Disruptive Doctors InnovatORS Challenge

A Healthcare Innovation Challenge & Mentorship programme

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Calling all healthcare professionals and students!

Do you have a healthcare idea you would like to turn into a solution?

Join our Disruptive Doctors Healthcare Innovator Challenge (H-Innovators Challenge) and pitch your idea and stand a chance to win cash prizes to bring your innovation to life!


An immersive, 2-month program and competition to create innovative & new healthcare  solutions.

Receive mentorship and  training on Design Thinking, Pitching and Entrepreneurship.

Participation is free of charge!


  1. Healthcare professionals.
  2. Medical students
  3. Healthcare startups /companies


The first ever of H-Innovator Challenge is due to launch from June 3rd until August 11th (Demo Day) – register as a team or solo professional.

Sign-ups close May 31st at 23:59 UTC +8


Once launched, you and your teams will be taught step by step on how to create a valid idea. Winners get the chance to receive the cash prize to propel their idea further and also networking possibilites with our industry partner to bring their idea to life.

Have you had enough of the status quo in the medical and healthcare industry as a doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional?

If so, then H-Innovator Challenge is the ideal launchpad for disrupting the system.

H-Innovators is more than an competition — it’s an initiative that’s dedicated to fostering the growth and advancement of cutting-edge medical/healthcare startups by empowering them through meaningful mentorships.

Join us as we embark on this transformative journey to catalysing next-gen healthcare and disrupting the system!

Pioneering the Future of HealthTech and MedTech Startups to Bring Greater Impact.

Our Origin Story

H-Innovators emerged from the collective passion of determined doctors who refused to be bound by the antiquated ways of the current healthcare system.

These doctors, fueled by an steadfast commitment to innovation, founded H-Innovators as a launchpad for their fellow healthcare professionals.

Our primary mission is to dismantle the outdated models, systems, and mindsets that hinder innovative growth and usher in a new HealthTech and MedTech revolution that’s focused on the patients.

However, this can only be achieved through the collaboration of dedicated healthcare professionals like you!

Will you join us in reshaping the future of HealthTech and MedTech? Together, we can disrupt the system.

Why Innovate?

To successfully and effectively catalyze change, it is imperative that these innovative ideas and solutions come from doctors themselves.

Who better to comprehend the needs and challenges encountered by medical and healthcare professionals?

H-Innovators provides the essential ecosystem and resources that HealthTech and MedTech startups require. By facilitating impactful connections to organizations, mentors, and medical practitioners, H-Innovators expedites the often lengthy journey of discovering the right market fit, securing investors, and more.

Apply: Submit your application and anidea that challenges the status quo of healthcare if you have one.

Innovate: Collaborate with peers and mentors to refine and develop your solution.

Pitch: Present your solution to a panel of healthcare and innovation experts.

How Does H-Innovators Work?

Programme Overview

Dates03rd June – 11th August 2024.
Registration Period25th March 2024 – 27th May 2024.
Team Composition

Teams can have

  • 1-5 members for Professionals/healthcare startups/healthcare professionals category
  • 2-5 members for students category
  • Professionals/healthcare startups/healthcare professionals
  • Students

Will be announced during our HRev Event

Category 1 (Students) 

Category 2 (Professionals/healthcare startups/healthcare professionals)

Duration & activities

Stage 1 | 8th – 23rd June (Preliminaries)
Online Bootcamp

  • Orientation, Team formation, Workshop series (i.e Design Thinking)
  • Output: Each team submits a pitch deck
  • Top 20 teams proceed to the next stage.


Stage 2 | 1st July – 24th July (Semi-Finals)

  • Mentorship
    • Pitch Deck Refinement
    • Product Pitching
  • Output: Each team submits their refined pitch decks and a video pitch
  • Top teams proceed to the next stage


Stage 3 | 29th July – 11th August (Finals)

  • Mentorship
    • Pitch Refinement
    • Project Mockup
  • Output: Live pitching & judging at DD’s Healthcare Revolution Convention & Exhibition (HRev) – 10th & 11th August
  • The winners will be selected.

Workshop Syllabus:

1.Introduction to Design Thinking
2.Building Assumptions
3.Lean Canvas
4.Startup Trinity
5.Anatomy of Pitch Deck.
  1. You can now join the challenge with any membership tier! Not a member? Sign up here for a free account! 
  2. A healthcare professional in ASEAN OR a healthcare student
  3. Able to commit to participating throughout the entire programme and be present in person to pitch on demo day (If you make it to the finals!)

No experience needed!

Pre-Requisite to Join

How to Join the H-Innovators Challenge:
A Step-by-Step Guide

Are you ready to innovate in the medical field and make a difference? Join the H-Innovators Challenge today! Follow these simple steps to become part of this exciting opportunity:

Step 1: Form Your Team

  • Gather a team of 1-5 healthcare professional or 2-5 students who are passionate about innovation in healthcare. Brainstorm and come up with a unique name for your team that reflects your vision and goals.


Step 2: Become Premium Members Members from any tier can now join! [Sign Up For A Free Account Here!]

  • Ensure that every member of your team is a member of the Disruptive Doctors platform. 


Step 3: Individual Registration

  • Even though it’s a team challenge, each member must register individually on the H-Innovators form. During registration, make sure to insert your team name in the designated field.


Step 4: Wait for Confirmation

  • Once the application period closes, our team will review all submissions. If your team meets the eligibility criteria, you will receive a confirmation email with further instructions.


Step 5: Get Ready to Innovate

  • Congratulations! You are now part of the H-Innovators Challenge. Prepare to showcase your innovative ideas and solutions that could revolutionize healthcare.


If you have any questions or need assistance during the registration process, feel free to contact us at [email protected]. We can’t wait to see what you and your team will bring to the H-Innovators Challenge!

Why Participate?

  1. Global Collaboration: Connect with like-minded innovators across the globe.
  2. Real Impact: Work on solutions that address actual healthcare challenges.
  3. Expert Guidance: Receive mentorship from leaders in the start-up scene
  4. Accelerate Your Idea: Transform your vision into a viable product or solution in just six weeks.

Prizes & Opportunities

Winners will receive exclusive access to resources, funding opportunities, and the chance to pilot their solutions in real-world healthcare settings.

All semi-finalists will receive 2 tickets to our highly-anticipated Healthcare Revolution Conference & Exhibition where you will get to listen to leading experts and doctors in healthcare tech & innovation and also network with doctors who have made a career beyond clinical medicine.


Common Questions

Any healthcare professional and/or student can join the challenge including individuals like pharmacists, nurses, biochemists, medical physicists, etc.

Please register your interest through this form: Registration Form. If you are not a member please sign up for a free account first through this registration page

Professionals/Entreprenuers Category: 1-5 members

Student Category: 2-5 members, they can be from the same university of a mix of members from different universities

Yes. Every participant/team member needs to register through the Registration Form.

The first workshop day of the challenge on the 8th of June as well as pitching sessions will be live sessions conducted by our education partner Leet Academy . Otherwise the challenge provides access to on demand material to peruse at your own time.

We understand that most healthcare professionals are short on time and we aim to accomodate. 

Absolutely, this is a non-technical challenge and we welcome participants from diverse backgrounds

You and your teammates own the IP! Companies may contact the participants to discuss possible collaboration in any way.

The majority of this challenge is virtual, as long as you have internet access you can be anywhere in the world.

The demo day however will be held at Sime Darby Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during our Healthcare Revolution Conference & Exhibition. Finalists will be inivited to the event to do final pitchings and the winner wiill be announced during the event.

Definitely! We provide all required materials and resources for experienced participants and for the new-ones.

No reason to worry, we will support you every step of the way!

Ready to Disrupt Healthcare?

Join us in this mission to impact healthcare through innovation. Whether you’re sketching out your first idea or already developing a solution, the DD Innovation Challenge is your platform to shine.

Apply Now!

Don’t miss this chance to be a part of a global movement towards innovative healthcare solutions. The challenge begins soon – secure your spot today!

Our Partners

Disruptive Doctors is a community of agile, innovative, and tech-savvy doctors who challenge the status quo and push the boundaries within the healthcare sector in both clinical and non-clinical fields.


1337 Ventures (pronounced as ‘Leet’), is a Malaysian Venture Capital firm that invests in early-stage startups. They run Alpha Startups Accelerator to help idea and MVP-stage startups launch, validate, and grow. They also help SMEs raise funds via Equity Crowdfunding & consult corporates on their Innovation journey

WatchTower & Friends (WTF) is a tech accelerator that is pursuing its vision of building a startup ecosystem that will raise an ever growing number of successful startups. Operating under the tagline ‘We Start Things’, WTF initiates lines of action that benefit startups.

pitchIN stands as Malaysia’s largest digital investor-funding platform, leading the way in facilitating connections between entrepreneurs and potential investors when it matters most.

Calling all Healthcare Innovators with game-changing healthcare solutions...
Join us in revolutionizing healthcare today!

Join H-Innovator Now!​