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 

Somaliland: Innovate Ventures is accepting applications to its 10-week Women Business Accelerator. The program offers up to $30,000 in funding as well as essential business skills training. More information is available here.
Deadline: March 25, 2023

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: May 1, 2023

Nigeria: She Leads Africa is taking applications from high-impact women founders for its High Growth Coaching Program. The three-month program provides growth-focused entrepreneurs with coaching and support to scale their businesses. The program is run in partnership with The Work In Progress! Alliance – a consortium of OxfamButterfly Works and VC4AMore information is available here.
Deadline: May 5, 2023

Pan-African opportunities 

Bayer Foundation Women Empowerment Award 2023 is seeking applications from women entrepreneurs leading innovations that are driving positive change in sectors, including health. 15 selected women entrepreneurs will receive a €25,000 cash prize, tailored business coaching and access to Bayer Foundation’s expert network. More information is available here.
Deadline: March 24, 2023

The second edition of the AfricaTech Awards is seeking applications from innovative Africa-focused companies with disruptive solutions in sectors, including healthtech. Organized by VivaTech and the International Finance Corporation, the Awards “aim to create new opportunities for tech companies that are having a transformational impact across Africa” through access to networks and global investors. More information is available here.
Deadline: March 24, 2023

The Google for Startups Black Founders Fund is accepting applications from early-stage, Black-founded start-ups across Africa. Selected start-ups will receive up to $150,000 in equity-free funding, up to $200,000 in cloud credits and technical support. Apply here.
‍Deadline: March 26, 2023

The African Impact Challenge is accepting applications from Africa-based, tech-enabled ventures enabling positive health outcomes. Selected ventures will receive up to $25,000 CAD in either grant or equity funding, and visit Toronto, Canada for a four-month learning program. More information is available here.
Deadline: April 15, 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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