneur

G V Prasad
Indian business executive, and co-Chairman and Managing Director of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories

Aarti Shah, Ph.D
Board Member at NVIDIA and Northwestern Mutual

Prof. K. Srinath Reddy
President, Public Health Foundation of India

Vinita Bali
Global business leader, ex-MD & CEO of Britannia

Vijay Chandru
Co-Founder, Strand Life Sciences

Sandeep Singhal
Entrepreneur, Pioneer in Indian Venture Capital Industry

Dr. Ferzaan Engineer
Co-founder and Chairman, Cytecare Hospitals

In its inaugural edition, ZS PRIZE received 33,000 registrations, with around 2,800 ideas and solutions submitted for evaluation. The winners of the competition provided innovative solutions for a wide range of medical issues.
For instance, Stamurai’s app to overcome stuttering was the winning solution, and Padmaseetha Technologies’ portable dialysis system was among the runners-up. The first edition recognized eight outstanding healthcare solutions that demonstrated the potential to transform the healthcare sector.

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