Villgro Kenya Call for Tech-Enabled Medical Devices

Impact Invesments for Global Health


Are you a talented innovator/inventor/entrepreneur with a Tech-Enabled Medical Device that addresses the lack of access to quality and affordable health services & technologies in East Africa? We want you…

Villgro Kenya, a business incubator and impact investor in the health sector, is looking for Innovative Medical Device solutions that address the lack of access to quality and affordable health services & technologies in low-income populations across East Africa.

We believe that Africa’s development problems will be sustainably resolved through for-profit, innovative products & business models that are demand-driven and scalable. Such enterprises deliver social impact by creating jobs for Africa’s rural and urban poor or by meeting their needs as the target market.

How you will benefit

  • Funding – Startups can apply to join Villgro Kenya’s portfolio and receive funding from $20, 000 to help advance product development
  • Business development expertise which includes business modeling, product validation, and market entry support
  • Mentorship –We match startups with relevant mentors who are well versed in the health diagnostic sector in East Africa
  • Access to further investment opportunities –Our incubation program will make you investment ready and help unlock more investments from our network of relevant investors.

Our Criteria

Companies with a bias towards improving the livelihoods of people living in poverty. We seek to target interventions that support people who lack quality affordable healthcare. We work with talented innovators, inventors & entrepreneurs with brilliant ideas to help them get to market.

We have a preference for scalable and sustainable models led by a multidisciplinary team with a minimum viable product.

How to Apply

To apply visit or click the “Apply” button on the top and fill in the application form.


We welcome referrals from organizations that have worked with or know a startup that is a good fit.


October 30, 2019
Program dates Nov 3, 2019 - May 31, 2020
OrganizerVillgro Africa
Website Visit website
Targets Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda
Sectors Healthcare