Funding & support opportunities for African healthtech innovators

Written By

  • Yomi Kazeem

Applications are open for the Investing in Innovation program!

Investing in Innovation, a pan-African initiative to support the commercialization and impact of African health supply chain innovators, is seeking applications for its second cohort. Selected early and growth-stage start-ups will receive $50,000 in risk-tolerant grant funding and targeted access to market support to accelerate their scale.  Apply here.

The program is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and sponsored by AmerisourceBergenMerck Sharpe & Dohme (MSD)Microsoft, and Chemonics.
Deadline: June 26, 2023

Geography-specific opportunities 

Kenya: The Standard Chartered Women in Technology Incubator is taking applications from women founders seeking incubation and mentorship support for their businesses. Selected start-ups will take part in a 12-week program and receive grant funding and network access support. More information is available here.
Deadline: May 28, 2023 (Closing soon)

Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania: develoPPP Ventures is seeking applications from companies with “whose innovative business model improves living conditions in a developing or emerging country.” Selected start-ups will receive up to €100,000 in grants to support their scale and growth. More information is available here.
Deadline: June 30, 2023

Pan-African opportunities 

Google for Start-ups Growth Academy: AI for Health, a hybrid program to support health start-ups leveraging AI to accelerate healthcare access, is accepting applications. Selected start-ups for the three-month program will receive equity-free support, access to Google’s resources as well leadership training, workshops and events led by Google experts to develop strategies for growth. More information is available here.
Deadline: July 10, 2023

USAID and Project Last Mile are seeking enterprises with innovations that address disease prevention and/or control. Selected start-ups may be eligible for up to $200,000 in grants and will be matched with subject matter experts to provide technical assistance to scale their innovations. More information is available here.
Deadline: July 28, 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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