Merck Accelerator Africa

Supporting Digital Healthcare Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Africa

Merck Accelerator Africa offers a three month program where your early stage 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 focussed on supporting (soon to be) companies addressing the big healthcare issues in Africa regardless of current location.

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!  


  • USD 15k in funding (no equity taken)
  • Accommodation in Nairobi 
  • Coaching and Mentorship
  • Training and Individualised Curriculum
  • Exchange with the Merck Accelerator in Germany
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February 29, 2016
Program dates Apr 4 - Jul 4, 2016
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, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Sectors Agritech, Computer software, EdTech, Healthcare, HealthTech