Roundup: #Healthtech funding & support opportunities

Our monthly round-up of funding and support opportunities for health tech innovators in sub-Saharan Africa is below. Best of luck!


Geography-specific opportunities

Nigeria:  Early-stage startups with innovative minimum viable products, including in the health and e-commerce sectors, are invited to participate in the Union Bank Innovation Challenge. Three selected startups will win cash prizes as well as incubation support from GreenHouse Capital. Applications can be submitted here. 
Deadline: March 14, 2021 

Rwanda, Ethiopia, Senegal, Nigeria, Uganda, Ghana, and KenyaMIT Legatum Center and Clayton Christensen Institute are collaborating to host a Market-Creating Innovation Bootcamp for early-stage entrepreneurs. The eight-session virtual event will focus on helping emerging market innovators develop frameworks to create new markets and impact product affordability. Interested entrepreneurs can indicate interest here. 

Tunisia: Flat6 Labs Tunis is taking applications for the 8th cohort of its accelerator program. Participating startups will receive $36,000 in funding as well as mentorship and access to the program’s corporate and investor network. Applications can be submitted here.
Deadline: March 30, 2021 


Pan-African opportunities

Startup Health has launched an open call for innovators working on solutions related to managing, preventing or treating COVID-19 or future pandemics. The health-focused investment fund will back innovators working on solutions to speed up research for treatment as well as diagnostics, home care, hygiene or telemedicine. Interested innovators can schedule a meeting with the Startup Health team. 

First Check Africa, a female-focused angel fund, has launched operations with the goal of advancing equity, capital and leadership for a generation of female African tech founders. The fund will invest up to $25,000 in six female-led startups this year and provide founders with technical support. Applications can be submitted here. 

The Anzisha Prize for young African entrepreneurs that are aged 15 – 22, and are building sustainable solutions, is now receiving applications. Selected winners of the 11th edition of the Prize will claim a shared prize of $100,000 and gain admission to the Anzisha Prize fellowship program. Applications can be submitted here.
Deadline: March 31, 2021 

That’s all for now. See you next time! 

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