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About the Program

Incubating Incubators is a three-month intensive training program for impact incubators from across the globe. In this virtual program, incubators undergo high-touch hand-holding and mentoring, with a focus on capacity building and strategy training. During the program, incubators also receive training on Villgro's Incubation replication guide and access to our technology platform IMS.

The engagement does not stop there. The participating incubators go on to become members of the Villgro Impact Network and gain exclusive access to member-only peer learning sessions, forums to connect with other network members and explore partnership opportunities for joint funding and incubation.

About the Pogram

Program Structure

Become a Network Member

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Undergo 3 months training

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Apply for the Program

Program Highlights

Incubation Training


The ‘Incubation Replication Guide’ captures the incubation processes, templates and insights, from setting up to running an incubator. The incubators will have access to 4-5 days virtual training programs, webinars and group activities to enable them to understand how to utilize the Incubation Replication guide and templates.

Diagnostic Panel

  • Villgro’s proprietary process, Diagnostic Panel is a strategic solutioning session.

  • The session diagnoses imminent challenges/risks in all areas of the incubation model for each incubator and builds a 100-day action plan.




Incubator’s portfolio managers will get a chance to work with Villgro’s portfolio managers in respect to learn the tools & templates.

One on One Mentoring

  • Our distinguished advisors will provide one-to-one customized mentoring to each incubator during the program.

  • These advisors will co-design the customized roadmap for accessing the startup ecosystem.

Peer Learning Sessions


Peer learning sessions / webinars on topics such as Go To Market Strategy, Impact Measurement, Legal & Compliance, Mentor Management, etc.

Networking Event


Virtual event for networking & showcase Business Model.

Program FAQs

Network Membership Benefits

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1 - Incubation Replication Guide & Templates

2 - Recordings of Past Wednesday Wisdom Sessions

3 - Eco system Reports

4 - Recordings of Incubating Incubators Training

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Members only small group peer learning and discussion sessions on current themes

Member Directory / Network Forums to connect with other incubators

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Joint incubation, calls for challenges, and funding

Founding Members

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Our Netwok

Members Incubators who have leveraged our training to scale impact incubation

June 2021 Cohort



Cote d'Ivoire

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Villgro USA's Incubating Incubators program is a wealth of knowledge and information on how to run a successful incubator. The resources that are available make it easy to adapt them into our programs and ensure we develop programs that deliver impact. The facilitators have also been great as they share their experiences in running their incubation programs. This has allowed us to fill in the gaps as we design our own programs.

Peter Nawa, Start Up Coach

Bongo Hive, Zambia

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