Home Grown Solutions Accelerator for Pandemic Resilience

Calling African health businesses to apply to the AUDA-NEPAD HGS Accelerator

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Who are we?

We are an Acceleration programme focusing on growth and mature stage African healthcare companies, conceptualized in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in a realization of the potential of local private sector solutions to strengthen the continent’s pandemic resilience. The selected companies will receive highly customized advisory support delivered by a world class panel of experts.  This Acceleration programme is augmented with a supporting network of organizations that includes the likes of World Food Programme, Africa CDC, GIZ, Rwandan Development Board, CSIR, AAIC, Ecobank Foundation, Aga Khan Foundation, World Health Organization, UNIDO, Afreximbank and others.

We will work in collaboration with your team to design and deliver a customized, six-month acceleration roadmap, to support your company’s specific growth needs across three key areas: Context-specific advisory, investor readiness and matching to strategic partners.

We are co-founded by the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), financially supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and are operated by the same with support from Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a premier global management consulting firm, and Villgro Africa, an experienced Pan-African impact investor and business incubator.


How will we help you?

We will work shoulder-to-shoulder with your team to design and deliver a customized, six-month acceleration roadmap in 2022, to support your company’s specific growth needs across three key areas:

Context-specific advisory – We have a team of world-class consultants to diagnose your business needs and deliver tailor-made business advisory services.

Investment readiness support – We help you be better prepared for fundraising including business model validation, pitch preparation, and linking you to capital needed to scale.

Matching to strategic partners – We will leverage our network and introduce you to leading organizations to grow your business through partnership.

As part of the second cohort, you will receive this unique offering for your business while shaping this acceleration program for fellow African businesses in the future. After this period and as a future alumnus of the accelerator, you will continue to have access to our unique and growing network of peers, advisors, mentors and potential partners.


What are our 3 application criteria?

In order to qualify, businesses must:

  1. Be a for-profit company at the growth or mature stage
  2. Strengthen Africa’s healthcare system
  3. Be described as a Home Grown Solution

Apply here

Overview

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Closes January 31, 2022
Program dates Apr 4 - Oct 31
OrganizerAfrican Union Development Agency-NEPAD
Website Visit website
Targets Africa
Sectors Healthcare
SDG (1)3. Good Health and Well-being

Portfolio

NameCountrySector(s)
MSCAN Uganda
Save a Mother Save a Life
Uganda Healthcare providers and services, Sexual and repr…
Access Afya
Primary care for the global mass market
Kenya Healthcare
Revital Healthcare EPZ Ltd
Making Healthcare Better Together
Kenya Biotechnology and medical research, Manufacturing,…

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