Venture Incubation Program

The Venture Incubation Program is a remote six-month program designed to provide continuity following the Annual HSIL Hackathon and grow early-stage ventures poised to contribute substantially to health system innovation through digital health solutions to tackle cancer and cardiovascular diseases. As a collaborative program, HSIL leverages international expertise and regional insight to nurture transformative projects. The ultimate objective of the program is to accelerate health system improvements and drive better patient outcomes by incubating promising innovative projects emanating from the HSIL Annual Health Systems Innovation Hackathon.



Our partners bring in their specialized expertise and unique regional insights, substantially contributing to the holistic development of the participating teams. Their roles include offering mentorship, hosting webinars, providing technical support, and facilitating networking opportunities.

  • Fundacion Getulio Vargas, Brazil
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
  • Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá
  • KeroLab, Innovation Lab, Peru
  • Movimiento 2030, the Union International for Cancer Control & Global Hub for Improving Value in Health in Saudi Arabia



The VIP operates remotely and is structured in three phases, each designed to support the team’s growth and development:

1. Health Systems and Innovation Design

To equip teams with the foundational knowledge about health systems innovation and expert guidance required to fine-tune their ideas from a technical perspective.

2. Business

The second phase focuses on the business and financial aspects of the venture. Teams are trained to create and present business proposals and to make financial projections for their startups.

3. Communication

Having refined their solutions, design and implementation approaches, and business models, teams are given lessons on improving their pitching strategies to potential partners and investors in the health sector.

The program fosters a close-knit, supportive environment that encourages collaboration and peer-to-peer learning. With a comprehensive curriculum and a platform for international cooperation, the VIP fosters a collaborative platform that helps to promote the continued development of promising health system innovations and accelerate progress to high-value health systems.


Venture Incubation Program 2023

Place Innovation Track Members
1 Pulsus

Health app that allows patients to adhere to medical treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

Cardiovascular diseases
  • Karen Ribeiro
  • Lais Reis
  • Pedro Henrique Gunha Basilio
  • Marina Bassi Olhier
  • Victória Morbach Siebel
2CA Prediomic

A non-invasive clinical tool to predict molecular status based on radiomic features.

  • Wellington Junior
  • Cecilia Felix
  • Penido Mendes De Sousa
  • Felipe Restini
2CV ChagaLens

A MOPID lens and artificial intelligence app to improve access to diagnostic technology for Chagas Disease in rural and low-income populations.

Cardiovascular diseases
  • Shulan Wu
  • Elizabeth Khvatova
  • Prachi Srivastava
  • Zheyin Chen
  • Tafsia Hussain
3CA (Tie) Oncologix and Oncochip

A software and a device that will match population data with patient data to assess the risk of cancer and will follow-up screened patients.

  • Karla Berrío Jalil
  • Esteban Flórez Penagos
  • Laura Isabel Arango González
  • Ana María Palacio Restrepo
  • Samuel García Isaza
3CA (Tie) Tumora

A digital tool proposed to identify individuals at medium and high risk of skin cancer, especially melanoma.

  • Sydnney Emyly Alvarez Montante
  • Axel Jesús Salinas Vences
  • Frida Andrea Montes
  • Cristian Huchim Pena
3CV CORA – Digitalizing Healthcare in Costa Rica

AI diagnostic and therapeutic tool based on the national database of patients’ health records.

Cardiovascular diseases
  • Antonio Rego Clemente De Jesús
  • Guilherme Brito
  • Qais Dirar
  • Rodolfo Gutiérrez Fernández
Honorable mention Life Sign Project

LSP Kit and Platform to collect patient’s health information in the Amazonas.

Cardiovascular diseases
  • Jose Trajano Feitosa Filho
  • Janaína de Oliveira e Castro
Honorable mention Edica

A digital ecosystem for cancer care in Mexico to reduce waiting time for treatment.

  • Sergio Ordoñez
  • Brandon Salas Sánchez
  • Andres Quintero Leyra
  • Samuel Bravo
Honorable mention Biocinema

A methodology focused on the continuous measurement of physiological signals from various organ systems while a film is projected.

Cardiovascular diseases
  • Cassandra Islas Nava
  • Marco Martínez Rivera
  • Cecilia Lartigue Baca
  • Mireya Osorio Palacios
Honorable mention Intus

A biodimensional approach for an optimal adherence for cancer treatment.

  • José Miguel Jaramillo
  • Kevin Daniel Rivera Mendoza
  • Sofía Rodríguez Pavía