Funding & support opportunities for African healthtech innovators

Written By

  • Yomi Kazeem

Geography-specific opportunities 

Ghana: UNICEF StartUp Lab, an accelerator program for early-stage businesses advancing SDGs for children and young people, is taking applications. The program offers business incubation and product development support through program experts, as well as potential further support from partner United Nations agencies. More information is available here.
Deadline: Oct. 21, 2022 (Closing soon)

Nigeria: Powered by the WFP Innovation Accelerator and BMZ digilabDigital Health Innovation Accelerator Program is seeking applications from start-ups providing digital solutions with a focus on pandemic preparedness capabilities. Selected ventures will receive financial, technical, and methodological support. More information is available here
Deadline: Oct. 23, 2022 (Closing soon)

Morocco: Scalerator, a coaching program by LaStartupStation, is taking applications for its second annual cohort. The program focuses on supporting youth-led businesses through the processes of product development and deployment to traction. Participating start-ups can also receive up to €50,000 in funding support. Apply here.
Deadline: Oct. 24, 2022 (Closing soon)

Pan-African opportunities 

HealthTech Hub Africa, a healthtech accelerator founded by the Novartis Foundation, has launched its second Africa HealthTech Challenge. The accelerator is seeking “high-impact innovators with business-to-government focused solutions and business models that have the potential to drive transformational population health impact at scale for Africa.” More information is available here.
Deadline: Oct. 23, 2022 (Closing soon)

Startupbootcamp Afritech is taking applications from early-stage start-ups for its latest accelerator cohort. Ten selected start-ups will receive investment and additional benefits valued at over €500,000. The upcoming cohort is delivered in partnership with Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank, the Government of Senegal, Telecel Group and Enrich in AfricaMore information is available here.
Deadline: Nov. 11, 2022

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-DAIRMore information is available here. (Updated with link) 
Deadline: Nov. 11, 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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