Merck Accelerator Africa 2017

Supporting Digital Healthcare Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Africa

The Program

Merck Accelerator Africa offers a three month program where your Digital health Start-up will benefit from experienced mentors, a robust training program and the backing of a leading Science and Technology company in Healthcare.  The program is run in collaboration with the Merck Accelerator in Darmstadt and there are plenty of opportunities for exchange.  The Nairobi based program will be focused on supporting companies addressing the big healthcare issues in Africa regardless of current location.

We are looking to support entrepreneurs and teams at the early stage of their venture development.

If you have a solution for healthcare in Africa and are looking for a long term partnership and support beyond financing then we want to talk to you!

What we Offer

    • USD 30k in funding (no equity taken)
    • Office space at Metta
    • Coaching and Mentorship
    • Training and Individualised Curriculum
    • Exchange with the Merck Accelerator in Germany


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June 26, 2017
Program dates Sep 5 - Dec 15, 2017
Organizer Merck Accelerator
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Africa, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Sectors Computer hardware, Computer software, EdTech, Healthcare, HealthTech