Health Trail

IIM Calcutta Innovation Park (IIMCIP) and IvyCap Ventures in association with the Department of Science & Technology, Govt.of India has launched Health Trail.

Health Trail, is a power packed 3-month non-residential (with 10 contact days) acceleration program. It  aims to nurture and invest in early stage start-ups which are providing solutions for availability, accessibility & affordability in the healthcare space.  The selected cohort will be individually mentored by experts in the domain and leverage the wide network of IIM Calcutta Innovation Park.

The cohort will also get an opportunity to showcase their businesses to a pool of dynamic investors on the Demo Day. Selected start-ups will be eligible for a seed funding of up to INR 50 lakhs, and an opportunity to incubate at IIM Calcutta Innovation Park.

IIM Calcutta Innovation Park (IIMCIP) is a not for profit (Section 8) company established under the aegis of IIM Calcutta to promote Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

IvyCap Ventures was founded in 2011 with a vision to leverage Global Alumni Ecosystems to foster Entrepreneurship in India and maximize returns for its Investors. IvyCap has now become the largest home-grown Venture Capital Fund in India.


  • Upto 50 lakhs seed funding for selected start-up's
  • Dedicated Demo Day with Healthcare Investors for all cohort members
  • Customized Capacity Building Program
  • Tailored Mentorship
  • Investment Readiness
  • Access to Funding Opportunities
  • Networking Opportunities with Relevant Industry Ecosystem
  • Access to Marketing Channels
  • Pan India Recognition & Publicity
*conditions apply*


15 Oct, 2018
Registration Begin
Last Date for Applications
10 Nov, 2018
28 Nov, 2018
Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates
Accelerator Module 1 - Business Plan Components
Dec 07, 2018 - Dec 09, 2018
Jan 21, 2019 - Jan 24, 2019
Accelerator Module 2 - Business Plan, Tech Validation, Legal Compliances & Certification
Accelerator Module 3 - Funding & Pitching
Feb 14, 2019 - Feb 16, 2019
05 Mar, 2019
Demo Day


Balram Sankaran


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Sivan Menon

Digital Healthcare Entrepreneur

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Arun Venkatesan

Practice Lead - Health & CTO, Villgro Innovation Foundation

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Vikram Gupta

Founder & Managing Partner of IvyCap Ventures Advisors Private Limited

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Viren Mehta

Owner of Kripa Surgicals & Elite Healthcare

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Dr. Subhrangshu Sanyal

CEO, IIM Calcutta Innovation Park

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Gaurav Kapoor

Head -Social Entrepreneurship, IIM Calcutta Innovation Park

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Prof.(Dr.) Samir Kumar Pal

Senior Professor, Department of Chemical, Biological & Macromolecular Sciences, S.N.Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences

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More Mentors Joining Soon


  • Early-stage Healthcare Startups based in India having innovative business models working on availability/accessibity or affordability
  • Products/Services in Digital Healthcare, Medtech, Devices, Disease Management
  • Startups with Working Prototype/Pilot/Early Revenue Stage

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