The selection process is composed of two evaluation rounds.
During the first round of evaluation, the top 30 startups will be shortlisted by internal judges scoring the startups based on a number of criteria. These include health impact potential and ability to generate data-driven insights for their local health system, the ability of the business model to embed successfully in the public health system and scale beyond their country of origin, team composition and experience, and relevance to the Hub’s mission. These 30 startups will win a spot in the one-year co-working space and innovation program.
During the second round of evaluation, the top 10 amongst the shortlisted 30 will be invited to compete in a public virtual pitch to a panel of judges. The top five finalists will be awarded a financial prize to help improve and scale up their solution.