An In-depth look into Health 2.0, Approaching Healthcare Issues, Leveraging Failures, and more: SocialStory in review

14th Feb 2013
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The social entrepreneurship space is buzzing in India. SocialStory, a YourStory.in sister concern tracks all the developments in the space and here is a roundup of the activity from the last week. Health 2.0 was a highlight from the last week, apart from which we had the second article in the 'celebrating failure' series and couple of social venture profiles:

Out of Web 2.0 Comes Health 2.0: A Movement in Modern Healthcare

Just as Web 2.0 has given rise to companies that have broken down geographical barriers to communication and information sharing; Health 2.0 is giving rise to companies that break down the barriers that prevent the widespread adoption of healthcare best practices. Learn more about the best practices, the paths being taken to transform modern health care, and some of the players innovating in the health care

[YS TV] Indu Subaiya On Upcoming Health 2.0 Conference In Bangalore

Indu Subaiya, Co-founder and CEO of Health 2.0, dives into what led her to start Health 2.0, some exciting Indian healthcare tech companies, and the underlying mission behind her dream. Health 2.0 has evolved into an annual series of conferences that take place in cities across the globe, including Berlin, Dubai, Paris, and San Francisco. Yet, Health 2.0 is not just about holding conferences… They have a bigger picture in mind; learn more about the movement and the process to enable the Transformation of Healthcare in the 21st Century.

Human Centered Approach To 21st Century Healthcare Issues

A diverse crowd of doctors, engineers, entrepreneurs, investors, insurance providers, techies and more gathered to spark conversations about how to increase collaborations and solve problems that are rampant in health care. Led by IDEO, one of the most prolific design companies in the world, Dheeraj Batra, Head of Business Design for IDEO explains how to overcomes some of your greatest business challenges using what it calls human centered design, a process that has been readily adopted by social enterprises.

Earth-100: Biodiesel For A Clean, Sustainable, And Energy Independent Future

We need to figure out a way to produce alternative energy in a way that can meet the growing demand. Solar and electric sources of alternative energy have become all the rage, but COO of Earth-100, MeghaRathee, explains that Earth-100 is working to find an all-encompassing solution as opposed to relying only on one source for energy. Rathee dives into the benefits of using biodiesel, its challenges and opportunities in the market, and its potential to change the future of energy. With partners such as Mahindra & Mahindra, learn more about Earth-100 and the energy future they envision.

VChangeU: Educating Youth To Curb Harmful Alcohol And Tobacco Consumption

Vijay Bhaskar, Founder and President of VChangeU explained, “We are addressing the biggest menace in the world, claiming 8 million people every year, a burden for any nation. We will continue to address this menace by taking it to schools, colleges and companies to protect students and the younger generation. They look to the globalization of the tobacco and alcohol trade as two of the greatest challenges they have faced as these two industries have grown to be powerful forces in the world economy. What do you think?

Leverage The Failures Of The Past For Greatness In The Future – Steve Hardgrave

You are going to make mistakes in a small, crazy start-up that is trying to do tough things. You need to tighten the feedback loop because there is less room for error in a young business. You must critically question everything, recognize mistakes, eat humble pie, backtrack, and course correct. For this installment of SocialStory’s Celebrate Failure series, we spoke with Steve Hardgrave, a social entrepreneur who has worked in Mexico, the United States, and India.

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