Funding & support opportunities for African healthtech innovators

Written By

  • Yomi Kazeem

Geography-specific opportunities 

Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe: The Anglo American Sustainable Investment Initiative is taking applications from companies seeking investor readiness support. Selected companies will receive customized technical assistance and will be matched with aligned investors. Apply here.
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2022

Francophone Africa: Early-stage start-ups operating in the region can apply for up to €50,000 in equity funding from Fuzé by Digital Africa, an investment initiative targeting the 25 countries of French-speaking Africa. For eligibility, start-ups must be founded or co-founded by at least one citizen of a French-speaking African country. Apply here.
Deadline: Ongoing

Pan-African opportunities 

The Artificial Intelligence for Health in Africa program is seeking applications from early- and growth-stage health start-ups with AI-enabled solutions. Selected innovators will receive funding, investor readiness training and technical support. The program is a collaboration between Villgro AfricaIDRCAI4DAfrica Oxford InitiativeJohnson & Johnson Impact VenturesNVIDIA and I-DAIR  More information is available here.
Deadline: Nov. 25, 2022 (Deadline extended)

Project Last Mile is seeking applications from “innovators and social enterprises with existing family planning solutions that are poised for growth and would benefit from technical assistance in the areas of route-to-market and supply chain management.” Selected participants will be paired with supply chain experts to provide technical support. The program is a partnership between Coca-Cola and donor organizations to strengthen health systems across Africa by leveraging Coca-Cola ecosystem’s logistics, supply chain, and marketing expertise. Apply here.
Deadline: Dec. 1, 2022

TechBridge Accelerator is seeking applications from start-ups with tech-based, prototyped solutions for its sector-agnostic program. Program participants will partake in venture-building programs and peer-learning, and may receive up to $200,000 in funding. Apply here.
Deadline: Dec. 15, 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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