We offer Africa startup funding for healthcare innovations
A Support Team For Healthcare Innovators
We select companies that create solutions for people living in poverty in both rural and urban locations who lack quality affordable healthcare. We work with talented innovators who have brilliant ideas and help them get their product or service to market and secure African startup funding.
WHAT WE OFFER
When innovators join the Villgro Africa incubation program, here’s what to expect:
Interlinking with academia, government and the private sector to collaborate on go-to-market partnerships that allow innovators to thrive.
Market entry support
Supporting global health innovators who want to enter new markets in Africa.
Providing high-touch mentorship relationships, tapping into our extensive network to find the right mentor-mentee fit.
Customised technical assistance
Bolstering internal capacity by embedding our portfolio managers.
Leveraging our funders to offer direct, patient capital to Villgro portfolio companies, de-risking them to unlock follow-on funding.
Startups can apply to join Villgro Africa’s portfolio and receive Africa startup funding from $20,000, along with business development advice and access to further investment opportunities. We have a preference for scalable and sustainable models led by a multidisciplinary team with a minimum viable product.
Meet Our Mentors
Our mentoring team brings a coaching mindset coupled with deep expertise in a range of industries, from biomed and finance to information technology, entrepreneurship and engineering. They have navigated the African startup funding ecosystem and can provide one-on-one mentorship covering all aspects of your business.
Head of Instrumentation Division at Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI)
C.O.O - Kenya Markets Trust
Dr. Abdi Mohamed
Performance Manager Africa Voices Fdn
V.P Strategy Pluss Technologies
MSME and Start-Up Expert - Growide Consulting
Dr. Kenneth Chelule
Chief Research Scientist at Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute
Dr. Sylvia Shitsama
Neurosurgeon & Mentorship Co-ordinator JKUAT
Dr. June Madete
Co-ordinator African Biomedical Engineering Consortium (ABEC)
Marketing & Management - Uber|Bolt| Swvl
- “Villgro Africa have been instrumental to Damu Sasa. They helped us revise our sustainability model and secure various funding opportunities that boosted our COVID-19 capabilities, allowing us to keep blood donations going despite the pandemic.”Emilian PopaIlaraHealth
- “The primary benefit of participating in the incubation program was Villgro’s local knowledge and understanding of the healthcare and startup ecosystem. We were connected with local healthcare experts as well as startups all across the world who we were able to learn from.”Dr. Thomas Burke, MDDirector of the Global Health Innovations Lab at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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