• Nurturing talent

    Nurturing talent

    A cohort of 30 African e-health start-ups are in line for a share of US$7 million in funding and support.

    The Investing in Innovation programme will provide the start-ups with grants of US$50 000 each year for two years, as well as access to market and government events in the healthcare community across the continent, as reported by Disrupt Africa.

    Sponsored by the Gates Foundation, and developed by strategy consulting firm Southbridge A&I, healthcare consultant Salient Advisory, and the Solina Centre of International Development and Research in Nigeria, the initiative targets early-stage or growth-stage innovators that focus on availability, accessibility, quality or transparency of e-health delivery.

    Entrants can apply for the programme online. Start-ups in the Southern Africa region will be selected by Startupbootcamp AfriTech, based in South Africa; East African start-ups will be chosen by Villgro Africa in Kenya; those in West Africa by the Co-Creation Hub in Nigeria; and North African businesses by IMPACT Lab in Morocco.

    5 July 2022
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