MERCK ACCELERATOR AFRICA 2017 Supporting Digital Healthcare Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Africa (win $30,000 )


The Program

Merck Accelerator Africa offers a three month program where your Digital health Start-up will benefit from experienced mentors, a robust training program and the backing of a leading Science and Technology company in Healthcare.  The program is run in collaboration with the Merck Accelerator in Darmstadt and there are plenty of opportunities for exchange.  The Nairobi based program will be focused on supporting companies addressing the big healthcare issues in Africa regardless of current location.

We are looking to support entrepreneurs and teams at the early stage of their venture development.

If you have a solution for healthcare in Africa and are looking for a long term partnership and support beyond financing then we want to talk to you!

What we Offer

    • USD 30k in funding (no equity taken)
    • Office space at Metta
    • Coaching and Mentorship
    • Training and Individualised Curriculum
    • Exchange with the Merck Accelerator in Germany


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