Villgro Africa Portfolio companies win TechEmerge Health East Africa Challenge

Female led portfolio companies Neopenda and Rescue by Flare emerged as finalists of the TechEmerge Health East Africa Challenge.

They are among 17 innovative health tech startups from 11 countries successfully matched with 11 leading healthcare providers across Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda to jointly implement 20 pilot projects and build long-term partnerships.

Selected innovators receive funding and guidance from the TechEmerge team to pilot their tech solutions in the East African market, with the ultimate goal of wider commercial deployment of the technologies.

IFC will provide support during the market-entry and tech transfer process for both innovators and healthcare providers – mitigating financial and operational risks associated with market entry for innovators and reducing adoption risks for local healthcare providers.