Funding & support opportunities for African healthtech innovators

Written By

  • Yomi Kazeem

Geography-specific opportunities 

EgyptDMZ Cairo is accepting applications from early-stage start-ups for its sector agnostic incubator program. Selected founders will access guidance from program mentors, peer-to-peer sessions and expert-led workshops. Apply here.
Deadline: Sept. 29, 2022

Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, UgandaUnconventional Capital is seeking applications for fundraising from early-stage founders in listed countries. Unconventional Capital invests ticket sizes of between €10,000 and €50,000 through its “remote, data-driven, and mainly automated process.” More information is available here.
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2022

West and Central AfricaGrowth4Her is accepting applications from women founders for its six-month investor readiness accelerator program. Participating founders will benefit from access to market support, mentorship and investor readiness training. More information is available here.
Deadline: Oct. 7, 2022

Pan-African opportunities 

Hello Tomorrow‘s Global Challenge, an international start-up competition, is seeking applications from innovators, including biotech and pharmaceutical start-ups. Selected finalists will connect with global industry experts and investors, and compete for a share of €150,000 in prize money. More information is available here.
Deadline: Sept. 23, 2022

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

Lauren Schafer, Ventures Director at StartUp Health, has developed a pitchdeck guide based on reviews of over 3,000 decks by health innovation companies based around the world: Here Are 10 Things I Wish Every Founder Knew

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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