Merck Accelerator Programme for Innovative African Healthcare Startups – Silicon Valley Setup

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Brief description: Merck Accelerator Africa offers a three-month program, where Start-ups will benefit from experienced mentors, a robust training program and the backing of a leading Science and Technology company.

Application Deadline: 25th July, 2016

Offered annually? Not known

Eligible Countries: African countries

To be taken at (country): Nairobi, Kenya

About the Award: 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 companies addressing the big healthcare issues in Africa regardless of current location. If your company has what it takes to go international we offer an extended session in our new Innovation Hub in Silicon Valley.

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Type: Entrepreneurship

Eligibility: Any entrepreneurs who are working on digital solutions that have an alignment to Healthcare. The programme is paying particular attention to start-ups that have:
– Solutions that support care, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment in these areas – oncology, fertility, diabetes
– Wearables, Sensors, Photonics
– Healthtech with integrated Fintech innovations
– Big data analytics

Number of Awardees: Limited

Value of Programme: 

– Mentoring from Merck senior managers
– $15,000 non equity funding
– Customized coaching sessions and workshops
– Free Housing
– Opportunity to internationalise your business and expand your network to Silicon Valley

Duration of Programme: Three months

How to Apply: Go here to apply

Visit Programme Webpage for details

Award Provider: Merck Accelerator Africa, Merck Accelerator Darmstadt


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