Villgro Africa is looking for innovative solutions that address the lack of access to quality and affordable health services; technologies in low-income populations across Africa.
Villgro Africa has a preference for scalable and sustainable models led by a multidisciplinary team with a minimum viable product.
Villgro Africa is pioneering social entrepreneurship and impact investment in innovative enterprises in Africa.
Eligibility for participation
The innovation must be one of the following:
- Internet of Medical Things
- Level I and II medical device/diagnostics
Benefits of participation
Interested startups can apply to join Villgro Africa’s portfolio for:
$20,000 in funding
Business development expertise
Access to further investment opportunities
How to apply
Interested startups can apply here. The deadline for application is Monday, March 15, 2021
About Villgro Africa
Villgro Africa is a Kenyan-based Business Incubator and Investor inspiring a new wave of innovative thinking to solve Africa’s toughest Health Challenges.
Contributing to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals by investing in innovations with the potential for scalable and sustainable business models and by offering technical assistance to entrepreneurs.
Our Advisory services offer clients looking to advance healthcare solutions in the region access to networks, market entry support, go-to-market strategies, research, M&E for funding agencies & translational research.
The challenge is not in the lack of technology or know-how to solve challenges, but the lack of a convincing business case to warrant the effort.
We work with entrepreneurs to develop and deliver/implement innovative solutions through a business model approach. This includes offering them funding, technical assistance, go-to-market, and investment readiness.
Villgro Africa’s success story
Villgro prides itself as being a pioneer health business incubator in East Africa and has over the last 4 years we have worked with entrepreneurs who have developed a non-invasive malaria diagnostic device, a childhood pneumonia screening jacket, a solar-powered phototherapy unit to treat childhood jaundice, set up an oxygen plant to provide affordable oxygen, micro-health insurance for informal workers, an emergency response system, a digitized clinical records management system and a digitized point of care system that helps local pharmacies source quality affordable medicines.
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