Access to Healthcare When the state either fails to provide healthcare or opts to outsource it, a market gap arises and private providers come into play. Either way, solutions to problems that may not only be exclusive to Latin America are creatively developed. We identify them. In the area of Access to Healthcare, we conduct research on entrepreneurship and business model innovation of social ventures. The research studies provide insights about the business model of the healthcare ventures, which target the BoP in urban areas in Brazil. It is of particular interest for this research unit to investigate the success factors of these ventures and to analyze the drivers of the ventures' growth and development. Through these means, we strive to support investors in defining their investment strategy as well as entrepreneurs in identifying the most important elements that unite the impact businesses, the management factors, and the business model. The research is a cooperation between the Center for Entrepreneurship from Insper (Brazil) and the Center for Healthcare Excellence at the University of St.Gallen (Switzerland). The University of St. Gallen engages in the field of Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing in Brazil with immediate access to socio-economic and cultural reality. Some of our Projects: How can market-based social ventures have a tangible impact in providing basic social services to the BoP? Eva Schmithausen (University of St.Gallen) & Harald Tuckermann (University of St.Gallen) This research project analyzes two case studies of social ventures in healthcare which target the low-income population in Brazil. The cases under analysis offer unique selling proposition as they adapt their business and service delivery model to the needs of the most vulnerable within the society. Hence, both projects have internalized the mission of making healthcare accessible and affordable for all. The aim of this project is to evaluate the business model of these social ventures and to assess their potential for scalability. For this purpose, the researcher will look at the value proposition of the venture and the success-factors of the business model (service delivery, financial model, organizational culture). Entrepreneurial success factors in healthcare access ventures in Brazil Johannes Boch (University of St.Gallen) & Marcelo Nakagawa (Insper) The study is part of the research activities on acess to healthcare in Brazil. On the basis of several case studies, the research will first look at entrepreneurial success factors and best practices of (potential) impact investing ventures in healthcare in Brazil. Second, the study will combine investor due-dilligence processes in Impact Investing and the entrepreneurial success factors. The objective of this study is to generate better insight into the investment process in impact investing as well as to illustrate the interaction of entrepreneurial and investors' expectation.