FEB | 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 

Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda:  Villgro Africa is seeking early-stage innovative solutions addressing lack of access to affordable health services for low-income populations across Africa. Selected start-ups will receive $20,000 in funding and technical support. Apply here.
Deadline: Feb. 28, 2023

Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia: GrowthAfrica Accelerator is accepting applications to its 6-month support program to enable start-ups identify and resolve growth challenges. Eligible start-ups will receive support to develop implementation-ready growth plans to advance their business.
Apply here.
Deadline: March 30, 2023

Pan-African opportunities 

The Baobab Network is accepting applications from early-stage ventures across Africa for the latest cohort of its accelerator program. Selected start-ups will receive $50,000 in equity funding and two years of technical support to accelerate growth and scale. More information is available here.
Deadline: Ongoing

The Norrsken Impact Accelerator is seeking pre-seed to seed-stage start-ups leveraging technology to create and scale innovative solutions. Participating start-ups will receive $125,000 in equity funding and will be hosted in Stockholm, Sweden for a two-month sprint program with support from successful and experienced entrepreneurs. Apply here.
‍Deadline: Feb. 28, 2023

World Food Programme‘s Humanitarian Innovation Accelerator Program is seeking high-impact innovative solutions, including technology-powered health solutions, aiming to solve humanitarian challenges. Selected ventures will be invited to participate in a virtual innovation bootcamp and a pitch event in Luxembourg in June 2023. They will also be invited to the WFP’s Sprint Program – a twelve-month acceleration program with grant funding of up to $130,000 for early-stage start-ups and up to $500,000 for start-ups primed for scale. Apply here.
Deadline: March 1, 2023

Madica Pre-seed Investment Program is accepting applications from African start-ups seeking funding and technical support. The program targets women founders, local African founders and founders innovating outside major markets on the continent. Selected start-ups will receive $200,000 in equity funding and participate in a 12-18 month structured program. Apply here.
Deadline: March 31, 2023

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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