Funding & support opportunities for African healthtech innovators

Written By

  • Yomi Kazeem
  • Zillah Waminaje

Geography-specific opportunities

Zambia: Early-stage businesses can apply to the Zambia Business Angels Network for funding. In addition to capital, selected businesses will also gain access to a network of business experts to support their growth. More information is available here.
Deadline: December 31, 2024

Pan-African opportunities 

Applications are open for the next cohort of the Accelerate Africa program. Ten founders will be selected to participate in the 8-week program, receiving support across product and business development, investment readiness support and more. Apply here.
Deadline: N/A

ACT Foundation Changemakers Innovation Challenge 2024 is seeking applications from non-profits and social enterprises in Africa leveraging technology and digital tools to address social challenges in alignment with SDG goals. Selected organizations will receive grant funding and technical support as required. Apply here.
Deadline: July 12, 2024

The MacArthur Foundation is accepting applications for the 100&Change, a global competition for “a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time.” More information is available here.
Deadline: August 15, 2024

Applications are open for the 10th edition of the Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge. Healthtech startups developing medical devices, biotechnology solutions, and digital applications for diagnosis, disease management, and treatment are eligible to apply. More information is available here.
Deadline: September 22, 2024. (Early bird application closes by July 31, 2024)

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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