JULY | 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 

Egypt: The MINT Accelerator is taking applications from start-ups for its three-month program. Powered by EGBank and Cairo Angels, the program aims to help early stage start-ups with minimum viable products boost investment readiness through mentoring sessions and workshops. Participating start-ups will also get a chance to pitch to regional investors at a Demo Day event. Apply here.
Deadline: Ongoing

Francophone AfricaShEquity Business Accelerator is seeking impactful and scalable female-led and owned businesses, across sectors including health. Participants will receive technical support to enable scale as well as a potential recommendation to the ShEquity team for investment consideration ranging between $50,000 and $250,000. More information is available here.
Deadline: July 29, 2022

Pan-African opportunities 

The Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationMSDAmerisourceBergenAUDA-NEPAD and the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for Africa have launched Investing in Innovation to provide funding and commercialization support to African start-ups that bring health products closer to where patients are, and at affordable prices. Participating start-ups will receive $50,000 in grants as well as access to market support. More information is available here.
Deadline: Aug. 14, 2022 (For applicants from Southern Africa, the deadline is Aug. 21, 2022)

Public relations firm, Wimbart has launched the fourth edition of Wimbart Office Hours, a PR mentorship and business support programme, created to empower early-stage African start-ups with media know-how and insights. The program is “designed to help start-ups to better understand communications challenges specific to their business and discuss strategies on positioning and messaging to attract customers, investment and talent.” Apply here.
Deadline: July 22, 2022

Sponsored by Financial Times and the International Finance Corporation, the Transformational Business Awards 2022 seeks to highlight innovative private sector solutions to major development challenges across different categories. Health start-ups harnessing disruptive technologies and business models to achieve impact and scale may apply to the Transformational Human Capital Solutions category. More information is available here.
Deadline: July 31, 2022

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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