HealthTech Hub Africa (HTHA) Accelerator Program 2024 for Course

  •  Course
  •  11-Dec-2023
  •   Worldwide
  • $$  Varies

The HealthTech Hub Africa is a hybrid pan-African healthtech accelerator, with a physical co-working and community space in Kigali, Rwanda, working to drive development of health technologies in Africa and fast-track these innovations in public health systems through collaboration with government partners and funders of global health.

By doing so, the HealthTech Hub Africa aims to support African governments in tackling their largest health challenges, particularly those faced by low-income and underserved populations. 

The program concentrates on four critical health domains:

  • Cardiovascular Health: Aiming to reduce cardiovascular disease deaths through improved screening, referral, diagnosis, and management.
  • Breast Cancer: Focusing on reducing breast cancer mortality through enhanced healthcare practices.
  • Virtual Health and Care: Improving access, quality, and digital literacy in healthcare through remote delivery services.
  • Data-Driven Decision-Making: Enhancing health system capabilities and preparedness for epidemics with integrated health information.

Eligibility Criteria

For Growth Startups:

  • African Registration: Must be registered in an African country.
  • Team Composition: At least two co-founders, including one African founder.
  • Thematic Alignment: Product or service aligning with one of the program’s thematic areas.
  • Revenue and Funding Stage: Open to pre-revenue and post-revenue, pre-SEED to SEED stage startups.
  • Operational Duration: Minimum one year of operation.

For Scale-Ups:

  • Evidence-Based Solution: Demonstrated positive health benefits.
  • Impact Monitoring: A strong approach to monitoring the solution’s impact.
  • Revenue and Funding Stage: Must be post-revenue, in the pre-Series A or Series A stage.

Offered Benefits

  • 10-Month Comprehensive Accelerator Program, including:
    • For Growth Startups: Mentorship, coaching, expert masterclasses, community support, demo opportunities, and networking events.
    • For Scale-Ups: All benefits for growth startups plus access to legal, accounting, marketing, talent acquisition services, and fundraising acceleration.
  • Membership in the HealthTech Public-Private Partners Network: Access to advisory services, matchmaking with partners, and discounted services.
  • Funding Opportunities for Innovation: Apply for grants and in-kind benefits exceeding USD 1M.
  • Full-Year Access to Co-Working Space: Utilise serviced office spaces and attend community events at Norrsken East Africa House in Kigali.
  • Lifetime Access to Alumni Network: Post-program, gain lifelong access to resources and future opportunities, along with a participation certificate.

Application Process

Go to Novartis AG on to apply
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