Pioneering Social Entrepreneurship And Impact Investment

ABOUT US

We are Africa’s leading health and science incubator, offering emerging companies a customised incubation experience to help effectively navigate the African startup ecosystem and scale ideas.

Our goal is to help innovators develop and scale sustainable health and science solutions that improve quality of life for people across Africa.

We rely on our deep sector knowledge and vast partner network to help innovators access funding and mentorship to realise their full business potential while providing needed healthcare innovations.

OUR VISION

To be at the nexus of health and life sciences innovation, driving Agenda 2063 in Africa.

OUR ETHOS

We believe that Africa’s development problems will be sustainably resolved through for-profit, innovative products and business models that are demand-driven and scalable. Such enterprises deliver social impact by creating jobs for Africa’s rural and urban poor and/or by meeting their needs as the target market.

OUR VALUES

To support global health innovation through social entrepreneurship.
To de-risk impact investment for global health innovations through early stage incubation.
To promote a vibrant healthcare and life sciences innovation system in Africa.

WHY VILLGRO?

custom incubation
Custom Incubation
Our hands-on incubation plan is custom-designed for each enterprise with a focus on technical assistance to become ready for investment. We expect the investable enterprises to scale up their social impact as they grow after incubation.
healthcare focus
Healthcare Focus
Our strength is in healthcare and life sciences, including primary healthcare, mother and child health (MCH), non-communicable diseases (NCD), nutrition in agriculture, water and sanitation in environmental management, or safety ergonomics in design of tools and products.
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Ecosystem of Support
We provide high-touch mentorship and connect incubatees with mentors, investors, C-level talent and advisory boards who bring with them years of experience and connections in both the healthcare industry and entrepreneurship.

GEOGRAPHICAL PRESENCE

Villgro Africa was first established in 2015 (known then as Villgro Kenya) to serve a nascent global health innovation ecosystem in Kenya and the East Africa region.

In 2020, Villgro Kenya formally rebranded to “Villgro Africa” to expand its geographical scope and reach more people across the continent.

Beyond Kenya, we now support incubation companies in 4 countries and have established partnerships in Tanzania and Zambia. We are excited to continue to broaden our reach.
Mali
Senegal
Burkina Faso
Cameroon
Ethiopia
Kenya
Uganda
Tanzania
Zambia

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