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.