Circle Health

Pakistan’s First Digital Health Accelerator

Accelerating startups that improve healthcare through technology.

Phases of Accelerator

A Joint Initiative

Circle Health is a joint initiative of 10Pearls and Digital Care, setup to incubate and
accelerate start-ups that aim to improve healthcare through technology

Why We Are the Best?

Relevant Mentorship and Domain Expertise

The founders of circle health have over 20 years of experience in digital healthcare

Investor Access

Direct access to meet many active private equity investors in the digital health industry

Exponential Reach

Exclusive exposure and networking opportunities to become a part of leading digital health conferences and events.

What We Offer

Critical analysis of your idea to help you answer what, why and how about your product

Active mentorship by experts to focus on the core idea and augment the offering

Unlimited engagement opportunities with industry professionals, healthcare experts and potential users for product refinement

Unmatched level of support for market exposure and sales opportunities

Financial advice and support in fund raising through private equity


Circle Health is a program for startups that have developed Minimal Viable Product (MVP) of a cutting-edge technology solution for the healthcare industry. It is a launchpad for sunrise companies that have developed V.10 of their products and are striving to excel.

How to apply?



Apply through our website Circle health > apply > application process


How much time will the evaluation process take?



We generally respond to applicants within 2-3 working days at each stage


How will the evaluation of the applications take place?


Application will be evaluated on the basis of product innovation in focus areas, management team, value proposition, market opportunity and solutions that have clinically proven outcomes and can be integrated into a healthcare organization.


Our Founders

Dr. Zakiuddin Ahmed
President, OPEN Karachi CEO, Digital Care
Dr. Zakiuddin Ahmed is a visionary strategist, entrepreneur and a physician leader who specializes in developing sustainable, scalable and innovative solutions in Healthcare through information & communications technology.He’s the pioneer of Telemedicine and eHealth in Pakistan and has many “Pakistan’s firsts” to his credit in the digital health space. He has mentored many digital health startups, is on the board of international companies, and delivers regular key note invited lectures at global conferences. He enjoys the following leadership positions in various healthcare organizations
  • Program Director - Digital Health, King Saud University
  • Project Director - RIHIS , RIPHAH University
  • Director Digital Health, Pharmevo Pvt Ltd
  • C.E.O, Digital Care
  • President, OPEN Karachi
  • President, HQSAP

Advisory Board

Dr Suhail Chughtai
Orthopaedic Surgeon & Medico legal Examiner Microsoft Certified Specialist & Tele-health Expert
Dr Suhail Chughtai FRCS
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Medico Legal Examiner
  • Microsoft Certified Specialist
  • Tele-Health Speaker & Expert
  • Creative Medical Software Designer
As an Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow, UK since 1993
  • Higher Specialist Training in Orthopaedics & Trauma in UK (1989-1995)
  • Fully registered medical practitioner with General Medical Council UK since 1994
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon with wide experience of working in Europe, Middle East and the Subcontinent (Over 20 years of Consultant level experience in UK, Pak, Saudi Arabia)
  • Former Assistant Professor in Orthopaedics & Trauma, F.J.M.C. Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon for Medico legal Injuries since 2006, based at Harley Street Clinic, London UK with nationwide Examination venues
As a Medical IT Expert
  • Microsoft Certified Specialist since 2001
  • Founder Director of Medical City Online, a Tele-health company based in UK, supported by a team of 15 Web Developers working on multiple Medical City Tele-health projects.
  • Designed 20+ Medical Software Projects including Medical City Online Tele-health Services currently being used by organizations in multiple countries
  • Instructed 70+ Medical Computing Courses/lectures since 2000 (USA, UK, UAE, KSA, Pak)
  • Regular Speaker & Instructor at International Tele-health Conferences and Workshops in USA, UK, UAE, KSA and Pakistan since 2000 onward.
  • Medical I.T. Instructor at Health Asia Conferences from 2001-2004
As an Entrepreneur – Founder of several businesses in the UK
  • Founded a Medico-legal Firm (M L Professionals) in 2008 which won the Business Innovation Award of the year 2012 in UK due to its industry revolutionizing Medical Reporting Software
  • Video Filming & Broadcasting Company (Apex Video Professionals) in 2014
  • Live Video Streaming & Software Production Company (Web Broadcasting Services) in 2016
  • Founder of an International Telehealth Services Firm, Medical City Online with a growing portfolio of Telehealth products (current software projects: 12). www.MedicalCityTV.com
  • Founder & Designer of www.MedicalCityTV.com
As a Writer on the subject of Telehealth and Telemedicine – Recent most publications
  • Chughtai S: Healthcare Services over Internet to revolutionize Pakistan Healthcare System Pakistan Orthopaedic Association, volume 3, 2017
  • Chughtai S, Ellahham S: Telemedicine to revolutionize outpatient-based healthcare The Arab Hospital Magazine, January-February 2018, page 56
As an International Speaker & Instructor on Telemedicine and Telehealth
  • I am a frequent international medical speaker, expert panellist and instructor at Telehealth Conferences.

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