MARCH | Funding & support opportunities for African health-tech innovators

We maintain a list of funding and support opportunities for businesses in African health tech. Want to receive a monthly newsletter of our curated support opportunities? Sign up for our newsletter.


Geography-specific opportunities 

GhanaThe Catalyst Fund Inclusive Digital Commerce Accelerator by BFA Global is taking applications from innovative start-ups (including health-tech start-ups) that are building solutions designed to improve the livelihoods and financial resilience of micro and small enterprises. Selected companies will receive flexible grant capital of up to $120,000, tailored venture acceleration support and network access to a global circle of Investors. More information is available here.
Deadline: March 31, 2022

Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda: Villgro Africa is calling for innovative start-ups with solutions that address lack of access to quality and affordable health services and technologies in low-income populations across Africa. Eligible start-ups will receive funding as well as access to technical assistance and further investment opportunities. Apply here.
Deadline: April 8, 2022

Pan-African opportunities 

Applications remain open for Y Combinator’s Summer 2022 cycle, taking place from June to August 2022. Selected start-ups will receive up to $500,000 in equity funding from the globally renowned accelerator. Apply here.
Deadline: March 31, 2022

The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation and U.S. African Development Foundation have launched a business accelerator program to support early growth-stage businesses in sub-Saharan Africa. Benefits include targeted technical assistance, grant capital of up to $100,000 and debt investment of up to $1 million. More information is available here.
Deadline: April 15, 2022

MEST Africa is taking applications for the 2023 cohort of its 12-month technology and entrepreneurship training program. Entrepreneurs-in-training form start-ups with co-founders within their cohort and pitch their business idea for up to $100,000 in seed funding, business incubation, and a lifetime of support from MEST Africa’s global community of experts and founders. More information is available here.
Deadline: April 20, 2022

Business for Health Solutions, a global non-profit, facilitates remote business and technical support for healthcare enterprises in Africa at no cost. BHS’ clients span the healthcare value chain, including production, distribution, service providers, intermediaries, and payers. Contact BHS to learn more about their remote technical assistance offerings at no cost to your organization:
Deadline: Ongoing

If you know of an organization which offers funding or support to businesses in African health tech, please let us know. Our team evaluates each support opportunity to share with our community of innovators.


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